ORLANDO - Fidelity Investments had some notable success last year with a push to sell more of its mutual funds through trust departments at community banks.

The push, which started around midyear, entailed creating a new unit of 34 professionals to call on trust departments with less than $750 million of trust assets, said Nishan Vartabedian, executive vice president of a Fidelity unit that markets funds through financial institutions.

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