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.

Client services could be the next battleground as investor expectations rise

Client services could be the next battleground as investor expectations rise

“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.

Interview

Technology can act as a growth enabler to help hedge funds cope with increased margin pressures

Technology can act as a growth enabler to help hedge funds cope with increased margin pressures

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…

Podcast

SEI Podcast Series: Exploring the private debt frontier – What role could advanced analytics play?

SEI Podcast Series: Exploring the private debt frontier – What role could advanced analytics play?

The private debt market is forecast to reach USD1.4 trillion in the next five years. How it evolves will, to some extent, depend on technology innovation, as fund managers look to develop new ways to analyse and value assets, automate processes, and construct customised products to satisfy LPs. In this podcast, Ross Ellis and Chad Longenecker from the SEI Investment Manager Services division, Hank D’Allesandro of Morgan Stanley Credit Partners and Cecile Mayer-Levi of Tikehau Investment Management discuss the role of technology in private debt markets and what future disruption might look like.

In Focus

The new middle office: The key to a competitive advantage

The new middle office: The key to a competitive advantage

To gain an advantage in today’s hyper-competitive world, asset managers must not only evolve their operations, but they must also discover new ways to leverage them. Managers must be operationally adept; particularly in a business that grows more costly and complex, they need an infrastructure that will equip them to better meet client needs, satisfy regulators and compete more effectively. 

Story

Designer outsourcing - Move your middle office from cost avoidance to enabling objectives

Designer outsourcing - Move your middle office from cost avoidance to enabling objectives

The first wave of middle-office outsourcing deals came on the heels of the the credit crisis in 2008. Given this timing, it should come as no surprise that the origin of these first generation deals was driven by cost savings. At the time, middle-office operations was viewed as a necessity but also a cost centre. 

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The Customisation Conundrum

The Customisation Conundrum

An asset manager’s decision to change their operating model and outsource their middle office to a service provider should not be made in haste. From building internal consensus to carefully designing an evaluation process, selecting the best fit for an outsourcing partner is a significant investment.