September 30, 2022

PROSPECTUS

SEI Institutional Investments Trust

Class A Shares

•  Large Cap Fund (SLCAX)

•  Large Cap Disciplined Equity Fund (SCPAX)

•  Large Cap Index Fund (LCIAX)

•  S&P 500 Index Fund (SPINX)

•  Extended Market Index Fund (SMXAX)

•  Small Cap Fund (SLPAX)

•  Small Cap II Fund (SECAX)

•  Small/Mid Cap Equity Fund (SSMAX)

•  U.S. Equity Factor Allocation Fund (SEHAX)

•  U.S. Managed Volatility Fund (SVYAX)

•  Global Managed Volatility Fund (SGMAX)

•  World Select Equity Fund (SWSAX)

•  World Equity Ex-US Fund (WEUSX)

•  Screened World Equity Ex-US Fund (SSEAX)

•  Emerging Markets Equity Fund (SMQFX)

•  Opportunistic Income Fund (ENIAX)

•  Core Fixed Income Fund (SCOAX)

•  High Yield Bond Fund (SGYAX)

•  Long Duration Fund (LDRAX)

•  Long Duration Credit Fund (SLDAX)

•  Ultra Short Duration Bond Fund (SUSAX)

•  Emerging Markets Debt Fund (SEDAX)

•  Real Return Fund (RRPAX)

•  Limited Duration Bond Fund (SLDBX)

•  Intermediate Duration Credit Fund (SIDCX)

•  Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund (SDLAX)

•  Multi-Asset Real Return Fund (SEIAX)

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission have not approved or disapproved these securities or this pool, or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

Paper copies of the Funds' shareholder reports are no longer sent by mail, unless you specifically request them from the Funds or from your financial intermediary, such as a broker-dealer or bank. Shareholder reports are available online and you will be notified by mail each time a report is posted on the Funds' website and provided with a link to access the report online.

You may elect to receive all future reports in paper free of charge. If you invest through a financial intermediary, you can contact your financial intermediary to inform it that you wish to continue receiving paper copies of your shareholder reports. If you invest directly with the Funds, you can inform the Funds that you wish to continue receiving paper copies of your shareholder reports by calling 1-800-DIAL-SEI. Your election to receive reports in paper will apply to all funds held with the SEI Funds or your financial intermediary.

Not all Funds appearing in this prospectus are available for purchase in all states. You may purchase Fund shares only if they are registered in your state.

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SEI INSTITUTIONAL INVESTMENTS TRUST

About This Prospectus

 

FUND SUMMARY

 

LARGE CAP FUND

   

1

   

LARGE CAP DISCIPLINED EQUITY FUND

   

6

   

LARGE CAP INDEX FUND

   

12

   

S&P 500 INDEX FUND

   

16

   

EXTENDED MARKET INDEX FUND

   

21

   

SMALL CAP FUND

   

26

   

SMALL CAP II FUND

   

30

   

SMALL/MID CAP EQUITY FUND

   

35

   

U.S. EQUITY FACTOR ALLOCATION FUND

   

39

   

U.S. MANAGED VOLATILITY FUND

   

43

   

GLOBAL MANAGED VOLATILITY FUND

   

48

   

WORLD SELECT EQUITY FUND

   

54

   

WORLD EQUITY EX-US FUND

   

60

   

SCREENED WORLD EQUITY EX-US FUND

   

66

   

EMERGING MARKETS EQUITY FUND

   

72

   

OPPORTUNISTIC INCOME FUND

   

79

   

CORE FIXED INCOME FUND

   

87

   

HIGH YIELD BOND FUND

   

94

   

LONG DURATION FUND

   

100

   

LONG DURATION CREDIT FUND

   

107

   

ULTRA SHORT DURATION BOND FUND

   

114

   

EMERGING MARKETS DEBT FUND

   

121

   

REAL RETURN FUND

   

128

   

LIMITED DURATION BOND FUND

   

133

   

INTERMEDIATE DURATION CREDIT FUND

   

139

   

DYNAMIC ASSET ALLOCATION FUND

   

146

   

MULTI-ASSET REAL RETURN FUND

   

158

   

Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares

   

169

   

Tax Information

   

169

   
Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other
Financial Intermediaries
   

169

   

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT INVESTMENTS

   

169

   

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT RISKS

   

170

   

Risk Information Common to the Funds

   

170

   

More Information About Principal Risks

   

171

   

 

GLOBAL ASSET ALLOCATION

   

192

   
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FUNDS'
BENCHMARK INDEXES
   

193

   

INVESTMENT ADVISER

   

195

   

SUB-ADVISERS

   

201

   

Information About Fee Waivers

   

202

   
Management of the Dynamic Asset Allocation
and Multi-Asset Real Return Funds' Subsidiaries
   

204

   

Sub-Advisers and Portfolio Managers

   

204

   
PURCHASING, EXCHANGING AND SELLING
FUND SHARES
   

247

   

HOW TO PURCHASE FUND SHARES

   

248

   

Pricing of Fund Shares

   

248

   

Minimum Purchases

   

251

   
Frequent Purchases and Redemptions of Fund
Shares
   

251

   

Foreign Investors

   

252

   
Customer Identification and Verification and
Anti-Money Laundering Program
   

252

   

HOW TO EXCHANGE YOUR FUND SHARES

   

253

   

HOW TO SELL YOUR FUND SHARES

   

253

   

Receiving Your Money

   

254

   

Methods Used to Meet Redemption Obligations

   

254

   

Low Balance Redemptions

   

254

   

Suspension of Your Right to Sell Your Shares

   

254

   

Telephone Transactions

   

254

   

Unclaimed Property

   

254

   

DISTRIBUTION OF FUND SHARES

   

255

   
DISCLOSURE OF PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS
INFORMATION
   

255

   

DIVIDENDS, DISTRIBUTIONS AND TAXES

   

255

   

Dividends and Distributions

   

255

   

Taxes

   

256

   

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

   

260

   

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

   

261

   
HOW TO OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
SEI INSTITUTIONAL INVESTMENTS TRUST
   

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LARGE CAP FUND

Fund Summary

Investment Goal

Long-term growth of capital and income.

Fees and Expenses

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell Fund shares. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table and examples below.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class A Shares

 

Management Fees

   

0.40

%

 

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

   

None

   

Other Expenses

   

0.07

%

 

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

   

0.47

%

 

EXAMPLE

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem or hold all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund's operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

   

1 Year

 

3 Years

 

5 Years

 

10 Years

 

Large Cap Fund — Class A Shares

 

$

48

   

$

151

   

$

263

   

$

591

   

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual Fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund's performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 76% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, the Large Cap Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities of large companies.

For purposes of this Fund, a large company is a company with a market capitalization in the range of companies in the Russell 1000 Index (between $349 million and $2.62 trillion as of July 31, 2022) at the time of purchase. The market capitalization range and the composition of the Russell 1000 Index are subject to


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change. These securities may include common stocks, preferred stocks, warrants and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and may in some instances be foreign securities or represent exposure to foreign markets. The Fund may also, to a lesser extent, invest in common and preferred stocks of small capitalization companies. The Fund uses a multi-manager approach, relying on a number of sub-advisers (each, a Sub-Adviser and collectively, the Sub-Advisers) with differing investment philosophies and strategies to manage portions of the Fund's portfolio under the general supervision of SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC or the Adviser).

Principal Risks

Market Risk — The risk that the market value of a security may move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, an industry, a sector or the equity market as a whole. Equity markets may decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, economic or other developments that may cause broad changes in market value, public perceptions concerning these developments, and adverse investor sentiment or publicity. Similarly, environmental and public health risks, such as natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics or widespread fear that such events may occur, may impact markets adversely and cause market volatility in both the short- and long-term.

Large Capitalization Risk — The risk that larger, more established companies may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges such as changes in technology and consumer tastes. Larger companies also may not be able to attain the high growth rates of successful smaller companies.

Investment Style Risk — The risk that large capitalization securities may underperform other segments of the equity markets or the equity markets as a whole.

Preferred Stock Risk — Preferred stock represents an equity or ownership interest in an issuer that pays dividends at a specified rate and that has precedence over common stock in the payment of dividends. In the event an issuer is liquidated or declares bankruptcy, the claims of owners of bonds take precedence over the claims of those who own preferred and common stock.

Warrants Risk — Warrants are instruments that entitle the holder to buy an equity security at a specific price for a specific period of time. Warrants may be more speculative than other types of investments. The price of a warrant may be more volatile than the price of its underlying security, and a warrant may offer greater potential for capital appreciation as well as capital loss. A warrant ceases to have value if it is not exercised prior to its expiration date.

Exchange-Traded Funds Risk — The risks of owning shares of an ETF generally reflect the risks of owning the underlying securities the ETF is designed to track, although lack of liquidity in an ETF could result in its value being more volatile than the underlying portfolio securities. When the Fund invests in an ETF, in addition to directly bearing the expenses associated with its own operations, it will bear a pro rata portion of the ETF's expenses.

Foreign Investment Risk — The risk that non-U.S. securities may be subject to additional risks due to, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, currency movements, and different legal, regulatory, tax, accounting and audit environments.

Currency Risk — As a result of the Fund's investments in securities denominated in, and/or receiving revenues in, foreign currencies, the Fund will be subject to currency risk. Currency risk is the risk that foreign currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar or, in the case of hedging positions, that the


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U.S. dollar will decline in value relative to the currency hedged. In either event, the dollar value of an investment in the Fund would be adversely affected. Currency exchange rates may fluctuate in response to, among other things, changes in interest rates, intervention (or failure to intervene) by U.S. or foreign governments, central banks or supranational entities, or by the imposition of currency controls or other political developments in the United States or abroad.

Small Capitalization Risk — Smaller capitalization companies in which the Fund may invest may be more vulnerable to adverse business or economic events than larger, more established companies. In particular, small capitalization companies may have limited product lines, markets and financial resources and may depend upon a relatively small management group. Therefore, small capitalization stocks may be more volatile than those of larger companies. Small capitalization stocks may be traded over-the-counter (OTC). OTC stocks may trade less frequently and in smaller volume than exchange listed stocks and may have more price volatility than that of exchange-listed stocks.

Derivatives Risk — The Fund's use of futures contracts is subject to leverage risk, correlation risk, liquidity risk and market risk. Leverage risk and liquidity risk are described below and market risk is described above. Correlation risk is the risk that changes in the value of the derivative may not correlate perfectly with the underlying asset, rate or index. The Fund's use of derivatives may also increase the amount of taxes payable by shareholders. Both U.S. and non-U.S. regulators have adopted and are in the process of implementing regulations governing derivatives markets, the ultimate impact of which remains unclear.

Liquidity Risk — The risk that certain securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time and the price that the Fund would like. The Fund may have to lower the price of the security, sell other securities instead or forego an investment opportunity, any of which could have a negative effect on Fund management or performance.

Leverage Risk — The Fund's use of derivatives may result in the Fund's total investment exposure substantially exceeding the value of its portfolio securities and the Fund's investment returns depending substantially on the performance of securities that the Fund may not directly own. The use of leverage can amplify the effects of market volatility on the Fund's share price and may also cause the Fund to liquidate portfolio positions when it would not be advantageous to do so in order to satisfy its obligations. The Fund's use of leverage may result in a heightened risk of investment loss.

Investing in the Fund involves risk, and there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment goal. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, just as you could with other investments. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.

Performance Information

The bar chart and the performance table below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year for the past ten calendar years, and by showing how the Fund's average annual returns for 1, 5 and 10 years, and since the Fund's inception compare with those of a broad measure of market performance. The performance information shown is based on full calendar years. The Fund's past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. For current performance information, please call 1-800-DIAL-SEI.


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  Best Quarter: 19.29% (6/30/20)
Worst Quarter: -23.12% (3/31/20)
The Fund's total return from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 was -17.86%.





 

Average Annual Total Returns (for the periods ended December 31, 2021)

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

Large Cap Fund

 

1 Year

 

5 Years

  10 Years   Since
Inception
(6/14/1996)
 

Return Before Taxes

   

26.60

%

   

15.48

%

   

14.67

%

   

9.21

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions

   

20.24

%

   

10.65

%

   

10.98

%

   

7.43

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

   

18.45

%

   

10.93

%

   

10.96

%

   

7.32

%

 
Russell 1000 Index Return (reflects no deduction for fees,
expenses or taxes)
   

26.45

%

   

18.43

%

   

16.54

%

   

10.31

%

 

Management

Investment Adviser and Portfolio Managers. SEI Investments Management Corporation

Portfolio Manager

 

Experience with the Fund

 

Title with Adviser

 

Jason Collins

 

Since 2016

 

Portfolio Manager, Head of Sub-Advised Equity

 

David L. Hintz, CFA

 

Since 2017

 

Portfolio Manager

 


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Sub-Advisers and Portfolio Managers.

Sub-Adviser

 

Portfolio Manager

  Experience with
the Fund
 

Title with Sub-Adviser

 

Acadian Asset Management LLC

  Brendan O. Bradley, Ph.D.
Ryan D. Taliaferro, Ph.D.
  Since 2020
Since 2020
  Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
Senior Vice President, Director, Equity Strategies
 

Coho Partners, Ltd.

  Peter A. Thompson
Christopher R. Leonard, CFA
Ruairi G. O'Neill, CFA
Ward Kruse, CFA
  Since 2017
Since 2017
Since 2017
Since 2019
  Partner, Co-Chief Investment Officer
Partner, Co-Chief Investment Officer
Partner, Portfolio Manager & Investment Analyst
Partner, Portfolio Manager & Investment Analyst
 

Cullen Capital Management LLC

  James Cullen
Jennifer Chang
  Since 2018
Since 2018
  Chief Executive Officer & Portfolio Manager
Executive Director & Portfolio Manager
 

Fred Alger Management, LLC

  Patrick Kelly, CFA


Ankur Crawford, Ph.D.
  Since 2018


Since 2018
  Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager and
Head of Alger Capital Appreciation and Spectra
Strategies
Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager
 

LSV Asset Management

  Josef Lakonishok, Ph.D.

Menno Vermeulen, CFA
Puneet Mansharamani, CFA
Greg Sleight
Guy Lakonishok, CFA
  Since 1996

Since 1996
Since 2006
Since 2014
Since 2014
  Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer,
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
 
Mar Vista Investment
Partners, LLC
  Silas A. Myers, CFA
Brian L. Massey, CFA
  Since 2018
Since 2018
  Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Portfolio Manager/Analyst
 

For important information about the Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares, Tax Information and Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries, please turn to page 169 of this prospectus.


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LARGE CAP DISCIPLINED EQUITY FUND

Fund Summary

Investment Goal

Capital appreciation.

Fees and Expenses

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell Fund shares. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table and examples below.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class A Shares

 

Management Fees

   

0.40

%

 

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

   

None

   

Other Expenses

   

0.07

%

 

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

   

0.47

%

 

EXAMPLE

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem or hold all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund's operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

   

1 Year

 

3 Years

 

5 Years

 

10 Years

 

Large Cap Disciplined Equity Fund — Class A Shares

 

$

48

   

$

151

   

$

263

   

$

591

   

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual Fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund's performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 146% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, the Large Cap Disciplined Equity Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities of large companies. These securities may include common stocks, preferred stocks, depositary receipts, warrants, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs) based on a large capitalization equity index and equity securities of foreign companies. The Fund will invest primarily in common stocks of U.S. companies with


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market capitalizations in the range of companies in the S&P 500 Index (between $4.18 billion and $2.62 trillion as of July 31, 2022) at the time of purchase. The market capitalization range and the composition of the S&P 500 Index are subject to change. The Fund may also, to a lesser extent, invest in common and preferred stocks of small capitalization companies.

The Fund seeks to exceed the total return of the S&P 500 Index, with a similar level of volatility, by investing primarily in a portfolio of common stocks included in the S&P 500 Index, as well as other equity investments and derivative instruments whose value is derived from the performance of the S&P 500 Index. The Fund uses a multi-manager approach, relying on one or more sub-advisers (each, a Sub-Adviser and collectively, the Sub-Advisers) with differing investment philosophies to manage portions of the Fund's portfolio under the general supervision of SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC or the Adviser). The Fund may employ Sub-Advisers that use a variety of different methods to seek to outperform the Fund's benchmark, including purchasing stocks with strong anticipated future earnings growth, selecting stocks that the Sub-Adviser believes are undervalued relative to their fundamentals, capturing returns from the natural volatility of the market and employing strategies that rotate among various sectors of the market. The Fund may also utilize one or more additional Sub-Advisers who manage in a complementary style with the objective to seek to add value over the S&P 500 Index while maintaining a similar level of volatility to the S&P 500 Index. Due to its investment strategy, the Fund may buy and sell securities frequently.

The Sub-Adviser(s) may implement a long/short equity investment strategy by investing in securities believed to offer capital appreciation opportunities while also attempting to take advantage of an anticipated decline in the price of a company. A long/short equity investment strategy takes (i) long positions with respect to investments that are believed to be undervalued relative to their potential and likely to increase in price, and (ii) short positions with respect to investments that are believed to have significant risk of decreasing in price. The Sub-Adviser(s) seek returns from strong security selection on both the long and short sides. These long and short positions may be completely unrelated.

Principal Risks

Market Risk — The risk that the market value of a security may move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, an industry, a sector or the equity market as a whole. Equity markets may decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, economic or other developments that may cause broad changes in market value, public perceptions concerning these developments, and adverse investor sentiment or publicity. Similarly, environmental and public health risks, such as natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics or widespread fear that such events may occur, may impact markets adversely and cause market volatility in both the short- and long-term.

Large Capitalization Risk — The risk that larger, more established companies may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges such as changes in technology and consumer tastes. Larger companies also may not be able to attain the high growth rates of successful smaller companies.

Investment Style Risk — The risk that large capitalization securities may underperform other segments of the equity markets or the equity markets as a whole. Sub-Adviser(s) may exhibit poor security selection, losing money on both the long and short sides.

Preferred Stock Risk — Preferred stock represents an equity or ownership interest in an issuer that pays dividends at a specified rate and that has precedence over common stock in the payment of dividends. In the event an issuer is liquidated or declares bankruptcy, the claims of owners of bonds take precedence over the claims of those who own preferred and common stock.


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Depositary Receipts Risk — Depositary receipts, such as American Depositary Receipts, are certificates evidencing ownership of shares of a foreign issuer that are issued by depositary banks and generally trade on an established market. Depositary receipts are subject to many of the risks associated with investing directly in foreign securities, including, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, currency movements and different legal, regulatory, tax, accounting and audit environments.

Warrants Risk — Warrants are instruments that entitle the holder to buy an equity security at a specific price for a specific period of time. Warrants may be more speculative than other types of investments. The price of a warrant may be more volatile than the price of its underlying security, and a warrant may offer greater potential for capital appreciation as well as capital loss. A warrant ceases to have value if it is not exercised prior to its expiration date.

