History of Atlantic Financial

History of Atlantic Financial

Internet History for the early years of the web.

Atlantic Financial became started as a pioneer in the early days of the world wide web.

Bruce Fenton founded Atlantic Financial in 1994.
This page outlines some basics of the history, archive, websites, business plans, and the historical, boom of the dot com market.

1994 - The Internet Ice Age Pioneer

Atlantic Financial always saw the Internet as simply another tool to help customers never as the end all be all of business existence or a get rich quick scheme.
Just like phones, paper, mail, bricks and mortar and PCs, the Internet is a tool, nothing more, nothing less.
Atlantic Financial's recognition of this is why we grew prudently and thrived despite the dot com shakeup.



Time Magazine: The Information Superhighway

Time Magazine cover story:
"The Info Highway: Bringing a revolution in entertainment, news, and communication"

April 12, 1993.

Note: Time Magazine is a registered trademark owned by Time Magazine



In December of 1994 Bruce Fenton founds Atlantic Financial and Atlantic Financial's first website is created.
At the time there are very few investment firms of any kind on the world wide web, certain discount firms had been on the Internet for some time in a format knows as BBS's, or Bulletin Board Systems in 1994 even very few of these pioneers had sites on the World Wide Web.
Today the www is synonymous with the Internet itself.

This website is one of Atlantic Financial's earliest renditions, it was created by Bruce Fenton and some very smart MIT graduates who founded their own web company.
It seems funny to look at now, but this site was actually relatively high tech for its time.



Another Internet pioneer, Yahoo is shown here with an early rendition of their site.
At the time you could "tour Yahoo" by simply clicking every link they had.
As more and more sites were added, this became harder to do and one day impossible.
Yahoo has never looked back by 1995 days of being able to tour Yahoo were gone for good.



In 1996 the Internet started to become more mainstream Atlantic Financial added some new features relating to quotes and news and experimented with a more stylized design.



By 1997 the web dot-com boom was in full force Atlantic Financial had several hundred pages of content and the first page took on a more search engine style look.

2000 to 2004


Through the late 1990s and early 2000s the Internet became a part of our daily lives, Atlantic Financial continued to develop customer services including the addition of several new investment products and services, the creation of the Law Firm Investment Services Program, improved managed account features and more.

2005 to 2006

Atlantic Financial enjoys a solid list of satisfied individual and corporate customers across America and around the world.
We are thankful to our clients, partners, affiliates and vendors who have contributed to our ongoing success.


atlantic financial website 2007

In 2006 and 2008 we started integrating more global content and images into the site to reflect the changes in the global economy and our continued focus on helping investors understand change.


atlantic financial website 2007

Today, Atlantic Financial helps investment professionals, individuals and institutional investors and individuals implement strategies to participate in our changing global economy.

Atlantic Financial has been here for clients through boom and bust, through mania and panic, through all the events our nation has been through over the last decade.
We are here to stand with you as well.
If you open an account with Atlantic Financial we will strive to do everything possible to treat you with the respect and level of attention that has helped make us so successful in helping people like you.

Contact us to speak with a representative today.