updated 3/15/2011 5:17:44 PM ET 2011-03-15T21:17:44

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Convergent Wealth Advisors today announced that Gregory Blake has joined Convergent as a Director in the Company's Washington, DC headquarters. In this new role, Mr. Blake will focus on expanding Convergent's presence in the Washington, DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas.

"Convergent has grown significantly over the past several years, with assets under advisement now totaling over $14 billion," said Steve Aucamp, executive director of Convergent's Ultra-High Net Worth Group. "We are confident Greg will help us continue our growth trajectory and further strengthen our presence in the Washington, DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas." 

"Convergent is an industry leader both in terms of its innovative investment solutions and commitment to client service and I look forward to joining their team," said Mr. Blake.

Prior to joining Convergent Wealth Advisors, Mr. Blake was Vice President at Bernstein Global Wealth Management where he advised high net worth families and institutions on investment planning and strategy.

Mr. Blake received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and his Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps as both Lieutenant and Captain.

About Convergent Wealth Advisors

Convergent Wealth Advisors is a recognized industry leader in wealth management, advising on over $14 billion in assets.  Convergent provides investment consulting services and customized wealth management solutions, including advice on concentrated stock strategies, alternative investments, collateralized lending, specialty financings, and insurance and estate planning, to over 330 ultra-high net worth individuals, institutions, and family offices.  Convergent is headquartered outside of Washington, DC, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Portland (OR), and Rochester (NY). 

CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Laura Smith
         301.998.0304
         Laura.Smith@ConvergentWealth.com

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