OAKS, Pa., Dec. 13, 2017 – SEI (NASDAQ:SEIC) today announced that the SEI Wealth PlatformSM (the Platform) received XCelent Awards in the “Advanced Technology” and “Depth of Client Service” categories by research and consulting firm Celent. Based on its deep analysis of front-to-back office platform providers, the research firm recognized SEI as a leading company among North American wealth management technology vendors in providing innovative technology solutions and superior customer service.
“As recipients of two XCelent Awards, we are incredibly honored to be recognized for our commitment to providing seamless integration and cultivating holistic digital experiences for wealth managers and their clients through the SEI Wealth Platform,” said Al Chiaradonna, Senior Vice President, SEI Wealth Platform, North America Private Banking. “As technological innovations transform the wealth management industry, our unified solution focuses on our strategic partners’ growth and continues to propel them forward.”
Specific criteria used to determine winners in the “Advanced Technology” and “Depth of Client Service” categories include the ability to support multiple components within the front-to-back office, support wealth managers and their clients with a stand-alone solution, and offer web-based capabilities. The SEI Wealth Platform was selected for its modern user interface and strong, integrated workflows, as well as a particularly robust front-office solution, trading capabilities, and access to a vast variety of services from a centralized platform on a single, fully-integrated infrastructure. The company also distinguished itself with its SEI Wealth Platform Certification Program, a multi-channel curriculum of online and onsite learning that provides the necessary skills and knowledge required to seamlessly implement and operate the company’s enterprise-wide wealth management solution.
As part of the evaluation, Celent interviewed SEI clients, who indicated a number of advantages to partnering with SEI and using the Platform, including:
- SEI’s commitment to a long-term strategic partnership that goes deeper than a vendor/client model
- Benefits resulting from SEI’s significant investment in new technology and services
- Ability to transform a business from processing transactions to growing client relationships
- The Platform’s ease of use
“As wealth managers seek a fully-integrated, digital solution that supports their entire value chain and best serves their customers’ evolving needs, the SEI Wealth Platform has helped transform the industry’s ever-changing landscape,” said Ashley Globerman, Wealth Management Analyst at Celent. “The Platform’s overall technology received superior marks in our study, and its ease of use, data model flexibility, solution scalability, and robust roadmap for future development are a testament to SEI’s unparalleled innovation and commitment to supporting customers’ continued success.”
Vendors in this year’s U.S. study were evaluated based on factors that include advanced technology, breadth of functionality, customer base, and depth of services.
The SEI Wealth Platform has gained steady momentum and increased market adoption. Through the Platform, SEI has significant relationships with approximately 41 banks, independent wealth advisors and other wealth managers globally. Launched in the U.S. in 2013, the Platform currently supports 12 U.S. private banking firms and their clients, with another seven clients in various stages of implementation. Most recently, SEI announced that Regions Bank completed its conversion to the Platform in an effort to provide a comprehensive wealth management experience through a unified, fully-integrated infrastructure.
About the SEI Wealth Platform
The SEI Wealth Platform (the Platform) is an outsourcing solution for wealth managers encompassing wealth processing services and wealth management programs, combined with business process expertise. With the Platform, SEI provides wealth management organizations with the infrastructure, operations, and administrative support necessary to capitalize on their strategic objectives in a constantly shifting market. The SEI Wealth Platform supports trading and transactions on 151 stock exchanges in 55 countries and 43 currencies, through the use of straight-through processing and a single operating infrastructure environment.
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 September 30, 2017, through its subsidiaries and partnerships in which the company has a significant interest, SEI manages, advises or administers $845 billion in hedge, private equity, mutual fund and pooled or separately managed assets, including $325 billion in assets under management and $516 billion in client assets under administration.