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Investing and Managing Trusts under the New Prudent Investor Rule: A Guide for Trustees, Investment Advisors, and Lawyers
     

Investing and Managing Trusts under the New Prudent Investor Rule: A Guide for Trustees, Investment Advisors, and Lawyers

by John Train, Thomas A. Melfe
 

By 2010, baby boomers will pass ten trillion dollars to their children. This unprecedented transfer of wealth will boost the need for executors and trustees, many of whom will not know how to manage and invest the assets in their care as required by the New Prudent Investor Rule. Investing and Managing Trusts Under the New Prudent Investor Rule explains

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By 2010, baby boomers will pass ten trillion dollars to their children. This unprecedented transfer of wealth will boost the need for executors and trustees, many of whom will not know how to manage and invest the assets in their care as required by the New Prudent Investor Rule. Investing and Managing Trusts Under the New Prudent Investor Rule explains this demanding new rule in terms of finance and investing so that professionals and nonprofessionals alike can optimize their clients' wealth while protecting themselves from liability. This book is a must-have for all trustees, their advisors, and anyone called to serve as a fiduciary.

John Train, the author of several bestselling financial guides, applies his dry wit to decipher the New Prudent Investor Rule with legal expert Thomas Melfe. The only straightforward resource to link investment insights with legal ramifications, this comprehensive book will guide investors and trustees as they seek to advise their clients knowledgeably and responsibly. Complete with sample forms, management guidelines, and checklists, this reference is a must-read for all trustees, both individual and corporate, as well as lawyers, estate planners, and investment advisors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875848617
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
7.83(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.16(d)

What People are Saying About This

Hon. Millard L. Midonick
As a former probate judge who rendered leading national decisions on Trust Prudent Man Rule issues, I commend Train and Melfe for this astonishingly clear and instructive guide. Every private trustee, investment manager, broker, lawyer, and financial planner must read this book if they are to meet their responsibilities under the new Prudent Investor Rule. -- ( Honorable Millard L. Midonick, Retired Surrogate, New York County Surrogates Court )
John F. King
A clear, understandable, and thought-provoking guide to an emerging and important new approach to investing and managing trusts. -- ( John F. King, President, Brown Brothers Harriman Trust Company )
Adam Smith
We are about to witness the greatest transfer of wealth in history--from the older generation to the younger generation. The dollars will be in the trillions, and for the tens of thousands of new trustees, this book is an up-to-date, clear, and very friendly guide to managing and investing those dollars under the new Prudent Investor Rule. -- ( Adam Smith, Author, The Money Game, and Chairman, Adam Smith Global Television )
Jim Huffman
This book is not only a clear and concise guide to trust investment and management under the new Prudent Investor Rule, but it also provides an excellent introduction to trusts as investment and wealth management tools. The several appendices, which reflect the authors' extensive experience, will be invaluable aids to the novice and expert alike. -- ( Jim Huffman, Dean and Professor of Law, Lewis and Clark Law School )
John Temple Swing
This book will be an indispensable tool for anyone who suddenly (or not) wakes up to find himself trustee of a family trust. Even for the experienced lawyer or investment manager advising in the creation of trusts or managing trust assets, Train and Melfe provide not only an invaluable checklist, but an essential corrective for the serious misconceptions that abound in the realm of trust management. Well-organized and surprisingly readable, Investing and Managing Trusts under the New Prudent Investor Rule will move the world of trusts from the arcane to the commonplace, where it belongs. -- ( John Temple Swing, Lawyer, and President Emeritus, Foreign Policy Association )

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