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.

INNOVATION

The Exponential Pull of Innovation: Watsonisation 2.0

The Exponential Pull of Innovation: Watsonisation 2.0

In 2016, SEI issued a paper on what it saw as five major innovations that were causing disruptions both within and outside of their respective industries. The company has revisited those themes, namely: Watsonisation, Googlisation, Amazonisation, Uberisation and Twitterisation, to provide an up-to-date picture of the innovations occurring in industry today. Over the next few months SEI will share its findings and recent developments for each theme.  First up: Watsonisation…

WHITE PAPER

Lessening the burden: SEI explores the benefits of outsourced functions in the “new normal”

Lessening the burden: SEI explores the benefits of outsourced functions in the “new normal”

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.

COMPLIANCE

Alphabet soup

Alphabet soup

A thick broth of global regulation is putting added pressure on investment managers to institutionalise their compliance programmes.

PODCAST

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. 

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.