Terms Used In Florida Statutes 660.415
- Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
- Governing instrument: means a will, trust agreement, trust indenture, or other communication which creates or provides for a trust in any lawful form or manner; an order, judgment, or decree of a court or an appointment by a court in any form; or any other designation, appointment, agreement, statement, instruction, message, or information, the terms or effect of which creates, establishes, or otherwise provides for a fiduciary account or relationship, or the terms or effect of which creates, appoints, or otherwise provides for or requires a person to act in a fiduciary capacity, or the terms or effect of which contains or provides for grants or limitations of, or directions or instructions to or with respect to, the authorities, powers, or discretions exercisable by a fiduciary with respect to a fiduciary account. See Florida Statutes 660.25
- Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
In the absence of an express provision to the contrary, when a governing instrument directs, requires, authorizes, or permits investment in United States Government obligations, a trust company, trust department, trustee, or other fiduciary may invest in such obligations, either directly or in the form of securities of, or other interests in, any open-end or closed-end management-type investment company or investment trust registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, 15 U.S.C. ss. 80a-1 et seq., or a duly authorized common trust fund. However, the portfolio of such investment company, investment trust, or common trust fund is limited to United States Government obligations and repurchase agreements fully collateralized by such United States Government obligations and any such investment company, investment trust, or common trust fund shall take delivery of such collateral either directly or through an authorized custodian.