Manager Research Analyst - International Equity

Position Description 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 P24312
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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