- prudent man rule
prudent man rule n: a rule giving discretion to a fiduciary and esp. a trustee to manage another's affairs and invest another's money with such skill and care as a person of ordinary prudence and intelligence would use in managing his or her own affairs or investments – called also prudent person rule; compare legal list
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
- prudent man rule
n.A rule guiding investment by trustees in some states, limiting a trustee’s investments to securities that a prudent person of reasonable intelligence and discretion would choose to provide a decent income and preserve capital.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
- prudent man rule
n.the requirement that a trustee, investment manager of pension funds, treasurer of a city or county, or any fiduciary (a trusted agent) must only invest funds entrusted to him/her as would a person of prudence, i.e. with discretion, care and intelligence. Thus solid "blue chip" securities, secured loans, federally guaranteed mortgages, treasury certificates and other conservative investments providing a reasonable return are within the prudent man rule. Some states have statutes which list the types of investments allowable under the rule. Unfortunately, the rule is subjective, and some financial managers have put funds into speculative investments to achieve higher rates of return, which has resulted in bankruptcy and disaster, as in the case of Orange County, California (1994).
Law dictionary. EdwART. 2013.
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