To help investment managers compete and succeed in an environment of escalating challenges, risks and complexity, SEI Investment Manager Services division provides the sophisticated operating capabilities and services needed to optimise their business performance across key product structures, asset classes and domiciles. Alternative and traditional asset managers worldwide currently entrust over USD1 trillion in assets with us.

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The Future of Real Estate Investing: 2020 SEI/Preqin survey of real estate managers and investors

The Future of Real Estate Investing: 2020 SEI/Preqin survey of real estate managers and investors

Adapting to change is challenging at the best of times, but when the pace of change accelerates, it can disorient even the savviest investors. Long accustomed to gauging opportunities in the context of cycles, real estate investors now face a series of bewildering structural changes that will fundamentally transform how they operate in the future.

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ETF 3.0: How to stay competitive as ETFs continue to flourish

ETF 3.0: How to stay competitive as ETFs continue to flourish

When last writing about ETF trends in early 2016, we marveled at the torrid pace of growth but also observed a market that was maturing. That process quickly reached a key milestone, with every one of Morningstar’s categories now represented by at least one ETF. Though saturated with product, asset flows continue to gain momentum. We noted two years ago that the “groundwork is also being laid for another phase of rapid growth.” 

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The CIT Opportunity: The Critical Role of the Trustee

The CIT Opportunity: The Critical Role of the Trustee

According to the Investment Company Institute (ICI), employer-sponsored retirement plans held assets totalling USD27.1 trillion at the end of 2018, up 12.9 per cent from year-end 2015. Of that, employer-sponsored defined contribution (DC) plans accounted for USD7.5 trillion, of which collective investment trusts (CITs) are estimated to account for 25 per cent by the end of 2020, up from 14 per cent in 2013.

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SEI Podcast Series: Technology transformation in investment management firms

SEI Podcast Series: Technology transformation in investment management firms

In a recent white paper entitled Evolution in Asset Management, SEI pointed out that 70 per cent of US fund managers are currently looking to deploy advanced analytics in the front-office. The field of data science and machine learning-based data analysis is helping to transform how fund managers think about data to gain a competitive edge.