SEI Expands Middle-Office Services With Enhanced Pricing and Valuation Capabilities

By Sei Investments Company, PRNE
Thursday, January 6, 2011

Independent Validation Meets Demand for Increased Accuracy and Transparency

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, January 7, 2011 - SEI (Nasdaq: SEIC) today announced that it has extended its array of
middle-office services by enhancing its asset pricing and valuation
validation solution for investment managers. The solution, which leverages
the independent valuation and pricing models of industry-leading third-party
pricing providers, is designed to provide managers with more accurate and
independent pricing verification. The solution is the latest in a series of
developments by SEI to help managers address the challenges they are facing
in valuing their investments due to rapid changes in liquidity and volatility
in global securities markets, while meeting the growing investor demands for
conflict-free transparency in a climate of increasing global regulatory and
investor scrutiny.

SEI's enhanced offering provides managers with multi-source, independent
asset pricing and valuation validation for all asset classes from more than
10 of the most respected global providers in the industry. As part of the
offering, SEI has created a seamless reporting process where pricing reports
are now made available through the company's online Manager Dashboard tool.
Among the reporting data that managers receive are valuation variance reports
detailing price comparisons, model inputs and assumptions. The multi-level,
independent process ensures greater accuracy and transparency, and also
provides managers with an additional measure of validity among, what most
experts agree, has become a more skeptical investor base, not to mention an
area of increased scrutiny by regulators.

"The increased demand for a robust and reliable valuation process, as
well as a heightened focus on valuation governance by regulators, has added
significant challenges to managers," said Jean Ebbott, Solutions Director,
SEI's Investment Manager Services division. "To effectively address these
challenges, we are providing our clients with deeper access to independent
pricing and valuation models from best-in-class partners to help them manage
risk, increase comfort among their investors, and ensure consistent and
credible pricing. Leveraging SEI's market presence, clients can gain
efficiencies from our vendor selection process and wide range of
relationships. As with all our middle-office solutions our goal is to give
managers the best tools that allow them to focus more on their portfolio
management and investors, rather than on their operations."

About SEI's Investment Manager Services Division

SEI's Investment Manager Services division provides comprehensive
operational outsourcing solutions to global investment managers focused on
mutual funds, hedge and private equity funds, exchange traded funds,
collective trusts, and separately managed, as well as institutional and
private client, accounts. The division applies operating services,
technologies, and business and regulatory knowledge to each client's business
objectives. Its resources enable clients to meet the demands of the
marketplace and sharpen business strategies by focusing on their core
competencies. The division has been recognized by HFMWeek as "Most Innovative
Fund Administrator (Over $30bn AUA)" and "Best Funds of Hedge Funds
Administrator (Over $30bn AUA)." For more information, visit

About SEI

SEI (Nasdaq: SEIC) is a leading global provider of outsourced asset
management, investment processing and investment operations solutions. The
company's innovative solutions help corporations, financial institutions,
financial advisors, and affluent families create and manage wealth. As of
September 30, 2010, through its subsidiaries and partnerships in which the
company has a significant interest, SEI administers $402 billion in mutual
fund and pooled assets and manages $164 billion in assets. SEI serves
clients, conducts or is registered to conduct business and/or operations,
from numerous offices worldwide. For more information, visit

Services provided by SEI Investments — Global Fund Services Limited
(Reg. in Dublin No. 242309), SEI Investments Trustee & Custodial Services
(Ireland) Limited (Reg. in Dublin No. 315393), and their affiliates, which
are all wholly owned subsidiaries of SEI Investments Company.

SEI Investments — Global Fund Services Limited and SEI Investments
Trustee & Custodial Services (Ireland) Limited (Styne House, Upper Hatch
Street, Dublin 2, Ireland) are authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland
under the Central Bank Reform Act 2010.

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Dana Grosser of SEI, +1-610-676-2459, dgrosser at, or Rory King or Katy Hall, both of MHP Communications for SEI, +44(0)207-786-4888, seiims at

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