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  • 1. Asset Allocation Funds A Personalized Process for Successful Investing
  • 2. Why SEI? SEI’s Asset Allocation Funds offer investors a different investment approach, one that elevates their portfolio beyond one-dimensional product strategies and leverages the expertise of highly skilled professional portfolio managers. SEI’s asset allocation funds are built upon personal emphasis, focusing on investors’ goals, timeframe and tolerance for risk. As investors’ needs change, SEI’s broad selection of investment choices ensures that investors have an investment portfolio that evolves with those needs. SEI employs a disciplined investment process that has been utilized by sophisticated institutional investors for decades. Benefits for Investors  Broad diversification by asset class and investment style, to manage risk and provide the potential for above-average returns.  A personal investment strategy set up by your Investment Advisor, based on your goals, your timeframe and your tolerance for risk.  Access to globally-prominent money managers normally available only to large institutional investors.  Continuous monitoring of each underlying fund within your portfolio by SEI’s team of investment specialists across the world.  Investors receive detailed quarterly SEI statements that include a personal rate of return. Portfolio strategy begins with a personalized investment questionnaire, then graduates through the portfolio selection process, in which multiple asset classes, multiple investment styles and multiple specialist portfolio managers are combined to meet investment objectives. About SEI SEI is a leading global outsourcer of asset management, investment processing and investment operation solutions. Since 1968, SEI’s innovative solutions have helped corporations, financial institutions, financial advisors, and affluent families create and manage wealth. With 2,200 qualified employees worldwide, SEI leverages global capabilities and local experience to provide leading outsourced business solutions, including our manager-of-managers investment process. SEI is a publicly held corporation listed on Nasdaq. Inside please find a comprehensive review of each of SEI’s Asset Allocation Funds and their underlying SEI Funds, as well as a description of the manager selection and monitoring process. 2 A S S E T A L L O C AT I O N F U N D S
  • 3. Asset Allocation Funds INCREASING POTENTIAL REWARD Global Growth 100 Growth 100 Growth 80/20 Growth 70/30 Balanced 60/40 Balanced Monthly Income* Balanced 50/50 Income 40/60 Income 30/70 Conservative Monthly Income Income 20/80 Income 100 INCREASING EQUITY ALLOCATION A S S E T A L L O C AT I O N F U N D S 3
  • 4. INCOME 100 FUND The aim of the Income 100 Fund is to provide a high level of current and longer-term income with some opportunity for long term growth. The Fund employs a diversified fixed income strategy, investing in both Canadian and global bonds. The Fund is suitable for investors with a short to long-term investment time horizon, a low level of investment risk, and seeking a high level of current income in a diversified fixed income portfolio. FIXED INCOME 100% Canadian Fixed Income Fund 64% Real Return Bond Fund 12% Short Term Bond Fund 14% U.S. High Yield Bond Fund 5% Money Market Fund 5% FundSERV Codes: O Class – PCA033, P Class – PCA233, F Class – PCA333 INCOME 20/80 FUND The aim of the Income 20/80 Fund is to provide long-term growth with a focus on providing a high level of income with some opportunity for capital growth. The Fund is diversified between equity and fixed income securities, with an emphasis on bonds to generate current income and help reduce volatility. The Fund generally has a mix of 80% fixed income securities and 20% equity securities. The Fund is suitable for investors with a shorter to long-term investment time horizon and a low level of investment risk. These investors seek a diversified portfolio with an emphasis on fixed income that can provide a high level of current income and modest capital growth. CANADIAN EQUITY 10% Canadian Equity Fund 10% FOREIGN EQUITY 10% U.S. Large Company Equity Fund 4% U.S. Small Company Equity Fund 1% EAFE Equity Fund 5% FIXED INCOME 80% Canadian Fixed Income Fund 49% Real Return Bond Fund 11% Short Term Bond Fund 15% U.S. High Yield Bond Fund 5% FundSERV Codes: O Class – PCA034, P Class – PCA234, F Class – PCA334 4 A S S E T A L L O C AT I O N F U N D S
