SEI Adds Series Of Enhancements To Investor Reporting Website
New NAV Disclosure and Transparency Features Help Investment Managers Meet Growing Investor Reporting Expectations
OAKS, Pa., May 10, 2011 – SEI (NASDAQ:SEIC) today announced that it has deployed a series of cutting-edge enhancements to the company’s Investor Dashboard which address emerging trends in the market. The SEI Investor Dashboard, an investor reporting website linked to the company’s robust Manager Dashboard is available to SEI’s alternative investment manager clients and their investors. SEI now offers NAV disclosure and transparency features such as asset and liability verification, pricing analysis, and FAS 157 classification breakdown, among other features. It also provides managers with industry standard and client customized Due Diligence Questionnaire reporting that automatically gathers and formats key proposal information in presentation layout for current and prospective investors.
The SEI Investor Dashboard is integrated with the various underlying accounting and workflow systems that SEI uses, and incorporates document management, investor communication tools, and investor data views in a secure, user-friendly, online application. The new NAV disclosure and transparency features incorporate industry best practices and allow managers to offer a greater level of reporting detail to their investors as well as fund level information to prospective investors. Data may also now be presented in graphical views, making the information more intuitive and meaningful, and enhancing the user experience. Investment managers are able to customize the SEI Investor Dashboard to match their firms’ specific brand or may keep it SEI-branded to reinforce the firm’s relationship with an independent third party, something many investors are demanding in today’s environment. Additional customizing options available to managers include watermarking for privacy, managing user preferences by document type, and user email notifications to alert investors of newly available posted documents.
“Implementing the SEI Investor Dashboard has added increased efficiencies to our month-end reporting process,” said Lisa M. Garcia, Managing Director, Director of Fiduciary Services, Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management. “The Dashboard has greatly improved the distribution of critical information to our investors, and also serves as a centralized and convenient location for retrieving historical information. It has helped us foster greater communication with our investors, and that is a critical factor in maintaining strong relationships in today’s market.”
“We’re in what SEI calls the ‘Era of the Investor’TM whereby investors are more empowered and are demanding increased levels of transparency and information than ever before,” said Phil McCabe, Senior Vice President and Solution Head, SEI’s Investment Manager Services division. “By making new levels of information available directly to end investors in a simple and secure online format, the SEI Investor Dashboard provides managers with the tools to meet those changing demands, helping them serve their investors more effectively and efficiently. We are committed to continually looking for new technologies and new processes to keep our managers on the leading edge of the industry.”
About SEI's Investment Manager Services Division
SEI's Investment Manager Services division provides comprehensive operational outsourcing solutions to global investment managers focused on mutual funds, hedge and private equity funds, exchange traded funds, collective trusts, and separately managed, as well as institutional and private client, accounts. The division applies operating services, technologies, and business and regulatory knowledge to each client’s business objectives. Its resources enable clients to meet the demands of the marketplace and sharpen business strategies by focusing on their core competencies. The division has been recognized by HFMWeek as “Most Innovative Fund Administrator (Over $30bn AUA)” and “Best Funds of Hedge Funds Administrator (Over $30bn AUA).” For more information, visit www.seic.com/ims.
SEI (NASDAQ:SEIC) is a leading global provider of investment processing, fund processing, and investment management business outsourcing solutions that help corporations, financial institutions, financial advisors, and ultra-high-net-worth families create and manage wealth. As of March 31, 2011, through its subsidiaries and partnerships in which the company has a significant interest, SEI manages or administers $429 billion in mutual fund and pooled assets or separately managed assets, including $179 billion in assets under management and $250 billion in client assets under administration. For more information, visit www.seic.com.