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Title : Title 18-B. TRUSTS (HEADING. PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7-1-05)
Chapter : Chapter 09. MAINE UNIFORM PRUDENT INVESTOR ACT (HEADING. PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7-1-05)
Title 18-B - §901. Prudent investor rule
Title 18-B: TRUSTS (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)
Part 1: MAINE UNIFORM TRUST CODE (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)
Chapter 9: MAINE UNIFORM PRUDENT INVESTOR ACT (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)

§901. Prudent investor rule

1. Duty to comply. Except as otherwise provided in section 902, a trustee who invests and manages trust assets owes a duty to the beneficiaries of the trust to comply with the prudent investor rule set forth in this chapter. [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]


2. Altered by provisions of trust. The prudent investor rule may be expanded, restricted, eliminated or otherwise altered by the provisions of a trust. A trustee is not liable to a beneficiary to the extent that the trustee acted in reasonable reliance on the provisions of the trust. [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]


Section History:
PL 2003,
Ch. 618,
§A1 (NEW).
PL 2003,
Ch. 618,
§A2 (AFF).
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Office of the Revisor of Statutes
7 State House Station
State House Room 108
Augusta, Maine 04333-0007Title 18-B - §902. Standard of care; portfolio strategy; risk and return objectives
Title 18-B: TRUSTS (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)
Part 1: MAINE UNIFORM TRUST CODE (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)
Chapter 9: MAINE UNIFORM PRUDENT INVESTOR ACT (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)

§902. Standard of care; portfolio strategy; risk and return objectives

1. Consideration of purposes, terms, distribution requirements and other circumstances. A trustee shall invest and manage trust assets, as a prudent investor would, by considering the purposes, terms, distribution requirements and other circumstances of the trust. In satisfying this standard, the trustee shall exercise reasonable care, skill and caution. [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]


2. Overall investment strategy. A trustee's investment and management decisions respecting individual assets must be evaluated not in isolation but in the context of the trust portfolio as a whole and as a part of an overall investment strategy having risk and return objectives reasonably suited to the trust. [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]


3. Relevant circumstances to consider. Among circumstances that a trustee shall consider in investing and managing trust assets are all of the following that are relevant to the trust or its beneficiaries:



A. General economic conditions; [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]




B. The possible effect of inflation or deflation; [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]




C. The expected tax consequences of investment decisions or strategies; [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]




D. The role that each investment or course of action plays within the overall trust portfolio, which may include financial assets, interests in closely held enterprises, tangible and intangible personal property and real property; [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]




E. The expected total return from income and the appreciation of capital; [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]




F. Other resources of the beneficiaries, to the extent the other resources are known to the trustee; [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]




G. Needs for liquidity, regularity of income and preservation or appreciation of capital; and [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]




H. An asset's special relationship or special value, if any, to the purposes of the trust or to one or more of the beneficiaries. [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]

[2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]


4. Reasonable effort to verify facts. A trustee shall make a reasonable effort to verify facts relevant to the investment and management of trust assets. [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]


5. Kind of property; type of investment. A trustee may invest in any kind of property or type of investment consistent with the standards of this chapter. [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]


Section History:
PL 2003,
Ch. 618,
§A1 (NEW).
PL 2003,
Ch. 618,
§A2 (AFF).
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Office of the Revisor of Statutes
7 State House Station
State House Room 108
Augusta, Maine 04333-0007Title 18-B - §903. Diversification
Title 18-B: TRUSTS (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)
Part 1: MAINE UNIFORM TRUST CODE (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)
Chapter 9: MAINE UNIFORM PRUDENT INVESTOR ACT (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)

§903. Diversification

A trustee shall diversify the investments of the trust unless the trustee reasonably determines that, because of special circumstances, the purposes of the trust are better served without diversifying. [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]

Section History:
PL 2003,
Ch. 618,
§A1 (NEW).
PL 2003,
Ch. 618,
§A2 (AFF).
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Office of the Revisor of Statutes
7 State House Station
State House Room 108
Augusta, Maine 04333-0007Title 18-B - §904. Duties at inception of trusteeship
Title 18-B: TRUSTS (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)
Part 1: MAINE UNIFORM TRUST CODE (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)
Chapter 9: MAINE UNIFORM PRUDENT INVESTOR ACT (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)