Exchange-Traded Funds Risk — The risks of owning shares of an ETF generally reflect the risks of owning the underlying securities the ETF is designed to track, although lack of liquidity in an ETF could result in its value being more volatile than the underlying portfolio securities. When the Fund invests in an ETF, in addition to directly bearing the expenses associated with its own operations, it will bear a pro rata portion of the ETF's expenses.

Foreign Investment Risk — The risk that non-U.S. securities may be subject to additional risks due to, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, currency movements, and different legal, regulatory, tax, accounting and audit environments. These additional risks may be heightened with respect to emerging market countries because political turmoil and rapid changes in economic conditions are more likely to occur in these countries.

Currency Risk — As a result of the Fund's investments in securities denominated in, and/or receiving revenues in, foreign currencies, the Fund will be subject to currency risk. Currency risk is the risk that foreign currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar or, in the case of hedging positions, that the U.S. dollar will decline in value relative to the currency hedged. In either event, the dollar value of an investment in the Fund would be adversely affected. Due to the Fund's investments in securities denominated in foreign currencies, it will be subject to the risk that currency exchange rates may fluctuate in response to, among other things, changes in interest rates, intervention (or failure to intervene) by U.S. or foreign governments, central banks or supranational entities, or by the imposition of currency controls or other political developments in the United States or abroad.

REITs Risk — REITs are trusts that invest primarily in commercial real estate or real estate-related loans. The Fund's investments in REITs will be subject to the risks associated with the direct ownership of real estate. Risks commonly associated with the direct ownership of real estate include fluctuations in the value of underlying properties, defaults by borrowers or tenants, changes in interest rates and risks related to general or local economic conditions. Some REITs may have limited diversification and may be subject to risks inherent in financing a limited number of properties.

Small Capitalization Risk — Smaller capitalization companies in which the Fund may invest may be more vulnerable to adverse business or economic events than larger, more established companies. In particular, small capitalization companies may have limited product lines, markets and financial resources and may depend upon a relatively small management group. Therefore, small capitalization stocks may be more volatile than those of larger companies. Small capitalization stocks may be traded over-the-counter (OTC). OTC stocks may trade less frequently and in smaller volume than exchange listed stocks and may have more price volatility than that of exchange-listed stocks.


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Short Sales Risk — A short sale involves the sale of a security that the Fund does not own in the expectation of purchasing the same security (or a security exchangeable therefore) at a later date at a lower price. Short sales expose the Fund to the risk that it will be required to buy the security sold short (also known as "covering" the short position) at a time when the security has appreciated in value, thus resulting in a loss to the Fund. Investment in short sales may also cause the Fund to incur expenses related to borrowing securities. Reinvesting proceeds received from short selling may create leverage, which can amplify the effects of market volatility on the Fund's share price. In addition, shorting a future contract may require posting only a margin that may amount to less than the notional exposure of the contract. Such a practice may exacerbate the loss in a case of adverse price action.

Derivatives Risk — The Fund's use of futures contracts and swaps is subject to leverage risk, correlation risk, liquidity risk and market risk. Leverage risk and liquidity risk are described below and market risk is described above. Many over-the-counter (OTC) derivative instruments will not have liquidity beyond the counterparty to the instrument. Correlation risk is the risk that changes in the value of the derivative may not correlate perfectly with the underlying asset, rate or index. The Fund's use of swaps is also subject to credit risk and valuation risk. Credit risk is described below. Valuation risk is the risk that the derivative may be difficult to value and/or valued incorrectly. Each of these risks could cause the Fund to lose more than the principal amount invested in a derivative instrument. Some derivatives have the potential for unlimited loss, regardless of the size of the Fund's initial investment. The other parties to certain derivative contracts present the same types of credit risk as issuers of fixed income securities. The Fund's use of derivatives may also increase the amount of taxes payable by shareholders. Both U.S. and non-U.S. regulators have adopted and are in the process of implementing regulations governing derivatives markets, the ultimate impact of which remains unclear.

Liquidity Risk — The risk that certain securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time and the price that the Fund would like. The Fund may have to lower the price of the security, sell other securities instead or forego an investment opportunity, any of which could have a negative effect on Fund management or performance.

Leverage Risk — The Fund's use of derivatives may result in the Fund's total investment exposure substantially exceeding the value of its portfolio securities and the Fund's investment returns depending substantially on the performance of securities that the Fund may not directly own. The use of leverage can amplify the effects of market volatility on the Fund's share price and may also cause the Fund to liquidate portfolio positions when it would not be advantageous to do so in order to satisfy its obligations. The Fund's use of leverage may result in a heightened risk of investment loss.

Credit Risk — The risk that the issuer of a security or the counterparty to a contract will default or otherwise become unable to honor a financial obligation.

Portfolio Turnover Risk — Due to its investment strategy, the Fund may buy and sell securities frequently. This may result in higher transaction costs and taxes subject to ordinary income tax rates as opposed to more favorable capital gains rates, which may affect the Fund's performance.

Investing in the Fund involves risk, and there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment goal. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, just as you could with other investments. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.


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Performance Information

The bar chart and the performance table below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year for the past ten calendar years, and by showing how the Fund's average annual returns for 1, 5 and 10 years, and since the Fund's inception compare with those of a broad measure of market performance. The performance information shown is based on full calendar years. The Fund's past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. For current performance information, please call 1-800-DIAL-SEI.

  Best Quarter: 19.78% (6/30/20)
Worst Quarter: -22.77% (3/31/20)
The Fund's total return from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 was -18.54%.





 

Average Annual Total Returns (for the periods ended December 31, 2021)

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

Large Cap Disciplined Equity Fund

 

1 Year

 

5 Years

 

10 Years

  Since
Inception
(8/28/2003)
 

Return Before Taxes

   

30.50

%

   

15.84

%

   

15.35

%

   

9.87

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions

   

20.16

%

   

10.34

%

   

11.30

%

   

7.37

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

   

20.80

%

   

10.87

%

   

11.32

%

   

7.39

%

 

S&P 500 Index Return (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)

   

28.71

%

   

18.47

%

   

16.55

%

   

11.07

%

 

Management

Investment Adviser and Portfolio Managers. SEI Investments Management Corporation

Portfolio Manager

 

Experience with the Fund

 

Title with Adviser

 

Jason Collins

 

Since 2016

 

Portfolio Manager, Head of Sub-Advised Equity

 

David L. Hintz, CFA

 

Since 2017

 

Portfolio Manager

 


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Sub-Advisers and Portfolio Managers.

Sub-Adviser

 

Portfolio Manager

  Experience with
the Fund
 

Title with Sub-Adviser

 

Acadian Asset Management LLC

  Brendan O. Bradley, Ph.D.
Ryan D. Taliaferro, Ph.D.
  Since 2020
Since 2020
  Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
Senior Vice President, Director, Equity Strategies
 

Ceredex Value Advisors LLC

  Mills Riddick, CFA
Jennifer Graff, CFA
  Since 2018
Since 2021
  Chief Investment Officer
Managing Director
 

Coho Partners, Ltd.

  Peter A. Thompson
Christopher R. Leonard, CFA
Ruairi G. O'Neill, CFA
Ward Kruse, CFA
  Since 2018
Since 2018
Since 2018
Since 2019
  Partner, Co-Chief Investment Officer
Partner, Co-Chief Investment Officer
Partner, Portfolio Manager & Investment Analyst
Partner, Portfolio Manager & Investment Analyst
 
Copeland Capital
Management, LLC
  Eric Brown

Mark Giovanniello

David McGonigle

Jeffrey Walkenhorst
John Cummings
  Since 2021

Since 2021

Since 2021

Since 2021
Since 2021
  Chief Executive Officer, Portfolio Manager and
Principal
Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager and
Analyst
Portfolio Manager, Principal and Senior Research
Analyst
Portfolio Manager, Principal and Research Analyst
Portfolio Manager, Principal and Research Analyst
 

Mackenzie Investments Corporation

  Arup Datta, CFA
Nicholas Tham, CFA
  Since 2020
Since 2020
  Senior Vice President, Investment Management
Vice President, Investment Management
 

For important information about the Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares, Tax Information and Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries, please turn to page 169 of this prospectus.


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LARGE CAP INDEX FUND

Fund Summary

Investment Goal

Investment results that correspond to the aggregate price and dividend performance of the securities in the Russell 1000 Index.

Fees and Expenses

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell Fund shares. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table and examples below.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class A Shares

 

Management Fees

   

0.05

%

 

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

   

None

   

Other Expenses

   

0.08

%

 

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

   

0.13

%

 

EXAMPLE

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem or hold all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund's operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

   

1 Year

 

3 Years

 

5 Years

 

10 Years

 

Large Cap Index Fund — Class A Shares

 

$

13

   

$

42

   

$

73

   

$

166

   

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual Fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund's performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 18% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies

The Large Cap Index Fund invests substantially all of its assets (at least 80%) in securities listed in the Russell 1000 Index. The Russell 1000 Index (the Index) measures the performance of the large-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe and includes approximately 1000 of the largest securities based on their market capitalization. The Fund's investment performance will depend on the Fund's tracking of the Index and the


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performance of the Index. The Fund's ability to replicate the performance of the Index will depend to some extent on the size and timing of cash flows into and out of the Fund, as well as on the level of the Fund's expenses.

The Fund's sub-adviser (the Sub-Adviser) selects the Fund's securities under the general supervision of SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC or the Adviser), but the Sub-Adviser makes no attempt to "manage" the Fund in the traditional sense (i.e., by using economic, market or financial analyses). Instead, the Sub-Adviser generally will attempt to invest in securities composing the Index in approximately the same proportions as they are represented in the Index. It may not be possible or practicable to purchase all of the securities composing the Index or to hold them in the same weightings as they are represented in the Index. In those cases, the Sub-Adviser may employ a sampling or optimization technique to replicate the Index. In seeking to replicate the performance of the Index, the Fund may invest, to a lesser extent, in American Depositary Receipts (ADRs). The Fund may also invest in securities of companies located in developed foreign countries and securities of small capitalization companies. The Sub-Adviser may, but is not required to, sell an investment if the merit of the investment has been substantially impaired by extraordinary events, such as fraud or a material adverse change in an issuer, or adverse financial conditions. The Fund's return may not match the return of the Index. The Index's market capitalization range and the composition of the Index are subject to change.

Principal Risks

Market Risk — The risk that the market value of a security may move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, an industry, a sector or the equity market as a whole. Equity markets may decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, economic or other developments that may cause broad changes in market value, public perceptions concerning these developments, and adverse investor sentiment or publicity. Similarly, environmental and public health risks, such as natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics or widespread fear that such events may occur, may impact markets adversely and cause market volatility in both the short- and long-term.

Large Capitalization Risk — The risk that larger, more established companies may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges such as changes in technology and consumer tastes. Larger companies also may not be able to attain the high growth rates of successful smaller companies.

Investment Style Risk — The risk that its investment approach, which attempts to replicate the performance of the Russell 1000 Index, may underperform other segments of the equity markets or the equity markets as a whole. The Fund is also subject to the risk that large capitalization securities may underperform other segments of the equity markets or the equity markets as a whole.

Tracking Error Risk — The risk that the Fund's performance may vary substantially from the performance of the benchmark index it tracks as a result of cash flows, Fund expenses, imperfect correlation between the Fund's investments and the index's components and other factors.

Sampling Risk — The Fund may not fully replicate the benchmark index and may hold securities not included in the index. As a result, the Fund may not track the return of its benchmark index as well as it would have if the Fund purchased all of the securities in its benchmark index.

Depositary Receipts Risk — Depositary receipts, such as ADRs, are certificates evidencing ownership of shares of a foreign issuer that are issued by depositary banks and generally trade on an established market.


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Depositary receipts are subject to many of the risks associated with investing directly in foreign securities, including, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, currency movements and different legal, regulatory, tax, accounting and audit environments.

Foreign Investment Risk — The risk that non-U.S. securities may be subject to additional risks due to, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, currency movements, and different legal, regulatory, tax, accounting and audit environments.

Small Capitalization Risk — Smaller capitalization companies in which the Fund may invest may be more vulnerable to adverse business or economic events than larger, more established companies. In particular, small capitalization companies may have limited product lines, markets and financial resources and may depend upon a relatively small management group. Therefore, small capitalization stocks may be more volatile than those of larger companies. Small capitalization stocks may be traded over-the-counter (OTC). OTC stocks may trade less frequently and in smaller volume than exchange listed stocks and may have more price volatility than that of exchange-listed stocks.

Liquidity Risk — The risk that certain securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time and the price that the Fund would like. The Fund may have to lower the price of the security, sell other securities instead or forego an investment opportunity, any of which could have a negative effect on Fund management or performance.

Investing in the Fund involves risk, and there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment goal. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, just as you could with other investments. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.

Performance Information

The bar chart and the performance table below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year for the past ten calendar years, and by showing how the Fund's average annual returns for 1, 5 and 10 years, and since the Fund's inception compare with those of a broad measure of market performance. The performance information shown is based on full calendar years. The Fund's past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. For current performance information, please call 1-800-DIAL-SEI.

  Best Quarter: 21.71% (6/30/20)
Worst Quarter: -20.19% (3/31/20)
The Fund's total return from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 was -20.95%.





 


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Average Annual Total Returns (for the periods ended December 31, 2021)

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

Large Cap Index Fund

 

1 Year

 

5 Years

  10 Years   Since
Inception
(4/1/2002)
 

Return Before Taxes

   

26.38

%

   

18.36

%

   

16.50

%

   

9.77

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions

   

23.47

%

   

15.49

%

   

14.40

%

   

8.53

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

   

17.16

%

   

14.03

%

   

13.24

%

   

7.94

%

 
Russell 1000 Index Return (reflects no deduction for fees,
expenses or taxes)
   

26.45

%

   

18.43

%

   

16.54

%

   

9.83

%

 

Management

Investment Adviser and Portfolio Managers. SEI Investments Management Corporation

Portfolio Manager

 

Experience with the Fund

 

Title with Adviser

 

Jason Collins

 

Since 2016

 

Portfolio Manager, Head of Sub-Advised Equity

 

David L. Hintz, CFA

 

Since 2017

 

Portfolio Manager

 

Sub-Adviser and Portfolio Managers.

Sub-Adviser

 

Portfolio Manager

  Experience with
the Fund
 

Title with Sub-Adviser

 

SSGA Funds Management, Inc.

  Karl Schneider, CAIA

Michael Feehily, CFA

Amy Scofield
  Since 2005

Since 2014

Since 2011
  Managing Director, Deputy Head of Global Equity
Beta Solutions in the Americas
Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Equity
Beta Solutions in the Americas
Principal, Portfolio Manager in the Global Equity
Beta Solutions Group
 

For important information about the Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares, Tax Information and Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries, please turn to page 169 of this prospectus.


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S&P 500 INDEX FUND

Fund Summary

Investment Goal

Investment results that correspond to the aggregate price and dividend performance of the securities in the S&P 500 Index.

Fees and Expenses

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell Fund shares. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table and examples below.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class A Shares

 

Management Fees

   

0.03

%

 

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

   

None

   

Other Expenses

   

0.09

%

 

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

   

0.12

%

 

EXAMPLE

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem or hold all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund's operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

   

1 Year

 

3 Years

 

5 Years

 

10 Years

 

S&P 500 Index Fund — Class A Shares

 

$

12

   

$

39

   

$

68

   

$

154

   

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual Fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund's performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 11% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies

The Fund invests substantially all of its assets (at least 80%) in securities listed in the S&P 500 Index, which is composed of approximately 500 leading U.S. publicly traded companies from a broad range of industries (mostly common stocks). The Fund's investment results are expected to correspond to the aggregate price and dividend performance of the S&P 500 Index (the Index) before the fees and expenses of the Fund. The


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Fund's investment performance will depend on the Fund's tracking of the Index and the performance of the Index. The Fund's ability to replicate the performance of the Index will depend to some extent on the size and timing of cash flows into and out of the Fund, as well as on the level of the Fund's expenses. The Fund may use futures contracts to obtain exposure to the equity market during high volume periods of investment into the Fund.

The Fund's sub-adviser (the Sub-Adviser) selects the Fund's securities under the general supervision of SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC or the Adviser), but the Sub-Adviser makes no attempt to "manage" the Fund in the traditional sense (i.e., by using economic, market or financial analyses). Instead, the Sub-Adviser generally will attempt to invest in securities composing the Index in approximately the same proportions as they are represented in the Index. It may not be possible or practicable to purchase all of the securities composing the Index or to hold them in the same weightings as they are represented in the Index. In those cases, the Sub-Adviser may employ a sampling or optimization technique to replicate the Index. In seeking to replicate the performance of the Index, the Fund may also invest in futures contracts, American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs). The Fund may also invest a portion of its assets in securities of companies located in developed foreign countries and securities of small capitalization companies. The Sub-Adviser may, but is not required to, sell an investment if the merit of the investment has been substantially impaired by extraordinary events, such as fraud or a material adverse change in an issuer, or adverse financial conditions. The Fund's return may not match the return of the Index. The Index's market capitalization range and the composition of the Index are subject to change.

Principal Risks

Market Risk — The risk that the market value of a security may move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, an industry, a sector or the equity market as a whole. Equity markets may decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, economic or other developments that may cause broad changes in market value, public perceptions concerning these developments, and adverse investor sentiment or publicity. Similarly, environmental and public health risks, such as natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics or widespread fear that such events may occur, may impact markets adversely and cause market volatility in both the short- and long-term.

Large Capitalization Risk — The risk that larger, more established companies may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges such as changes in technology and consumer tastes. Larger companies also may not be able to attain the high growth rates of successful smaller companies.

Investment Style Risk — The risk that the Fund's investment approach, which attempts to replicate the performance of the S&P 500 Index, may underperform other segments of the equity markets or the equity markets as a whole.

Tracking Error Risk — The risk that the Fund's performance may vary substantially from the performance of the benchmark index it tracks as a result of cash flows, Fund expenses, imperfect correlation between the Fund's and benchmark's investments and other factors.

Derivatives Risk — The Fund's use of futures contracts is subject to leverage risk, correlation risk, liquidity risk and market risk. Leverage risk and liquidity risk are described below and market risk is described above. Correlation risk is the risk that changes in the value of the derivative may not correlate perfectly with the underlying asset, rate or index. Each of these risks could cause the Fund to lose more than the principal


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amount invested in a derivative instrument. The Fund's use of derivatives may also increase the amount of taxes payable by shareholders. Both U.S. and non-U.S. regulators have adopted and are in the process of implementing regulations governing derivatives markets, the ultimate impact of which remains unclear.

Depositary Receipts Risk — Depositary receipts, such as ADRs, are certificates evidencing ownership of shares of a foreign issuer that are issued by depositary banks and generally trade on an established market. Depositary receipts are subject to many of the risks associated with investing directly in foreign securities, including, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, currency movements and different legal, regulatory, tax, accounting and audit environments.

