Convergence's ADV Analyzer

Evaluate Advisor ADV filings

It's the only report of its kind available on the market

Convergence's ADV Analyzer

Evaluate Advisor ADV filings

It's the only report of its kind available on the market

Convergence's ADV Analyzer

Evaluate Advisor ADV filings

It's the only report of its kind available on the market

What is the ADV Analyzer

Convergence analyzes and profiles the filing patterns of all SEC registered Advisors. Our analysis draws from the 200,000 Form ADV part 1 and 2 documents in our database.

What is the ADV Analyzer

Convergence analyzes and profiles the filing patterns of all SEC registered Advisors. Our analysis draws from the 200,000 Form ADV part 1 and 2 documents in our database.


Bridge the Gap

Our ADV Analyzer finds ways to improve your filings that you may not be aware of and offers pointed solutions saving your firm's compliance team time and effort

Bridge the Gap

Our ADV Analyzer finds ways to improve your filings that you may not be aware of and offers pointed solutions saving your firm’s compliance team time and effort.

Improve the Accuracy, Consistency and Frequency of your Form ADV filings

Comprehensive Analysis

Scores the total quality of your regulatory filing by measuring the three areas that the SEC focuses on:

Accuracy

Consistency

Frequency

Our analysis will help you efficiently identify and manage compliance risk within your regulatory filing

How You Benefit

Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your compliance team

Identify and manage compliance risk

Fix problems in your ADV Filing you may not know existed

Gain peace of mind when filing

Avoid reputation harm from litigation issues

Advisers

Avoid inadvertently triggering an SEC exam and reduce the cost and time created by excessive filings

Institutional Advisers

Cost effective, data driven insights that identify risk in the pre and post due diligence process

Service

Providers

A value add tool to help your clients identify and manage risk

Convergence's ADV Analyzer draws from the 200,000 Form ADV Part 1 and 2 documents in our database

$2,500

The SEC is Watching!

The SEC has publicly disclosed their use of more advanced data mining and analytical techniques to proactively identify Advisers that demonstrate "off-market" regulatory filing practices.

Advisers with "off-market" practices are fertile ground for further inspection. The SEC views Advisers making "off-market" filings as potential "bad actors" that can create risk to investors and the market.

Advisers that are "at risk" should take steps to improve the quality of their Form ADV. 

Do you know what your filing quality is?

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What you get when you order

Gain valuable insights with our ADV Analyzer. Convergence’s best-in-class service provides a comprehensive compliance report drawn from over 200,000 Form ADV documents. Used by asset managers, fund auditors, fund administrators, law firms, and more. Our ADV Analyzer is an essential weapon in your analytical arsenal.

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Improves the "quality" of your interim and annual ADV filings.

We identify issues with accuracy, consistency and timeliness and recommend solutions.

Keeps you aware of the practices of all other Advisers in the market.

We show you the detailed filing behaviors of your peer group

Demonstrates your commitment to a strong "compliance culture".

We encourage clients to share the ADV Analyze results with investors and regulators.

Avoids inadvertently tripping exam "triggers" used by the SEC.

We encourage Advisers to model market-based "best practices" when deciding to file an interim  update.

Reduces the cost and time created by excessive filings.

We encourage Advisers to model market-based "best practices" when deciding how often they should make interim updates.

Encourages "teamwork" across your organization to improve your regulatory filings.

We encourage teamwork across your organization. Compliance is a team, not spectator, sport. Everyone in the Adviser's organization can make a positive contribution to the compliance culture.

ORDERING THE ADV ANALYZER IS SIMPLE AS 1-2-3

STEP 1: Lookup the SEC-registered Advisor

STEP 2: Select the desired Advisor list from below

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STEP 3: Hit the button below to complete the order

$2,500

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Don't Walk Off the Cliff Blindfolded

A minimal cost for insurance to make your compliance team become more efficient and effective.


Don't Walk Off the Cliff Blindfolded

A minimal cost for insurance to make your compliance team become more efficient and effective.


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Meet the founders

Convergence was founded in 2013 by former executives of JP Morgan, Apollo Global, GlobeOp Financial, BISYS, Fidelity Alternative Investments, Bank of America, Arthur Andersen, KPMG, and MFS Investments who sought to fill a void in data, research and analytics coverage of the Alternative Investments space. A combined 120 years of industry experience coupled with our leading technology has rapidly brought Convergence to the forefront of RIA infrastructure best practices and transparency.

