About

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, Indianapolis, Indiana, Chicago, Illinois and Denver, Colorado, 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, private funds, separately managed accounts, business development companies and other pooled investment vehicles. 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.





History

  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

  18. 2018


    • Ultimus acquires Woodfield Fund Administration
    • For the fourth consecutive year, Ultimus receives the two overall top ranking awards in the 2018 Global Custodian Mutual Fund Administration Survey






Award-Winning Partnership Approach

Since the firm was founded 19 years ago, Ultimus has invested significantly 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 Highest Scores in Industry Survey for Fourth Consecutive Year

In the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Mutual Fund Administration Survey by Global Custodian, Ultimus received the highest overall score of mutual fund service providers, earning the Market Outperformer Award. In 2018, we also scored the highest in all eight service categories, earning the Category Outperformer Award.

In this independent survey administered by Global Custodian, which surveys a portion of fund managers, Ultimus clients rated our services with the highest scores in all eight service categories. We received an overall score of 6.94 out of 7, our highest score to date. Thank you to our exceptional clients for the remarkable ratings!

Mutual Fund Services Awards - Ultimus Voted Best Administrator

For the past two years, Ultimus has been honored at the Mutual Fund Services Awards sponsored by Fund Intelligence, an industry group which provides insights and information for US mutual funds. In 2016 we took home, “Best Administrator – Under $100Bn in Assets Under Administration Client Service” and in 2017 we won, “Best Administrator – Under $100Bn in Assets Under Administration.”

Mutual Fund Administration Awards - Best Overall Performance

Mutual Fund Administration Survey ResultsUltimus was honored to receive two awards at the 2017 Global Custodian Industry Leaders Awards event. GC presented Ultimus with the Best Overall Performance for Mutual Fund Administration, and, for the second year in a row, the Quality of Personnel Award. In 2016, we also received from GC the Value for Money Award. These notable recognitions celebrate the industry’s most successful leaders.



Year in Review


Ultimus 2017 Year in Review

In this 2017 Year in Review (YIR), we highlight Ultimus’ most recent accomplishments and milestones, including our primary plans for 2018 within the context of industry advancements and regulatory challenges. As always, we adhere to our commitment to be a trusted business partner to investment advisers and fund families. Staying loyal to our mission statement, the YIR also covers how we will continue to provide consistent, excellent service in this upcoming year.
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