Exchange-Traded Funds Risk — The risks of owning shares of an ETF generally reflect the risks of owning the underlying securities the ETF is designed to track, although lack of liquidity in an ETF could result in its value being more volatile than the underlying portfolio securities. When the Fund invests in an ETF, in addition to directly bearing the expenses associated with its own operations, it will bear a pro rata portion of the ETF's expenses.

REITs Risk — REITs are trusts that invest primarily in commercial real estate or real estate-related loans. The Fund's investments in REITs will be subject to the risks associated with the direct ownership of real estate. Risks commonly associated with the direct ownership of real estate include fluctuations in the value of underlying properties, defaults by borrowers or tenants, changes in interest rates and risks related to general or local economic conditions. Some REITs may have limited diversification and may be subject to risks inherent in financing a limited number of properties.

Liquidity Risk — The risk that certain securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time and the price that the Fund would like. The Fund may have to lower the price of the security, sell other securities instead or forego an investment opportunity, any of which could have a negative effect on Fund management or performance.

Leverage Risk — The Fund's use of derivatives may result in the Fund's total investment exposure substantially exceeding the value of its portfolio securities and the Fund's investment returns depending substantially on the performance of securities that the Fund may not directly own. The use of leverage can amplify the effects of market volatility on the Fund's share price and may also cause the Fund to liquidate portfolio positions when it would not be advantageous to do so in order to satisfy its obligations. The Fund's use of leverage may result in a heightened risk of investment loss.

Small Capitalization Risk — Smaller capitalization companies in which the Fund may invest may be more vulnerable to adverse business or economic events than larger, more established companies. In particular, small capitalization companies may have limited product lines, markets and financial resources and may depend upon a relatively small management group. Therefore, small capitalization stocks may be more volatile than those of larger companies. Small capitalization stocks may be traded over-the-counter (OTC). OTC stocks may trade less frequently and in smaller volume than exchange listed stocks and may have more price volatility than that of exchange-listed stocks.

Foreign Investment Risk — The risk that non-U.S. securities may be subject to additional risks due to, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, currency movements, and different legal, regulatory, tax, accounting and audit environments.


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Currency Risk — As a result of the Fund's investments in securities denominated in, and/or receiving revenues in, foreign currencies, the Fund will be subject to currency risk. Currency risk is the risk that foreign currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar or, in the case of hedging positions, that the U.S. dollar will decline in value relative to the currency hedged. In either event, the dollar value of an investment in the Fund would be adversely affected. Due to the Fund's active positions in currencies, it will be subject to the risk that currency exchange rates may fluctuate in response to, among other things, changes in interest rates, intervention (or failure to intervene) by U.S. or foreign governments, central banks or supranational entities, or by the imposition of currency controls or other political developments in the United States or abroad.

Investing in the Fund involves risk, and there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment goal. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, just as you could with other investments. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.

Performance Information

The bar chart and the performance table below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year for the past eight calendar years, and by showing how the Fund's average annual returns for 1 and 5 years, and since the Fund's inception compare with those of a broad measure of market performance. The performance information shown is based on full calendar years. The Fund's past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. For current performance information, please call 1-800-DIAL-SEI.

  Best Quarter: 20.57% (6/30/20)
Worst Quarter: -19.61% (3/31/20)
The Fund's total return from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 was -20.02%.





 

Average Annual Total Returns (for the periods ended December 31, 2021)

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.


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S&P 500 Index Fund

 

1 Year

  5 Years   Since
Inception
(12/18/2013)
 

Return Before Taxes

   

28.67

%

   

18.43

%

   

14.96

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions

   

26.47

%

   

17.15

%

   

13.96

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

   

18.07

%

   

14.60

%

   

12.09

%

 

S&P 500 Index Return (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)

   

28.71

%

   

18.47

%

   

15.00

%

 

Management

Investment Adviser and Portfolio Managers. SEI Investments Management Corporation

Portfolio Manager

 

Experience with the Fund

 

Title with Adviser

 

Jason Collins

 

Since 2016

 

Portfolio Manager, Head of Sub-Advised Equity

 

David L. Hintz, CFA

 

Since 2017

 

Portfolio Manager

 

Sub-Adviser and Portfolio Managers.

Sub-Adviser

 

Portfolio Manager

  Experience with
the Fund
 

Title with Sub-Adviser

 

SSGA Funds Management, Inc.

  Michael Feehily, CFA
 
Karl Schneider, CAIA
 
Mark Krivitsky
 
  Since 2013
 
Since 2013
 
Since 2013
 
  Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Equity
Beta Solutions in the Americas
Managing Director, Deputy Head of Global Equity
Beta Solutions in the Americas
Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager in the
Global Equity Beta Solutions Group
 

For important information about the Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares, Tax Information and Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries, please turn to page 169 of this prospectus.


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EXTENDED MARKET INDEX FUND

Fund Summary

Investment Goal

Seeks investment results that approximate, as closely as practicable and before expenses, the performance of the Russell Small Cap Completeness Index.

Fees and Expenses

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell Fund shares. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table and examples below.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class A Shares

 

Management Fees

   

0.12

%

 

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

   

None

   

Other Expenses

   

0.07

%

 

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

   

0.19

%

 

EXAMPLE

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem or hold all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund's operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

   

1 Year

 

3 Years

 

5 Years

 

10 Years

 

Extended Market Index Fund — Class A Shares

 

$

19

   

$

61

   

$

107

   

$

243

   

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER

The Fund will pay transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual Fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund's performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 49% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies

The Fund is managed using a passive/indexing investment approach and invests substantially all of its assets in securities (mostly common stocks) of companies that are included (at the time of purchase) in the Russell Small Cap Completeness Index (the Index). As of July 31, 2022, the market capitalization of the companies included in the Index ranged from $23.71 million to $123.38 billion. The Index is composed of securities of the companies included in the Russell 3000 Index (which includes the largest 3,000 U.S. companies),


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excluding the securities of companies that are constituents of the S&P 500 Index (which includes 500 leading U.S. companies). The Index is constructed to attempt to provide a comprehensive and unbiased barometer of the extended broad market of U.S. equity securities beyond that of the 500 leading U.S. companies included in the S&P 500 Index. The Fund's investment performance will depend on the Fund's tracking of the Index and the performance of the Index. The market capitalization range and the composition of the Index are subject to change.

The Fund's sub-adviser (the Sub-Adviser) selects the Fund's securities under the general supervision of SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC or the Adviser), but the Sub-Adviser makes no attempt to "manage" the Fund in the traditional sense (i.e., by using economic, market or financial analyses). Instead, the Fund generally will attempt to invest in securities (including interests of real estate investment trusts (REITs)) composing the Index in approximately the same proportions as they are represented in the Index. The Fund's ability to fully replicate the performance of the Index will depend to some extent on the size and timing of cash flows into and out of the Fund, as well as on the level of the Fund's expenses. In some cases, it may not be possible or practicable to purchase all of the securities composing the Index or to hold them in the same weightings as they are represented in the Index. In those cases, the Fund's Sub-Adviser may employ a sampling or optimization technique to construct the Fund's portfolio. In seeking to replicate the performance of the Index, the Fund may also invest in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and REITs that are not constituents of the Index.

The Sub-Adviser may sell an investment if the merit of the investment has been substantially impaired by extraordinary events or adverse financial conditions. The Fund may, at times, purchase or sell index futures contracts, or options on those futures, or engage in forward or swap transactions in lieu of investing directly in the securities making up the Index or to enhance the Fund's replication of the Index's return. In addition, for liquidity purposes, the Fund may invest in securities that are not included in the Index, cash and cash equivalents or money market instruments, such as reverse repurchase agreements and money market funds. The Fund's return may not match the return of the Index.

Principal Risks

Market Risk — The risk that the market value of a security may move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, an industry, a sector or the equity market as a whole. Equity markets may decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, economic or other developments that may cause broad changes in market value, public perceptions concerning these developments, and adverse investor sentiment or publicity. Similarly, environmental and public health risks, such as natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics or widespread fear that such events may occur, may impact markets adversely and cause market volatility in both the short- and long-term.

Small and Medium Capitalization Risk — The small and medium capitalization companies in which the Fund may invest may be more vulnerable to adverse business or economic events than larger, more established companies. In particular, small and medium capitalization companies may have limited product lines, markets and financial resources and may depend upon a relatively small management group. Therefore, small and medium capitalization stocks may be more volatile than those of larger companies. Small and medium capitalization stocks may be traded over-the-counter (OTC). OTC stocks may trade less frequently and in smaller volume than exchange listed stocks and may have more price volatility than that of exchange-listed stocks.


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Investment Style Risk — The risk that the Fund's investment approach, which attempts to replicate the performance of the Index, may underperform other segments of the equity markets or the equity markets as a whole. The Fund is also subject to the risk that the securities in which it invests may underperform other segments of the equity markets or the equity markets as a whole.

Tracking Error Risk — The risk that the Fund's performance may vary substantially from the performance of the Index as a result of cash flows, Fund expenses, imperfect correlation between the Fund's investments and the benchmark and other factors.

Sampling Risk — The Fund may not fully replicate the Index and may hold securities not included in the Index. As a result, the Fund may not track the return of the Index as well as it would have if the Fund purchased all of the securities in the Index.

Exchange-Traded Funds Risk — The risks of owning shares of an ETF generally reflect the risks of owning the underlying securities the ETF is designed to track, although lack of liquidity in an ETF could result in its value being more volatile than the underlying portfolio securities. When the Fund invests in an ETF, in addition to directly bearing the expenses associated with its own operations, it will bear a pro rata portion of the ETF's expenses.

REITs Risk — REITs are trusts that invest primarily in commercial real estate or real estate-related loans. The Fund's investments in REITs will be subject to the risks associated with the direct ownership of real estate. Risks commonly associated with the direct ownership of real estate include fluctuations in the value of underlying properties, defaults by borrowers or tenants, changes in interest rates and risks related to general or local economic conditions. Some REITs may have limited diversification and may be subject to risks inherent in financing a limited number of properties.

Large Capitalization Risk — The risk that larger, more established companies may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges such as changes in technology and consumer tastes. Larger companies also may not be able to attain the high growth rates of successful smaller companies.

Derivatives Risk — The Fund's use of futures contracts, forwards contracts, options and swaps is subject to market risk, leverage risk, correlation risk and liquidity risk. Leverage risk and liquidity risk are described below and market risk is described above. Many OTC derivative instruments will not have liquidity beyond the counterparty to the instrument. Correlation risk is the risk that changes in the value of the derivative may not correlate perfectly with the underlying asset, rate or index. The Fund's use of forward contracts, options and swaps is also subject to credit risk and valuation risk. Credit risk is described below. Valuation risk is the risk that the derivative may be difficult to value and/or valued incorrectly. Each of these risks could cause the Fund to lose more than the principal amount invested in a derivative instrument. Some derivatives have the potential for unlimited loss, regardless of the size of the Fund's initial investment. The other parties to certain derivative contracts present the same types of credit risk as issuers of fixed income securities. The Fund's use of derivatives may also increase the amount of taxes payable by shareholders. Both U.S. and non-U.S. regulators have adopted and are in the process of implementing regulations governing derivatives markets, the ultimate impact of which remains unclear.

Repurchase Agreements and Reverse Repurchase Agreements Risk — In the event of the insolvency of the counterparty to a repurchase agreement or reverse repurchase agreement, recovery of the repurchase price owed to the Fund or, in the case of a reverse repurchase agreement, the securities sold by the Fund, may be delayed. Because reverse repurchase agreements may be considered to be the practical equivalent of


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borrowing funds, they constitute a form of leverage. If the Fund reinvests the proceeds of a reverse repurchase agreement at a rate lower than the cost of the agreement, entering into the agreement will lower the Fund's yield.

Liquidity Risk — The risk that certain securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time and the price that the Fund would like. The Fund may have to lower the price of the security, sell other securities instead or forego an investment opportunity, any of which could have a negative effect on Fund management or performance.

Leverage Risk — The Fund's use of derivatives and repurchase agreements (which effectively constitute a form of borrowing) may result in the Fund's total investment exposure substantially exceeding the value of its portfolio securities and the Fund's investment returns depending substantially on the performance of securities that the Fund may not directly own. The use of leverage can amplify the effects of market volatility on the Fund's share price and may also cause the Fund to liquidate portfolio positions when it would not be advantageous to do so in order to satisfy its obligations. The Fund's use of leverage may result in a heightened risk of investment loss.

Opportunity Risk — The risk of missing out on an investment opportunity because the assets necessary to take advantage of it are tied up in other investments.

Credit Risk — The risk that the issuer of a security or the counterparty to a contract will default or otherwise become unable to honor a financial obligation.

Investing in the Fund involves risk, and there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment goal. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, just as you could with other investments. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.

Performance Information

The bar chart and the performance table below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year for the past eight calendar years, and by showing how the Fund's average annual returns for 1 year and 5 years, and since the Fund's inception compare with those of a broad measure of market performance. The performance information shown is based on full calendar years. The Fund's past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. For current performance information, please call 1-800-DIAL-SEI.

  Best Quarter: 30.60% (6/30/20)
Worst Quarter: -27.81% (3/31/20)
The Fund's total return from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 was -27.08%.





 


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Average Annual Total Returns (for the periods ended December 31, 2021)

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

Extended Market Index Fund

 

1 Year

  5 Years   Since
Inception
(2/28/2013)
 

Return Before Taxes

   

12.57

%

   

15.55

%

   

14.05

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions

   

7.74

%

   

13.37

%

   

12.29

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

   

9.99

%

   

11.93

%

   

11.06

%

 
Russell Small Cap Completeness Index Return (reflects no deduction for fees,
expenses or taxes)
   

12.64

%

   

15.53

%

   

14.03

%

 

Management

Investment Adviser and Portfolio Managers. SEI Investments Management Corporation

Portfolio Manager

 

Experience with the Fund

 

Title with Adviser

 

Jason Collins

 

Since 2016

 

Portfolio Manager, Head of Sub-Advised Equity

 

Stephen C. Dolce, CFA

 

Since 2016

 

Portfolio Manager

 

Sub-Adviser and Portfolio Managers.

Sub-Adviser

 

Portfolio Manager

  Experience with
the Fund
 

Title with Sub-Adviser

 

SSGA Funds Management, Inc.

  Michael Feehily, CFA
 
Karl Schneider, CAIA
 
Amy Scofield
 
  Since 2013
 
Since 2013
 
Since 2013
 
  Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Equity
Beta Solutions in the Americas
Managing Director, Deputy Head of Global Equity
Beta Solutions in the Americas
Principal, Portfolio Manager in the Global Equity
Beta Solutions Group
 

For important information about the Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares, Tax Information and Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries, please turn to page 169 of this prospectus.


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SMALL CAP FUND

Fund Summary

Investment Goal

Capital appreciation.

Fees and Expenses

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell Fund shares. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table and examples below.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class A Shares

 

Management Fees

   

0.65

%

 

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

   

None

   

Other Expenses

   

0.07

%

 

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

   

0.72

%

 

EXAMPLE

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem or hold all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund's operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

   

1 Year

 

3 Years

 

5 Years

 

10 Years

 

Small Cap Fund — Class A Shares

 

$

74

   

$

230

   

$

401

   

$

894

   

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual Fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund's performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 120% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, the Small Cap Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities (including common and preferred stocks) of small companies, including exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on small capitalization indexes and securities of real estate investment trusts (REITs). For purposes of this Fund, a small company is a company with a market capitalization in the range of companies in the Russell 2000 Index (between $23.71 million and $10.38 billion as of July 31, 2022) at the time of purchase. The market capitalization range and the


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composition of the Russell 2000 Index are subject to change. The Fund may also invest in securities of large capitalization companies.

The Fund uses a multi-manager approach, relying upon a number of sub-advisers (each, a Sub-Adviser and collectively, the Sub-Advisers) with differing investment philosophies to manage portions of the Fund's portfolio under the general supervision of SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC or the Adviser). Each Sub-Adviser, in managing its portion of the Fund's assets, generally applies a growth-oriented, a value-oriented or a blended approach to selecting investments. Growth-oriented managers generally select stocks they believe have attractive growth and appreciation potential in light of such characteristics as revenue and earnings growth, expectations from sell-side analysts and relative valuation, while value-oriented managers generally select stocks they believe are attractively valued in light of fundamental characteristics such as earnings, capital structure and/or return on invested capital. Due to its investment strategy, the Fund may buy and sell securities frequently.

Principal Risks

Market Risk — The risk that the market value of a security may move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, an industry, a sector or the equity market as a whole. Equity markets may decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, economic or other developments that may cause broad changes in market value, public perceptions concerning these developments, and adverse investor sentiment or publicity. Similarly, environmental and public health risks, such as natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics or widespread fear that such events may occur, may impact markets adversely and cause market volatility in both the short- and long-term.

Small Capitalization Risk — Smaller capitalization companies in which the Fund may invest may be more vulnerable to adverse business or economic events than larger, more established companies. In particular, small capitalization companies may have limited product lines, markets and financial resources and may depend upon a relatively small management group. Therefore, small capitalization stocks may be more volatile than those of larger companies. Small capitalization stocks may be traded over-the-counter (OTC). OTC stocks may trade less frequently and in smaller volume than exchange listed stocks and may have more price volatility than that of exchange-listed stocks.

Investment Style Risk — The risk that small capitalization securities may underperform other segments of the equity markets or the equity markets as a whole.

Preferred Stock Risk — Preferred stock represents an equity or ownership interest in an issuer that pays dividends at a specified rate and that has precedence over common stock in the payment of dividends. In the event an issuer is liquidated or declares bankruptcy, the claims of owners of bonds take precedence over the claims of those who own preferred and common stock.

Exchange-Traded Funds Risk — The risks of owning shares of an ETF generally reflect the risks of owning the underlying securities the ETF is designed to track, although lack of liquidity in an ETF could result in its value being more volatile than the underlying portfolio securities. When the Fund invests in an ETF, in addition to directly bearing the expenses associated with its own operations, it will bear a pro rata portion of the ETF's expenses.

REITs Risk — REITs are trusts that invest primarily in commercial real estate or real estate-related loans. The Fund's investments in REITs will be subject to the risks associated with the direct ownership of real estate. Risks commonly associated with the direct ownership of real estate include fluctuations in the value of


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underlying properties, defaults by borrowers or tenants, changes in interest rates and risks related to general or local economic conditions. Some REITs may have limited diversification and may be subject to risks inherent in financing a limited number of properties.

Large Capitalization Risk — The risk that larger, more established companies may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges such as changes in technology and consumer tastes. Larger companies also may not be able to attain the high growth rates of successful smaller companies.