Meet the founders

Convergence was founded in 2013 by former executives of JP Morgan, Apollo Global, GlobeOp Financial, BISYS, Fidelity Alternative Investments, Bank of America, Arthur Andersen, KPMG, and MFS Investments who sought to fill a void in data, research and analytics coverage of the Alternative Investments space. A combined 120 years of industry experience coupled with our leading technology has rapidly brought Convergence to the forefront of RIA infrastructure best practices and transparency.

Our Data and operating principals

FAQ

What is the ADV Analyzer?

The ADV Analyzer measures the Total Quality of a Registered Investment Adviser’s (RIA) Form ADV filing.


How is the Total Quality Score measured?

The Total Quality Score is based on the Accuracy, Consistency and Frequency of the Registered Investment Adviser’s (RIA’s) Form ADV filing behavior.

Why should I care about the Total Quality of my Form ADV filing?

The SEC continues to criticize registered Registered Investment Advisers (RIA) for inaccurate, inconsistent, and less frequent regulatory filings. The SEC has publicly disclosed their use of more advanced data mining and analytical techniques to proactively identify Advisers that demonstrate “off-market” regulatory filing practices. "Off-market” practices are relatively easy to spot when one examines the filing practices of one Adviser versus 17,000 other Advisers. Adviser filings across multiple periods that “materially” differ from their prior filings or are inconsistent with the filing practices of other Advisers across the market. Advisers with “off-market” practices are fertile ground for further inspection. The SEC views. Advisers making “off-market” filings as potential “bad actors” that can create risk to investors and the market.

How does the ADV Analyzer measure Accuracy?

Convergence measures Accuracy by examining your Form ADV filings for Errors and Omissions.


How does the ADV Analyzer measure Consistency?

Convergence measures Consistency by examining your interim and annual Form ADV filings and when you updated them, were they consistent or inconsistent with the market.

How does the ADV Analyzer measure Frequency?

Convergence measures Frequency by identifying the number of interim and annual Form ADV filings that you made during the year. Too many filings suggests the correction of errors and omissions and/or significant and material changes to your business, each of which is likely to draw the SEC’s attention. Too few filings suggests that your business has not changed materially enough to have filed an interim update. Period-to-period comparisons of changes can determine whether you make interim updates.

How do I know whether my Total Quality Score is considered good?

Convergence plots the Total Quality Score for all Registered Investment Advisers (RIA) in a distribution curve. Advisers in the “right tail” are considered Best Practices because their scores are higher than 84% of all filers. Advisers are considered to have “Consistent Practices” when they are in the “middle of the curve” and are consistent with 68% of all Advisers. Advisers in the “left tail” are considered to have Weaker Practices because their scores are lower than 84% of all filers. Advisers with scores in the left tail of their peer group distribution, and/or have individual test results in the left tail are likely to draw the attention of regulators.

Why should I care about the filing quality of my Form ADV?

The SEC and Investors expect Registered Investment Advisers (RIA) to issue accurate, consistent and timely regulatory filings. Advisers can demonstrate their commitment to regulatory compliance by meeting basic filing standards. Most Advisers seek to meet their basic filing standards. Yet, they don’t know how consistent they are to their peers. Investors, Regulators and Plaintiff Attorneys use “off market” filing quality for different reasons.The Contact Directory is available for download immediately after the order is complete.

What are the benefits of the ADV Analyzer?

•Improves the "quality" of your interim and annual ADV filings.

•Keeps you aware of the practices of all other Advisers in the market.

•Demonstrates your commitment to a strong "compliance culture."

•Avoids inadvertently tripping exam "triggers" used by the SEC.

•Reduces the cost and time created by excessive filings.

•Encourages "teamwork" across your organization to improve your regulatory filings.


In what format will I receive the ADV analyzer?

You will receive the ADV Analyzer in PDF format.

When will I receive the ADV Analyzer after purchase?

You will receive the ADV Analyzer within 2 business days after purchase.

Can I buy more than one ADV Analyzer?

Yes – email asafi@convergenceinc.com to learn more about purchasing multiple ADV Analyzers.

Do you have a support number or email if I have questions about the ADV Analyzer?

Yes, there is a support chat on our page as well as a contact email info@convergenceinc.com

Will Convergence be available to provide support to specific questions regarding my ADV and ADV Analyzer? 

Yes – email ggainer@convergenceinc.com consulting options are available as well.

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