Delivering a Return on Operations

About Us

SEI’s Investment Manager Services division provides a comprehensive array of back-, middle- and front-office operational outsourcing solutions to investment managers globally. 

As a platform provider, we integrate best-in-class industry tools and technology to support a manager’s diverse business needs across multiple products and asset classes.  By applying operating services, market-leading technologies, and business and regulatory knowledge, our array of investment operations solutions help investment managers focus on their core competencies of portfolio management and client service. We:

Take a different approach to your asset servicing needs  |  Make operations a differentiator, not an internal cost center  |  Make technology our primary driver  |  Mean business  |  Are set up for your success

We take a different approach to your asset servicing needs.

  • Dedication to providing unique business solutions to satisfy your requirements, not ours
  • Conflict-free investment processing, fund accounting and fund administration
  • Superior operating capabilities, business expertise and regulatory knowledge
  • Institutional-quality client service

How do we do it?

  1. Operational outsourcing is our business – and we’re your partner. Whether you manage traditional CITs or mutual funds, real estate, private equity or hedge vehicles, that makes us accountable to, and responsible for, helping meet your firm’s objectives.
  2. We live and breathe creative solutions. Combine that with our extensive understanding of the nuances of the investment management industry, and you get more than just the basics needed to navigate and succeed in today’s increasingly complex markets.

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We make operations a differentiator, not an internal cost center.

  • Meaningful and timely reporting to your clients and investors
  • Anticipate and adapt to changing market needs
  • Scale up or down as demand warrants
  • Get insights into your business
  • Customized operating services

How do we do it?

  1. Provide better analytical tools and data quality in support of trade execution, portfolio analysis, and investment compliance.
  2. Focusing on "Return on Operations" enables you to gain efficiencies and automation, while also benefitting from better meeting your investors’ increasingly demanding reporting needs.
  3. We invest in the latest technologies, enhancements and best practices so you don’t have to, allowing you to lower your fixed operational costs.

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Technology is our primary driver.

  • An open-architecture platform built with industry-leading, award-winning systems
  • Flexible, scalable solutions
  • Seamless integration  accommodates your changing needs
  • Platform-wide checks and controls

How do we do it?

  1. We’re in the thick of it every day. Our experts make it their business to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the technologies in the marketplace.
  2. We do the heavy lifting. We evaluate and select from the best components and technology available in the marketplace, so you don’t have to.
  3. We integrate data across asset classes and business segments. That gives you consolidated, actionable information spanning your entire enterprise, which allows you to better understand your business dynamics and manage risks across product structures.

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Our team means business.

  • Actionable intelligence
  • Guidance on critical issues facing the industry
  • Dedicated focus on risk management, compliance and thought leadership

How do we do it?

  1. We don’t just talk to ourselves. We engage clients and industry experts to analyze trends and issues that shape business conditions.
  2. It’s the company we keep. Our investment manager clients include some of the world’s most successful managers of hedge and private equity funds, family offices, funds of funds, endowments, foundations and mutual funds. You benefit from – and can leverage – the insights we gain every day.
  3. News and views you can use. Our Knowledge Partnership program provides an ongoing source of actionable business intelligence and guidance in the trends and issues that will shape business conditions in the years to come. Meanwhile, our ongoing "News and Views" communications keep our clients informed of the latest developments at SEI and in the industry at large.

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We’re set up for your success.

  • Flexible, collaborative work environment
  • Responsive to your daily challenges
  • An extension of your business

How do we do it?

  1. Our physical environment makes us more responsive to your changing needs. We eliminated traditional cubicles and offices and put our furniture on wheels so that we can quickly rearrange our workspaces to accommodate projects, team needs and client-specific requirements.  The clear lines of sight and face-to-face access to management enables us to be more responsive to your daily needs and challenges.
  2. We’re not cookie cutter – because you’re not. Your innovative ideas built your business.  So did ours, and our campus serves as a visual statement of who we are. Innovative thinking, creative technology-driven solutions and transparency are at the core of all that we do, transcending our physical boundaries and defining our strategic partnerships with clients.

Contact us online, by phone +1 610.676.1270 or email for a detailed product sheet or to talk to a member of our team about how we can help you gain a Return on Operations.