Liquidity Risk — The risk that certain securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time and the price that the Fund would like. The Fund may have to lower the price of the security, sell other securities instead or forego an investment opportunity, any of which could have a negative effect on Fund management or performance.

Portfolio Turnover Risk — Due to its investment strategy, the Fund may buy and sell securities frequently. This may result in higher transaction costs and taxes subject to ordinary income tax rates as opposed to more favorable capital gains rates, which may affect the Fund's performance.

Investing in the Fund involves risk, and there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment goal. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, just as you could with other investments. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.

Performance Information

The bar chart and the performance table below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year for the past ten calendar years and by showing how the Fund's average annual returns for 1, 5 and 10 years, and since the Fund's inception compare with those of a broad measure of market performance. The performance information shown is based on full calendar years. The Fund's past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. For current performance information, please call 1-800-DIAL-SEI.

  Best Quarter: 26.09% (12/31/20)
Worst Quarter: -31.08% (3/31/20)
The Fund's total return from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 was -21.15%.





 

Average Annual Total Returns (for the periods ended December 31, 2021)

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your tax


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situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

Small Cap Fund

 

1 Year

 

5 Years

  10 Years   Since
Inception
(6/14/1996)
 

Return Before Taxes

   

25.41

%

   

11.36

%

   

12.49

%

   

8.92

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions

   

15.71

%

   

7.07

%

   

9.74

%

   

6.96

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

   

17.70

%

   

7.65

%

   

9.46

%

   

6.84

%

 
Russell 2000 Index Return (reflects no deduction for fees,
expenses or taxes)
   

14.82

%

   

12.02

%

   

13.23

%

   

8.91

%

 

Management

Investment Adviser and Portfolio Manager. SEI Investments Management Corporation

Portfolio Manager

 

Experience with the Fund

 

Title with Adviser

 

Jason Collins

 

Since 2016

 

Portfolio Manager, Head of Sub-Advised Equity

 

Stephen C. Dolce, CFA

 

Since 2015

 

Portfolio Manager

 

Sub-Advisers and Portfolio Managers.

Sub-Adviser

 

Portfolio Manager

  Experience with
the Fund
 

Title with Sub-Adviser

 

Axiom Investors LLC

  David Kim, CFA
Matthew Franco, CFA
  Since 2016
Since 2016
  Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
 

EAM Investors, LLC

  Montie L. Weisenberger
Travis T. Prentice
  Since 2014
Since 2018
  Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer
and Portfolio Manager
 
Los Angeles Capital
Management LLC
  Hal W. Reynolds, CFA
 
Daniel E. Allen, CFA
 
Kristin Ceglar, CFA
 
  Since 2020
 
Since 2020
 
Since 2020
 
  Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio
Manager
Chief Executive Officer, President and Senior
Portfolio Manager
Senior Portfolio Manager, Group Managing
Director
 

LSV Asset Management

  Josef Lakonishok, Ph.D.
 
Menno Vermeulen, CFA
Puneet Mansharamani, CFA
Greg Sleight
Guy Lakonishok, CFA
  Since 1997
 
Since 1997
Since 2006
Since 2014
Since 2014
  Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer,
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
 
Martingale Asset
Management, L.P.
 

James M. Eysenbach, CFA

 

Since 2018

 

Chief Investment Officer

 

For important information about the Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares, Tax Information and Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries, please turn to page 169 of this prospectus.


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SMALL CAP II FUND

Fund Summary

Investment Goal

Capital appreciation.

Fees and Expenses

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell Fund shares. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table and examples below.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class A Shares

 

Management Fees

   

0.65

%

 

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

   

None

   

Other Expenses

   

0.07

%

 

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

   

0.72

%

 

EXAMPLE

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem or hold all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund's operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

   

1 Year

 

3 Years

 

5 Years

 

10 Years

 

Small Cap II Fund — Class A Shares

 

$

74

   

$

230

   

$

401

   

$

894

   

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER

The Fund will pay transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual Fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund's performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 130% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, the Small Cap II Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities (including common and preferred stocks) of small companies, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on small capitalization indexes and securities of real estate investment trusts (REITs). For purposes of this Fund, a small company is a company with a market capitalization in the range of companies in the Russell 2000 Index (between $23.71 million and $10.38 billion


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as of July 31, 2022) at the time of purchase. The market capitalization range and the composition of the Russell 2000 Index are subject to change. The Fund's investments in equity securities may include, to a lesser extent, securities of large capitalization companies.

The Fund uses a multi-manager approach, relying upon one or more sub-advisers (each a Sub-Adviser and collectively, the Sub-Advisers) with differing investment philosophies to manage portions of the Fund's portfolio under the general supervision of SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC or the Adviser). Each Sub-Adviser, in managing its portion of the Fund's assets, generally applies a growth-oriented, a value-oriented or a blended approach to selecting investments. Growth-oriented managers generally select stocks they believe have attractive growth and appreciation potential in light of such characteristics as revenue and earnings growth, expectations from sell-side analysts and relative valuation, while value-oriented managers generally select stocks they believe are attractively valued in light of fundamental characteristics such as earnings, capital structure and/or return on invested capital. Due to its investment strategy, the Fund may buy and sell securities frequently.

Principal Risks

Market Risk — The risk that the market value of a security may move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, an industry, a sector or the equity market as a whole. Equity markets may decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, economic or other developments that may cause broad changes in market value, public perceptions concerning these developments, and adverse investor sentiment or publicity. Similarly, environmental and public health risks, such as natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics or widespread fear that such events may occur, may impact markets adversely and cause market volatility in both the short- and long-term.

Small Capitalization Risk — The small capitalization companies in which the Fund may invest may be more vulnerable to adverse business or economic events than larger, more established companies. In particular, smaller capitalization companies may have limited product lines, markets and financial resources and may depend upon a relatively small management group. Therefore, small capitalization stocks may be more volatile than those of larger companies. Small capitalization stocks may be traded over-the-counter (OTC). OTC stocks may trade less frequently and in smaller volume than exchange listed stocks and may have more price volatility than that of exchange-listed stocks.

Investment Style Risk — The risk that the securities in which the Fund principally invests may underperform other segments of the equity markets or the equity markets as a whole.

Preferred Stock Risk — Preferred stock represents an equity or ownership interest in an issuer that pays dividends at a specified rate and that has precedence over common stock in the payment of dividends. In the event an issuer is liquidated or declares bankruptcy, the claims of owners of bonds take precedence over the claims of those who own preferred and common stock.

Exchange-Traded Funds Risk — The risks of owning shares of an ETF generally reflect the risks of owning the underlying securities the ETF is designed to track, although lack of liquidity in an ETF could result in its value being more volatile than the underlying portfolio securities. When the Fund invests in an ETF, in addition to directly bearing the expenses associated with its own operations, it will bear a pro rata portion of the ETF's expenses.


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REITs Risk — REITs are trusts that invest primarily in commercial real estate or real estate-related loans. The Fund's investments in REITs will be subject to the risks associated with the direct ownership of real estate. Risks commonly associated with the direct ownership of real estate include fluctuations in the value of underlying properties, defaults by borrowers or tenants, changes in interest rates and risks related to general or local economic conditions. Some REITs may have limited diversification and may be subject to risks inherent in financing a limited number of properties.

Large Capitalization Risk — The risk that larger, more established companies may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges such as changes in technology and consumer tastes. Larger companies also may not be able to attain the high growth rates of successful smaller companies.

Liquidity Risk — The risk that certain securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time and the price that the Fund would like. The Fund may have to lower the price of the security, sell other securities instead or forego an investment opportunity, any of which could have a negative effect on Fund management or performance.

Opportunity Risk — The risk of missing out on an investment opportunity because the assets necessary to take advantage of it are tied up in other investments.

Portfolio Turnover Risk — Due to its investment strategy, the Fund may buy and sell securities frequently. This may result in higher transaction costs and taxes subject to ordinary income tax rates as opposed to more favorable capital gains rates, which may affect the Fund's performance.

Investing in the Fund involves risk, and there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment goal. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, just as you could with other investments. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.

Performance Information

The bar chart and the performance table below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year for the past nine calendar years, and by showing how the Fund's average annual returns for 1 and 5 years, and since the Fund's inception compare with those of a broad measure of market performance. The performance information shown is based on full calendar years. The Fund's past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. For current performance information, please call 1-800-DIAL-SEI.

  Best Quarter: 30.14% (12/31/20)
Worst Quarter: -31.16% (3/31/20)
The Fund's total return from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 was -20.42%.





 


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Average Annual Total Returns (for the periods ended December 31, 2021)

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

Small Cap II Fund

 

1 Year

  5 Years   Since
Inception
(4/10/2012)
 

Return Before Taxes

   

20.93

%

   

12.95

%

   

12.73

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions

   

12.55

%

   

8.98

%

   

9.64

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

   

14.37

%

   

8.92

%

   

9.29

%

 

Russell 2000 Index Return (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)

   

14.82

%

   

12.02

%

   

12.92

%

 

Management

Investment Adviser and Portfolio Manager. SEI Investments Management Corporation

Portfolio Manager

 

Experience with the Fund

 

Title with Adviser

 

Jason Collins

 

Since 2016

 

Portfolio Manager, Head of Sub-Advised Equity

 

Stephen C. Dolce, CFA

 

Since 2015

 

Portfolio Manager

 

Sub-Advisers and Portfolio Managers.

Sub-Adviser

 

Portfolio Manager

  Experience with
the Fund
 

Title with Sub-Adviser

 
ArrowMark Colorado
Holdings, LLC
  Chad Meade
Brian Schaub
  Since 2016
Since 2016
  Co-Portfolio Manager
Co-Portfolio Manager
 
Copeland Capital
Management, LLC
  Mark W. Giovanniello, CFA
 
Eric C. Brown, CFA
 
David McGonigle, CFA
 
Jeffrey Walkenhorst, CFA
 
  Since 2018
 
Since 2018
 
Since 2018
 
Since 2018
 
  Chief Investment Officer, Principal and Portfolio
Manager
Chief Executive Officer, Principal and Portfolio
Manager
Portfolio Manager, Principal and Senior Research
Analyst
Portfolio Manager, Principal and Senior Research
Analyst
 

EAM Investors, LLC

  Montie L. Weisenberger
Travis T. Prentice
 
  Since 2014
Since 2018
 
  Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer
and Portfolio Manager
 

Easterly Investment Partners LLC

  Joshua Schachter, CFA
Philip Greenblatt, CFA
  Since 2014
Since 2020
  Senior Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager, Senior Analyst
 


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Sub-Adviser

 

Portfolio Manager

  Experience with
the Fund
 

Title with Sub-Adviser

 

Leeward Investments, LLC

  R. Todd Vingers, CFA
Jay C. Willadsen
  Since 2012
Since 2022
  President, Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
 

Los Angeles Capital Management LLC

  Hal W. Reynolds, CFA
 
Daniel E. Allen, CFA
 
Kristin Ceglar, CFA
 
  Since 2020
 
Since 2020
 
Since 2020
 
  Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio
Manager
Chief Executive Officer, President and Senior
Portfolio Manager
Senior Portfolio Manager, Group Managing
Director
 

For important information about the Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares, Tax Information and Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries, please turn to page 169 of this prospectus.


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SMALL/MID CAP EQUITY FUND

Fund Summary

Investment Goal

Long-term capital appreciation.

Fees and Expenses

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell Fund shares. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table and examples below.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class A Shares

 

Management Fees

   

0.65

%

 

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

   

None

   

Other Expenses

   

0.07

%

 

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

   

0.72

%

 

EXAMPLE

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem or hold all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund's operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

   

1 Year

 

3 Years

 

5 Years

 

10 Years

 

Small/Mid Cap Equity Fund — Class A Shares

 

$

74

   

$

230

   

$

401

   

$

894

   

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual Fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund's performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 82% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, the Small/Mid Cap Equity Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities (including common and preferred stocks) of small and medium-sized companies, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on small and medium-sized capitalization indexes and securities of real estate investment trusts (REITs). The Fund will invest primarily in common stocks of U.S. companies with market capitalizations in the range of companies in the Russell 2500 Index (between $23.71 million and $19.85 billion as of July 31, 2022) at the time of purchase. The market


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capitalization range and the composition of the Russell 2500 Index are subject to change. The Fund's investments in equity securities may include, to a lesser extent, securities of large capitalization companies.

The Fund uses a multi-manager approach, relying upon one or more sub-advisers (each, a Sub-Adviser and collectively, the Sub-Advisers) with differing investment philosophies to manage portions of the Fund's portfolio under the general supervision of SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC or the Adviser). Each Sub-Adviser, in managing its portion of the Fund's assets, generally applies a growth-oriented, a value-oriented or a blended approach to selecting investments. Growth-oriented managers generally select stocks they believe have attractive growth and appreciation potential in light of such characteristics as revenue and earnings growth, expectations from sell-side analysts and relative valuation, while value-oriented managers generally select stocks they believe are attractively valued in light of fundamental characteristics such as earnings, capital structure and/or return on invested capital.

Principal Risks

Market Risk — The risk that the market value of a security may move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, an industry, a sector or the equity market as a whole. Equity markets may decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, economic or other developments that may cause broad changes in market value, public perceptions concerning these developments, and adverse investor sentiment or publicity. Similarly, environmental and public health risks, such as natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics or widespread fear that such events may occur, may impact markets adversely and cause market volatility in both the short- and long-term.

Small and Medium Capitalization Risk — The risk that small and medium capitalization companies in which the Fund may invest may be more vulnerable to adverse business or economic events than larger, more established companies. In particular, small and medium capitalization companies may have limited product lines, markets and financial resources and may depend upon a relatively small management group. Therefore, small capitalization and medium capitalization stocks may be more volatile than those of larger companies. Small capitalization and medium capitalization stocks may be traded over-the-counter (OTC). OTC stocks may trade less frequently and in smaller volume than exchange listed stocks and may have more price volatility than that of exchange-listed stocks.

Investment Style Risk — The risk that smaller and medium capitalization securities may underperform other segments of the equity market or the equity markets as a whole.

Preferred Stock Risk — Preferred stock represents an equity or ownership interest in an issuer that pays dividends at a specified rate and that has precedence over common stock in the payment of dividends. In the event an issuer is liquidated or declares bankruptcy, the claims of owners of bonds take precedence over the claims of those who own preferred and common stock.

Exchange-Traded Funds Risk — The risks of owning shares of an ETF generally reflect the risks of owning the underlying securities the ETF is designed to track, although lack of liquidity in an ETF could result in its value being more volatile than the underlying portfolio securities. When the Fund invests in an ETF, in addition to directly bearing the expenses associated with its own operations, it will bear a pro rata portion of the ETF's expenses.

REITs Risk — REITs are trusts that invest primarily in commercial real estate or real estate-related loans. The Fund's investments in REITs will be subject to the risks associated with the direct ownership of real estate. Risks commonly associated with the direct ownership of real estate include fluctuations in the value of


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underlying properties, defaults by borrowers or tenants, changes in interest rates and risks related to general or local economic conditions. Some REITs may have limited diversification and may be subject to risks inherent in financing a limited number of properties.

Liquidity Risk — The risk that certain securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time and the price that the Fund would like. The Fund may have to lower the price of the security, sell other securities instead or forego an investment opportunity, any of which could have a negative effect on Fund management or performance.

Investing in the Fund involves risk, and there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment goal. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, just as you could with other investments. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.

Performance Information

The bar chart and the performance table below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year for the past ten calendar years and by showing how the Fund's average annual returns for 1, 5 and 10 years, and since the Fund's inception compare with those of a broad measure of market performance. The performance information shown is based on full calendar years. The Fund's past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. For current performance information, please call 1-800-DIAL-SEI.

  Best Quarter: 24.37% (6/30/20)
Worst Quarter: -30.34% (3/31/20)
The Fund's total return from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 was -19.89%.





 

Average Annual Total Returns (for the periods ended December 31, 2021)

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.


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Small/Mid Cap Equity Fund

 

1 Year

 

5 Years

  10 Years   Since
Inception
(12/15/2003)
 

Return Before Taxes

   

26.36

%

   

12.49

%

   

13.30

%

   

9.73

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions

   

17.70

%

   

8.43

%

   

9.59

%

   

7.36

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

   

18.71

%

   

8.71

%

   

9.65

%

   

7.32

%

 

Russell 2500 Index Return (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)

   

18.18

%

   

13.75

%

   

14.15

%

   

10.60

%

 

Management

Investment Adviser and Portfolio Manager. SEI Investments Management Corporation

Portfolio Manager

 

Experience with the Fund

 

Title with Adviser

 

Jason Collins

 

Since 2016

 

Portfolio Manager, Head of Sub-Advised Equity

 

Stephen C. Dolce, CFA

 

Since 2015

 

Portfolio Manager

 

Sub-Advisers and Portfolio Managers.

Sub-Adviser

 

Portfolio Manager

  Experience with
the Fund
 

Title with Sub-Adviser

 
ArrowMark Colorado
Holdings, LLC
  Chad Meade
Brian Schaub
  Since 2014
Since 2014
  Co-Portfolio Manager
Co-Portfolio Manager
 

Axiom Investors LLC

  David Kim, CFA
Matthew Franco, CFA
  Since 2015
Since 2015
  Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
 
Cardinal Capital
Management, L.L.C.
  Eugene Fox III
Robert B. Kirkpatrick, CFA
Rachel D. Matthews
Robert H. Fields
  Since 2017
Since 2017
Since 2017
Since 2017
  Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
 
Copeland Capital
Management, LLC
  Mark W. Giovanniello, CFA

Eric C. Brown, CFA

David McGonigle, CFA

Jeffrey Walkenhorst, CFA
  Since 2018

Since 2018

Since 2018

Since 2018
  Chief Investment Officer, Principal and
Portfolio Manager
Chief Executive Officer, Principal and
Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager, Principal and Senior
Research Analyst
Portfolio Manager, Principal and Senior
Research Analyst
 

Jackson Creek Investment Advisors LLC

 

John R. Riddle, CFA

 

Since 2020

 

Chief Investment Officer/Managing Member

 

LSV Asset Management

  Josef Lakonishok, Ph.D.

Menno Vermeulen, CFA
Puneet Mansharamani, CFA
Greg Sleight
Guy Lakonishok, CFA
  Since 2003

Since 2003
Since 2006
Since 2014
Since 2014
  Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment
Officer, Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
 

For important information about the Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares, Tax Information and Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries, please turn to page 169 of this prospectus.


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U.S. EQUITY FACTOR ALLOCATION FUND

Fund Summary

Investment Goal

Long-term growth of capital and income.

