There are multiple options for pooling investment assets.  Your solution might be a:


  • ETF, whether it be actively managed, smart beta, or an index ETF
  • private investment fund (non-registered)
  • open-end mutual fund (40 Act)
  • closed-end interval fund
  • collective investment trust


Consultative problem solving is the Nottingham difference.  One size does not fit all.  Nottingham will not offer a pre-supposed solution.  We listen first and help determine what vehicle will best meet your needs.

Your staff took care of everything perfectly and are a pleasure to work with. We look forward with great anticipation to our next Nottingham visit.
-- Managing Director, Mutual Fund

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Fund Organization

Organizing and registering any type of fund is a complicated process, and can be costly. Deciding the best structure to meet your needs is the first order of business. After determining the best structure, our approach is to leverage the experience of the Nottingham team to assist with the drafting and document filings to keep the legal costs as low as possible without comprising quality. There is a happy medium combination, and we know how to help you strike that balance.

Fund Accounting

The key issues in fund accounting are accuracy, access to securities prices in a timely manner, and making available the information tools needed by the portfolio investment advisor. Nottingham has spared little expense in licensing industry standard software combined with in-house technology team enhancements. Systems are constantly being tweaked to meet each client’s specific needs, and clients have access to all data through our online reporting portal.

Fund Administration

Twenty years ago the materials to be reviewed at a fund board meeting may have been an inch thick. Today the agenda, reports, filings and resolutions require multiple tabs and board meetings often last most of the day. There is both art and science to shepherding the compliance officer process and working with the boards and outside legal counsel and fund auditors. Nottingham’s team of fund administrators excels in quarterbacking relationships, communication, and organization.

Shareholder Services

Investment funds are built to serve the needs of the underlying shareholders. Keeping those shareholders informed and their records accurate, both general information and important tax filings, is a critical part of the process. While a transfer agent doing its job might never get a second thought, if something goes wrong, or the investor is put on hold for several minutes, or a requested address or beneficiary change is not made, a client may vote with her feet and go elsewhere. Nottingham’s team views our role as an extension and public face of the investment advisor, and treats your clients as we would want to be treated.

Portfolio Accounting

If you ask “what is the difference in fund accounting and portfolio accounting,” you have raised a good point. Fund accounting in our definition typically results in a net asset value. Portfolio accounting is more akin to partnership accounting, where each investor owns a percentage of the portfolio rather than shares in the fund. This is a subtle, but not insignificant, difference. Nottingham is one of the few fund administrators that has significant experience and comfort in dealing with both types of structures, and our systems and processes are built accordingly.



Over the years in testimonials, short emails of thanks and in just conversation at the end of a project, Nottingham clients refer to the attitude that we bring to the table. An attitude where a rising tide floats all boats, and the wind blowing all the water out of the harbor affects all.

The greatest benefit of working with Nottingham is being able to pick up the phone, call, and get a person on the other end. The personal service is everything to us.
-- Head of Administration, Mutual Fund

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Are you looking for a partner to help you take your fund business to the next level?

Our thirty years of fund consulting and administration experience provides the resources you need for fund structure design and cutting edge fund administration technology. We avoid cookie cutter solutions, listening first and advising second.