Convergence Inc. Launches Talent Identification Manager for Financial Services Recruiters

(South Norwalk, CT, April 15, 2015) — Convergence, a platform capturing 15mm data points on 15,000+ Registered Investment Advisors to alternative asset industry service providers, investors and managers, announced the release of its Talent Identification Manager. The product provides executive search firms with the ability to leverage the Convergence platform of C-suite contacts, most notably the CEO, CFO, COO, CTO and CRO. The Talent Identification Manager provides Recruiting Firms and Human Resource Executives with the ability to perform an advanced search on key candidates. Experience and exposure can be tagged by the user, which allows for a ‘short list’ of qualified candidates.
“This tool provides talent acquisition executives with the ability to customize and filter data to identify candidates based on key search criteria including fund size, fund type experience, fund structure experience, asset class experience, experience with a variety of service providers including fund administrators, auditors and prime brokers,” stated George Evans, Co-President of Convergence. “Coupling that data with the standard search criteria such as geographical location, years in current position and contact data gives these firms instant access to a list of qualified candidates.”
“What is unique about Convergence’s Talent Identification Manager is that we have developed a system for weighting candidates that enables the user to decide which criteria matter most for the client,” stated John Phinney, Co-President of Convergence. “Once the weighting has been determined, Convergence provides an analysis of which candidates would be the most qualified.”
The Talent Identification Manager is comprehensive and based on regulatory filings, providing clients with an alternative that provides all C suite named in ADV filings. The Convergence database is updated DAILY, ensuring the alternative asset manager C-suite data is the most current data available in the marketplace today. See our Infrastructure Alpha Series Paper on HR/Talent Acquisition at
About Convergence
Convergence provides analytical data, benchmarking, custom research and advisory services to the Alternative Asset Management industry. The firm’s data is unique because it is enriched by subject matter experts and provides best practices based on carefully selected peers. Convergence focuses on a manager’s infrastructure including fund and Management Company accounting, investment operations, risk management, marketing materials, investor relations, tax, compliance, technology and service providers. Clients include asset managers, administrators, audit firms, financial technology firms, investment management consultants, prime brokers, custodians, investors, compliance firms, recruiting firms, colleges and universities and individual research. The Convergence approach creates value for clients by helping them research, understand infrastructure expenses, identify opportunities to increase market share, ensure practices are consistent with best in class peers, select service providers that best support strategic business goals, enhance investor due diligence efforts, perform difficult custom research and provide ongoing education. For more information on Convergence please visit