Fees and Expenses

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell Fund shares. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table and examples below.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class A Shares

 

Management Fees

   

0.25

%

 

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

   

None

   

Other Expenses

   

0.07

%

 

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

   

0.32

%

 

EXAMPLE

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem or hold all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund's operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

   

1 Year

 

3 Years

 

5 Years

 

10 Years

 

U.S. Equity Factor Allocation Fund — Class A Shares

 

$

33

   

$

103

   

$

180

   

$

406

   

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual Fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund's performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 64% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity and equity-related securities, such as structured notes and convertible bonds, of U.S. companies of all capitalization ranges. The Fund may also, to a lesser extent, invest in American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) and interests in real estate investments trusts (REITs). The Fund's investment portfolio will be diversified and will not be concentrated in any particular industry or sector.


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The Fund uses a quantitative-based, active stock selection investment strategy, which typically relies on a model-based approach to make investment decisions. The Fund quantitatively categorizes and selects securities based on certain characteristics (Factors) that are determined by SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC or the Adviser), such as volatility, share price performance, earnings, book value, revenues, cash flow or stock price. The Adviser uses its own judgment and model-based systems to assess which Factors to use and to determine what portion of the Fund's assets should be invested in each security identified. Through the Adviser's model-based systems, the Fund generally seeks to select securities so that each Factor contributes proportionately to the Fund's long-term risk-adjusted expected payoff. However, based on perceived market opportunities, the Adviser may reallocate the Fund's assets to tilt in favor of one or more Factors. The Adviser may add, remove or modify certain Factors in its model based on investment research or in response to changes in market conditions.

Principal Risks

Market Risk — The risk that the market value of a security may move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, an industry, a sector or the equity market as a whole. Equity markets may decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, economic or other developments that may cause broad changes in market value, public perceptions concerning these developments, and adverse investor sentiment or publicity. Similarly, environmental and public health risks, such as natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics or widespread fear that such events may occur, may impact markets adversely and cause market volatility in both the short- and long-term.

Large Capitalization Risk — The risk that larger, more established companies may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges such as changes in technology and consumer tastes. Larger companies also may not be able to attain the high growth rates of successful smaller companies.

Small and Medium Capitalization Risk — Small and medium capitalization companies in which the Fund may invest may be more vulnerable to adverse business or economic events than larger, more established companies. In particular, small and medium capitalization companies may have limited product lines, markets and financial resources and may depend upon a relatively small management group. Therefore, small and medium capitalization stocks may be more volatile than those of larger companies. Small and medium capitalization stocks may be traded over-the-counter (OTC). OTC stocks may trade less frequently and in smaller volume than exchange listed stocks and may have more price volatility than that of exchange-listed stocks.

Investment Style Risk — The risk that the Fund's investment strategy may underperform other segments of the equity markets or the equity markets as a whole.

Quantitative Investing Risk — A quantitative investment style generally involves the use of computers to implement a systematic or rules-based approach to selecting investments based on specific measurable factors. Due to the significant role technology plays in such strategies, they carry the risk of unintended or unrecognized issues or flaws in the design, coding, implementation or maintenance of the computer programs or technology used in the development and implementation of the quantitative strategy.

Depositary Receipts Risk — Depositary receipts, such as ADRs, are certificates evidencing ownership of shares of a foreign issuer that are issued by depositary banks and generally trade on an established market. Depositary receipts are subject to many of the risks associated with investing directly in foreign securities, including, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, currency movements and different legal, regulatory, tax, accounting and audit environments.


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Convertible and Preferred Securities Risk — Convertible and preferred securities have many of the same characteristics as stocks, including many of the same risks. In addition, convertible securities may be more sensitive to changes in interest rates than stocks. Convertible securities may also have credit ratings below investment grade, meaning that they carry a higher risk of failure by the issuer to pay principal and/or interest when due.

REITs Risk — REITs are trusts that invest primarily in commercial real estate or real estate-related loans. The Fund's investments in REITs will be subject to the risks associated with the direct ownership of real estate. Risks commonly associated with the direct ownership of real estate include fluctuations in the value of underlying properties, defaults by borrowers or tenants, changes in interest rates and risks related to general or local economic conditions. Some REITs may have limited diversification and may be subject to risks inherent in financing a limited number of properties.

Structured Securities Risk — The payment and credit qualities of structured securities derive from their underlying assets, and they may behave in ways not anticipated by the Fund, or they may not receive tax, accounting or regulatory treatment anticipated by the Fund.

Liquidity Risk — The risk that certain securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time and the price that the Fund would like. The Fund may have to lower the price of the security, sell other securities instead or forego an investment opportunity, any of which could have a negative effect on Fund management or performance.

Investing in the Fund involves risk, and there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment goal. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, just as you could with other investments. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.

Performance Information

The bar chart and the performance table below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing the Fund's performance for the past three calendar years and by showing how the Fund's average annual returns for 1 year and since the Fund's inception, compare with those of a broad measure of market performance. The Fund's past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. For current performance information, please call 1-800-DIAL-SEI.

  Best Quarter: 20.01% (6/30/20)
Worst Quarter: -21.75% (3/31/20)
The Fund's total return from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 was -18.22%.





 


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Average Annual Total Returns (for the periods ended December 31, 2021)

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

U.S. Equity Factor Allocation Fund

 

1 Year

  Since
Inception
(4/26/2018)
 

Return Before Taxes

   

32.97

%

   

17.57

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions

   

25.00

%

   

15.21

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

   

22.11

%

   

13.39

%

 

Russell 3000 Return (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)

   

25.66

%

   

18.64

%

 

Management

Investment Adviser and Portfolio Manager. SEI Investments Management Corporation

Portfolio Manager

 

Experience with the Fund

 

Title with Adviser

 

Eugene Barbaneagra, CFA

 

Since 2018

 

Portfolio Manager

 

For important information about the Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares, Tax Information and Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries, please turn to page 169 of this prospectus.


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U.S. MANAGED VOLATILITY FUND

Fund Summary

Investment Goal

Capital appreciation with less volatility than the broad U.S. equity markets.

Fees and Expenses

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell Fund shares. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table and examples below.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class A Shares

 

Management Fees

   

0.65

%

 

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

   

None

   

Other Expenses

   

0.07

%

 

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

   

0.72

%

 

EXAMPLE

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem or hold all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund's operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

   

1 Year

 

3 Years

 

5 Years

 

10 Years

 

U.S. Managed Volatility Fund — Class A Shares

 

$

74

   

$

230

   

$

401

   

$

894

   

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual Fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund's performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 55% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, the U.S. Managed Volatility Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities of U.S. companies of all capitalization ranges. These securities may include common stocks, preferred stocks, interests in real estate investment trusts (REITs), exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and warrants. The Fund may also, to a lesser extent, invest in American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) and securities of non-U.S. companies.


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The Fund uses a multi-manager approach, relying on a number of sub-advisers (each, a Sub-Adviser and collectively, the Sub-Advisers) with differing investment philosophies to manage portions of the Fund's portfolio under the general supervision of SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC or the Adviser). The Fund seeks to achieve an absolute return of the broad U.S. equity markets, but with a lower absolute volatility. Over the long term, the Fund seeks to achieve a return similar to that of the Russell 3000 Index, but with a lower level of volatility. However, given that the Fund's investment strategy focuses on absolute return and risk, the Fund's sector and market capitalization exposures will typically vary from the index and may cause significant performance deviations relative to the index over shorter-term periods. The Fund seeks to achieve lower volatility by constructing a portfolio of securities that effectively weighs securities based on their total expected risk and return, without regard to market capitalization and industry.

Principal Risks

Market Risk — The risk that the market value of a security may move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, an industry, a sector or the equity market as a whole. Equity markets may decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, economic or other developments that may cause broad changes in market value, public perceptions concerning these developments, and adverse investor sentiment or publicity. Similarly, environmental and public health risks, such as natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics or widespread fear that such events may occur, may impact markets adversely and cause market volatility in both the short- and long-term.

Large Capitalization Risk — The risk that larger, more established companies may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges such as changes in technology and consumer tastes. Larger companies also may not be able to attain the high growth rates of successful smaller companies.

Small and Medium Capitalization Risk — The risk that small and medium capitalization companies in which the Fund may invest may be more vulnerable to adverse business or economic events than larger, more established companies. In particular, small and medium capitalization companies may have limited product lines, markets and financial resources and may depend upon a relatively small management group. Therefore, small capitalization and medium capitalization stocks may be more volatile than those of larger companies. Small capitalization and medium capitalization stocks may be traded over-the-counter (OTC). OTC stocks may trade less frequently and in smaller volume than exchange listed stocks and may have more price volatility than that of exchange-listed stocks.

Investment Style Risk — The risk that equity securities of U.S. companies of all capitalization ranges may underperform other segments of the equity markets or the equity markets as a whole.

Preferred Stock Risk — Preferred stock represents an equity or ownership interest in an issuer that pays dividends at a specified rate and that has precedence over common stock in the payment of dividends. In the event an issuer is liquidated or declares bankruptcy, the claims of owners of bonds take precedence over the claims of those who own preferred and common stock.

REITs Risk — REITs are trusts that invest primarily in commercial real estate or real estate-related loans. The Fund's investments in REITs will be subject to the risks associated with the direct ownership of real estate. Risks commonly associated with the direct ownership of real estate include fluctuations in the value of underlying properties, defaults by borrowers or tenants, changes in interest rates and risks related to general or local economic conditions. Some REITs may have limited diversification and may be subject to risks inherent in financing a limited number of properties.


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Exchange-Traded Funds Risk — The risks of owning shares of an ETF generally reflect the risks of owning the underlying securities the ETF is designed to track, although lack of liquidity in an ETF could result in its value being more volatile than the underlying portfolio securities. When the Fund invests in an ETF, in addition to directly bearing the expenses associated with its own operations, it will bear a pro rata portion of the ETF's expenses.

Warrants Risk — Warrants are instruments that entitle the holder to buy an equity security at a specific price for a specific period of time. Warrants may be more speculative than other types of investments. The price of a warrant may be more volatile than the price of its underlying security, and a warrant may offer greater potential for capital appreciation as well as capital loss. A warrant ceases to have value if it is not exercised prior to its expiration date.

American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) Risk — ADRs are certificates evidencing ownership of shares of a foreign issuer that are issued by depositary banks and generally trade on an established market. ADRs are subject to many of the risks associated with investing directly in foreign securities, including, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, currency movements and different legal, regulatory and tax environments.

Liquidity Risk — The risk that certain securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time and the price that the Fund would like. The Fund may have to lower the price of the security, sell other securities instead or forego an investment opportunity, any of which could have a negative effect on Fund management or performance.

Foreign Investment Risk — The risk that non-U.S. securities may be subject to additional risks due to, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, currency movements, and different legal, regulatory, tax, accounting and audit environments.

Investing in the Fund involves risk, and there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment goal. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, just as you could with other investments. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.

Performance Information

The bar chart and the performance table below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year for the past ten calendar years and by showing how the Fund's average annual returns for 1, 5 and 10 years, and since the Fund's inception compare with those of a broad measure of market performance. The performance information shown is based on a full calendar year. The Fund's past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. For current performance information, please call 1-800-DIAL-SEI.


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  Best Quarter: 13.35% (3/31/13)
Worst Quarter: -23.19% (3/31/20)
The Fund's total return from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 was -5.55%.





 

Average Annual Total Returns (for the periods ended December 31, 2021)

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

This table compares the Fund's average annual total returns to those of a broad-based index and the Fund's 75/25 Blended Benchmark, which consists of the MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index and the Russell 3000 Value Index. The Fund's Blended Benchmark is designed to provide a useful comparison to the Fund's overall performance and more accurately reflect the Fund's investment strategy than the broad-based index.

U.S. Managed Volatility Fund

 

1 Year

 

5 Years

  10 Years   Since
Inception
(12/31/2008)
 

Return Before Taxes

   

20.36

%

   

10.54

%

   

12.62

%

   

12.88

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions

   

14.55

%

   

7.54

%

   

9.82

%

   

10.13

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

   

15.11

%

   

7.75

%

   

9.62

%

   

9.92

%

 

Russell 3000 Index Return (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)

   

25.66

%

   

17.97

%

   

16.30

%

   

15.96

%

 
The Fund's 75/25 Blended Benchmark Return (reflects no deduction
for fees, expenses or taxes)
   

22.17

%

   

13.80

%

   

13.91

%

   

14.02

%

 

Management

Investment Adviser and Portfolio Manager. SEI Investments Management Corporation

Portfolio Manager

 

Experience with the Fund

 

Title with Adviser

 

Jason Collins

 

Since 2016

 

Portfolio Manager, Head of Sub-Advised Equity

 

Dante D'Orazio

 

Since 2022

 

Portfolio Manager

 


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Sub-Advisers and Portfolio Managers.

Sub-Adviser

 

Portfolio Manager

  Experience with
the Fund
 

Title with Sub-Adviser

 
Allspring Global
Investments, LLC
  Harindra de Silva, Ph.D.
Ryan Brown
  Since 2008
Since 2008
  Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
 

LSV Asset Management

  Josef Lakonishok, Ph.D.
 
Menno Vermeulen, CFA
Puneet Mansharamani, CFA
Greg Sleight
Guy Lakonishok, CFA
Jason Karceski, Ph.D.
  Since 2011
 
Since 2011
Since 2011
Since 2014
Since 2014
Since 2014
  Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer,
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
 

For important information about the Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares, Tax Information and Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries, please turn to page 169 of this prospectus.


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GLOBAL MANAGED VOLATILITY FUND

Fund Summary

Investment Goal

Capital appreciation with less volatility than the broad global equity markets.

Fees and Expenses

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell Fund shares. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table and examples below.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class A Shares

 

Management Fees

   

0.65

%

 

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

   

None

   

Other Expenses

   

0.07

%

 

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

   

0.72

%

 

EXAMPLE

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem or hold all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund's operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

   

1 Year

 

3 Years

 

5 Years

 

10 Years

 

Global Managed Volatility Fund — Class A Shares

 

$

74

   

$

230

   

$

401

   

$

894

   

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual Fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund's performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 56% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies

The Global Managed Volatility Fund will typically invest in securities of U.S. and foreign companies of all capitalization ranges. These securities may include common stocks, preferred stocks, warrants, real estate investment trusts (REITs), depositary receipts and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The Fund also may use futures contracts and forward contracts.


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Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest in at least three countries outside of the U.S., but will typically invest much more broadly. It is expected that at least 40% of the Fund's assets will be invested in non-U.S. securities. The Fund will invest primarily in companies located in developed countries, but may also invest in companies located in emerging markets.

The Fund uses a multi-manager approach, relying on a number of sub-advisers (each, a Sub-Adviser and collectively, the Sub-Advisers) with differing investment philosophies to manage portions of the Fund's portfolio under the general supervision of SEI Investments Management Corporation, the Fund's adviser (SIMC or the Adviser). This approach is intended to manage the risk characteristics of the Fund. The Fund seeks to achieve an absolute return of the broad global equity markets, but with a lower absolute volatility. Over the long term, the Fund is expected to achieve a return similar to that of the MSCI World Index, but with a lower level of volatility. However, given that the Fund's investment strategy focuses on absolute return and risk, the Fund's country, sector and market capitalization exposures will typically vary from the index and may cause significant performance deviations relative to the index over shorter-term periods. The Fund seeks to achieve lower volatility by constructing a portfolio of securities that the Sub-Advisers believe will produce a less volatile return than the market over time. Each Sub-Adviser effectively weighs securities based on their total expected risk and return without regard to market capitalization and industry.

In managing the Fund's currency exposure from foreign securities, the Fund may buy and sell futures or forward contracts on currencies for hedging purposes.

Principal Risks

Market Risk — The risk that the market value of a security may move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, an industry, a sector or the equity market as a whole. Equity markets may decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, economic or other developments that may cause broad changes in market value, public perceptions concerning these developments, and adverse investor sentiment or publicity. Similarly, environmental and public health risks, such as natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics or widespread fear that such events may occur, may impact markets adversely and cause market volatility in both the short- and long-term.

Large Capitalization Risk — The risk that larger, more established companies may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges such as changes in technology and consumer tastes. Larger companies also may not be able to attain the high growth rates of successful smaller companies.

Small and Medium Capitalization Companies Risk — The risk that small and medium capitalization companies in which the Fund may invest may be more vulnerable to adverse business or economic events than larger, more established companies. In particular, small and medium capitalization companies may have limited product lines, markets and financial resources and may depend upon a relatively small management group. Therefore, small capitalization and medium capitalization stocks may be more volatile than those of larger companies. Small capitalization and medium capitalization stocks may be traded over-the-counter (OTC). OTC stocks may trade less frequently and in smaller volume than exchange listed stocks and may have more price volatility than that of exchange-listed stocks.

Investment Style Risk — The risk that securities selected as part of a managed volatility strategy may underperform other segments of the equity markets or the equity markets as a whole.

Foreign Investment/Emerging Markets Risk — The risk that non-U.S. securities may be subject to additional risks due to, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, currency movements,


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and different legal, regulatory and tax, accounting and audit environments. These additional risks may be heightened with respect to emerging market countries because political turmoil and rapid changes in economic conditions are more likely to occur in these countries. Investments in emerging markets are subject to the added risk that information in emerging market investments may be unreliable or outdated due to differences in regulatory, accounting or auditing and financial record keeping standards, or because less information about emerging market investments is publicly available. In addition, the rights and remedies associated with emerging market investments may be different than investments in developed markets. A lack of reliable information, rights and remedies increase the risks of investing in emerging markets in comparison to more developed markets. In addition, periodic U.S. Government restrictions on investments in issuers from certain foreign countries may require the Fund to sell such investments at inopportune times, which could result in losses to the Fund.

Preferred Stock Risk — Preferred stock represents an equity or ownership interest in an issuer that pays dividends at a specified rate and that has precedence over common stock in the payment of dividends. In the event an issuer is liquidated or declares bankruptcy, the claims of owners of bonds take precedence over the claims of those who own preferred and common stock.

Warrants Risk — Warrants are instruments that entitle the holder to buy an equity security at a specific price for a specific period of time. Warrants may be more speculative than other types of investments. The price of a warrant may be more volatile than the price of its underlying security, and a warrant may offer greater potential for capital appreciation as well as capital loss. A warrant ceases to have value if it is not exercised prior to its expiration date.

REITs Risk — REITs are trusts that invest primarily in commercial real estate or real estate-related loans. The Fund's investments in REITs will be subject to the risks associated with the direct ownership of real estate. Risks commonly associated with the direct ownership of real estate include fluctuations in the value of underlying properties, defaults by borrowers or tenants, changes in interest rates and risks related to general or local economic conditions. Some REITs may have limited diversification and may be subject to risks inherent in financing a limited number of properties.

Depositary Receipts Risk — Depositary receipts, such as American Depositary Receipts, are certificates evidencing ownership of shares of a foreign issuer that are issued by depositary banks and generally trade on an established market. Depositary receipts are subject to many of the risks associated with investing directly in foreign securities, including, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, currency movements and different legal, regulatory, tax, accounting and audit environments.