  • 5. INCOME 30/70 FUND The aim of the Income 30/70 Fund is to provide long-term growth with a focus on providing income with some opportunity for capital growth. The Fund is diversified between equity and fixed income securities, with an emphasis on bonds to generate current income and help reduce volatility. The Fund generally has a mix of 70% fixed income securities and 30% equity securities. The Fund is suitable for investors with a shorter to long-term investment time horizon and a low level of investment risk. These investors seek a diversified portfolio with an emphasis on fixed income that can provide a relatively high level of current income and some capital growth. CANADIAN EQUITY 13% Canadian Equity Fund 12% Canadian Small Company Equity Fund 1% FOREIGN EQUITY 17% U.S. Large Company Equity Fund 8% U.S. Small Company Equity Fund 1% EAFE Equity Fund 8% FIXED INCOME 70% Canadian Fixed Income Fund 43% Real Return Bond Fund 11% Short Term Bond Fund 11% U.S. High Yield Bond Fund 5% FundSERV Codes: O Class – PCA035, P Class – PCA235, F Class – PCA335 CONSERVATIVE MONTHLY INCOME* The aim of the Conservative Monthly Income Fund is to achieve a balance of current income and long-term capital appreciation. The Fund is diversified between equity and fixed income securities, with an emphasis on bonds to generate current income and help reduce volatility. The Fund generally has a mix of 70% fixed income securities and 30% equity securities. The Fund seeks to pay a monthly distribution that is consistent each month. A portion of the distribution may consist of interest, dividends, a return of capital, or capital gains. Distributions within this Fund are automatically reinvested into additional units of the Fund unless otherwise noted. Please refer to the important note in the back of this document.* CANADIAN EQUITY 13% Canadian Equity Fund 12% Canadian Small Company Equity Fund 1% FOREIGN EQUITY 17% U.S. Large Company Equity Fund 8% U.S. Small Company Equity Fund 1% EAFE Equity Fund 8% FIXED INCOME 70% Canadian Fixed Income Fund 43% Real Return Bond Fund 11% Short Term Bond Fund 11% U.S. High Yield Bond Fund 5% FundSERV Codes: O Class – PCA037, P Class – PCA237, F Class – PCA337 A S S E T A L L O C AT I O N F U N D S 5
  • 6. INCOME 40/60 FUND The aim of the Income 40/60 Fund is to provide long-term growth of capital and income primarily through investment in a diversified portfolio of equity and fixed income securities, with a slight emphasis on bonds to help reduce Fund volatility. The Fund generally has a mix of 60% fixed income securities and 40% equity securities. The Fund is suitable for investors with a mid to long-term investment time horizon and a low to medium level of investment risk. These investors seek conservative capital growth and income in a diversified portfolio of fixed income and equity securities with a slight bias towards fixed income. CANADIAN EQUITY 16% Canadian Equity Fund Fund 15% Canadian Small Company Equity Fund 1% FOREIGN EQUITY 24% U.S. Large Company Equity Fund 10% U.S. Small Company Equity Fund 2% EAFE Equity Fund 10% Emerging Markets Equity Fund 2% FIXED INCOME 60% Canadian Fixed Income Fund 37% Real Return Bond Fund 10% Short Term Bond Fund 8% U.S. High Yield Bond Fund 5% FundSERV Codes: O Class – PCA025, P Class – PCA225, F Class – PCA325 BALANCED 50/50 FUND The aim of the Balanced 50/50 Fund is to provide long-term growth of capital and income primarily through investment in a diversified portfolio of equity and fixed income securities. The Fund generally has a mix of 50% fixed income securities and 50% equity securities. The Fund is suitable for investors with a mid to long-term investment time horizon and a low to medium level of investment risk. These investors seek conservative capital growth and income in a diversified portfolio of fixed income and equity securities. CANADIAN EQUITY 20% Canadian Equity Fund 18% Canadian Small Company Equity Fund 2% FOREIGN EQUITY 30% U.S. Large Company Equity Fund 13% U.S. Small Company Equity Fund 2% EAFE Equity Fund 12% Emerging Markets Equity Fund 3% FIXED INCOME 50% Canadian Fixed Income Fund 35% Real Return Bond Fund 10% U.S. High Yield Bond Fund 5% FundSERV Codes: O Class - PCA036, P Class - PCA236, F Class - PCA336 6 A S S E T A L L O C AT I O N F U N D S
