Private Clients

Nottingham creates a unique investment experience for individuals, built around integrity, service, and performance.

Financial Advisors

We have a long history of partnering with financial advisors to help them win business and keep business.

institutional investors

We offer institutions extensive experience, sophistication, and professionalism when helping them achieve their goals.

Nottingham offers a suite of environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies. 

Distinctions that make the difference

Customization at every level

Nottingham Advisors employs dynamic asset allocation models for our clients, in separately managed accounts. These allow us to tailor each portfolio to the specific needs of the client, considering their unique risk and return profile.

The holistic approach

Nottingham leverages its extensive experience, sophistication and professionalism to help clients achieve their financial goals. Dynamic risk-based portfolios, often centered around liquid, low-cost ETFs, help clients navigate through uncertainty. Nottingham’s team strives to bring clients a consistent, transparent and repeatable investment process, helping ensure financial peace of mind.

Only a phone call away…

Nottingham’s experienced team of portfolio managers is only a phone call away. We pride ourselves on being available to customers when you need us most.

Introducing our newly launched mobile dashboard

Nottingham Advisors is pleased to introduce goNottingham, a sleek, easy-to-navigate mobile dashboard to view your financial journey. Reach your goals with personalized insights, review Nottingham notifications, documents, and monitor investments. See all your accounts in one place, in real-time. Nottingham strives to remain accessible and provide a personalized level of service to every client. goNottingham can be downloaded on Google Play or the Apple App store.

We are here to service your needs

As asset allocation specialists, Nottingham crafts global, multi-asset class portfolios from both index-based vehicles, such as exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and actively managed mutual funds. Our global index-based strategies, as well as our Select Managers Program, are available to advisors and investors via separately managed accounts (SMAs).

Regardless of the choice between index and active, Nottingham develops portfolios with two distinct components. The portfolio’s core, or strategic allocation, seeks to efficiently and cost-effectively replicate market risk and return (the beta). The core may contain equity, fixed income or a combination of the two, as determined by the investor’s risk tolerance. In conjunction with the core holdings, Nottingham selects various satellite or tactical exposures with the intent of managing risk or delivering returns in excess of the market (the alpha). The core typically makes up approximately 80% of the portfolio, while the satellite holdings comprise the balance.

Market Insights

Nottingham strives for transparency, communicating with clients every step of the way. From our Monthly Market Wrap, to the quarterly CIO Letter, to the periodic A View From the Top, we look to share our thoughts with clients in real time, helping you stay abreast of ever-changing markets.

Nottingham Advisors is a leading financial service firm that drives business through knowledge, experience, hard work, and a focus on our clients vision and goals. Our tremendously talented and dedicated staff value collaborative partnerships and provide outstanding service to our clients. We continue to remain grounded in teamwork and collaboration.

Thomas S. Quealy Jr. Chief Executive Officer

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You have questions…We have answers

Can’t find an answer, we have a dedicated staff to help guide you with all of your questions. Please reach out to [email protected].

Why should I choose Nottingham Advisors?

Far removed from the noise of Wall Street, Nottingham Advisors is a mid-level 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.

What are exchange-traded funds (ETFs)?

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.

Why do I need an ETF manager?

Contrary to popular belief, not all ETFs are created equal. Nottingham Advisors is an expert in ETF due diligence and implementation, having utilized the benefits of ETFs since 2001.

What kind of asset allocation framework does Nottingham Advisors believe in?

Nottingham Advisors has developed investment strategies based on the core-satellite approach to asset allocation. The core-satellite approach seeks to gain core “beta” exposure with 80% of the strategy’s holdings, utilizing the remaining 20% satellite to tactically add “alpha” to the portfolio.

What types of management styles does Nottingham Advisors employ?

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).

Will my assets be commingled?

No. Nottingham Advisors employs separately managed accounts (SMAs) that keep each individual’s assets separate. All portfolios are structured and managed to a client-specific risk and return target.

What types of accounts does Nottingham Advisors manage?

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.

What type of fees does Nottingham charge?

Nottingham Advisors charges a management fee based on a percentage of the client’s account value. The fee is paid in advance on a quarterly basis. See our ADV for more details on our fees.

What is the minimum amount required to open an account?

Nottingham Advisors has a stated minimum account size of $100,000.

What custodians does Nottingham Advisors use, and how do I open an account?

As a registered investment advisor, Nottingham Advisors does not function as a custodian, but instead manages client assets on a variety of platforms.

If I am a Financial Advisor, how can Nottingham help grow my business?

Nottingham Advisors partners with investment advisors to help them win business and keep business.

Does Nottingham Advisors claim compliance with Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®)?

Yes. Nottingham Advisors claims compliance with GIPS ®. Information on our GIPS ® verified composites can be furnished upon request.

How does Nottingham Advisors communicate with clients?

Nottingham communicates with clients regularly through our publications, newsletters, and videos. We publish both weekly and monthly commentary.

Does Nottingham Advisors hold itself to a fiduciary standard?

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.

What is the Form ADV Part 2A and 2B?

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.

How does Nottingham strive to achieve best execution for clients?

Nottingham utilizes both the step-out and block trading functions to trade in size and achieve best execution for all clients.

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