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2014 Florida Statutes

SECTION 417
Investment of fiduciary funds in investment instruments; permissible activity under certain circumstances; limitations.
F.S. 660.417
660.417 Investment of fiduciary funds in investment instruments; permissible activity under certain circumstances; limitations.
(1) In addition to other investments authorized by law for the investment of funds held by a fiduciary, or by the instrument governing the fiduciary relationship, a bank or trust company acting as a fiduciary, agent or otherwise may, in the exercise of its investment discretion or at the direction of another person authorized to direct investment of funds held by the bank or trust company as fiduciary, invest and reinvest in investment instruments so long as the investment instruments consist substantially of investments not prohibited by the governing instrument.
(2) The fact that such bank or trust company or an affiliate of the bank or trust company provides services with respect to investment instruments such as that of an investment adviser, administrator, broker, custodian, transfer agent, placement agent, servicing agent, registrar, underwriter, sponsor, distributor, or manager or in any other capacity, and is receiving reasonable compensation for those services, shall not preclude such bank or trust company from investing or reinvesting in investment instruments. However, with respect to any funds so invested, the basis (expressed as a percentage of asset value or otherwise) upon which such compensation is calculated shall be disclosed (by prospectus, account statement or otherwise) to all persons to whom statements of such account are rendered.
(3) The fact that such bank or trust company or an affiliate of the bank or trust company owns or controls investment instruments shall not preclude the bank or trust company acting as a fiduciary from investing or reinvesting in such investment instruments, provided such investment instruments:
(a) Are held for sale by the bank or trust company or by an affiliate of the bank or trust company in the ordinary course of its business of providing investment services to its customers and do not include any such interests held by the bank or trust company or by an affiliate of the bank or trust company for its own account.
(b) When sold to accounts for which the bank or trust company is acting as a trustee of a trust as defined in s. 731.201:
1. Are available for sale to accounts of other customers; and
2. If sold to other customers, are not sold to the trust accounts upon terms that are less favorable to the buyer than the terms upon which they are normally sold to the other customers.
History.s. 147, ch. 92-303; s. 18, ch. 2006-217; s. 1, ch. 2007-153; s. 158, ch. 2008-4; s. 19, ch. 2009-115.