Ticker: SVTAX
Inception Date: 7/27/2006
Investment theme: Seeks returns similar to the MSCI World Index, but with less volatility, over a full market cycle.
Sub-advisers: Acadian Asset Management, LLC; Wells Fargo Asset Management

SVTAX uses a multi-manager approach that seeks to generate returns in excess of the benchmark, and also provide a diversified investment styles, sectors and market trends.

Since its inception over 12 years ago, SVTAX has delivered 44% lower volatility than its benchmark.*

Our growing client base uses our Global Managed Volatility Fund in an effort to:

  • Anchor the portfolio as a core equity holding
  • Mitigate overall portfolio volatility
  • Diversify the portfolio

Historical success of meeting its objective

By attempting to capture market upswings, while minimizing volatility, an allocation to this fund may improve the risk-adjusted returns of your clients' portfolios and strike a better balance between reward and risk.

Knowledge Center Managed Volatility: Exploiting a Risk-reward Anomaly in the Equity Markets Lower volatility doesn't have to mean lower returns

Since its inception over 12 years ago, SVTAX has delivered 44% lower volatility than its benchmark.*

Enhance your asset allocation structure

The Global Managed Volatility Fund may fit naturally into a diversified client portfolio as a part of an equity allocation. It seeks to provide global equity exposure similar to the MSCI World Index and equity-like long-term returns.

Download the Global Managed Volatility Fund fact sheet (PDF), which includes current performance.

Legal Note

* As of March 31, 2019. Standard deviation is a statistical measure of the distance a quantity is likely to lie from its average value. It is applied to the annual rate of return of an investment, to measure the investment’s volatility (risk). Standard deviation is synonymous with volatility, in that the greater the standard deviation the more volatile an investment’s return will be. A standard deviation of zero would mean an investment has a return rate that never varies.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

This material represents an assessment of the market environment at a specific point in time and is not intended to be a forecast of future events, or a guarantee of future results. This information should not be relied upon by the reader as research or investment advice regarding the funds or any stock in particular, nor should it be construed as a recommendation to purchase or sell a security, including futures contracts.

For those SEI Funds which employ the "manager of managers" structure, SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC) has ultimate responsibility for the investment performance of the Funds due to its responsibility to oversee the sub-advisers and recommend their hiring, termination and replacement. SIMC is the adviser to the SEI Funds, which are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SIDCO). SIMC and SIDCO are wholly owned subsidiaries of SEI Investments Company.

There are risks involved with investing, including loss of principal. Diversification may not protect against market risk. There is no assurance the objectives discussed will be met. International investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability in other nations. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume. Investments in smaller companies typically exhibit higher volatility. The Fund may invest in derivatives, which are often more volatile than other investments and may magnify the Funds gains or losses.

To determine if the Fund is an appropriate investment for you, carefully consider the investment objectives, risk factors and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund's full and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained by calling 1-800-DIAL-SEI. Read it carefully before investing.