Asset Management

This is Where the Rubber Hits the Road. Tools to Help Map Out a Journey for Every Client.

We provide solutions for a multitude of investor circumstances. Whether driving toward growth, stability or income, SEI offers strategies and programs that leverage the return potential of nearly all asset classes and investment styles. Your destination? Wherever your clients need to go.

Private Client Strategies  |  Separately Managed Account Program  |  ETFs  |  Income Strategies 


Private Client Strategies

Our Private Client Mutual Fund Strategies range from 100% fixed income through 100% equity. They are available in both Tax-Managed and Non Tax-Managed versions. These strategies use SEI’s ongoing capital market research for strategic asset allocation with periodic dynamic allocation changes.

We include multi-asset objective-based funds within the Private Client Strategies, adding what many investors refer to as a tactical element to core strategic holdings. They’re designed to respond to a wide range of market conditions more effectively than traditional asset allocation approaches.

Mutual Fund Portfolios for Every Goal

  • Stability-Focused Strategies - Designed for investors with shorter time horizons who want to minimize downside risk and risk of loss while also mitigating overall portfolio volatility
  • Growth-Focused Strategies -  Designed for wealth accumulation. They seek to provide returns above broad market indices with similar levels of risk

Separately Managed Accounts Program

SEI’s Separately Managed Accounts Program is comprised of specialist money managers with expertise in specific investment styles. They manage individual portfolios, providing stock selection based on their specialty. These experts represent the full spectrum of asset classes and styles.

With SEI’s Separately Managed Accounts, your clients benefit from a “tax-managed” style that aims to produce a higher after-tax return. These accounts normally have a lower investment turnover, and employ tax-smart tactics like tax lot accounting, loss harvesting and the transition of low cost basis stock. And depending upon your client’s risk tolerance or goals, the separate account allocation works within growth, stability and income phases,

Four distinct advantages:

  • Tax efficiency. Tax-aware trading can potentially save investors a considerable amount in taxes, enhancing their overall return.
  • Lower minimums. To give advisors the edge they need in competitive markets, SEI has lowered the manager minimums, providing greater access for investors. Separate account managers are available in diversified portfolios with a minimum of $250,000.
  • Expanded manager lineup. To round out the menu of possible strategies, our managers are positioned to provide a variety of unique mandates, from income, managed volatility, preferred stocks, core fixed-income, and more.
  • Separately Managed Accounts Strategies are available on a stand alone or structured basis. You have access to a carefully selected group of money managers, each skilled in a specific investment discipline. Both structured portfolios of multiple managers and standalone managers are available to create a customized portfolio consistent with investor goals, time horizon and risk tolerance.

Tactical ETF Strategies

SEI’s investment strategies, which help you bring the benefits of institutional investors, are now available in a low-cost ETF format.

With over 3,000 ETFs on the market today, purchasing ETFs can be challenging for your clients. And then trying to fit them into a coherent investment strategy can be even harder,

Using SEI’s ETF Strategies alleviates these problems for your clients.  We comb the ETF universe and select those that we believe offer the best chance to track their benchmark and meet the portfolio strategy’s objective.  We then assemble them into diversified strategies, which means you can place your clients in portfolios that more closely match their goals.  Finally, we have the ability to actively select additional ETFs to gain exposure to attractive asset classes through changing market conditions.

There are four core ETF strategies:

  • Tactical ETF Conservative Strategy
  • Tactical ETF Moderate Strategy
  • Tactical ETF Market Growth Strategy
  • Tactical ETF Equity Strategy

Income Strategies

Our Distribution-Focused Strategies are diversified mutual fund strategies designed to provide predictable cash flow over a specific time horizon. The strategies use dynamic asset allocation and can be customized to reflect risk tolerance, cash flow needs, inflation concerns, time horizon, and tax situation. The strategies are designed to maintain distribution ranges from 4% to 8% and are available in both Tax-Managed and Non Tax-Managed versions

SEI Fixed Income Portfolio Management is a professional investment manager specializing in fixed-income solutions. We offer a range of options, thorough due diligence and asset management, and a fee-based, no-markup pricing approach. In addition, SEI brings you these valuable benefits:

  • Quality. A disciplined investment management approach supported by full credit research
  • Access. Direct access and depth within the new-issue and secondary fixed-income markets
  • Tax efficiency. Low-turnover, buy and hold portfolio management options
  • A potential yield advantage. Cost-effective, transparent pricing with no markup


There are risks involved with investing, including loss of principal. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risks as well.  Investing in the Funds is subject to the risks of the underlying funds. Asset allocation may not protect against market risk. Bonds and bond funds will decrease in value as interest rates rise. Due to their investment strategies, the Funds may buy and sell securities frequently. The use of leverage can amplify the effects of market volatility on the Fund’s share price and may also cause the Fund to liquidate portfolio positions when it would not otherwise be advantageous to do so in order to satisfy its obligations.

