The legal organization of a new fund or non-registered investment vehicle can be time consuming and expensive, with many opportunities for stumbles. Retaining a law firm to handle the process start to finish unassisted can triple the cost. Nottingham has shepherded the organization process for over 250 funds (we have lost count). Our in house expertise can save you time, money and perhaps most important, headaches in the process. Starting up investment vehicles is our specialty. You may be able to get it done cheaper, but not less expensive.

The Fund Organization Process

There is an old saying that you do not want to watch hot dogs, sausage or legislation being made. You might add “mutual funds” or other investment vehicles to that list. There are a lot of moving pieces, and a lot of questions to be answered. Our key role in the beginning of the process is to ask you the right questions and to make sure there is a good understanding of your goals and objectives, and marketing strategy. We have several well tested and refined questionnaires that organize these questions and your answers, and that provide the basis for drafting the documents. After we agree upon the draft documents, the draft documents are submitted to outside legal counsel for review and to make sure everything is in compliance format. After documents are submitted to the appropriate regulatory entity, there is a “hurry up and wait” during which we help you define and begin to implement a marketing approach and registration with platforms.


What a pleasure talking with you yesterday. I am thrilled to have discovered Nottingham.

-VP Asset Management, West Coast

I looked at 15-20 admin firms, firms all over the country, but when I walked into Nottingham, I knew. I had a very favorable, personable impression from the outset.

-Hedge Fund Manager

I’ve always been impressed with the depth offered in terms of reporting and customization. They are so accommodating and always handle my report requests in a very timely manner.

-East Coast-Based Hedge Fund Manager

Our relationship with Nottingham has improved the effectiveness and efficiency of what I’ve been able to do for the endowment. There has not been one thing we’ve asked for that they’ve not come up with a way to address our request.

-Endowment Advisor, Wachovia Securities

Each person that I work with or have worked with over the years is very genuine. They are all well-intended, hardworking people, and I’ve always liked that about Nottingham.

-Chief Investment Officer, Mutual Fund

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

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

You guys have never treated me like the small fish that I am. Your team has always done an excellent job for me and my shareholders and for that I’m a very thankful, loyal customer.

-North Carolina-Based Hedge Fund Manager

It is so nice to have an organization that works so hard on our behalf. You have made me feel so comfortable about the transition from my previous provider. I’ve been in business since I was 15 years old, and I have never met a group of people that I liked as much from day one as the folks at Nottingham.

-East Coast-Based Hedge Fund Manager

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About Nottingham

Nottingham has been serving the fund accounting, administration, organization, and management needs of clients nationwide for nearly three decades. Based in Eastern North Carolina, Nottingham delivers a full range of turnkey services, handling clients’ behind-the-scenes financial and administrative operations so they can focus on managing their portfolios.

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    Rocky Mount, NC 27804
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