Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Organization and Description of Business

Organization and Description of Business
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Organization and Description of Business  
Organization and Description of Business


1. Organization and Description of Business

        Envestnet, Inc. ("Envestnet") and its subsidiaries (collectively, the "Company") provide open-architecture wealth management services and technology to independent financial advisors and financial institutions. These services and related technology are provided via Envestnet's wealth management software, Envestnet | PMC®, Envestnet | Tamarac™, Vantage Reporting Solution™, Envestnet | WMS™ and Envestnet | Placemark™.

        Envestnet's wealth management software is a platform of integrated, internet-based technology applications and related services that provide portfolio diagnostics, proposal generation, investment model management, rebalancing and trading, portfolio performance reporting and monitoring solutions, billing, and back-office and middle-office operations and administration.

        The Company's investment consulting group, Envestnet | PMC, provides investment manager due diligence and research, a full spectrum of investment offerings supported by both proprietary and third-party research and manager selection, and overlay portfolio management services.

        Envestnet | Tamarac provides leading portfolio accounting, rebalancing, trading, performance reporting and client relationship management software, principally to high-end Registered Investment Advisors ("RIAs").

        Vantage Reporting Solution software aggregates and manages investment data, provides performance reporting and benchmarking, giving advisors an in-depth view of clients' various investments, empowering advisors to give holistic, personalized advice.

        Envestnet | WMS offers financial institutions access to an integrated wealth platform, which helps construct and manage sophisticated portfolio solutions across an entire account life cycle, particularly in the area of unified managed account trading. Envestnet | WMS's Overlay Portfolio Management console helps wealth managers efficiently build customized client portfolios that consider both proprietary and open-architecture investment solutions.

        Envestnet | Placemark develops unified managed account ("UMA") programs and other portfolio management outsourcing solutions, including patented portfolio overlay and tax optimization services, for banks, full service broker-dealers and RIA firms.

        Through these platforms and service offerings, the Company provides open-architecture support for a wide range of investment products (separately managed accounts, multi-manager accounts, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, stock baskets, alternative investments, and other fee-based investment solutions) from Envestnet | PMC and other leading investment providers via multiple custodians, and also account administration and reporting services.

        Envestnet operates five RIAs and a registered broker-dealer. The RIAs are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The broker-dealer is registered with the SEC, all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA").