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Old 12-22-2007, 05:22 AM
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Peter Lynch (born January 19, 1944) is a Wall Street stock investor. He is currently a research consultant at Fidelity Investments. Lynch graduated from Boston College and studied finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Lynch graduated from Boston College in 1965 with a degree in finance. He served two years in the military before attending and graduating from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Business Administration in 1968.

He went to work for Fidelity Investments as an investment analyst, eventually becoming the firm's director of research, a position he held from 1974 to 1977. Lynch was named manager of the little known Magellan Fund in 1977 and achieved historic portfolio results in the ensuing years until his retirement in 1990.

In 2007, Peter Lynch was serving as vice-chairman of Fidelity's investment adviser, Fidelity Management & Research Co. Since his retirement, he has been an active participant in a variety of philanthropic endeavors.

Peter Lynch, '65, is perhaps the nation's most successful and best-known mutual fund manager. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Fidelity Group of Funds and vice-chairman of Fidelity Management Group.

Under his oversight, Fidelity's Magellan Fund became the largest equity fund in the world, growing from $200 million to more than $14 billion in just 13 years.

Mr. Lynch is a member of the University Board of Trustees and serves on its Investment and Endowment Committee. He is chair emeritus of the Boston College Wall Street Council and an honorary chair of the University's Ever to Excel campaign.

Mr. Lynch has received many honors, including the Mother Seton Award, the Interfaith Relations Award, and 14 honorary degrees, including from his alma mater in 1995. He was chairman of the Inner City Scholarship Fund of the Archdiocese of Boston and is president of the Catholic Schools Foundation.

2-17-99) -- Boston College's School of Education will be named the Peter S. and Carolyn A. Lynch School of Education in recognition of the couple's endowment gift of more than $10 million, the largest individual gift ever made to Boston College.
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