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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SEI’s Masterson shares some thoughts on the operational challenges for 2015

SEI’s Masterson shares some thoughts on the operational challenges for 2015

2015 will not be any easier for fund managers from an operational perspective. The raft of regulatory reporting under Annex IV and EMIR is set to increase, depending on the size of the manager, and the barriers to entry look set to remain high for new managers; both from a compliance perspective and investor expectations on operational infrastructure. 

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Big Data is not just about aggregation, it’s about data governance and insight, says SEI’s Joe Henkel

Big Data is not just about aggregation, it’s about data governance and insight, says SEI’s Joe Henkel

Regulation and more detailed operational due diligence questionnaires used by institutional investors are pushing hedge funds to the limit of data management. Transparency is as great as it has ever been, but with that comes the need to process enormous volumes of data. Right now, however, large numbers of hedge funds do not have the required operational infrastructure to run a ‘Big Data’ strategy.

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SEI: An eyes wide open approach to launching a ’40 Act Fund

SEI: An eyes wide open approach to launching a ’40 Act Fund

Alternative mutual funds, also referred to as liquid alternatives or hedged mutual funds, are becoming a lot more popular with private fund managers. This has largely been driven by the requirement for hedge fund managers to register as investment advisers with the SEC. Prior to this, unregistered managers were not allowed to manage assets on behalf of US mutual funds. Now they can.