Manager Research Analyst - International Equity

SEI's Investment Management Unit (IMU) has an opening for a Manager Research Analyst with a strong International Equity focus. Working with the Manager Research team, the key objective of the role is to identify managers with superior skills and competitive advantage 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.
What you'll do :
'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 assesses a manager's superior edge versus its relevant peers
'Compose cogent, refutable investment theses for recommended managers, focused on investment edge
'Retain accountability for recommended manager decisions
'Run 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
What you bring to the table:
'A Bachelor's degree along with an advanced degree and/or certification (e.g. MS, MBA, CFA or progress toward CFA)
'A minimum of 5 years of experience conducting manager research and due diligence with an emphasis in international/emerging markets equity (4+ years).
'Deep working knowledge of investment strategies and capital markets
'Demonstrated capabilities in Excel and financial information systems (e.g. eVestment, Facstset, StyleResearch, Barra, Axioma)
'Experience in portfolio management or statistical modeling a plus
Attributes we value:
'Strong quantitative, analytical and problem solving skills. Detail oriented and ability to synthesis data and make deductive decisions.
'Excellent communication - 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 when the pressure is on
'Standout colleague with strong interpersonal skills and work ethic.
'Willingness to take initiative, exercise independent judgment and act decisively
'Intellectually curious, creative and open-minded
'Real passion for investing
'This position will be based at corporate headquarters in Oaks, PA. Travel for this position will be required
SEI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and so much more?
Now in its 50th year, SEI is a leading global provider of investment processing, investment management, and investment operations solutions. Reflecting our experience within financial services and financial technology our Oaks, PA office encompasses an open floor plan and numerous art installations designed to encourage innovation and creativity in our workforce. We recognize that our people are our most valuable asset and that a healthy, happy, and motivated workforce is key to our continued growth. At SEI, we're (literally) invested in your success. We offer our employees paid parental leave, back-up childcare arrangements, paid volunteer days, education assistance, access to thriving employee networks and an opportunity to become an elite ping-pong player during break periods.
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.
SEI is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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.

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