How did we get into this industry without being located in a traditional financial center? Opportunities and small businesses germinate and grow by fulfilling a need. In the late 1980s the investment advisory industry was moving away from bank trust departments and in the direction of independent investment advisory firms. As these firms grew the operational and administrative issues of handling smaller accounts became onerous. Nottingham sought to solve these issues for investment advisors and investment structure sponsors, and has been doing so for over 27 years. Nottingham has become one of the largest independently-owned fund administration and accounting firms in the United States.