Powers and Duties of Executors and Trustees

Unless the powers of executors and trustees are extended or varied by the will, the powers are limited to those given by statute. The main statutory powers are set out here under: Section 3 of the Trustee Act 2000 (the Act) gives a general power to invest in anything other than land. Section 4(1) provides that when exercising any power of investment trustees must take into account the statutory investment criteria which are: The suitability to the trust of investments of the type proposed and of that particular investment as…

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