  • 7. BALANCED 60/40 FUND The aim of the Balanced 60/40 Fund is to provide long-term growth of capital and income primarily through investment in a diversified portfolio of equity and fixed income securities with a slight bias to equity. The Fund generally has a mix of 40% fixed income securities and 60% equity securities. The Fund is suitable for investors with a mid to long-term investment time horizon and a low to medium investment risk. These investors seek moderate capital growth and some income in a diversified portfolio of fixed income and equity securities with a slight bias towards equities. CANADIAN EQUITY 25% Canadian Equity Fund 23% Canadian Small Company Equity Fund 2% FOREIGN EQUITY 35% U.S. Large Company Equity Fund 15% U.S. Small Company Equity Fund 3% EAFE Equity Fund 14% Emerging Markets Equity Fund 3% FIXED INCOME 40% Canadian Fixed Income Fund 30% Real Return Bond Fund 6% U.S. High Yield Bond Fund 4% FundSERV Codes: O Class - PCA007, P Class - PCA207, F Class - PCA307 BALANCED MONTHLY INCOME FUND* The aim of the Balanced Monthly Income Fund is to achieve a balance of current income and long-term growth of capital. The Fund is diversified between equity and fixed income securities, with a slight bias to equity to provide long-term growth. The Fund generally has a mix of 40% fixed income securities and 60% equity securities. The Fund seeks to pay a monthly distribution that is consistent each month. A portion of the distribution may consist of interest, dividends, a return of capital, or capital gains. Distributions within this Fund are automatically reinvested into additional units of the Fund unless otherwise noted. Please refer to the important note in the back of this document.* CANADIAN EQUITY 25% Canadian Equity Fund 23% Canadian Small Company Equity Fund 2% FOREIGN EQUITY 35% U.S. Large Company Equity Fund 15% U.S. Small Company Equity Fund 3% EAFE Equity Fund 14% Emerging Markets Equity Fund 3% FIXED INCOME 40% Canadian Fixed Income Fund 30% Real Return Bond Fund 6% U.S. High Yield Bond Fund 4% FundSERV Codes: O Class - PCA038, P Class - PCA238, F Class - PCA338 A S S E T A L L O C AT I O N F U N D S 7
  • 8. GROWTH 70/30 FUND The aim of the Growth 70/30 Fund is to provide long-term growth of capital and income primarily through investment in a diversified portfolio of equity and fixed income securities with a greater bias to equity securities to allow opportunity for capital growth. The Fund generally has a mix of 30% fixed income securities and 70% equity securities. The Fund is suitable for investors with a long-term investment time horizon and a medium level of investment risk. These investors seek capital growth and income in a diversified portfolio of equity and some fixed income securities. CANADIAN EQUITY 31% Canadian Equity Fund 28% Canadian Small Company Equity Fund 3% FOREIGN EQUITY 39% U.S. Large Company Equity Fund 17% U.S. Small Company Equity Fund 3% EAFE Equity Fund 15% Emerging Markets Equity Fund 4% FIXED INCOME 30% Canadian Fixed Income Fund 22% Real Return Bond Fund 4% U.S. High Yield Bond Fund 4% FundSERV Codes: O Class – PCA024, P Class – PCA224, F Class – PCA324 GROWTH 80/20 FUND The Global Growth Portfolio seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation with a small level of current income. The Portfolio invests in equity funds, with a focus on foreign equity exposure, and fixed income funds. The Portfolio is designed for more aggressive investors with an intermediate time horizon of 5 to 10 years. CANADIAN EQUITY 33% Canadian Equity Fund 29% Canadian Small Company Equity Fund 4% FOREIGN EQUITY 47% U.S. Large Company Equity Fund 20% U.S. Small Company Equity Fund 4% EAFE Equity Fund 18% Emerging Markets Equity Fund 5% FIXED INCOME 20% Canadian Fixed Income Fund 14% Real Return Bond Fund 4% U.S. High Yield Bond Fund 2% FundSERV Codes: O Class - PCA026, P Class - PCA226, F Class - PCA326 8 A S S E T A L L O C AT I O N F U N D S
