A unit of Lydian Trust hopes to double the number of banks, trusts, and advisory firms it assists in meeting the investment needs of the very wealthy. To help it has hired a Riggs National veteran, Henry Morneault, as the chief operating officer of the unit, until recently named Advisor Solutions Group and now renamed Fortigent.

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-based Fortigent provides technology, research, risk assessment, asset allocation tools, and back-office services to companies that want to offer a wide selection of investment managers. It is a subsidiary of the trust company's Lydian Wealth Management of Rockville, Md.

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