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Welcome to our operational content channel sponsored by SEI.  Here you will find frequently updated features on operational issues for hedge fund managers.

SEI was founded in 1968, SEI became a US public company in 1981 and is listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol SEIC. With our corporate headquarters based in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a significant presence in London and Dublin, our 2700+ employees serve asset managers and institutional investors around the globe.
 
To help investment managers compete and succeed in an environment of escalating challenges, risks and complexity, SEI Investment Manager Services 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 USD700 billion in assets with us.

Joel Henkel, SEI

Bringing alternative investment investor relations and onboarding into the digital age

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 09:45

One of the persistent pain points for alternative fund managers is finding a way to streamline the investor onboarding process by automating the subscription document process. To date, this has remained a notoriously inefficient and error-prone set of processes, stymieing the ability for managers – both hedge funds and PERE funds – to bring investor capital into funds and put that capital to work in a timely fashion.  »

Ross Ellis, SEI

Five key trends in disruptive technology - No5: Twitterisation

Tue, 29/11/2016 - 13:22

Meaningful conversations create value. With the proliferation of information sharing and communications platforms, ranging from Vine and Instagram to Snapchat, Dropbox, Pinterest and, of course, Twitter, individuals and businesses (think fashion houses, advertising agencies, media organisations) have many ways to connect and interact across the globe.  »

Ross Ellis, SEI

Five key trends in disruptive technology - No4: Uberisation

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 12:39

Sat here writing this article in one of London’s many coffee shops there are at least half a dozen others tapping away on their MacBooks. By 2020, it is estimated that 40 to 50 per cent of the global workforce will work for themselves, in a freelance or independent consultant capacity, collaborating with people on platforms to deliver a particular service or solution.  »

James Williams, Private Equity Wire

Private equity secondaries become a more liquid proposition

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 12:22

By James Williams (pictured) – The private equity secondary market has experienced significant growth in deal volumes and investor interest in recent years. According to Cogent Partners, secondaries volume was USD22.5 billion in 2010. This rose to USD27.5 billion in 2013, and reached USD42 billion in 2014. Last year, deal flow was estimated to have reached USD40-50 billion.  »

Ross Ellis, SEI

Five key trends in disruptive technology - No3: Amazonisation

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 11:45

One of the clear benefits to the increased proliferation of platforms, which offer infrastructure-as-a-solution, is that it is helping start-up and emerging fund managers compete on a level playing field with larger entities.  »

Google

Five key trends in disruptive technology - No2: Googlisation

Wed, 19/10/2016 - 12:49

Asset management has always been an information-based business and as such, managers are not immune to facing innovative and disruptive forces making inroads in other industries.   »

Ross Ellis

Five key trends in disruptive technology - No1: Watsonisation

Mon, 19/09/2016 - 14:46

In the first of a five-part series, SEI discusses the impact of five disruptive technologies and how they can be applied to the financial industry. The first of these five trends relates to IBM Watson, and the power of cognitive computing.  »

Jim Smigiel

Changing the optics of portfolio risk

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 14:52

One of the biggest issues with risk when it comes to investing is that investors will invariably think about it in binary terms; what is the level of risk? Is it too high or too low? Of greater import, however, is understanding the composition of risk.  »

Giles Travers, SEI

Assessing the best AIFMD Management Company options

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 08:59

Navigating the increased regulatory requirements of AIFMD has been a costly and resource-intensive exercise for many investment managers over the past few years. Now that the dust has settled on AIFMD, fund managers need to decide on, and implement, the most efficient operating models that allow them to manage assets and raise new capital.  »

Jim Cass, SEI

LPs want PE managers to improve the level of reporting transparency

Fri, 19/02/2016 - 13:41

Private equity managers are finding that increased demands for transparency from their LPs are requiring them to change their mindset, especially when it comes to sharing information on how assets are valued.  »

 

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