  • 9. GROWTH 100 FUND The aim of the Growth 100 Fund is to provide long-term capital growth through investment in a diversified equities portfolio that is diversified across Canadian and global markets, with a bias to foreign securities. The Fund is suitable for investors with a long-term investment time horizon and a medium level of investment risk. These investors seek capital growth in a diversified global equities portfolio. CANADIAN EQUITY 41% Canadian Equity Fund 36% Canadian Small Company Equity Fund 5% FOREIGN EQUITY 59% U.S. Large Company Equity Fund 25% U.S. Small Company Equity Fund 5% EAFE Equity Fund 23% Emerging Markets Equity Fund 6% FundSERV Codes: O Class - PCA027, P Class - PCA227, F Class - PCA327 GLOBAL GROWTH 100 FUND The aim of the Global Growth 100 Fund is to provide long-term capital growth through investment in a diversified equities portfolio that is diversified across Canadian and global markets, with an emphasis on foreign securities. The Fund is suitable for investors with a long-term investment time horizon and a medium level of investment risk. These investors seek capital growth in an aggressive global equities portfolio.. CANADIAN EQUITY 20% Canadian Equity Fund 15% Canadian Small Company Equity Fund 5% FOREIGN EQUITY 80% U.S. Large Company Equity Fund 34% U.S. Small Company Equity Fund 6% EAFE Equity Fund 32% Emerging Markets Equity Fund 8% FundSERV Codes: O Class - PCA028, P Class - PCA228, F Class - PCA328 A S S E T A L L O C AT I O N F U N D S 9
  • 10. Underlying SEI Funds EARNINGS ANTICIPATION Goodman & Company, Investment Counsel, Ltd. CANADIAN EQUITY FUND EARNINGS MOMENTUM The aim of the Canadian Equity Fund is to provide capital appreciation over the long term Highstreet Asset Management Inc. through broad participation in the Canadian equity market. CORE VALUE The Fund holds equity securities primarily of companies included in the S&P/TSX Composite Jarislowsky Fraser Limited Index. However, the Fund is not limited to the companies in this index and seeks to achieve CORE a return that exceeds the index. Holdings are diversified amongst a broad universe that SEI believes comprehensively covers the segments considered to be representative of the Canadian MFC Global Investment Management equities markets. DISCIPLINED EARNINGS GROWTH The Fund invests utilizing a manager-of-managers investment strategy that combines multiple Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. specialist Portfolio Managers. Each Portfolio Manager is responsible for managing a portion RELATIVE GROWTH of the Fund in accordance with a specific mandate based on their specific area of expertise. PCJ Investment Counsel Ltd. Portfolio Managers are carefully selected using in-depth quantitative and qualitative research. Once appointed, they are subject to an on-going disciplined and rigorous monitoring process. RELATIVE VALUE Sionna Investment Managers Inc. CANADIAN SMALL COMPANY EQUITY FUND DISCIPLINED VALUE The aim of the Canadian Small Company Equity Fund is to provide capital appreciation over the Beutel, Goodman & Company Ltd. long term through broad participation in the small and mid cap portion of the Canadian equity CORE market. MFC Global Investment Management Holdings are diversified amongst a broad universe that SEI believes comprehensively covers the segments considered to be representative of the small and mid cap portion of the Canadian EARNINGS GROWTH equities markets. Montrusco Bolton Investments, Inc. The Fund invests utilizing a manager-of-managers investment strategy that combines multiple specialist Portfolio Managers. Each Portfolio Manager is responsible for managing a portion of the Fund in accordance with a specific mandate based on their specific area of expertise. Portfolio Managers are carefully selected using in-depth quantitative and qualitative research. Once appointed, they are subject to an on-going disciplined and rigorous monitoring process. U.S. LARGE COMPANY EQUITY FUND CONTRARIAN GROWTH / CORE VALUE The aim of the U.S. Large Company Equity Fund is to provide capital appreciation over the Legg Mason Capital Management long term through broad participation in the large cap portion of the U.S. equity market. CONTRARIAN VALUE The Fund holds equity securities primarily of large U.S. companies with market capitalization LSV Asset Management of more than US$1 billion. All companies invested in are listed in recognized stock exchanges. Holdings are diversified amongst a broad universe that SEI believes comprehensively covers the RELATIVE VALUE segments considered to be representative of the U.S. large cap equities markets. Aronson+Johnson+Ortiz, L.P. The Fund invests utilizing a manager-of-managers investment strategy that combines multiple EMERGING GROWTH specialist Portfolio Managers. Each Portfolio Manager is responsible for managing a portion Delaware Investments Advisors of the Fund in accordance with a specific mandate, based on their specific area of expertise. RELATIVE GROWTH Portfolio Managers are carefully selected using in-depth quantitative and qualitative research. Once appointed, they are subject to an on-going disciplined and rigorous monitoring process. Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. QUALITY GROWTH Neuberger Berman, LLC CORE – CUSTOMIZED FACTORS Quantitative Managment Associates, LLC CORE – VOLATILITY CAPTURE INTECH Investment Management, LLC 10 U N D E R LY I N G S E I F U N D S