High-yield securities may be more volatile, be subject to greater levels of credit or default risk and may be less liquid and more difficult to sell at an advantageous time or price to value than higher-rated securities of similar maturity.

Commodity investments and derivatives may be more volatile and less liquid than direct investments in the underlying commodities themselves. Commodity-related equity returns can also be affected by the issuer’s financial structure or the performance of unrelated businesses. The Fund’s use of futures contracts, forward contracts, options and swaps is subject to market risk, leverage risk, correlation risk and liquidity risk.

For those portfolios of individually managed securities, SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC) makes recommendations as to which manager will manage each asset class. SIMC may recommend the termination or replacement of a money manager and the investor has the option to move the account assets to another custodian or to change the manager as recommended. SIMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of SEI Investments Company.

For a complete description of all fees and expenses for separately managed accounts, please refer to SEI Investments Management Corporation’s ADV Part 2.

Consider the portfolio’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. The portfolio invests in exchanged-traded funds (ETFs) to obtain the desired exposure to an asset class. A copy of each ETFs prospectus can be found at The prospectus includes information concerning each ETF’s investment objective, strategies and risks. The portfolio’s investment performance, because it is a portfolio of funds, depends on the investment performance of the underlying ETFs in which it invests. The ETFs in the portfolio are subject to tracking error risk, or the risk that the ETF’s performance may vary substantially from the performance of the index it tracks as a result of cash flows, expenses, imperfect correlation between the ETF and the index and other factors. The portfolio’s underlying ETFs invest in: foreign securities, which subject them to risk of loss not typically associated with domestic markets, such as currency fluctuations and political uncertainty; and fixed income securities, which subject them to credit risk – the possibility that the issuer of a security will be unable to make interest payments and/or repay the principal on its debt – and interest rate risk – changes in the value of a fixed-income security resulting from changes in interest rates. The portfolio may also invest in commodities markets, which subject them to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities, such as stocks and bonds. The value of a commodity investment will rise or fall in response to changes in the underlying commodity or related benchmark or investment, changes in interest rates or factors affecting a particular industry or commodity, such as natural disasters, weather and U.S. and international economic, political and regulatory developments.

Underlying ETFs may also utilize leverage, including inverse leverage. Leveraged ETFs seek to deliver multiples of the performance of the index or benchmark they track. Inverse ETFs seek to deliver multiples of opposite of the performance of the index or benchmark they track. The use of leverage can amplify the effects of market volatility on the underlying ETF’s share price. Leveraged ETFs are generally managed with a goal to seek a return tied or correlated to a specific index or other benchmark (target) as measured only with respect to a single day (i.e., from one NAV calculation to the next). Due to the compounding of daily returns, the returns of such leveraged ETFs over periods other than one day will likely differ in amount and possibly direction from the target return for the same period. These effects may be more pronounced over longer holding periods, in funds with larger or inverse multiples and in funds with volatile benchmarks.

SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC) is the adviser to the SEI ETF Tactical Strategies. SIMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of SEI Investments Company (SEI). Neither SEI nor its subsidiaries are affiliated with your financial advisor.

Due to the ever changing nature of investments and retirement objectives, it is critical that the advisor revisit an investor’s retirement investment plan at least once a year, and more frequently if possible.

There is no guarantee that the investment objective will be fulfilled.  The principal balance of the portfolio may be depleted prior to a portfolio's target end-date and, therefore, distributions may end earlier than expected.  This risk increases if the distribution amount chosen is a significant portion of the starting principal.

The projected time periods do not take into account the payment of fees to the advisor out of the portfolio or any other distribution from the account.

SEI Fixed Income Portfolio Management is a unit of SEI Investments Management Corporation, which serves as investment advisor.