2019 Arkansas Code
Title 28 - Wills, Estates, and Fiduciary Relationships
Subtitle 5 - Fiduciary Relationships
Chapter 71 - Investment of Trust Funds
§ 28-71-106. Investments Authorized
(a) Within the limitations of the standard set forth in § 28-71-105, a fiduciary is authorized to acquire and retain every kind of real, personal, or mixed property and every kind of investment, specifically including, but not by way of limitation, bonds, debentures, and other corporate obligations, preferred or common stocks, shares or interests in common trust funds, and securities of any open-end or closed-end management-type investment company or investment trust registered under the Federal Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, which persons of prudence, discretion, and intelligence acquire or retain for their own account.
(1) Whenever a fiduciary is authorized or required by the instrument, judgment, decree, or order establishing the fiduciary relationship to invest funds in specifically described securities, the fiduciary may, unless expressly prohibited by such an instrument, judgment, decree, or order, invest such funds in any investment company or investment trust described in subsection (a) of this section, the portfolio of which is limited to such specifically described securities and to repurchase agreements fully collateralized by such specifically described securities, provided that the investment company or investment trust takes delivery of the collateral either directly or through an authorized custodian.
(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of state law, this subsection shall apply to all funds deposited with or controlled by any bank trustee acting in a fiduciary capacity in connection with the issuance, sale or redemption of bonds, notes, and other certificates of indebtedness.
(c) Unless expressly prohibited by the instrument, judgment, decree, or order establishing the fiduciary relationship, a fiduciary may invest funds in certificates of deposit and savings accounts of any state bank or national bank whose deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and whose main office is in this state, including itself, if the fiduciary is a bank.
(d) Whenever the express terms or limitations set forth in any instrument use the terms “legal investment” or “authorized investment” or words of similar import, the words shall be taken to mean any investment authorized or permitted by this section.
(e) Consistent with the trustee's investment powers, a trustee may make temporary investments of funds in short-term interest-bearing obligations or deposits, or other short-term liquid investments. Trustees are authorized to charge reasonable fees for this service in addition to other compensation to which the trustee is entitled.