SEI Helps Institutional Investors Avoid Links to Sudan/Iran

July 28, 2008 ( - SEI has announced the launch of a new fund that addresses the increased desire of institutional investors, specifically nonprofit organizations, to invest in funds that eliminate companies that generate revenue through business relationships with Sudan or Iran.

The SEI Screened World Equity Ex-U.S. Fund will invest in securities of foreign issuers located in developed and emerging market countries, excluding companies whose activities directly or indirectly benefit the governments of countries that support terrorism, genocide, or human rights abuses, the announcement said.

The actively-managed fund uses a multi-manager approach, relying on a number of sub-advisers with differing investment strategies with the objective of achieving returns above the fund’s benchmark – MSCI All Country World ex-US Index adjusted for screens.

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