Tactical and Tax-Managed ETF Strategies

Cost-effective, tax-efficient ways to pursue investor goals

We research ETFs for you, striving to provide high levels of diversification across a variety of asset classes. 

Our goals: Balanced risk and return, and greater efficiency

Tactical strategies that aim to balance risk and return

The risk-based portfolios in our Tactical ETF Strategies and Tax-Managed ETF Strategies span a broad risk-return spectrum.

Our portfolio managers watch the market with an eye on rebalancing to maintain asset allocation, adjusting it in response to market changes. As the ETF industry evolves, we monitor the ETF universe for the most optimal exposures to each asset class.

Tax-managed strategies that aim to reduce taxable distributions

To help manage the impact of taxes, our Tax-Managed ETF Strategies work toward reducing taxable distributions with techniques such as:

  • Purchasing municipal fixed-income ETFs to create tax-exempt income 
  • Controlling turnover levels
  • Selling ETFs with the least tax impact 
  • Opportunistically harvesting losses

How we do it

We identify and select ETFs we believe offer the best chance of tracking to the index at the lowest cost, and assemble them into diversified portfolios – much like we actively research our money managers.

SEI's ETF Selection Process



Legal Note

ETF Selection Process Source: www.ETFDB.com. As of March 31, 2017

SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC) is the adviser to the SEI Tactical ETF Strategies. SIMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of SEI Investments Company. Please see SIMC’s Form ADV Part 2A (or the appropriate wrap brochure) for a full disclosure of the fee schedule.

For those portfolios of individually managed securities, SIMC makes recommendations as to which manager will manage each asset class. SIMC may recommend the termination or replacement of a money manager and the investor has the option to move the account assets to another custodian or to change the manager as recommended.

There are risks involved with investing, including loss of principal. Diversification may not protect against market risk. The Strategies are subject to the same risks as the underlying ETFs. There is no assurance the objectives discussed will be met. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Consider the SEI Tactical ETF Strategies’ investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. The Strategies invest in exchanged-traded funds (ETFs) to obtain the desired exposure to an asset class. A copy of each ETF’s prospectus is available upon request. The prospectus includes information concerning each ETF’s investment objective, strategies and risks.

SIMC does not represent in any manner that the tax consequences described as part of its tax-management techniques and strategies will be achieved or that any of SIMC’s tax-management techniques, or any of its products and/or services, will result in any particular tax consequence. The tax consequences of the tax management techniques, including those intended to harvest tax losses, and other strategies that SIMC may pursue are complex and uncertain and may be challenged by the IRS.

Neither SIMC nor its affiliates provide tax advice. Please note that (i) any discussion of U.S. tax matters contained in this communication cannot be used by you for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties; (ii) this communication was written to support the promotion or marketing of the matters addressed herein; and (iii) you should seek advice based on your particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor.

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