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September 23, 2015 09:00 ET

Ramsey Quantitative Systems, Inc. Selects SEI's Series Trust as Turnkey Operating Platform for New Small Cap Hedged Equity Fund

Advisors' Inner Circle Fund to Help Accelerate Growth of Assets Through Traditional Advisor, Family Office, and Institutional Channels

OAKS, PA--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2015) - SEI's Advisors' Inner Circle Fund® (AIC) II has been selected by Ramsey Quantitative Systems, Inc. (RQSI), a global asset oriented investment firm, as the turnkey operating structure for their new Small Cap Hedged Equity Fund (the "Fund"). Through its Investment Manager Services (IMS) division, SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) supplies customized operating infrastructure and services to investment organizations around the world.

SEI helped pioneer the series trust concept over 20 years ago by introducing Advisors' Inner Circle Fund as an institutional-quality turnkey mutual fund operating platform in 1991. The AIC series trust enables investment organizations to rapidly launch and grow mutual funds without having to build their own fund operating infrastructure. The solution is also designed for asset managers seeking a more cost-effective way to operate existing funds.

"We believe the capabilities of SEI's AIC platform will offer us the highest likelihood of success in launching our fund as quickly and efficiently as possible," said Neil Ramsey, CEO, Ramsey Quantitative Systems, Inc. "We chose SEI because we were impressed by a trust solution that addresses every need of our fund's operations. We are excited to work with such a knowledgeable team."

Headquartered in Louisville, KY, RQSI has been engaged in developing investment strategies based on quantitative and fundamental trading factors for over 20 years. The Fund is a long-term portfolio designed to provide dynamic exposure to quality U.S. small cap companies. It also provides a daily hedge, designed to offer some protection during market drawdowns. The hedge model includes negative impacts of changes in volatility structure, significant technical risk of sustained price weakness, price mean reversion, and econometric negative capital flow indicators.

"We are pleased to help RQSI expand their distribution options by having mutual fund solutions available for their traditional, family office, and institutional channels," said John Alshefski, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of SEI's Investment Manager Services division. "We are excited to partner with a global company that is committed to delivering innovative and effective strategies to meet the objectives of their clients."

This is part of a broader trend highlighted in SEI's white paper, Evolving in the New Operational Frontier, which notes that investment organizations need to consider packaging up their investment expertise in multiple vehicles to meet the demands of their investors and advisors.

"The Fund represents a fusion of our expertise and experience into a single investment product," said Chris Satterfield, President, Ramsey Quantitative Systems, Inc. "By providing a strong economic intuition with proven quantitative methods, the Fund is able to leverage various sources of data to harvest alpha, with the ultimate goal of providing our clients with positive return on investment."

The AIC platform provides a comprehensive operating structure and service solution including an independent board of trustees and scalable infrastructure encompassing fund administration, accounting, investor servicing, and distribution services. Since its inception, the AIC platform has grown to represent more than $41 billion in fund assets across 129 mutual funds on behalf of 40 investment advisors.

About SEI's Investment Manager Services Division
Investment Manager Services supplies investment organizations of all types with advanced operating infrastructure they must have to evolve and compete in a landscape of escalating business challenges. SEI's award-winning global operating platform provides asset managers with customized and integrated capabilities across multiple investment vehicles, strategies, and jurisdictions. Our services enable investment managers to gain scale and efficiency, keep pace with marketplace demands, and run their businesses more strategically. SEI presently partners with more than 300 traditional, alternative and sovereign wealth managers representing $15.3 trillion in assets, including 32 of the top 100 managers worldwide. For more information, visit seic.com/ims.

About SEI
SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) is a leading global provider of investment processing, fund processing, and investment management business outsourcing solutions that help corporations, financial institutions, financial advisors, and ultra-high-net-worth families create and manage wealth. As of June 30, 2015, through its subsidiaries and partnerships in which the company has a significant interest, SEI manages or administers $661 billion in mutual fund and pooled or separately managed assets, including $262 billion in assets under management and $399 billion in client assets under administration. For more information, visit seic.com.

About Ramsey Quantitative Systems, Inc.
RQSI is a global asset oriented investment firm, committed to delivering innovative strategies that consistently meet clearly defined and stated risk and return objectives. Founded in 1986 by Neil Ramsey, RQSI has been at the forefront of delivering innovative strategies to a diverse client base for over 25 years. Our employees and substantial resources across the globe are focused entirely on our investment process, research capabilities and client service teams. RQSI's flexibility and culture allow us to take a distinctive, entrepreneurial approach, providing investment solutions which anticipate clients' changing needs.

To determine if the Fund is an appropriate investment for you, carefully consider the investment objectives, risk factors and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund's full and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained by calling 1-800-DIAL-SEI. Read them carefully before investing.

There are risks involved in investing including the loss of principal. In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, investments in smaller companies typically exhibit higher volatility. International investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability in other nations. The Fund may invest in derivatives, which are often more volatile than other investments and may magnify the Funds gains or losses.

SEI Investments Distribution Company (SIDCO) is distributor of the fund and is not affiliated with RQSI.

The Fund is available to US investors only.

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