Exchange-Traded Funds Risk — The risks of owning shares of an ETF generally reflect the risks of owning the underlying securities the ETF is designed to track, although lack of liquidity in an ETF could result in its value being more volatile than the underlying portfolio securities. When the Fund invests in an ETF, in addition to directly bearing the expenses associated with its own operations, it will bear a pro rata portion of the ETF's expenses.

Derivatives Risk — The Fund's use of futures contracts and forward contracts is subject to market risk, leverage risk, correlation risk and liquidity risk. Leverage risk and liquidity risk are described below and market risk is described above. Many OTC derivative instruments will not have liquidity beyond the counterparty to the instrument. Correlation risk is the risk that changes in the value of the derivative may not correlate perfectly with the underlying asset, rate or index. The Fund's use of forward contracts is also subject


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to credit risk and valuation risk. Credit risk is described below. Valuation risk is the risk that the derivative may be difficult to value and/or valued incorrectly. Each of these risks could cause the Fund to lose more than the principal amount invested in a derivative instrument. Some derivatives have the potential for unlimited loss, regardless of the size of the Fund's initial investment. The other parties to certain derivative contracts present the same types of credit risk as issuers of fixed income securities. The Fund's use of derivatives may also increase the amount of taxes payable by shareholders. Both U.S. and non-U.S. regulators have adopted and are in the process of implementing regulations governing derivatives markets, the ultimate impact of which remains unclear.

Liquidity Risk — The risk that certain securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time and the price that the Fund would like. The Fund may have to lower the price of the security, sell other securities instead or forego an investment opportunity, any of which could have a negative effect on Fund management or performance.

Leverage Risk — The Fund's use of derivatives may result in the Fund's total investment exposure substantially exceeding the value of its portfolio securities and the Fund's investment returns depending substantially on the performance of securities that the Fund may not directly own. The use of leverage can amplify the effects of market volatility on the Fund's share price and may also cause the Fund to liquidate portfolio positions when it would not be advantageous to do so in order to satisfy its obligations. The Fund's use of leverage may result in a heightened risk of investment loss.

Credit Risk — The risk that the issuer of a security or the counterparty to a contract will default or otherwise become unable to honor a financial obligation.

Currency Risk — As a result of the Fund's investments in securities or other investments denominated in, and/or receiving revenues in, foreign currencies, the Fund will be subject to currency risk. Currency risk is the risk that foreign currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar or, in the case of hedging positions, that the U.S. dollar will decline in value relative to the currency hedged. In either event, the dollar value of an investment in the Fund would be adversely affected. Currency exchange rates may fluctuate in response to, among other things, changes in interest rates, intervention (or failure to intervene) by U.S. or foreign governments, central banks or supranational entities, or by the imposition of currency controls or other political developments in the United States or abroad.

Investing in the Fund involves risk, and there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment goal. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, just as you could with other investments. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.

Performance Information

The bar chart and the performance table below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year for the past five calendar years and by showing how the Fund's average annual returns for 1 and 5 years and since the Fund's inception compare with those of a broad measure of market performance. The performance information shown is based on a full calendar year. The Fund's past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. For current performance information, please call 1-800-DIAL-SEI.


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  Best Quarter: 10.46% (6/30/20)
Worst Quarter: -20.50% (3/31/20)
The Fund's total return from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 was -6.75%.





 

Average Annual Total Returns (for the periods ended December 31, 2021)

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

This table compares the Fund's average annual total returns to those of a broad-based index and one additional index, the MSCI World Minimum Volatility Index. The foregoing indexes, when considered together, may provide investors with a useful comparison of the Fund's overall performance.

Global Managed Volatility Fund

 

1 Year

 

5 Years

  Since
Inception
(1/29/2016)
 

Return Before Taxes

   

18.86

%

   

9.42

%

   

10.07

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions

   

14.43

%

   

7.50

%

   

8.18

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

   

13.31

%

   

7.03

%

   

7.57

%

 

MSCI World Index Return (reflects no deduction for fees or expenses)

   

21.82

%

   

15.03

%

   

15.13

%

 

MSCI World Minimum Volatility Index (USD) (reflects no deduction for fees or expenses)

   

14.26

%

   

10.66

%

   

10.57

%

 

Management

Investment Adviser and Portfolio Manager. SEI Investments Management Corporation

Portfolio Manager

 

Experience with the Fund

 

Title with Adviser

 

Jason Collins

 

Since 2016

 

Portfolio Manager, Head of Sub-Advised Equity

 

Dante D'Orazio

 

Since 2022

 

Portfolio Manager

 


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Sub-Advisers and Portfolio Managers.

Sub-Adviser

 

Portfolio Manager

  Experience with
the Fund
 

Title with Sub-Adviser

 

Acadian Asset Management LLC

  Brendan O. Bradley, Ph.D.
Ryan D. Taliaferro, Ph.D.
Mark Birmingham, CFA
  Since 2016
Since 2016
Since 2016
  Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
Senior Vice President, Director, Equity Strategies
Senior Vice President, Lead Portfolio Manager,
Managed Volatility
 
Allspring Global
Investments, LLC
  Harindra de Silva, Ph.D.
David Krider
  Since 2016
Since 2016
  Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
 

LSV Asset Management

  Josef Lakonishok, Ph.D.
 
Menno Vermeulen, CFA
Puneet Mansharamani, CFA
Greg Sleight
Guy Lakonishok, CFA
Jason Karceski, Ph.D.
  Since 2016
 
Since 2016
Since 2016
Since 2016
Since 2016
Since 2016
  Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer,
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
 

For important information about the Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares, Tax Information and Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries, please turn to page 169 of this prospectus.


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WORLD SELECT EQUITY FUND

Fund Summary

Investment Goal

Capital appreciation.

Fees and Expenses

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell Fund shares. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table and examples below.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class A Shares

 

Management Fees

   

0.55

%

 

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

   

None

   

Other Expenses

   

0.12

%

 

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

   

0.67

%

 

EXAMPLE

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem or hold all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund's operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

   

1 Year

 

3 Years

 

5 Years

 

10 Years

 

World Select Equity Fund — Class A Shares

 

$

68

   

$

214

   

$

373

   

$

835

   

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual Fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund's performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 60% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities of U.S. and foreign companies of all capitalization ranges. These securities will include one or more of the following types of instruments: common stocks, preferred stocks, depositary receipts, warrants, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on an equity index, and derivative instruments whose value is based on an equity index or an underlying equity security or basket of


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equity securities (principally futures and forward contracts). The Fund will invest in securities of foreign issuers located in developed or emerging market countries, including frontier markets. To a lesser extent and depending on market conditions, the Fund will also invest in swaps on securities both for risk management or investment purposes. The Fund may invest in securities denominated in U.S. dollars or foreign currency. The Fund expects, under normal market conditions, to invest at least 40% of its assets in the securities of companies that are tied economically to at least three countries outside the U.S.

The Fund uses a multi-manager approach, relying upon a number of sub-advisers (each, a Sub-Adviser and collectively, the Sub-Advisers) with differing investment strategies to manage portions of the Fund's portfolio under the general supervision of SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC or the Adviser). Assets of the Fund not allocated to Sub-Advisers are managed directly by SIMC. The Fund is expected to have an absolute return and risk profile similar to the global equity market. The Fund is diversified as to issuers, market capitalization, industry and country.

The Sub-Advisers have the ability to seek to enhance the Fund's return by actively managing the Fund's foreign currency exposure. In doing so, the Sub-Advisers can buy and sell currencies (i.e., take long or short positions) using options, futures and foreign currency forward contracts. The Sub-Advisers can also take long and short positions in foreign currencies in excess of the value of the Fund's assets denominated in a particular currency or when the Fund does not own assets denominated in that currency. The Sub-Advisers may attempt to take advantage of certain inefficiencies in the currency exchange market, to increase the Fund's exposure to a foreign currency or to shift exposure to foreign currency fluctuations from one currency to another. Separate from active management of the Fund's foreign currency exposure, the Sub-Advisers have the ability to invest in futures contracts and forward contracts for hedging purposes, including to seek to manage the Fund's currency exposure to foreign securities and mitigate the Fund's overall risk.

Principal Risks

Market Risk — The risk that the market value of a security may move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, an industry, a sector or the equity market as a whole. Equity markets may decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, economic or other developments that may cause broad changes in market value, public perceptions concerning these developments, and adverse investor sentiment or publicity. Similarly, environmental and public health risks, such as natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics or widespread fear that such events may occur, may impact markets adversely and cause market volatility in both the short- and long-term.

Foreign Investment/Emerging and Frontier Markets Risk — The risk that non-U.S. securities may be subject to additional price volatility, illiquidity and decreases in value due to, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, government ownership or control of portions of the private sector or certain companies, trade barriers and currency movements, exchange controls and managed adjustments in relative currency values, and different or new and unsettled securities and tax markets, laws and regulations. These additional risks may be heightened with respect to emerging market countries because political turmoil and rapid changes in economic conditions are more likely to occur in these countries. These risks may be magnified further with respect to "frontier market countries," which are a subset of emerging market countries with even smaller national economies.

Investment Style Risk — The risk that the Fund's investment strategy may underperform other segments of the equity markets or the equity markets as a whole.


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Preferred Stock Risk — Preferred stock represents an equity or ownership interest in an issuer that pays dividends at a specified rate and that has precedence over common stock in the payment of dividends. In the event an issuer is liquidated or declares bankruptcy, the claims of owners of bonds take precedence over the claims of those who own preferred and common stock.

Depositary Receipts Risk — Depositary receipts, such as American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), are certificates evidencing ownership of shares of a foreign issuer that are issued by depositary banks and generally trade on an established market. Depositary receipts are subject to many of the risks associated with investing directly in foreign securities, including, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, currency movements and different legal, regulatory, tax, accounting and audit environments.

Warrants Risk — Warrants are instruments that entitle the holder to buy an equity security at a specific price for a specific period of time. Warrants may be more speculative than other types of investments. The price of a warrant may be more volatile than the price of its underlying security, and a warrant may offer greater potential for capital appreciation as well as capital loss. A warrant ceases to have value if it is not exercised prior to its expiration date.

Exchange-Traded Funds Risk — The risks of owning shares of an ETF generally reflect the risks of owning the underlying securities the ETF is designed to track, although lack of liquidity in an ETF could result in its value being more volatile than the underlying portfolio securities. When the Fund invests in an ETF, in addition to directly bearing the expenses associated with its own operations, it will bear a pro rata portion of the ETF's expenses.

Derivatives Risk — The Fund's use of futures contracts, forwards contracts, options and swaps is subject to market risk, leverage risk, correlation risk and liquidity risk. Leverage risk and liquidity risk are described below and market risk is described above. Many over-the-counter (OTC) derivative instruments will not have liquidity beyond the counterparty to the instrument. Correlation risk is the risk that changes in the value of the derivative may not correlate perfectly with the underlying asset, rate or index. The Fund's use of forward contracts, options and swaps is also subject to credit risk and valuation risk. Credit risk is described below. Valuation risk is the risk that the derivative may be difficult to value and/or valued incorrectly. Each of these risks could cause the Fund to lose more than the principal amount invested in a derivative instrument. Some derivatives have the potential for unlimited loss, regardless of the size of the Fund's initial investment. The other parties to certain derivative contracts present the same types of credit risk as issuers of fixed income securities. The Fund's use of derivatives may also increase the amount of taxes payable by shareholders. Both U.S. and non-U.S. regulators have adopted and are in the process of implementing regulations governing derivatives markets, the ultimate impact of which remains unclear.

Currency Risk — As a result of the Fund's investments in securities denominated in, and/or receiving revenues in, foreign currencies, the Fund will be subject to currency risk. Currency risk is the risk that foreign currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar or, in the case of hedging positions, that the U.S. dollar will decline in value relative to the currency hedged. In either event, the dollar value of an investment in the Fund would be adversely affected. Currency exchange rates may fluctuate in response to, among other things, changes in interest rates, intervention (or failure to intervene) by U.S. or foreign governments, central banks or supranational entities, or by the imposition of currency controls or other political developments in the United States or abroad.

Liquidity Risk — The risk that certain securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time and the price that the Fund would like. The Fund may have to lower the price of the security, sell other securities instead or


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forego an investment opportunity, any of which could have a negative effect on Fund management or performance.

Credit Risk — The risk that the issuer of a security or the counterparty to a contract will default or otherwise become unable to honor a financial obligation.

Leverage Risk — The Fund's use of derivatives may result in the Fund's total investment exposure substantially exceeding the value of its portfolio securities and the Fund's investment returns depending substantially on the performance of securities that the Fund may not directly own. The use of leverage can amplify the effects of market volatility on the Fund's share price and may also cause the Fund to liquidate portfolio positions when it would not be advantageous to do so in order to satisfy its obligations. The Fund's use of leverage may result in a heightened risk of investment loss.

Prepayment Risk — The risk that, in a declining interest rate environment, fixed income securities with stated interest rates may have the principal paid earlier than expected, requiring the Fund to invest the proceeds at generally lower interest rates.

Investing in the Fund involves risk, and there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment goal. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, just as you could with other investments. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.

Performance Information

The bar chart and the performance table below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year for the past four calendar years and by showing how the Fund's average annual returns for 1 year and since the Fund's inception, compare with those of a broad measure of market performance. The performance information shown is based on a full calendar year. The Fund's past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. For current performance information, please call 1-800-DIAL-SEI.

  Best Quarter: 19.76% (6/30/20)
Worst Quarter: -27.49% (3/31/20)
The Fund's total return from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 was -15.86%.





 

Average Annual Total Returns (for the periods ended December 31, 2021)

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your tax


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situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

World Select Equity Fund

  1 Year   Since
Inception
(6/30/2017)
 

Return Before Taxes

   

23.97

%

   

11.22

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions

   

20.95

%

   

9.25

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

   

15.56

%

   

8.27

%

 

MSCI All Country World Net Index Return (reflects no deductions for fees or expenses)

   

18.54

%

   

13.33

%

 

Management

Investment Adviser and Portfolio Manager. SEI Investments Management Corporation

Portfolio Manager

 

Experience with the Fund

 

Title with Adviser

 

Eugene Barbaneagra, CFA

 

Since 2017

 

Portfolio Manager

 

Sub-Advisers and Portfolio Managers.

Sub-Adviser

 

Portfolio Manager

  Experience with
the Fund
 

Title with Sub-Adviser

 

AS Trigon Asset Management

 

Mehis Raud

 

Since 2017

 

Portfolio Manager and Management Board Member

 

Fondsmæglerselskabet Maj Invest A/S

  Kurt Kara
Ulrik Jensen
Rasmus Quist Pedersen
  Since 2017
Since 2017
Since 2019
  Head of the Global Value Equities
Senior Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
 

Intech Investment Management LLC

  Adrian Banner, Ph.D.
Vassilios Papathanakos, Ph.D.
  Since 2017
Since 2017
  Chief Investment Officer
Deputy Chief Investment Officer
 

LSV Asset Management

  Josef Lakonishok, Ph.D.
 
Menno Vermeulen, CFA
Puneet Mansharamani, CFA
Greg Sleight
Guy Lakonishok, CFA
Jason Karceski, Ph.D.
  Since 2017
 
Since 2017
Since 2017
Since 2017
Since 2017
Since 2018
  Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Partner, Portfolio Manager
 

Mackenzie Investments Corporation

  Arup Datta, CFA
Nicholas Tham, CFA
  Since 2019
Since 2019
  Senior Vice President, Investment Management
Vice President, Investment Management
 

Metropole Gestion SA

  Isabel Levy
Ingrid Trawinski
Cédric Hereng
 
Fredrik Berenholt, CFA
Markus Maus
Thibault Moureu, CFA
Jérémy Gaudichon
  Since 2017
Since 2017
Since 2017
 
Since 2017
Since 2017
Since 2017
Since 2017
  Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer
Managing Director, Co-Chief Investment Officer
Deputy Managing Director, Co-Chief Investment
Officer
Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
 


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Sub-Adviser

 

Portfolio Manager

  Experience with
the Fund
 

Title with Sub-Adviser

 

Poplar Forest Capital LLC

  J. Dale Harvey
Derek Derman
  Since 2018
Since 2022
  CEO and Chief Investment Officer
Co-Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst
 

Rhicon Currency Management Pte Ltd

  Christopher Brandon
Peter Jacobson
Erik Bjåstad
  Since 2017
Since 2017
Since 2017
  Principal, Portfolio Manager
Principal, Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
 

Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd.

  Kenji Ueno
Shigeo Sugawara
  Since 2017
Since 2017
  Portfolio Manager
Deputy Portfolio Manager
 

StonePine Asset Management Inc.

  Nadim Rizk, CFA
 
Andrew Chan, CIM
  Since 2018
 
Since 2018
  Chief Executive, Chief Investment Officer and Lead Portfolio Manager
Head of Research
 

Towle & Co

  Christopher D. Towle
Peter J. Lewis, CFA
James M. Shields, CFA
Wesley R. Tibbetts, CFA
G. Lukas Barthelmess
  Since 2017
Since 2017
Since 2017
Since 2017
Since 2021
  President, CEO & Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
Head of Private Funds & Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
 

For important information about the Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares, Tax Information and Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries, please turn to page 169 of this prospectus.


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WORLD EQUITY EX-US FUND

Fund Summary

Investment Goal

Capital appreciation.

Fees and Expenses

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell Fund shares. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table and examples below.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class A Shares

 

Management Fees

   

0.55

%

 

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

   

None

   

Other Expenses

   

0.08

%

 

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

   

0.63

%

 

EXAMPLE

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem or hold all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund's operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

   

1 Year

 

3 Years

 

5 Years

 

10 Years

 

World Equity Ex-US Fund — Class A Shares

 

$

64

   

$

202

   

$

351

   

$

786

   

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual Fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund's performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 73% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, the World Equity Ex-US Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities of foreign companies of various capitalization ranges. These securities may include common stocks, preferred stocks, depositary receipts, warrants, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on an international equity index and derivative instruments, principally futures and forward contracts, whose value is based on an international equity index or an


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underlying equity security or basket of equity securities. The Fund will invest in securities of foreign issuers located in developed and emerging market countries. However, the Fund will not invest more than 35% of its assets in the common stocks or other equity securities of issuers located in emerging market countries. The Fund may also, to a lesser extent, invest in swaps on securities for risk management purposes or as part of its investment strategies.

The Fund uses a multi-manager approach, relying upon a number of sub-advisers (each, a Sub-Adviser and collectively, the Sub-Advisers) Sub-Advisers with differing investment strategies to manage portions of the Fund's portfolio under the general supervision of SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC or the Adviser). The Fund's benchmark is the MSCI All Country World Ex-U.S. Net Index (net of dividends). The Fund is expected to have an absolute return and risk profile similar to the international equity market. The Fund is diversified as to issuers, market capitalization, industry and country.

