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Ultimus' Top Blog Posts of 2017

Jan 9, 2018 10:31:38 AM  |  Middle Office , Distribution , Fund Structure , '40 Act

In 2017 Ultimus launched a blog, publishing educational and insightful information every two weeks to help investment advisers manage various aspects of their firm. Written by internal subject matter experts at Ultimus, the blog posts cover current industry topics including mutual fund distribution, marketing, compliance, middle office and fund operations, industry trends and more. In case you missed the posts, we've gathered the six most popular ones in 2017 for you.

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Strategically Outsourcing Your Middle Office

Oct 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Middle Office

Ultimus’ Director of Middle Office Services, Mike Ciotola, recently sat down with Bill Hortz, Dean and Founder of the Institute for Innovation Development, to discuss the impact that technology trends are having on both money managers and the financial services industry. 

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Advisers Increasingly Leverage Shadow Accounting & Here’s Why

Aug 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Middle Office

In the private fund space, having a second set of eyes on the books and records of the fund has become standard business practice to make sure the records are error free and mistakes are caught quickly. This practice of having a second set of financial records either internally or at an independent recordkeeper is referred to as shadow accounting.

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The Three T's of Middle Office Data

Jul 11, 2017 12:02:19 PM  |  Middle Office , Data Management

When outsourcing your middle office services it’s important that your provider can seamlessly interact and communicate with your data to guide it where it needs to go.  But in a world with multitudes of data languages, formats and mediums, what is required to ensure your data is in the best hands?  At Ultimus, we understand these challenges, and have tailored a strategy to make sure your data moves seamlessly across all stages of its life cycle. Think of it as the three T’s of Data – Translation, Transformation and Transmission

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Is There a Better Solution for Handling Adviser Trade Operations?

Jun 13, 2017 9:20:00 AM  |  Middle Office , Data Management

Trade processing can often be a manual and risk-fraught process that advisers take on themselves.  While at one time that decision may have been reasonable, today there are opportunities for advisers to outsource all that post trade execution processing to a third-party service provider.  This can potentially save money to be invested elsewhere, and just as importantly can reduce a firm’s risk for trade processing related errors.

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Getting Into the Institutional SMA Business Just Got Easier

May 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Middle Office

Looking to get into the Institutional Separately Managed Account (SMA) space but concerned about the upfront costs? Maybe there is a solution for you.

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Conversion Aversion? Outsourcing your middle office business for the first time doesn’t need to be so worrisome

May 2, 2017 9:21:11 AM  |  Middle Office
When investment managers look to outsource some of their business functions to third parties it can be a scary endeavor. This concern usually manifests itself in questions such as: Will the service provider understand our processes? Will they provide a high quality service? How will this impact our clients? How long will the conversion take? Will their systems provide the same information we utilize today? These are all things to consider when outsourcing to a third-party.  Ultimus understands these concerns and ensures a seamless transition by tailoring our middle office services and our conversion process to meet your business objectives.
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