(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.
Terms Used In Florida Statutes 660.417
- 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
- person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
- Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
(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.