Welcome to Nottingham’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) Page. Here you will find answers to commonly asked questions in the industry, as well as insight into how Nottingham operates.
Far removed from the noise of Wall Street, Nottingham Advisors is a boutique asset manager that takes pride in the individualized services provided to our clients. We are a pioneer in the use of exchange-traded funds in client portfolios dating back to 2001, and have managed ETF-only portfolios since 2005, becoming experts in the ETF space.
An exchange-traded fund is an investment vehicle that trades daily on an exchange, offers intra-day liquidity, is fully transparent, and is tax efficient. ETFs track an underlying index and hold a basket of stocks, bonds, and/or alternative asset classes such as currencies, commodities, and real estate.
Nottingham Advisors utilizes both passive and active management strategies. In terms of passive management, Nottingham has been a strong believer in the power of indexing since ETFs were first used in client accounts back in 2001. We also offer an active management approach through the Nottingham Advisors Select Managers Program (NASMP).
Nottingham Advisors manages investment portfolios for both retail and institutional clients, including, but not limited to the following: Non-qualified personal accounts, IRAs, 401(k), 403(b), 529s, Trusts, Defined Benefit Pensions, Endowments, Profit Sharing Plans, Foundations, Religious Institutions, and Not-for-Profits.
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Nottingham communicates with clients regularly through our publications, newsletters, and videos. We publish both weekly and monthly commentary.
As an SEC registered investment adviser, Nottingham Advisors has a fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of its clients at all times. This means that we will seek to put the clients’ best interest first and act with skill, care, diligence and good judgment. In addition, we will provide full and fair disclosure of all important facts and avoid conflicts of interest.
Form ADV is the uniform form used by investment advisers to register with both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and state securities authorities. Part 2A contains information such as the types of advisory services offered, the adviser’s fee schedule and conflicts of interest. Part 2B provides the educational and business background of management and key advisory personnel of the adviser.