Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Organization and Description of Business

Organization and Description of Business
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Organization and Description of Business [Abstract]  
Organization and Description of Business

1. Organization and Description of Business

Envestnet, Inc. (“Envestnet”) and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”) provides open-architecture wealth management services and technology to independent financial advisors and financial institutions. These services and related technology are provided via the Envestnet AdvisorSuite ® and Envestnet |PMC® , the Company’s investment consulting group. The Company’s headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois. Principal offices are located in: New York, New York; Denver, Colorado; Sunnyvale, California; Boston, Massachusetts; Landis, North Carolina and two locations in Trivandrum, India.

The Company’s AdvisorSuite 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 overlay portfolio management services.

Through these platform 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 four registered investment advisor firms (“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”).