James has over 15 years of experience in financial operations, risk management and regulatory compliance. He started his career at Fidelity in 1993 as a director with National Financial from Merrill Lynch , a Fidelity subsidiary responsible for correspondent clearing for introducing broker-dealers. James created a team responsible the conversion of new clients onto the Fidelity clearing platform and advised senior management on front, middle, and back office supervision and risk management.
James was promoted to senior vice president, risk and compliance and served on the operating committee reporting to the president of Fidelity Investments Institutional Services Inc, ("FIIS") in 1997 with responsibility for managing risk and compliance for institutional sales throughout North and South America, including the Caribbean. FIIS is the distributor of Adviser sold Retail and Institutional Funds, Insurance Sub-Accounts, Off-Shore Funds, and Institutional ERISA plans. He oversaw Sales & Advertising, Contract Administration, Privacy, Y2K conversion, Code of Ethics, Gifts & Entertainment, FINRA compliance, registered rep awareness, and information security risk.
In 2004, Mr. Bone joined Fidelity Management & Research Corporation as senior vice president reporting to the Chief Compliance and Chief Risk Officer of Fidelity Management & Research to help create the first Enterprise Risk Management function responsible for advising senior divisional presidents on strategic business plans, new product launches, and implementing internal risk and compliance functions.
James also led efforts implementing various compliance programs enterprise-wide including, Sarbanes-Oxley, Privacy, 38a-1 and 206(4)-7, and Anti-Money Laundering while serving on the Senior Compliance Leadership Board and the Senior Risk Leaders Committee.
In 2006, James joined Fidelity Pricing & Cash Management Services ("FPCMS") reporting to the president and serving on the management committee as senior vice president, chief compliance and chief risk officer responsible for investment operations for all Fidelity retail funds, institutional funds, hedge funds, pool accounts, sub-advised accounts, and off-shore funds. His innovations at FPCMS included the first Loss Data Collection database at Fidelity, significant compliance cost savings and analytical executive reporting and metrics.