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As one of the leading providers of CITs and pooled investment products, we offer a comprehensive solution that provides all the required trustee, investment management, accounting, administration, transfer agent and plan-level services for a successful CIT.
As the trustee of the CIT, SEI Trust Company provides management, oversight and administration services to ensure each trust is operating in a manner consistent with the established Declaration of Trust and in compliance with all legal and regulatory authority.
SEI Trust Company also provides exceptional client service to its investors and their related service providers via its team of Trust Officers. Each CIT is assigned a Trust Officer that is experienced in, and solely focused on, CITs. The Trust Officer takes ownership and assumes responsibility of all aspects of the CIT; and therefore, all activities and events are coordinated and supervised by the Trust Officer to ensure a knowledgeable professional is constantly safeguarding the CIT and its investors.
CITs and mutual funds are similar in a number of ways, and utilizing a transfer agent who has the ability and expertise to process both types of funds can result in additional value and savings. Our best-of-class technology platform integrates a transfer agent who is an authorized NSCC participant, making it easy for TPAs to trade CITs via the same platform as mutual funds. This in turn creates efficiencies for the transfer agent, TPAs and, ultimately, our clients.
Investment Management and Oversight
Having an effective Investment Management and Oversight Program is critical to long-term success and can often be a competitive advantage. We understand the importance of a strong oversight foundation and we take the job of managing the CITs compliance very seriously.
Legal and Compliance Oversight
STC annually approves a policy on compliance management that establishes standardized policies, procedures, training, monitoring, risk assessments and reporting requirements for STC personnel. Corporate Compliance Officers support STC’s Compliance Officer by providing subject matter expertise in Anti-Money Laundering and Privacy / Identity Theft.
Accounting and Administration
We've been a leading provider of mutual fund services for over three decades and we've been an outsourcing partner in the CIT industry for over two decades. This puts us in a unique position to intimately understand the distinct needs of CITs and to consequently leverage the expertise, technology and infrastructure we have built through our mutual fund solutions.
Our comprehensive distribution solution provides our advisors insight into the competitive defined benefit and defined contribution environments through market intelligence, platform management, and best practices. Our experienced team can assist in navigating the retirement and record keeping environment to help streamline the agreement process and on-board the CITs in a timely manner.
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Frequently asked questions from current or prospective investors and consultants. For additional questions, please contact the SEI Trust Company at CITTrade@seic.com.
Frequently asked questions
How does a plan apply to be an investor in a CIT?
In order for a plan to invest in an SEI Trust Company maintained CIT, the plan must first submit a completed and signed Application Form to STC for approval.
How To Obtain An Application Form: Contact the appropriate STC Trust Officer, email SEI Trust Company at CITTrade@seic.com or contact your client service representative at the applicable investment advisor.
Our plan is already invested in one STC CIT and we would like to invest plan assets in another STC CIT complex. How do I do that?
In order for your plan to invest in another SEI Trust Company maintained CIT, you must first submit a completed and signed Application Form for the new CIT to STC for approval.
How To Obtain an Application Form: Contact the appropriate STC Trust Officer, email SEI Trust Company at CITTrade@seic.com or contact your client service representative at the applicable investment advisor.
What is the process for making initial / on-going deposits?
In order to make a deposit into or a withdrawal from a CIT account an investor will need to place a trade with SEI’s Institutional Transfer Agency. Please refer to the Declaration of Trust for the CIT for specifics pertaining to each specific trust’s withdrawal provisions.
How to Obtain Trading Forms and Instructions:
Contact the appropriate STC Trust Officer or email SEI Trust Company at CITTrade@seic.com.
Who can I contact with questions relating to a plan’s investments in STC CITs?
For questions regarding account balances, transactions, and / or statements, please contact SEI’s Institutional Transfer Agency at (800) 858-7233 or ITAOperations@seic.com.
For any other questions regarding a plan’s investment in SEI Trust Company CITs, please contact the SEI Trust Company at CITTrade@seic.com or (610) 676-2369.
What reports / statements will plans receive from STC with respect to their investment?
SEI Trust Company provides the following standard reports: Monthly Account Statement, Fund Performance Report, Fund Holdings Report, Net Asset Value (NAV) Report, 408(b)(2) and 404(a)(5) Disclosures, Fund Fact Sheet, Annual Report, Certificate of Filing with the Department of Labor, and Schedule C information for investor’s Form 5500 for each CIT. Additional reports may be available upon request.
Where can I obtain the most recently updated offering documents for the CIT?
You can find the current offering documents for each CIT by selecting the trust documents link on the “Document Center” screen of the SEI Trust Company’s CIT dashboard.
Where can I obtain an updated fact sheet for the CIT in which our plan invests?
You can find the most recent fact sheets for each CIT by selecting the fund documents link on the “Document Center” screen of the SEI Trust Company's CIT dashboard.
How do I obtain the current versions of the fee disclosures required under ERISA 408(b)(2) and 404(a)(5) and/or the disclosures required for Schedule C of my plan’s Form 5500?
You can find the current versions of the fund specific fee disclosures required under ERISA 408(b)(2) and 404(a)(5) and/or the disclosures required for Schedule C of your plan’s Form 5500 for each CIT by selecting the trust documents and fund documents links on the “Document Center” screen of the SEI Trust Company’s CIT dashbaord.
How do I obtain a copy of the CIT’s annual audited financial statements for the most recent fiscal year?
You can find the most recent annual audited financial statements for each CIT by selecting the trust documents link on the “Document Center” screen of the SEI Trust Company's CIT dashboard.
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Disclaimer: SEI Trust Company (“STC”) is a non-depository trust company chartered under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which provides trustee, custodial, operational and administrative services to various collective investment trusts. STC was formed in June 1989, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SEI Investments Company and is regulated and examined by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities. The Trustee shall offer interests in each Trust only to parties who are eligible investors in a collective investment trust pursuant to applicable law, including, but not limited to, the applicable provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Pennsylvania Banking Code of 1965, as well as the terms of the offering documents for each specific Trust.