17:9A-38 Effect of trust instruments
38. Effect of trust instruments.
A. Except as otherwise provided by subsection B of this section, where the trust instrument defines, limits, or specifies the investments which may be made of a trust estate, any common trust fund in which all or any part of such trust estate is invested shall consist only of the investments defined, limited, or specified in such trust instrument.
B. Where the trust instrument makes no provision governing the investments which may be made of a trust estate, or where the trust instrument directs that an estate be invested in "legal investments" or in "investments in which a fiduciary may by law invest" or in "legal investments for trustees," or uses words of similar import, investment of such trust estate may be made, in whole or in part, in a common trust fund, consisting of property in which fiduciaries of trust estates in this State may invest pursuant to chapter 20 of Title 3B of the New Jersey Statutes.
C. (Deleted by amendment.)
D. In making investments as provided in this section a bank shall exercise the standard of care required of a fiduciary of trust assets in New Jersey pursuant to chapter 20 of Title 3B of the New Jersey Statutes.
L.1948, c.67, s.38; amended 1951, c.46, s.3; 1962, c.104, s.2; 1975, c.338, s.2; 1997, c.26, s.24.
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