Asset Managers (EFTs), Custodians (Thought Leadership)

SEI (NASDAQ:SEIC) is a leading global provider of investment processing, investment management, and investment operations solutions that help corporations, financial institutions, financial advisors, and ultra-high-net-worth families create and manage wealth. As of March 31, 2017, through its subsidiaries and partnerships in which the company has a significant interest, SEI manages, advises or administers $779 billion in hedge, private equity, mutual fund and pooled or separately managed assets, including $297 billion in assets under management and $478 billion in client assets under administration.

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SEI Adds Tax-Managed ETF Strategies to Investment Line-up

SEI Adds Tax-Managed ETF Strategies to Investment Line-up Overview SEI has a long tradition of building innovative investment strategies that are designed to be more tax-efficient and help investors keep more of what they make. To complement its product line-up, SEI launched a number of new Tax-Managed ETF strategies in 2016 including:

1.) Tax-Managed ETF Strategies: The Tactical Defensive ETF Strategy is an asset allocation model comprised of underlying ETFs designed to manage the risk of loss while providing current income and an opportunity for limited capital appreciation. Managing the risk of loss does not mean preventing losses; it means managing the Strategy in an effort to limit the level of losses that it could incur over any particular period. The Strategy invests in underlying exchange-traded funds (ETFs) selected by:

· The Distribution-Focused ETF Strategy

Asset allocation portfolios comprised of exchange traded funds (ETFs). SEI’s Distribution-Focused Strategies (DFS) are customizable solutions tailored to each investor’s unique vision of the future — aiming to provide predictable cash flows, tax management, penalty-free access to assets, and a positive residual value (that is, the amount remaining at the end of the Strategy’s time horizon).

Advisor Feedback: Adoption of the new strategies has been strong with advisors with assets totaling over $100M to date since they were launch in late 2016. Total assets in SEI Tax-managed ETF strategies are $1B since launch in 2015.

The Value of Time SEI Thought Leadership Initiative

Value of Time Overview

Program Description: SEI provides a comprehensive Thought Leadership Program that disseminates SEI ’ s unique point of view about key issues affecting the industry. Specifically, research, white papers, infographics, webinars, speaking engagements, social media and other outreach campaigns address the emerging and future state of the industry.

In September 2016, SEI launched the Value of Time toolkit which assessed the current landscape and explored strategies to help advisors reimagine their business to boost profitability, strengthen client relationships, and build a successful business.

Our goal was to answer the $1 million question – Can a focus on clients, rather than investments, help change the value of an advisor ’ s business?

Advisors learned:

Advisors who focus on the client can increase the value of their business by more than $1 million over 10 years

How to put the focus back on clients and prospects

How delegating non-core activities can help reclaim time

Five steps that can increase the value of a business

White paper: SEI incorporated research from our online survey which offered insights from 500+ respondents.

Research Report: . Separately, research conducted by FP Transitions®, capitalizes on the firm ’ s database of practice valuations to identify the factors that could unlock a firm ’ s future enterprise value.

Results: The Value of Time initiative and corresponding resources resonated wit h advisors as measured by the number of webinar attendees (@ 600 registrants) and hundreds of advisors attending SEI conferences on this topic, website downloads, etc. Success can also be measured by the number of press pick-ups and interviews on this topic (20 pieces of media coverage) and 350 additional prospects interested in learning more about SEI solutions.

Category Finalists

Asset Managers (ETFs)

Custodians (Thought Leadership)

Key Business Leader

Wayne Withrow
EVP, Head of SEI Advisor Network

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