The Sub-Advisers may seek to enhance the Fund's return by actively managing the Fund's foreign currency exposure. In managing the Fund's currency exposure, the Sub-Advisers may buy and sell currencies (i.e., take long or short positions) using options, futures and foreign currency forward contracts. The Fund may take long and short positions in foreign currencies in excess of the value of the Fund's assets denominated in a particular currency or when the Fund does not own assets denominated in that currency. The Fund may also engage in currency transactions in an attempt to take advantage of certain inefficiencies in the currency exchange market, to increase their exposure to a foreign currency or to shift exposure to foreign currency fluctuations from one currency to another.

The Fund may also invest in futures contracts and forward contracts for hedging purposes, including to seek to manage the Fund's currency exposure to foreign securities and mitigate the Fund's overall risk.

Principal Risks

Market Risk — The risk that the market value of a security may move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, an industry, a sector or the equity market as a whole. Equity markets may decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, economic or other developments that may cause broad changes in market value, public perceptions concerning these developments, and adverse investor sentiment or publicity. Similarly, environmental and public health risks, such as natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics or widespread fear that such events may occur, may impact markets adversely and cause market volatility in both the short- and long-term.

Foreign Investment/Emerging Markets Risk — The risk that non-U.S. securities may be subject to additional risks due to, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, currency movements, and different legal, regulatory, tax, accounting and audit environments. These additional risks may be heightened with respect to emerging market countries because political turmoil and rapid changes in economic conditions are more likely to occur in these countries. Investments in emerging markets are subject to the added risk that information in emerging market investments may be unreliable or outdated due to differences in regulatory, accounting or auditing and financial record keeping standards, or because less information about emerging market investments is publicly available. In addition, the rights and remedies associated with emerging market investments may be different than investments in developed markets. A lack of reliable information, rights and remedies increase the risks of investing in emerging markets in comparison to more developed markets. In addition, periodic U.S. Government restrictions on investments in issuers from certain foreign countries may require the Fund to sell such investments at inopportune times, which could result in losses to the Fund.


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Large Capitalization Risk — The risk that larger, more established companies may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges such as changes in technology and consumer tastes. Larger companies also may not be able to attain the high growth rates of successful smaller companies.

Small and Medium Capitalization Risk — The risk that small and medium capitalization companies in which the Fund may invest may be more vulnerable to adverse business or economic events than larger, more established companies. In particular, small and medium capitalization companies may have limited product lines, markets and financial resources and may depend upon a relatively small management group. Therefore, small capitalization and medium capitalization stocks may be more volatile than those of larger companies. Small capitalization and medium capitalization stocks may be traded over-the-counter (OTC). OTC stocks may trade less frequently and in smaller volume than exchange listed stocks and may have more price volatility than that of exchange-listed stocks.

Investment Style Risk — The risk that equity securities of developed and emerging market countries may underperform other segments of the equity markets or the equity markets as a whole.

Preferred Stock Risk — Preferred stock represents an equity or ownership interest in an issuer that pays dividends at a specified rate and that has precedence over common stock in the payment of dividends. In the event an issuer is liquidated or declares bankruptcy, the claims of owners of bonds take precedence over the claims of those who own preferred and common stock.

Depositary Receipts Risk — Depositary receipts, such as American Depositary Receipts, are certificates evidencing ownership of shares of a foreign issuer that are issued by depositary banks and generally trade on an established market. Depositary receipts are subject to many of the risks associated with investing directly in foreign securities, including, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, currency movements and different legal, regulatory, tax, accounting and audit environments.

Warrants Risk — Warrants are instruments that entitle the holder to buy an equity security at a specific price for a specific period of time. Warrants may be more speculative than other types of investments. The price of a warrant may be more volatile than the price of its underlying security, and a warrant may offer greater potential for capital appreciation as well as capital loss. A warrant ceases to have value if it is not exercised prior to its expiration date.

Exchange-Traded Funds Risk — The risks of owning shares of an ETF generally reflect the risks of owning the underlying securities the ETF is designed to track, although lack of liquidity in an ETF could result in its value being more volatile than the underlying portfolio securities. When the Fund invests in an ETF, in addition to directly bearing the expenses associated with its own operations, it will bear a pro rata portion of the ETF's expenses.

Derivatives Risk — The Fund's use of futures contracts, forwards contracts, options and swaps is subject to market risk, leverage risk, correlation risk and liquidity risk. Leverage risk and liquidity risk are described below and market risk is described above. Many OTC derivative instruments will not have liquidity beyond the counterparty to the instrument. Correlation risk is the risk that changes in the value of the derivative may not correlate perfectly with the underlying asset, rate or index. The Fund's use of forward contracts, options and swaps is also subject to credit risk and valuation risk. Credit risk is described below. Valuation risk is the risk that the derivative may be difficult to value and/or valued incorrectly. Each of these risks could cause the Fund to lose more than the principal amount invested in a derivative instrument. Some derivatives have


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the potential for unlimited loss, regardless of the size of the Fund's initial investment. The other parties to certain derivative contracts present the same types of credit risk as issuers of fixed income securities. The Fund's use of derivatives may also increase the amount of taxes payable by shareholders. Both U.S. and non-U.S. regulators have adopted and are in the process of implementing regulations governing derivatives markets, the ultimate impact of which remains unclear.

Currency Risk — As a result of the Fund's investments in securities denominated in, and/or receiving revenues in, foreign currencies, the Fund will be subject to currency risk. Currency risk is the risk that foreign currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar or, in the case of hedging positions, that the U.S. dollar will decline in value relative to the currency hedged. In either event, the dollar value of an investment in the Fund would be adversely affected. Due to the Fund's active positions in currencies, it will be subject to the risk that currency exchange rates may fluctuate in response to, among other things, changes in interest rates, intervention (or failure to intervene) by U.S. or foreign governments, central banks or supranational entities, or by the imposition of currency controls or other political developments in the United States or abroad.

Liquidity Risk — The risk that certain securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time and the price that the Fund would like. The Fund may have to lower the price of the security, sell other securities instead or forego an investment opportunity, any of which could have a negative effect on Fund management or performance.

Leverage Risk — The Fund's use of derivatives may result in the Fund's total investment exposure substantially exceeding the value of its portfolio securities and the Fund's investment returns depending substantially on the performance of securities that the Fund may not directly own. The use of leverage can amplify the effects of market volatility on the Fund's share price and may also cause the Fund to liquidate portfolio positions when it would not be advantageous to do so in order to satisfy its obligations. The Fund's use of leverage may result in a heightened risk of investment loss.

Credit Risk — The risk that the issuer of a security or the counterparty to a contract will default or otherwise become unable to honor a financial obligation.

Investing in the Fund involves risk, and there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment goal. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, just as you could with other investments. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.

Performance Information

The bar chart and the performance table below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year for the past ten calendar years, and by showing how the Fund's average annual returns for 1, 5 and 10 years, and since the Fund's inception compare with those of a broad measure of market performance. The performance information shown is based on full calendar years. The Fund's past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. For current performance information, please call 1-800-DIAL-SEI.


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  Best Quarter: 19.84% (6/30/20)
Worst Quarter: -23.54% (3/31/20)
The Fund's total return from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 was -19.29%.





 

Average Annual Total Returns (for the periods ended December 31, 2021)

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

World Equity Ex-US Fund

 

1 Year

 

5 Years

 

10 Years

  Since
Inception
(3/28/2005)
 

Return Before Taxes

   

7.33

%

   

10.62

%

   

8.19

%

   

5.71

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions

   

1.73

%

   

8.83

%

   

7.02

%

   

4.71

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

   

7.35

%

   

8.20

%

   

6.48

%

   

4.49

%

 
MSCI All Country World Ex-US Net Index Return (net of dividends)
(reflects no deduction for fees or expenses)
   

7.82

%

   

9.61

%

   

7.28

%

   

5.81

%

 

Management

Investment Adviser and Portfolio Manager. SEI Investments Management Corporation

Portfolio Manager

 

Experience with the Fund

 

Title with Adviser

 

Rich Carr, CFA

 

Since 2022

 

Portfolio Manager

 

Jason Collins

 

Since 2019

 

Portfolio Manager, Head of Sub-Advised Equity

 


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Sub-Advisers and Portfolio Managers.

Sub-Adviser

 

Portfolio Manager

  Experience with
the Fund
 

Title with Sub-Adviser

 

Acadian Asset Management LLC

  Brendan O. Bradley, Ph.D.
Ryan D. Taliaferro, Ph.D.
  Since 2009
Since 2011
  Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
Senior Vice President, Director, Equity Strategies
 

Allspring Global Investments, LLC

  Dale Winner, CFA
Venkateshwar (Venk) Lal
  Since 2018
Since 2018
  Lead Portfolio Manager
Co-Portfolio Manager, Head of EverKey Investment Risk and Strategy
 

Delaware Investments Fund Advisers, a series of Macquarie Asset Management Business Trust

  Jens Hansen
 
Klaus Petersen, CFA
Claus Juul
Åsa Annerstedt
Allan Saustrup Jensens, CFA,
CAIA®
Chris Gowlland, CFA
 
  Since 2021
 
Since 2021
Since 2021
Since 2021
Since 2021
 
Since 2021
  Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer —
Global Equity Team
Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Vice President, Portfolio Manager
 
Senior Vice President, Head of Equity Quantitative
Research
 

JOHCM (USA) Inc.

  Christopher Lees, CFA
Nudgem Richyal, CFA
  Since 2010
Since 2010
  Senior Fund Manager
Senior Fund Manager
 

Jupiter Asset Management Limited

  Dermot Murphy
Ben Whitmore
  Since 2022
Since 2022
  Lead Investment Manager
Head of Strategy, Value Equities
 

Lazard Asset Management LLC

  Louis Florentin-Lee
Barnaby Wilson, CFA
Mark Little
Robin O. Jones
Robert Failla, CFA
  Since 2021
Since 2021
Since 2021
Since 2021
Since 2021
  Managing Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst
 

McKinley Capital Management, LLC

  Robert A. Gillam, CFA
Brandon S. Rinner, CFA
Forrest Badgley, CFA
 
Martino M. Boffa, CFA
Grant M. McGregor
  Since 2005
Since 2005
Since 2006
 
Since 2010
Since 2017
  Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer
Portfolio Manager
Director of Public Investments, Senior Portfolio
Manager
Director of Sustainability, Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
 

Pzena Investment Management, LLC

  Caroline Cai, CFA
 
Allison Fisch
John Goetz
  Since 2022
 
Since 2022
Since 2022
  Managing Principal, Portfolio Manager, and Executive Committee member
Principal and Portfolio Manager
Managing Principal, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager, and Executive Committee member
 

For important information about the Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares, Tax Information and Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries, please turn to page 169 of this prospectus.


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SCREENED WORLD EQUITY EX-US FUND

Fund Summary

Investment Goal

Capital appreciation.

Fees and Expenses

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell Fund shares. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table and examples below.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class A Shares

 

Management Fees

   

0.65

%

 

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

   

None

   

Other Expenses

   

0.13

%

 

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

   

0.78

%

 

EXAMPLE

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem or hold all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund's operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

   

1 Year

 

3 Years

 

5 Years

 

10 Years

 

Screened World Equity Ex-US Fund — Class A Shares

 

$

80

   

$

249

   

$

433

   

$

966

   

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual Fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund's performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 84% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, the Screened World Equity Ex-US Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities of foreign companies of various capitalization ranges. These securities may include common stocks, preferred stocks, depositary receipts, warrants, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on an international equity index, derivative instruments (principally futures and forward contracts) whose value is based on an international equity index


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or an underlying equity security or basket of equity securities and investment companies whose portfolios are designed to correlate with a portfolio of international equity securities.

The Fund will invest in securities of foreign issuers located in developed and emerging market countries, but will seek to avoid investing in companies whose activities directly or indirectly benefit the governments of countries that support terrorism, genocide or human rights abuses. The Fund will also maintain an Anti-BDS approach. BDS refers to the Palestinian-led movement promoting boycotts, divestments and economic sanctions against Israel. The Fund will seek to avoid investing in companies identified as having adopted or implemented a BDS stance. This policy has been adopted to enable investment in the Fund by institutional investors that seek to support Israel or oppose the BDS movement in their investment implementation. This Fund policy is for the benefit of such noted investors and not meant as a formal representation of SEI's official corporate policy or position on the issue of BDS.

The Fund will not invest more than 35% of its assets in the common stocks or other equity securities of issuers located in emerging market countries. The Fund may also, to a lesser extent, invest in swaps on securities for risk management purposes or as part of its investment strategies. The Fund's benchmark is the MSCI All Country World Ex-U.S. Net Index (net of dividends). The Fund is expected to have an absolute return and risk profile similar to the international equity market. The Fund is diversified as to issuers, market capitalization, industry and country.

The Fund uses a multi-manager approach, relying upon a number of sub-advisers (each, a Sub-Adviser and collectively, the Sub-Advisers) with differing investment strategies to manage portions of the Fund's portfolio under the general supervision of SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC or the Adviser). Due to its investment strategy, the Fund may buy and sell securities frequently.

The Sub-Advisers may seek to enhance the Fund's return by actively managing the Fund's foreign currency exposure. In managing the Fund's currency exposure, the Sub-Advisers may buy and sell currencies (i.e., take long or short positions) using derivatives, principally foreign currency forward contracts, options and futures. The Fund may take long and short positions in foreign currencies in excess of the value of the Fund's assets denominated in a particular currency or when the Fund does not own assets denominated in that currency. The Fund may also engage in currency transactions in an attempt to take advantage of certain inefficiencies in the currency exchange market, to increase their exposure to a foreign currency or to shift exposure to foreign currency fluctuations from one currency to another.

The Fund may also invest in futures contracts and forward contracts for hedging purposes, including to seek to manage the Fund's currency exposure to foreign securities and mitigate the Fund's overall risk.

Potential investments for the Fund are first selected for financial soundness and then evaluated according to the Fund's social criteria. The Fund seeks to avoid investing in companies whose activities directly or indirectly benefit the governments of countries that support terrorism, genocide or human rights abuses. This includes companies that pay royalties, such as those on oil or mining, to these governments and companies that help provide a stable economic environment that supports the government in its oppressive policies by having substantial operations or customers in the country. The Sub-Advisers will rely on a list of issuers that have been identified by an independent compliance support organization when determining whether a company's activities directly or indirectly benefit the governments of countries that support terrorism, genocide or human rights abuses. The list is developed using information gathered from a variety of sources, such as government agencies, trade journals, direct company contacts and industry and regional publications. The Adviser reserves the right to modify the Fund's social criteria from time to time in response to world events. All social criteria may be changed without shareholder approval.


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Principal Risks

Market Risk — The risk that the market value of a security may move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, an industry, a sector or the equity market as a whole. Equity markets may decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, economic or other developments that may cause broad changes in market value, public perceptions concerning these developments, and adverse investor sentiment or publicity. Similarly, environmental and public health risks, such as natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics or widespread fear that such events may occur, may impact markets adversely and cause market volatility in both the short- and long-term.

Foreign Investment/Emerging Markets Risk — The risk that non-U.S. securities may be subject to additional risks due to, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, currency movements, and different legal, regulatory, tax, accounting and audit environments. These additional risks may be heightened with respect to emerging market countries because political turmoil and rapid changes in economic conditions are more likely to occur in these countries. Investments in emerging markets are subject to the added risk that information in emerging market investments may be unreliable or outdated due to differences in regulatory, accounting or auditing and financial record keeping standards, or because less information about emerging market investments is publicly available. In addition, the rights and remedies associated with emerging market investments may be different than investments in developed markets. A lack of reliable information, rights and remedies increase the risks of investing in emerging markets in comparison to more developed markets. In addition, periodic U.S. Government restrictions on investments in issuers from certain foreign countries may require the Fund to sell such investments at inopportune times, which could result in losses to the Fund.

Social Investment Criteria Risk — The Fund's portfolio is subject to certain social investment criteria, including its anti-BDS approach. As a result, the Sub-Advisers may avoid purchasing certain securities for social reasons when it is otherwise economically advantageous to purchase those securities or may sell certain securities for social reasons when it is otherwise economically advantageous to hold those securities. In general, the application of the Fund's social investment criteria may affect the Fund's exposure to certain industries, sectors and geographic areas, which may affect the financial performance of the Fund, positively or negatively, depending on whether these industries or sectors are in or out of favor.

Large Capitalization Risk — The risk that larger, more established companies may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges such as changes in technology and consumer tastes. Larger companies also may not be able to attain the high growth rates of successful smaller companies.

Small and Medium Capitalization Risk — The risk that small and medium capitalization companies in which the Fund may invest may be more vulnerable to adverse business or economic events than larger, more established companies. In particular, small and medium capitalization companies may have limited product lines, markets and financial resources and may depend upon a relatively small management group. Therefore, small capitalization and medium capitalization stocks may be more volatile than those of larger companies. Small capitalization and medium capitalization stocks may be traded over-the-counter (OTC). OTC stocks may trade less frequently and in smaller volume than exchange listed stocks and may have more price volatility than that of exchange-listed stocks.

Investment Style Risk — The risk that equity securities of developed and emerging market countries may underperform other segments of the equity markets or the equity markets as a whole.


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Preferred Stock Risk — Preferred stock represents an equity or ownership interest in an issuer that pays dividends at a specified rate and that has precedence over common stock in the payment of dividends. In the event an issuer is liquidated or declares bankruptcy, the claims of owners of bonds take precedence over the claims of those who own preferred and common stock.

Depositary Receipts Risk — Depositary receipts, such as American Depositary Receipts, are certificates evidencing ownership of shares of a foreign issuer that are issued by depositary banks and generally trade on an established market. Depositary receipts are subject to many of the risks associated with investing directly in foreign securities, including, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, currency movements and different legal, regulatory, tax, accounting and audit environments.

Warrants Risk — Warrants are instruments that entitle the holder to buy an equity security at a specific price for a specific period of time. Warrants may be more speculative than other types of investments. The price of a warrant may be more volatile than the price of its underlying security, and a warrant may offer greater potential for capital appreciation as well as capital loss. A warrant ceases to have value if it is not exercised prior to its expiration date.

Exchange-Traded Funds Risk — The risks of owning shares of an ETF generally reflect the risks of owning the underlying securities the ETF is designed to track, although lack of liquidity in an ETF could result in its value being more volatile than the underlying portfolio securities. When the Fund invests in an ETF, in addition to directly bearing the expenses associated with its own operations, it will bear a pro rata portion of the ETF's expenses.