§904. Duties at inception of trusteeship

Within a reasonable time after accepting a trusteeship or receiving trust assets, a trustee shall review the trust assets and make and implement decisions concerning the retention and disposition of assets in order to bring the trust portfolio into compliance with the purposes, terms, distribution requirements and other circumstances of the trust and with the requirements of this chapter. [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]

Section History:
PL 2003,
Ch. 618,
§A1 (NEW).
PL 2003,
Ch. 618,
§A2 (AFF).
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Office of the Revisor of Statutes
7 State House Station
State House Room 108
Augusta, Maine 04333-0007Title 18-B - §905. Investment costs
Title 18-B: TRUSTS (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)
Part 1: MAINE UNIFORM TRUST CODE (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)
Chapter 9: MAINE UNIFORM PRUDENT INVESTOR ACT (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)

§905. Investment costs

Compliance with the prudent investor rule is determined in light of the facts and circumstances existing at the time of a trustee's decision or action and not by hindsight. [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]

Section History:
PL 2003,
Ch. 618,
§A1 (NEW).
PL 2003,
Ch. 618,
§A2 (AFF).
The Revisor's Office cannot provide legal advice or interpretation of Maine law to the public. If you need legal advice, please consult a qualified attorney.
Office of the Revisor of Statutes
7 State House Station
State House Room 108
Augusta, Maine 04333-0007Title 18-B - §906. Language invoking standard of chapter
Title 18-B: TRUSTS (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)
Part 1: MAINE UNIFORM TRUST CODE (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)
Chapter 9: MAINE UNIFORM PRUDENT INVESTOR ACT (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)

§906. Language invoking standard of chapter

The following terms or comparable language in the provisions of a trust, unless otherwise limited or modified, authorizes any investment or strategy permitted under this chapter: "investments permissible by law for investment of trust funds"; "legal investments"; "authorized investments"; "using the judgment and care under the circumstances then prevailing that persons of prudence, discretion and intelligence exercise in the management of their own affairs, not in regard to speculation but in regard to the permanent disposition of their funds, considering the probable income as well as the probable safety of their capital"; "prudent man rule"; "prudent trustee rule"; "prudent person rule"; or "prudent investor rule." [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]

Section History:
PL 2003,
Ch. 618,
§A1 (NEW).
PL 2003,
Ch. 618,
§A2 (AFF).
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Office of the Revisor of Statutes
7 State House Station
State House Room 108
Augusta, Maine 04333-0007Title 18-B - §907. Uniformity of application and construction
Title 18-B: TRUSTS (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)
Part 1: MAINE UNIFORM TRUST CODE (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)
Chapter 9: MAINE UNIFORM PRUDENT INVESTOR ACT (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)

§907. Uniformity of application and construction

This chapter must be applied and construed to effectuate its general purposes to make uniform the law with respect to the subject of the Uniform Prudent Investor Act among the states enacting it. [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]

Section History:
PL 2003,
Ch. 618,
§A1 (NEW).
PL 2003,
Ch. 618,
§A2 (AFF).
The Revisor's Office cannot provide legal advice or interpretation of Maine law to the public. If you need legal advice, please consult a qualified attorney.
Office of the Revisor of Statutes
7 State House Station
State House Room 108
Augusta, Maine 04333-0007Title 18-B - §908. Short title
Title 18-B: TRUSTS (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)
Part 1: MAINE UNIFORM TRUST CODE (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)
Chapter 9: MAINE UNIFORM PRUDENT INVESTOR ACT (HEADING: PL 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, @1 (new); @2 (aff) Effective 7105)

§908. Short title

This chapter may be known and cited as the "Maine Uniform Prudent Investor Act." [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (new); §2 (aff).]

Section History:
PL 2003,
Ch. 618,
§A1 (NEW).
PL 2003,
Ch. 618,
§A2 (AFF).
The Revisor's Office cannot provide legal advice or interpretation of Maine law to the public. If you need legal advice, please consult a qualified attorney.
Office of the Revisor of Statutes
7 State House Station
State House Room 108
Augusta, Maine 04333-0007

USA Statutes : maine