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Is Fidelity's move to put RIAs deeper into the cloud gonna make it rain?

'First to market' crows Fido. 'Not even close' counter other custodians. But one expert says the Boston-based firm's one-click platform could change everything

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 – 11:59 PM by Kelly O'Mara
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Ed O'Brien: Any of the custodians could probably put together an offering like this ... but they haven't.

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