The prospect of remote working becoming the “new normal” amid the likelihood of renewed Covid-19 lockdowns is driving investment managers of all sizes and strategies to re-evaluate their operational infrastructure and business practices in light of this year’s unprecedented events, according to SEI Investment Manager Services.
SEI's latest middle office whitepaper, "Remote Working, Covid-19 and Middle Office Outsourcing," explores some of the operations challenges and opportunities caused by Covid-19 lockdowns, woprkplace interruptions and the 'new normal'.
In part one of this article series, entitled Alphabet Soup, three key themes were discussed in relation to the global regulatory environment investment managers must navigate: 1) Uncertainty, 2) Accountability and 3) Increased Scrutiny.
A thick broth of global regulation is putting added pressure on investment managers to institutionalise their compliance programmes.
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.
Investment managers stand at a crossroads today. Faced with a rapidly changing digital world, they must determine which path to take to help them transform their business models and respond to the needs of a younger generation of investors.
In this latest podcast, produced in association with SEI, Michiel Meeuwissen, Head of Hedge Fund Solutions at Kempen Capital Management, and SEI’s Ross Ellis, discuss the evolution of asset management, and in particular two key trends – vulnerable economics, and emboldened investors.
“Client services could be a key focal point going forward for how fund managers might stand out from the crowd and remain relevant,” says Ross Ellis (pictured), Vice President and Managing Director of the Knowledge Partnership in the Investment Manager Services division at SEI, when discussing the third of five trends in SEI’s latest white paper, Evolution in Asset Management.
Punctuated equilibrium, a term used in evolutionary biology to describe long periods of little or no evolutionary change (stasis) interrupted by short periods of significant changes, is also applicable to the wealth management industry, according to a new white paper by SEI Investment Manager Services…
Maintain influence in a more competitive DCIO environment - An industry-shifting approach to gathering DCIO assets
At nearly USD8 trillion, the US defined contribution (DC) retirement market remains one of the largest – and growing – opportunities for asset managers. From 2007 to 2017, net assets grew by 67 per cent, increasing by USD3.1 trillion.