Manager Research Analyst

SEI's Investment Management Unit (IMU) has openings for Analysts to conduct equity research. Working within the Manager Research division, the key objective of the role is to identify managers with superior skills and competitive advantages for SEI's research platform. This platform is focused on helping clients meet their unique investment objectives through the benefits of active multi-manager portfolios. Research is utilized by and provided to internal and external clients through SEI's directly managed mutual funds and separate accounts or via packaged research services to third-party financial enterprises.


Contribute to / lead the manager research process for existing managers as well as potential candidates

Conduct in-depth due diligence through a combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis to assess manager skill. Due diligence will include data analysis, manager conference calls and on-site visits, and preparation of written due diligence reports

Analyze manager portfolios to understand drivers of risk and return, alpha composition and the robustness of the strategy in various market environments. The analysis is focused on assessing a manager's competitive advantage versus its relevant peers

Compose cogent, refutable investment theses for recommended managers, focused on investment edge

Retain accountability for recommended manager decisions

Manage ongoing relationships with existing investment managers

Respond to various requests from other teams within the investment unit and SEI's market units

This role also carries a long-term responsibility to help further develop and implement a process driven culture in a constructive fashion. Delivering convictions with an open mind and the ability to work well in a team environment is essential.

Position Requirements

A Bachelor's degree along with an advanced degree and/or certification (e.g. MS, MBA, CFA or progress toward CFA)

A minumum of 3 years of experience conducting manager research and due diligence (experience in international/ emerging markets equity a strong plus).

Deep working knowledge of investment strategies and capital markets

Solid capabilities in Excel and financial information systems (e.g. eVestment, Facstset, StyleResearch, Barra, Axioma)

Experience in portfolio management or statistical modeling a plus

Key Competencies Required For the Role:

Strong quantitative, analytical and problem solving skills. Detail oriented and ability to synthesis data and make deductive decisions.

Excellent communication skills - written, verbal and presentation skills for internal/external audiences as well as strong listening and investigative skills

Robust organization skills and ability to work effectively under pressure

Team player with strong interpersonal skills and work ethic.

Willingness to take initiative, exercise independent judgment and act decisively

Intellectually curious, creative and open-minded

Passion for investing

Willingness to travel

Location and Travel:

This position will be based at corporate headquarters in Oaks, PA. Travel for this position will be required.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the work environment may require an individual to move around the office and from building to building which may expose the individual to weather conditions outside. The individual has to be able to sit or be stationary at a computer and use computers for extended periods of time and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The noise level in the environment is moderate and the individual must be able to communicate and exchange information with people in person and over the telephone and email.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.