CINCINNATI, OH – October 4, 2023 – Ultimus Fund Solutions proudly announces Nickolaus Darsch as a 2023 Outstanding Service Award recipient from the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives (IPA). This award honors individual members who demonstrate exceptional qualities of leadership and collaboration and display consistent dedication of time and effort to the advancement of the alternative investment industry and the IPA.
The IPA Council is committed to advocating the association’s mission to help expand access to real assets and create more opportunities for retail investors to effectively balance their portfolios. The IPA provides national leadership for the PDI industry by bringing together the top asset managers, product distribution partners and industry service providers – new and established – who are dedicated to driving the industry forward through education, innovation, and transparency.
In addition to this award, in 2022 Darsch was named to the Rising Leaders Council by the IPA and was selected as a “Rising Star” at the 2023 With Intelligence ETF and Mutual Fund Awards. Nick serves on various industry committees including the IPA, NICSA, and Investment Company Institute.
As Managing Director at Ultimus, Darsch is responsible for client development activities and contributing to overall firm growth strategies. In addition, Darsch leads the firm’s retail alternatives practice and supports client product structuring, governance, and operational design efforts. He joined the firm in 2019.
Darsch will join a number of panels focused on retail alternatives in coming months, including:
- The Growth and Evolution of Interval Funds virtual panel during Blue Vault Alts Day on October 4, 2023.
- New Vehicles Driving the Evolution of Access panel during the CAIS Alternative Investment Summit in Beverly Hills, CA on October 16-18, 2023.
- Registered Fund Structures for Alternatives panel during the Seward & Kissel Private Funds Forum in New York on November 30, 2023.
As a member of IPA, Ultimus is committed to helping drive growth, shape the latest trends in product evolution, and assist to expand distribution channels in the alternative asset industry.
Ultimus Fund Solutions (Ultimus) is a leading provider of full-service tech-enhanced fund administration, accounting, middle office, and investor solutions to support the launching and servicing of registered funds, private funds, and public plans. The company also offers customized structures designed for the unique needs of pensions, endowments, foundations, and other large institutions. Ultimus’ deep commitment to excellence is achieved through investments in best-in-class technology, compliance programs, organization-wide cyber security efforts, and hiring seasoned professionals.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio with offices in other major cities such as New York, Denver, and Philadelphia, Ultimus employs more than 975 seasoned accountants, attorneys, paralegals, application developers, fund administrators, compliance specialists, and many others with years of experience in the financial services industry. Servicing over 1,800 total traditional and alternative funds, Ultimus helps investment managers and fund families flourish in today’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic investment landscape. For more information, visit www.ultimusfundsolutions.com.