The departure of two key executives from Fidelity Investments' bank sales unit has some observers questioning the nation's largest fund company's commitment to selling its wares through banks.

The resignations, which come only one year after Fidelity unveiled a new plan designed to make its sales through banks more efficient, are causing bankers to speculate that Fidelity is favoring other sales channels, such as financial planners and 401(k) plans, over banks.

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