Derivatives Risk — The Fund's use of futures contracts, forwards contracts, options and swaps is subject to market risk, leverage risk, correlation risk and liquidity risk. Leverage risk and liquidity risk are described below and market risk is described above. Many OTC derivative instruments will not have liquidity beyond the counterparty to the instrument. Correlation risk is the risk that changes in the value of the derivative may not correlate perfectly with the underlying asset, rate or index. The Fund's use of forward contracts, options and swaps is also subject to credit risk and valuation risk. Credit risk is described below. Valuation risk is the risk that the derivative may be difficult to value and/or valued incorrectly. Each of these risks could cause the Fund to lose more than the principal amount invested in a derivative instrument. Some derivatives have the potential for unlimited loss, regardless of the size of the Fund's initial investment. The other parties to certain derivative contracts present the same types of credit risk as issuers of fixed income securities. The Fund's use of derivatives may also increase the amount of taxes payable by shareholders. Both U.S. and non-U.S. regulators have adopted and are in the process of implementing regulations governing derivatives markets, the ultimate impact of which remains unclear.

Currency Risk — As a result of the Fund's investments in securities denominated in, and/or receiving revenues in, foreign currencies, the Fund will be subject to currency risk. Currency risk is the risk that foreign currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar or, in the case of hedging positions, that the U.S. dollar will decline in value relative to the currency hedged. In either event, the dollar value of an investment in the Fund would be adversely affected. Due to the Fund's active positions in currencies, it will be subject to the risk that currency exchange rates may fluctuate in response to, among other things, changes in interest rates, intervention (or failure to intervene) by U.S. or foreign governments, central banks or supranational entities, or by the imposition of currency controls or other political developments in the United States or abroad.

Liquidity Risk — The risk that certain securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time and the price that the Fund would like. The Fund may have to lower the price of the security, sell other securities instead or forego an investment opportunity, any of which could have a negative effect on Fund management or performance.


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Leverage Risk — The Fund's use of derivatives may result in the Fund's total investment exposure substantially exceeding the value of its portfolio securities and the Fund's investment returns depending substantially on the performance of securities that the Fund may not directly own. The use of leverage can amplify the effects of market volatility on the Fund's share price and may also cause the Fund to liquidate portfolio positions when it would not be advantageous to do so in order to satisfy its obligations. The Fund's use of leverage may result in a heightened risk of investment loss.

Credit Risk — The risk that the issuer of a security or the counterparty to a contract will default or otherwise become unable to honor a financial obligation.

Portfolio Turnover Risk — Due to its investment strategy, the Fund may buy and sell securities frequently. This may result in higher transaction costs and taxes subject to ordinary income tax rates as opposed to more favorable capital gains rates, which may affect the Fund's performance.

Investing in the Fund involves risk, and there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment goal. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, just as you could with other investments. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.

Performance Information

The bar chart and the performance table below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year for the past ten calendar years, and by showing how the Fund's average annual returns for 1, 5 and 10 years, and since the Fund's inception compare with those of a broad measure of market performance. The performance information shown is based on a full calendar year. The Fund's past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. For current performance information, please call 1-800-DIAL-SEI.

  Best Quarter: 19.32% (6/30/20)
Worst Quarter: -22.98% (3/31/20)
The Fund's total return from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 was -17.48%.





 

Average Annual Total Returns (for the periods ended December 31, 2021)

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.


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Screened World Equity Ex-US Fund

 

1 Year

 

5 Years

  10 Years   Since
Inception
(6/30/2008)
 

Return Before Taxes

   

9.30

%

   

12.43

%

   

9.43

%

   

4.70

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions

   

4.22

%

   

10.85

%

   

8.49

%

   

4.00

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

   

8.02

%

   

9.76

%

   

7.65

%

   

3.73

%

 
MSCI All Country World Ex-US Net Index Return (net of dividends)
(reflects no deduction for fees or expenses)
   

7.82

%

   

9.61

%

   

7.28

%

   

3.83

%

 

Management

Investment Adviser and Portfolio Manager. SEI Investments Management Corporation

Portfolio Manager

 

Experience with the Fund

 

Title with Adviser

 

Rich Carr, CFA

 

Since 2022

 

Portfolio Manager

 

Jason Collins

 

Since 2019

 

Portfolio Manager, Head of Sub-Advised Equity

 

Sub-Advisers and Portfolio Managers.

Sub-Adviser

 

Portfolio Manager

  Experience with
the Fund
 

Title with Sub-Adviser

 

Acadian Asset Management LLC

  Brendan O. Bradley, Ph.D.
Ryan D. Taliaferro, Ph.D.
  Since 2015
Since 2015
  Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
Senior Vice President, Director, Equity Strategies
 

Allspring Global Investments, LLC

  Dale Winner, CFA
Venkateshwar (Venk) Lal
  Since 2020
Since 2020
  Lead Portfolio Manager, EverKey Global Equity
Co-Portfolio Manager, Head of EverKey Investment Risk and Strategy, EverKey Global Equity
 

Lazard Asset Management LLC

  Louis Florentin-Lee
Barnaby Wilson, CFA
Mark Little
Robin O. Jones
Robert Failla, CFA
  Since 2021
Since 2021
Since 2021
Since 2021
Since 2021
  Managing Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst
 

McKinley Capital Management, LLC

  Robert A. Gillam, CFA
Brandon S. Rinner, CFA
Forrest Badgley, CFA
 
Martino M. Boffa, CFA
Grant M. McGregor
  Since 2005
Since 2005
Since 2006
 
Since 2010
Since 2017
  Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer
Portfolio Manager
Director of Public Investments, Senior Portfolio
Manager
Director of Sustainability, Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
 

For important information about the Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares, Tax Information and Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries, please turn to page 169 of this prospectus.


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EMERGING MARKETS EQUITY FUND

Fund Summary

Investment Goal

Capital appreciation.

Fees and Expenses

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell Fund shares. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in this table and examples below.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Class A Shares

 

Management Fees

   

1.05

%

 

Distribution (12b-1) Fees

   

None

   

Other Expenses

   

0.12

%

 

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

   

1.17

%

 

Fee Waivers and Expense Reimbursements

   

(0.10

)%

 

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses Less Fee Waivers and Expense Reimbursements

   

1.07

%*

 

* Effective September 30, 2022, SIMC, the Fund's investment adviser, has contractually agreed to waive or reduce its management fee for a period of one year as necessary to keep the management fee paid by the Fund during the fiscal year from exceeding 0.95%. This fee waiver agreement shall remain in effect until September 30, 2023 and, unless earlier terminated, shall be automatically renewed for successive one-year periods thereafter. The agreement may be amended or terminated only with the consent of the Board of Trustees.

EXAMPLE

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem or hold all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund's operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

   

1 Year

 

3 Years

 

5 Years

 

10 Years

 

Emerging Markets Equity Fund — Class A Shares

 

$

109

   

$

362

   

$

634

   

$

1,411

   

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER

The Fund will pay transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual Fund


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operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund's performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 86% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, the Emerging Markets Equity Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities of emerging market issuers. Equity securities may include common stocks, preferred stocks, warrants, participation notes and depositary receipts. The Fund normally maintains investments in at least six emerging market countries, however, it may invest a substantial amount of its assets in issuers located in a single country or a limited number of countries. Due to the size of its economy relative to other emerging market countries, it is expected that China will generally constitute a significant exposure in the Fund. Emerging market countries are those countries that are: (i) characterized as developing or emerging by any of the World Bank, the United Nations, the International Finance Corporation, or the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; (ii) included in an emerging markets index by a recognized index provider; or (iii) countries with similar developing frontier or emerging characteristics as countries classified as emerging market countries pursuant to sub-paragraph (i) and (ii) above, in each case determined at the time of purchase.

The Fund uses a multi-manager approach, relying upon a number of sub-advisers (each, a Sub-Adviser and collectively, the Sub-Advisers) with differing investment philosophies to manage portions of the Fund's portfolio under the general supervision of SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC or the Adviser).

The Fund may invest in swaps based on a single security or an index of securities, futures contracts, forward contracts on currencies or securities, and options on securities to synthetically obtain exposure to securities or baskets of securities or for hedging purposes, including seeking to manage the Fund's currency exposure to foreign securities and mitigate the Fund's overall risk. Securities index swaps may be used to obtain exposure to different foreign equity markets. Futures and swaps on futures may be used to gain exposure to foreign equity markets and commodities markets. The Fund may sell credit default swaps to more efficiently gain credit exposure to a security or basket of securities.

The Fund may purchase shares of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and other investment companies to gain exposure to a particular portion of the market while awaiting an opportunity to purchase securities or other instruments directly. The Fund may also invest a portion of its assets in U.S. and developed foreign country securities, including securities of small capitalization companies.

Principal Risks

Market Risk — The risk that the market value of a security may move up and down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, an industry, a sector or the equity or bond market as a whole. Equity markets may decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, economic or other developments that may cause broad changes in market value, public perceptions concerning these developments, and adverse investor sentiment or publicity. Similarly, environmental and public health risks, such as natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics or widespread fear that such events may occur, may impact markets adversely and cause market volatility in both the short- and long-term.

Foreign Investment/Emerging and Frontier Markets Risk — The risk that non-U.S. securities may be subject to additional price volatility, illiquidity and decreases in value due to, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, government ownership or control of portions of the private sector or certain companies, trade barriers and currency movements, exchange controls and managed adjustments in relative


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currency values, and different or new and unsettled securities and tax markets, laws and regulations. These additional risks may be heightened with respect to emerging market countries because political turmoil and rapid changes in economic conditions are more likely to occur in these countries. These risks may be magnified further with respect to "frontier market countries," which are a subset of emerging market countries with even smaller national economies. Investments in emerging markets are subject to the added risk that information in emerging market investments may be unreliable or outdated due to differences in regulatory, accounting or auditing and financial record keeping standards, or because less information about emerging market investments is publicly available. In addition, the rights and remedies associated with emerging market investments may be different than investments in developed markets. A lack of reliable information, rights and remedies increase the risks of investing in emerging markets in comparison to more developed markets.

Country Concentration Risk — The Fund's concentration of its assets in issuers located in a single country or a limited number of countries will increase the impact of, and potential losses associated with, the risks set forth in the Foreign Investment/Emerging and Frontier Markets Risk.

Risk of Investing in China — Because China is an emerging market that may be subject to considerable government intervention and varying degrees of economic, political and social instability, such investments may be subject to greater risk of stock market, interest rate, and currency fluctuations, as well as inflation.

Investment Style Risk — The risk that emerging market equity securities may underperform other segments of the equity markets or the equity markets as a whole.

Large Capitalization Risk — The risk that larger, more established companies may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges such as changes in technology and consumer tastes. Larger companies also may not be able to attain the high growth rates of successful smaller companies.

Small and Medium Capitalization Risk — The risk that small and medium capitalization companies in which the Fund may invest may be more vulnerable to adverse business or economic events than larger, more established companies. In particular, small and medium capitalization companies may have limited product lines, markets and financial resources, and may depend upon a relatively small management group. Therefore, small capitalization and medium capitalization stocks may be more volatile than those of larger companies. Small capitalization and medium capitalization stocks may be traded over-the-counter (OTC). OTC stocks may trade less frequently and in smaller volume than exchange listed stocks and may have more price volatility than that of exchange-listed stocks.

Currency Risk — As a result of the Fund's investments in securities denominated in, and/or receiving revenues in, foreign currencies, the Fund will be subject to currency risk. Currency risk is the risk that foreign currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar or, in the case of hedging positions, that the U.S. dollar will decline in value relative to the currency hedged. In either event, the dollar value of an investment in the Fund would be adversely affected. Currency exchange rates may fluctuate in response to, among other things, changes in interest rates, intervention (or failure to intervene) by U.S. or foreign governments, central banks or supranational entities, or by the imposition of currency controls or other political developments in the United States or abroad.

Preferred Stock Risk — Preferred stock represents an equity or ownership interest in an issuer that pays dividends at a specified rate and that has precedence over common stock in the payment of dividends. In the event an issuer is liquidated or declares bankruptcy, the claims of owners of bonds take precedence over the claims of those who own preferred and common stock.


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Depositary Receipts Risk — Depositary receipts, such as American Depositary Receipts, are certificates evidencing ownership of shares of a foreign issuer that are issued by depositary banks and generally trade on an established market. Depositary receipts are subject to many of the risks associated with investing directly in foreign securities, including, among other things, political, social and economic developments abroad, currency movements and different legal, regulatory, tax, accounting and audit environments.

Warrants Risk — Warrants are instruments that entitle the holder to buy an equity security at a specific price for a specific period of time. Warrants may be more speculative than other types of investments. The price of a warrant may be more volatile than the price of its underlying security, and a warrant may offer greater potential for capital appreciation as well as capital loss. A warrant ceases to have value if it is not exercised prior to its expiration date.

Participation Notes (P-Notes) Risk — P-Notes are participation interest notes that are issued by banks or broker-dealers and are designed to offer a return linked to a particular underlying equity, debt, currency or market. Investments in P-Notes involve the same risks associated with a direct investment in the underlying foreign companies or foreign securities markets that they seek to replicate. However, there can be no assurance that the trading price of P-Notes will equal the underlying value of the foreign companies or foreign securities markets that they seek to replicate.

Derivatives Risk — The Fund's use of futures contracts, forwards contracts, options and swaps is subject to market risk, leverage risk, correlation risk and liquidity risk. Leverage risk and liquidity risk are described below and market risk is described above. Many OTC derivative instruments will not have liquidity beyond the counterparty to the instrument. Correlation risk is the risk that changes in the value of the derivative may not correlate perfectly with the underlying asset, rate or index. The Fund's use of forward contracts, options and swaps is also subject to credit risk and valuation risk. Credit risk is described below. Valuation risk is the risk that the derivative may be difficult to value and/or valued incorrectly. Each of these risks could cause the Fund to lose more than the principal amount invested in a derivative instrument. Some derivatives have the potential for unlimited loss, regardless of the size of the Fund's initial investment. The other parties to certain derivative contracts present the same types of credit risk as issuers of fixed income securities. The Fund's use of derivatives may also increase the amount of taxes payable by shareholders. Both U.S. and non-U.S. regulators have adopted and are in the process of implementing regulations governing derivatives markets, the ultimate impact of which remains unclear.

Commodity-Linked Securities Risk — Investments in commodity-linked securities may be more volatile and less liquid than direct investments in the underlying commodities themselves. Commodity-related equity returns can also be affected by the issuer's financial structure or the performance of unrelated businesses.

Exchange-Traded Funds Risk — The risks of owning shares of an ETF generally reflect the risks of owning the underlying securities the ETF is designed to track, although lack of liquidity in an ETF could result in its value being more volatile than the underlying portfolio securities. When the Fund invests in an ETF, in addition to directly bearing the expenses associated with its own operations, it will bear a pro rata portion of the ETF's expenses.

Investment Company Risk — When the Fund invests in an investment company, including closed-end funds and ETFs, in addition to directly bearing the expenses associated with its own operations, it will bear a pro rata portion of the investment company's expenses. Further, while the risks of owning shares of an investment company generally reflect the risks of owning the underlying investments of the investment company, the Fund may be subject to additional or different risks than if the Fund had invested directly in the


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underlying investments. For example, the lack of liquidity in an ETF could result in its value being more volatile than that of the underlying portfolio securities. Closed-end investment companies issue a fixed number of shares that trade on a stock exchange or over-the-counter at a premium or a discount to their net asset value. As a result, a closed-end fund's share price fluctuates based on what another investor is willing to pay rather than on the market value of the securities in the fund.

Liquidity Risk — The risk that certain securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time and the price that the Fund would like. The Fund may have to lower the price of the security, sell other securities instead or forego an investment opportunity, any of which could have a negative effect on Fund management or performance.

Leverage Risk — The Fund's use of derivatives may result in the Fund's total investment exposure substantially exceeding the value of its portfolio securities and the Fund's investment returns depending substantially on the performance of securities that the Fund may not directly own. The use of leverage can amplify the effects of market volatility on the Fund's share price and may also cause the Fund to liquidate portfolio positions when it would not be advantageous to do so in order to satisfy its obligations. The Fund's use of leverage may result in a heightened risk of investment loss.

Credit Risk — The risk that the issuer of a security or the counterparty to a contract will default or otherwise become unable to honor a financial obligation.

Opportunity Risk — The risk of missing out on an investment opportunity because the assets necessary to take advantage of it are tied up in other investments.

Investing in the Fund involves risk, and there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment goal. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, just as you could with other investments. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.

Performance Information

The bar chart and the performance table below provide some indication of the risk of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year for the past seven calendar years, and by showing how the Fund's average annual returns for 1 and 5 years and since the Fund's inception, compare with those of a broad measure of market performance. The performance information shown is based on full calendar years. The Fund's past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. For current performance information, please call 1-800-DIAL-SEI.


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  Best Quarter: 21.74% (6/30/20)
Worst Quarter: -25.81% (3/31/20)
The Fund's total return from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 was -19.01%.





 

Average Annual Total Returns (for the periods ended December 31, 2021)

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

Emerging Markets Equity Fund

 

1 Year

 

5 Years

  Since
Inception
(10/31/2014)
 

Return Before Taxes

   

8.06

%

   

10.64

%

   

6.09

%  

Return After Taxes on Distributions

   

4.00

%

   

8.84

%

   

4.73

%

 

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

   

7.44

%

   

8.16

%

   

4.56

%

 
MSCI Emerging & Frontier Markets Index (reflects no deduction
for fees, expenses or taxes)
   

-2.33

%

   

9.84

%

   

5.05

%

 

Management

Investment Adviser and Portfolio Manager. SEI Investments Management Corporation

Portfolio Manager

 

Experience with the Fund

 

Title with Adviser

 

Jason Collins

 

Since 2016

 

Portfolio Manager, Head of Sub-Advised Equity

 

John Lau

 

Since 2019

 

Portfolio Manager

 


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Sub-Advisers and Portfolio Managers.

Sub-Adviser

 

Portfolio Manager

  Experience with
the Fund
 

Title with Sub-Adviser

 

Causeway Capital Management LLC

  Arjun Jayaraman, Ph.D., CFA
 
MacDuff Kuhnert, CFA
 
Joe Gubler, CFA
 
Ryan Myers
  Since 2014
 
Since 2014
 
Since 2014
 
Since 2021
  Head of Quantitative Research Group, Portfolio
Manager
Member of Quantitative Research Group, Portfolio
Manager
Member of Quantitative Research Group, Portfolio
Manager
Member of Quantitative Research Group, Portfolio
Manager
 

JOHCM (USA) Inc.

  Emery Brewer
Dr. Ivo Kovachev
Stephen Lew
  Since 2014
Since 2014
Since 2014
  Senior Fund Manager
Senior Fund Manager
Senior Fund Manager
 

KBI Global Investors (North America) Ltd

  Gareth Maher
David Hogarty
 
Ian Madden
James Collery
John Looby
Massimiliano Tondi, CFA, FRM
  Since 2014
Since 2014
 
Since 2014
Since 2014
Since 2014
Since 2014
  Head of Portfolio Management
Head of Strategy Development, Senior Portfolio
Manager
Senior Portfolio Manager
Senior Portfolio Manager
Senior Portfolio Manager
Senior Portfolio Manager