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SEI Appoints Harriet Hayward as Defined Contribution Client Director

July 26, 2022
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London, 26 July, 2022 – SEI® (NASDAQ:SEIC) today announced that Harriet Hayward has been appointed Client Director of Defined Contribution (DC) for SEI’s UK Institutional Group. She will join Nicky Benstead and David Snowdon, handling client relationship management for the SEI Master Trust. 

With more than 11 years of experience in the pensions industry, Hayward brings extensive client management and proposition development experience to her new role. She joins SEI from the LifeSight Master Trust team at Willis Towers Watson, where she was responsible for LifeSight’s largest clients, overseeing both service delivery and strategy for the whole client portfolio. 

Commenting on Hayward’s appointment, Nicky Benstead, DC Client Director, said:

“We are thrilled to welcome Harriet to the DC client relationship management team. Harriett’s deep understanding of client needs, aligned with her experience and knowledge that spans all aspects of the master trust landscape, will be invaluable as we continue to develop the SEI Master Trust to support our members’ retirement outcomes.” 

Hayward said:

“With the continued and forward-looking focus on DC, I’m excited to join a company that is not only focused on continuous improvement, but is expanding its resources across personnel, technology, and capabilities, where my expertise can truly add value to the member experience.” 

About the SEI Master Trust

The SEI Master Trust provides a fully-bundled solution for employers delivering defined contribution (DC) schemes. An independently-assured DC provision, the Master Trust encompasses investment management, member communications and administration, as well as utilises a manager-of-managers platform established over 25 years ago and overseen by more than 100 in-house investment experts. With its global scale and 15-year heritage as one of the first U.K. Master Trust providers, the SEI Master Trust offers customised solutions and a complete member journey, guiding members through retirement and beyond. 

About SEI’s Institutional Group

SEI’s Institutional Group provides clients with a variety of solutions aligned with their investment implementation preferences. As one of the first and largest providers of outsourced investment management services, SEI’s Outsourced CIO (OCIO) platform supports institutional investors who delegate investment management decisions through a flexible implementation model. SEI's Enhanced CIO (ECIO) platform supports internal investment teams through SEI Novus, a global portfolio intelligence tool and SEI’s comprehensive investment processing, shadow accounting, and data and workflow management offerings.  More than 480 institutional clients utilize these integrated solutions worldwide as of June 30, 2022. For more information, visit 

About SEI®

SEI (NASDAQ:SEIC) delivers technology and investment solutions that connect the financial services industry. With capabilities across investment processing, operations, and asset management, SEI works with corporations, financial institutions and professionals, and ultra-high-net-worth families to solve problems, manage change and help protect assets—for growth today and in the future. As of June 30, 2022, SEI manages, advises, or administers approximately $1.3 trillion in assets. For more information, visit

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