  • 11. U.S. SMALL COMPANY EQUITY FUND FACTOR ROTATION The aim of the U.S. Small Company Equity Fund is to provide capital appreciation over the Los Angeles Capital Management long term through broad participation in the small cap portion of the U.S. equity market. RELATIVE VALUE The Fund holds equity securities primarily of U.S. companies with a range of market Lee Munder Investments, Ltd. capitalizations found in indices that are representative of the U.S. small company equity markets or a component of those markets. All companies invested in are listed on recognized FACTOR CUSTOMIZATION stock exchanges. Holdings are diversified amongst a broad universe that SEI believes PanAgora Asset Management, Inc. comprehensively covers the segments considered to be representative of the U.S. small cap EMERGING GROWTH equities markets. Wellington Management Company, LLC The Fund invests utilizing a manager-of-managers investment strategy that combines multiple specialist Portfolio Managers. Each Portfolio Manager is responsible for managing a portion of the Fund in accordance with a specific mandate, based on their specific area of expertise. Portfolio Managers are carefully selected using in-depth quantitative and qualitative research. Once appointed, they are subject to an on-going disciplined and rigorous monitoring process. EAFE EQUITY FUND VALUE PREMIUM & MOMENTUM The aim of the EAFE Equity Fund is to provide capital appreciation over the long term primarily AXA Rosenberg Investment Management, LLC through broad participation in a portfolio of developed country issuers. Acadian Asset Managment, LLC The Fund holds primarily equity securities of foreign issuers in dveloped markets, but may also RELATIVE VALUE invest in companies located in emerging markets. Wellington Management Company, LLP The Fund invests utilizing a manager-of-managers investment strategy that combines multiple specialist Portfolio Managers. Each Portfolio Manager is responsible for managing a portion VOLATILITY CAPTURE of the Fund in accordance with a specific mandate, based on their specific area of expertise. INTECH Investment Management, LLC Portfolio Managers are carefully selected using in-depth quantitative and qualitative research. MOMENTUM GROWTH Once appointed, they are subject to an on-going disciplined and rigorous monitoring process. McKinley Capital Management Inc. CORE Quantitative Management Associates, LLC Principal Global Investors EMERGING MARKETS EQUITY FUND GROWTH The aim of the Emerging Markets Equity Fund is to provide capital appreciation over the long AllianceBernstein LP term through broad participation in a portfolio of emerging market country issuers. VALUE PREMIUM The Fund holds primarily equity securities in foreign issuers of emerging market countries that The Boston Company Asset Management, LLC possess an emerging or developing economy and market as defined by the World Bank or the United Nations. VALUE PREMIUM & MOMENTUM The Fund invests utilizing a manager-of-managers investment strategy that combines multiple AXA Rosenberg Investment Management LLC specialist Portfolio Managers. Each Portfolio Manager is responsible for managing a portion GROWTH AT A REASONABLE PRICE of the Fund in accordance with a specific mandate, based on their specific area expertise. Artisan Partners LP Portfolio Managers are carefully selected using in-depth quantitative and qualitative research. Once appointed, they are subject to an on-going disciplined and rigorous monitoring process. U N D E R LY I N G S E I F U N D S 11
