• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) The governing instrument may authorize any person, including a beneficial owner, to direct a trustee or other person in the management of a statutory trust.

(b) The governing instrument may provide that the power to direct a trustee or other person or the exercise of the power by any person, including a beneficial owner, shall not cause the person to be a trustee or impose on the person duties, including fiduciary duties, or liabilities relating to these duties, to a statutory trust or beneficial owner.

(c) If the governing instrument confers on a person a power to direct actions by a trustee or other person, the trustee or other person shall act in accordance with an exercise of the power, unless the direction is manifestly contrary to the terms of the governing instrument or the trustee knows or has reason to know that following the direction would constitute a serious breach of fiduciary duty by the trustee.

(July 2, 2011, D.C. Law 18-378, § 2, 58 DCR 1720.)


Legislative History of Laws

For history of Law 18-378, see notes under § 29-101.01.

Uniform Law

This section is based on § 510 of the Uniform Statutory Trust Entity Act . See Vol. 6B , Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition or ULA Database on Westlaw.