Blue Tractor announces first license agreement


Fund administrator and ETF white label firm The Nottingham Company has entered into a license agreement with Blue Tractor Group, LLC to use the Shielded Alpha ETF structure. 

The firm says that through this agreement, sub-advisers managing active portfolio strategies will be able to issue their own branded Shielded Alpha ETFs through Nottingham’s white-label ETF investment adviser affiliate, OBP Capital LLC.

Kip Meadows, Founder and CEO of Nottingham, says: “We are pleased to have entered into a license with Blue Tractor. Our research into the new non-transparent vehicles convinced us that the Shielded Alpha ETF structure offers unique features and benefits to advisors and investors alike. We believe the strong growth seen with actively managed ETFs will continue and we are happy to be able to offer current and prospective clients of Nottingham access to this unique ETF wrapper.”

Blue Tractor’s Shielded Alpha ETF structure is a ‘wrapper’ that facilitates management of actively managed portfolio strategies within an ETF rather than in a traditional mutual fund or separately managed account.

Terry Norman, Founder of Blue Tractor, says: “We are very pleased to enter into a relationship with Nottingham as we have been long impressed by the value Kip Meadows and his team brings to advisers. We know there are many active managers now using a traditional mutual fund that are keen to explore the benefit of porting their alpha strategy into to an ETF wrapper. Through Nottingham’s turnkey OBP Capital series trust advisers can access the unique benefits of our Shielded Alpha wrapper.”

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