  • 12. CANADIAN FIXED INCOME FUND VALUE FOCUSED The aim of the Canadian Fixed Income Fund is to provide broad participation in the Canadian Beutel, Goodman & Company Ltd. bond market. The Fund seeks to achieve a return that exceeds the DEX Universe Bond Index. Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd The Fund holds primarily debt instruments issued or guaranteed by the federal, provincial and municipal governments of Canada and Canadian corporations including mortgage backed securities, asset backed securities and commercial paper. DURATION MANAGEMENT Addenda Capital Inc. The Fund invests utilizing a manager-of-managers investment strategy that combines multiple specialist Portfolio Managers. Each Portfolio Manager is responsible for managing a portion INVESTMENT GRADE CREDIT of the Fund in accordance with a specific mandate based on their specific area of expertise. Addenda Capital Inc. Portfolio Managers are carefully selected using in-depth quantitative and qualitative research. AEGON Capital Management Inc. Once appointed, they are subject to an on-going disciplined and rigorous monitoring process. J. Zechner Associates Inc. REAL RETURN BOND FUND REAL RETURN BONDS The aim of the Real Return Bond Fund is to provide long-term capital appreciation through Fiera Capital Management Inc. investment in real return bonds (RRBs). The Fund invests primarily in RRBs that are issued or guaranteed by the federal or a provincial governments of Canada and pay interest based on a real interest rate. Unlike standard fixed coupon bonds, payments from RRBs are adjusted for changes in the Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI). The Fund offers inflation protection as the principal and coupon payments on RRBs are linked to the CPI. Should inflation increase, interest and principal payments from RRBs will increase proportionately with changes in the CPI. SHORT TERM BOND FUND SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS The aim of the Short Term Bond Fund is to preserve capital and current income by investing in AEGON Capital Management Inc. a diversified portfolio that focuses primarily on Canadian fixed-income securities. The Fund holds debt instruments issued or guaranteed by governments and corporations in Canada and abroad, including mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities and other collateralized debt securities. The Fund offers exposure to a diversified portfolio of bonds, investing primarily in investment grade bonds (“BBB” rated and above). 12 U N D E R LY I N G S E I F U N D S
  • 13. U.S. HIGH YIELD BOND FUND RELATIVE VALUE The aim of the U.S. High Yield Bond Fund is to provide a high level of total return by investing Guggenheim Investment Management, LLC primarily in high yield fixed income securities issued primarily by U.S. corporations. J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Inc The Fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of non-investment grade rated debt FUNDAMENTAL HIGH YIELD instruments and high yield securities with a credit rating below BBB. The Fund’s average Delaware Investment Advisers weighted maturity may vary but will not exceed ten years. The Fund invests utilizing a Manager of Managers investment strategy that combines multiple specialist Portfolio Managers. Each Portfolio Manager is responsible for managing a portion of the Fund in accordance with a specific mandate based on their specific area of expertise. Portfolio Managers are carefully selected using in-depth quantitative and qualitative research. Once appointed, they are subject to an on-going disciplined and rigorous monitoring process MONEY MARKET FUND SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS The aim of the Money Market Fund is to provide a high level of current income consistent with MFC Global Investment Management capital preservation and liquidity. The Fund invests primarily in short term debt and money market securities issued or guaranteed by the federal or provincial governments of Canada and Canadian corporations, and having a term to maturity of not more than 365 days. All non-government securities must have a minimum R-1 credit rating or higher (as determined by Dominion Bond Rating Service). This ensures the Fund maintains a high overall level of quality. The Fund maintains an average term to maturity of 90 days or less. The Fund strives to maintain a constant net asset value per unit of $10. U N D E R LY I N G S E I F U N D S 13
