In 2018 Ultimus published a variety of educational and insightful blog posts to help investment advisers manage various aspects of their firm. Written by subject matters experts at Ultimus, in addition to occasional business partner and industry experts, our blogs cover topics such as ’40 Act products, regulatory issues, distribution challenges, fund structure and data management. Here are the five most popular ones from 2018!
Launching a Mutual Fund: Costs of Success
Typically, when an investment adviser thinks about launching a mutual fund, they commonly ask, “How much does it cost to launch a mutual fund?” The more prudent question to ask would be, “How much does it cost to launch a successful mutual fund?“
|What Advisers Need to Know About Impact Investing: ESG/SRI|
With the objective to gain a better understanding of impact investing, using terms such as ESG and SRI, and the influence it is having in the asset management industry among advisers, Ultimus spoke with First Affirmative Financial Network’s Chief Executive Officer, George R. Gay, to cover this hot topic.
|Warning Signs You May Need a New Fund Administration Provider|
As an investment manager, is your mutual fund administrator a transaction processor fulfilling basic functions? Or is your service provider engaged and strategic, providing high quality administrative services coupled with insightful business acumen? The difference could mean putting your organization in the best position for long-term success or putting it at significant risk.
|Launching a Mutual Fund: Top 5 FAQs|
We answer the top 5 questions that are most frequently asked by advisers exploring a mutual fund launch. This includes information regarding series trusts, typical timeline, cost, breakeven and seed assets. As with any undertaking of this magnitude, there can be lots of questions and variables to consider.
|A Mutual Fund Structure Whose Time Has Come? Let’s Talk About Interval Funds|
Ultimus’ Dave Carson, Director of Client Strategies, spoke with Bill Hortz, Dean of the Institute for Innovation Development, to discuss his perspective on the growing interest in interval funds. Is the investment product inherently a negative (a more expensive, restrictive mutual fund) – or a positive (a more liquid, less expensive alternative product)?