About Ultimus

Ultimus was founded in 1999, in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a professional services company to meet the needs of small and mid-sized fund companies. And while we're much larger today, including offices in Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana, we've strategically managed our growth to maintain our hallmark personal client service.

Today, we provide a full suite of middle and back office services for open and closed-end mutual funds, business development companies, SMAs, private accounts and other investment products. Our experienced teams of fund accountants, attorneys, paralegals and other investment industry professionals work closely with our clients to achieve their goals.

Please view the video below to learn about the Ultimus Way.


  1. 1984

    • Ultimus founders enter mutual fund servicing

  2. 1999

    • Ultimus Fund Solutions, LLC launches as a professional service company providing high quality service to a select group of adviser clients.

  3. 2001

    • Ultimus serves 15 adviser clients

  4. 2002

    • Ultimus serves its first closed-end fund

  5. 2003

    • Ultimus serves 20 adviser clients

  6. 2004

    • Ultimus serves one of the pioneering liquid alternative funds which is still available more than 10 years later
    Ultimus moves to its current headquarters, 225 Pictoria Drive in Cincinnati

  7. 2005

    • Ultimus assets administered exceed $5 billion

  8. 2006

    • Ultimus serves 25 adviser clients

  9. 2007

    • Ultimus assets administered exceed $10 billion

  10. 2009

    • Dow and S&P reach financial crisis low point

  11. 2010

    • Ultimus assets administered exceed $15 billion

  12. 2012

    • Ultimus Managers Trust launches
    Ultimus hosts the firm's first client conference

  13. 2013

    • Ultimus serves its first tender-offer fund

  14. 2014

    Ultimus launches middle office services for advisers

  15. 2015

    • Ultimus earns two overall top ranking awards in the 2015 Global Custodian Mutual Fund Administrator Survey

    • Ultimus completes acquisition of Huntington Asset Services

  16. 2016

    • Ultimus adds offices in Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana

    • Ultimus assets administered exceed $30 billion
    • Ultimus earns two overall top ranking awards in the 2016 Global Custodian Mutual Fund Administrator Survey

  17. 2017

    • Ultimus assets serviced exceeds $50 billion
    For the third consecutive year, Ultimus receives the two overall top ranking awards in the Global Custodian 2017 Mutual Fund Administration Survey

Award-Winning Partnership Approach

Since the firm was founded 18 years ago, Ultimus has invested heavily in personnel, technology and innovation for the benefit of our clients. At Ultimus, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to our clients, and are very proud of the effort put forth by everyone in the firm to provide first-class service.

The following awards reinforce Ultimus’ leadership standing in the mutual fund administration space and reaffirm our ongoing commitment to excellence in client service and partnership.

Bob Dorsey accepting Global Custodian Mutual Fund Administration Survey AwardsMutual Fund Administration Survey - Ultimus Receives Market Outperformer Award for Third Consecutive Year

In the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Mutual Fund Administration Survey by Global Custodian, Ultimus received the highest overall average score of mutual fund service providers, earning the Market Outperformer Award. In 2017, we also scored above the industry average in all eight service categories, earning the Category Outperformer Award, as we did in 2016 and 2015.

In this independent survey administered by Global Custodian, Ultimus clients were asked to rate Ultimus’ service in 8 categories on a scale of 1 through 7, with 7 being the highest rating. According to the survey results Ultimus received a liberal amount of 7’s across all 8 categories. Thank you to our exceptional clients for the remarkable ratings!

Mutual Fund Service Awards - Ultimus Voted Best Administrator

In 2016, Ultimus is honored to win the “Best administrator- under $100bn in assets under administration client service” category at the Mutual Fund Services Awards sponsored by Fund Intelligence, an industry group which provides insights and information for US mutual funds.

Mutual Fund Administration Awards - Quality and Value

Global Custodian Mutual Fund Administration Survey Overall Rating

Ultimus was honored to receive two additional Mutual Fund Administration Awards at the Global Custodian Annual Industry Leaders Awards and Gala Dinner. Ultimus was presented the Quality of Personnel Award and the Value for Money Award in the Mutual Fund Administration category. These notable awards celebrate the industry’s most successful leaders.

Year in Review

Ultimus 2016 Year in Review

Throughout Ultimus' 2016 Year in Review (YIR), we emphasize our ongoing commitment to being a trusted business partner to investment advisors and fund families. In addition, the YIR highlights our growth, progress, and improvements during the year, plus calls attention to our achievements and successes. Staying true to the firm’s goals, the YIR also illustrates Ultimus’ pledge to provide top-notch professional resources, outstanding service, and progressive technology for clients while continuing to grow and achieving valuable economies of scale.
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