2018 Mississippi Code
Title 79 - Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships
Chapter 15 - Investment Trusts
General Provisions
§ 79-15-9. Powers and liabilities of trustees.

Universal Citation: MS Code § 79-15-9 (2018)
  • (1) The trustees shall hold the legal title to all property at any time belonging to the investment trust, and shall have complete control over the management, operation, disposition, investment and reinvestment of such property and complete control of the management of the business affairs of the investment trust. The trustees may, if so provided in the declaration of trust, elect one of their number as chairman and elect such other officers as may be provided in the declaration of trust. The trustees may designate one or more of their number to act for and on behalf of the trustees in the execution of deeds, notes and other written instruments.

  • (2) The trustees shall have such powers as to the investment and management of the trust estate as may be set out in the declaration of trust, without regard to the type of investments to which trustees generally are restricted by the provisions of Section 91-13-1, Mississippi Code of 1972, as now or hereafter amended, or by any other statute or rule of law or equity. Unless the declaration of trust shall so provide, it shall not be necessary for an investment trust or the trustees thereof to file an accounting with any court, except upon liquidation of the trust. Provided, however, that nothing in this chapter shall impair the power of any court of competent jurisdiction, upon a proper showing of cause, to compel an accounting by the trustees of an investment trust of all funds held by them in such capacity.

  • (3) Liability to third persons for any act, omission, or obligation of an investment trust or of a trustee of an investment trust, when acting in such capacity, shall extend to the whole of the trust estate or to so much thereof as may be necessary to discharge such liability, but no trustee shall be personally or individually liable to third persons for any such act, omission, or obligation, unless such trustee with respect to such act, omission, or obligation engaged in intentional fraud or other unlawful conduct prohibited by statute.

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