August 7, 2018 | Press Release
Accomplished ’40 Act Attorney Joins Flourishing Fund Services Firm
CINCINNATI, OHIO – August 7, 2018 – Ultimus Fund Solutions®, LLC (Ultimus®), one of the largest independent providers of mutual fund servicing, is pleased to announce the addition of David James as General Counsel and Vice President, Director of Fund Administration. This development reinforces the firm’s commitment to employing knowledgeable and experienced professionals on its team.
As General Counsel and VP, Director of Fund Administration, James is responsible for the legal aspects of the company’s operations, strategic initiatives and corporate activities. In addition, he will oversee all aspects of the fund administration department including the overall delivery of administration services to the company’s clients, contractual matters, product development, and provide support to the company’s executive management team.
“David is a fantastic addition to our team and will be instrumental in taking Ultimus to a higher level,” said Dina Tantra, Executive Vice President, Director of Fund Administration and Compliance at Ultimus. “He is highly respected in the industry for his skills and expertise in Fund Administration coupled with his excellent reputation for client service. We are excited to have him join us.”
Prior to joining Ultimus, James served as Managing Director and Managing Counsel at State Street heading up its fund administration legal department, which included leading a group of over 50 attorneys and paralegals that provided legal regulatory services to over 60 mutual fund complexes. He holds a law degree from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from East Tennessee State University. James is a member of the Massachusetts and New York Bars.
“David’s twenty plus years focusing on the 1940 Act and providing leadership to large fund administration departments brings additional depth and breadth which allows us to grow and expand our service model,” said Gary Tenkman, Managing Director and President at Ultimus. “David will be instrumental in partnering with our asset management clients as they continue to navigate the complexities of today’s regulatory environment. Our clients will truly benefit from his expertise.”
Speaking from his perspective as one of the founders of Ultimus Fund Solutions, Mark Seger, Managing Director and Co-CEO of Ultimus said, “In the 19 years since launching Ultimus, we have built our firm based on connecting the best talent to service our loyal clients. David is an ideal fit with our culture because he is client-driven, business savvy and brings a practical sense to any matter. We are delighted that David has chosen to invest in our long-term growth.”
About Ultimus Fund Solutions, LLC
Ultimus Fund Solutions provides highly customized and comprehensive middle and back office services to investment advisers. Ultimus’ high-quality services include solutions for mutual funds, separately managed accounts, private investment funds and other pooled investment structures.
Our offering comes with a deep commitment to excellence, achieved through our investments in both talent and technology, with constant focus on maintaining our boutique service culture. As a result, Ultimus has stood out as an award-winning, trusted business partner to investment advisers and fund families since 1999.Ultimus’ comprehensive service solutions are performed by seasoned teams of accountants, attorneys, paralegals, application developers and other professionals with a wealth of financial services experience. For more information, visit www.ultimusfundsolutions.com