  • 14. Manager Selection SEI’s manager-of-managers investment process identifies, hires and manages specialist portfolio managers to deliver more consistent performance. Generalist managers tend to roam the markets drifting from one investment style to another in the pursuit of positive returns. By contrast, money managers who specialize in a particular area of a market have the discipline and experience necessary to perfect their own investment style. They not only know where to seek opportunity, but also how to anticipate favourable and unfavourable changes. When this focus is applied to a portfolio with a carefully designed asset allocation, it can produce consistent and predictable results. SEI’s Manager Research Process We use a time-tested three-step process that is based on our experience with thousands of investment managers across all market cycles. It’s a process that takes into account the manager’s own philosophy and how it fits with ours. Our investment team of over 100 professionals is dedicated to implementing and overseeing the manager research and selection process. We use our powerful research capabilities and a rigorous screening process to find best of class managers in each investment style. Our disciplined step-by-step approach evaluates managers against four criteria: PERFORMANCE – We compare a manager’s performance against a benchmark that is relevant to their investment style. PHILOSOPHY – We look for specialist managers who have an investment philosophy and an investment style that are clearly defined and consistently applied over a number of years. PROCESS – We examine how a firm puts its philosophy into action. PEOPLE – Because an investment firm’s primary asset is its people, we look for outstanding talent in a stable, well-managed team-based organization. Our process shrinks the universe of thousands of investment managers to our current global network of over 30 managers with complementary styles. This supports the risk-controlled portfolio construction that is the hallmark of our investment approach. SEI’S TIME-TESTED APPROACH RELIES ON A COMPREHENSIVE THREE-STEP PROCESS TO FIND SUPERIOR MANAGERS: Manager Candidates Quantitative Step 1: Returns Based Evaluation Evaluation Proprietary Screening Model: Style Analysis Risk Return Analysis Performance Attribution Analysis Fundamental Step 2: Holdings-Based Analysis Analysis Portfolios Securities Model: Fundamental Characteristics Risk Factors Qualitative Step 3: Qualitative Examination Examination On-Site Visit: Investment Process Systems & Trading Capabilities Legal & Compliance Review Personnel & Organization SEI Manager 14 MANAGER SELECTION & SEI’S MANAGER RESEARCH PROCESS
  • 15. * The Fund seeks to pay a monthly distribution that is consistent each month. The distribution is paid on the last business day of each calendar month at a rate determined by its Manager, SEI. The amount and frequency of distributions may change without notice. Investors should not confuse the cashflow distribution with the Fund’s performance, rate of return or yield. A portion of the distribution may consist of interest, dividends, a return of capital, or capital gains. Investors should refer to the prospectus for more details about the distribution policy and income tax considerations. For more information about SEI and the SEI Family of Mutual Funds, visit www.seic.com. The Underlying Funds and their weightings in the asset allocation funds are subject to change from time to time at the Manager’s discretion. The portfolio managers or the allocations of assets to a particular portfolio manager are subject to change from time to time at the Manager’s discretion. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. Mutual fund securities are not covered by Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit issuer. There can be no assurances that a money market fund will be able to maintain its net asset value per security at a constant amount or that the full amount of your investment in the fund will be returned to you. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The information contained herein is for general information purposes only and is not intended to constitute legal, tax, accounting, securities, or investment advice, nor an opinion regarding the appropriateness of any investment. You should not act or rely on the information contained herein without obtaining specific legal, tax, accounting and investment advice from an investment professional. This communication does not constitute any offer or solicitation to residents of the U.S. or the U.K., or to anyone in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is not authorized or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such a solicitation. DISCLAIMERS 15
  • 16. Toronto 70 York Street Suite 1600 Toronto, Ontario M5J 1S9 Montreal 1002 Sherbrooke Street West Suite 2650 Montreal, Quebec H3A 3L6 TOLL FREE WITHIN CANADA 1.866.SEI.3388 SEPTEMBER 2009 www.seic.com 090981 (9/09)

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