OAKS, Pa., Dec. 10, 2018 SEI (NASDAQ:SEIC) today announced that Strategic Global Advisors, LLC (SGA) has selected SEI’s IT hosting solution and suite of managed services to bolster its IT infrastructure and data processing capabilities for its growing asset management business. SEI’s IT hosting platform further leverages its existing, state-of-the-art IT infrastructure and cloud-based technology, enabling investment managers to more effectively address the increasing requirements and demands placed on their existing technology.

“We are enthusiastic about bringing this platform to the financial services industry, as it combines our technology infrastructure capabilities with our extensive expertise in building operational platforms."

SGA, which operates as an independent, employee-owned firm and specializes in the management of international, global and U.S. equity strategies, already uses SEI for mutual fund, collective investment trust, and separately managed account services. SEI’s IT hosting solution complements the company’s Investment Manager Services (IMS) operating platform by providing IT infrastructure, technology and technical expertise to asset manager clients globally. The solution offers a broad array of services, including infrastructure as a service (IaaS); backup/restore, disaster recovery; and information/cyber security services. It also comprises a range of managed services that include database administration, managed firewall services, application support, and end-user services.

“I am excited to bring this opportunity to market and honored that SGA is expanding their relationship with SEI to implement the solution,” said John Alshefski, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of SEI’s Investment Manager Services division. “We are enthusiastic about bringing this platform to the financial services industry, as it combines our technology infrastructure capabilities with our extensive expertise in building operational platforms. This solution is a natural extension of our existing operational platform and comprehensive solutions for investment managers, and it has applicability across all of SEI’s business units and markets.”

“Trusting SEI with our technology hosting and managed services allows us to focus on investing, business growth and client service,” said Cynthia Tusan, President of Strategic Global Advisors. “Upgrading our IT infrastructure by plugging into SEI’s established IT platform and gaining access to their team of experienced experts, will allow us to continue to provide superior asset management solutions and high-quality service to our valued clients.”

About SEI's Investment Manager Services Division 

Investment Manager Services supplies investment organizations of all types with advanced operating infrastructure they must have to evolve and compete in a landscape of escalating business challenges. SEI’s award winning global operating platform provides investment managers and asset owners with customized and integrated capabilities across a wide range of investment vehicles, strategies and jurisdictions. Our services enable users to gain scale and efficiency, keep pace with marketplace demands, and run their businesses more strategically. SEI presently partners with more than 450 family offices, asset owners and investment managers of traditional, alternative and hybrid structures representing over $21 trillion in assets, including 41 of the top 100 managers worldwide. 

About SEI

After 50 years in business, 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 Sept.30, 2018, through its subsidiaries and partnerships in which the company has a significant interest, SEI manages, advises or administers $920 billion in hedge, private equity, mutual fund and pooled or separately managed assets, including $339 billion in assets under management and $576 billion in client assets under administration. 

About Strategic Global Advisors, LLC (SGA)

Strategic Global Advisors (SGA) is an employeeowned registered investment advisor based in Newport Beach, California. SGA manages approximately $5.0 billion as of September 30, 2018 in international, global, and domestic equity strategies, primarily for institutional investors. The firm’s approach to active management is focused on stock selection by combining systematic investment processes and traditional research with experienced portfolio manager oversight.