The head of Fidelity Investments' clearing services unit says he believes this year will be another strong one for the Boston company in the bank channel as more banks look to broaden their investment services offerings.

National Financial had $330 billion of custodied assets at Dec. 31, up 41.4% from the year earlier. Malo said the company had $18.8 billion of net inflows, added $40 billion in its July purchase of Correspondent Services Corp. from UBS Financial Services, and realized another $37.8 billion in market appreciation.

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