Trustee and Custodian: What’s the Difference?

Stephanie Schweiger / February 18, 2013
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Trustee A trustee is a fiduciary with a high degree of responsibility.  As a fiduciary, a trustee has legal duties that he or she must perform.  As discussed in Maggie Green’s series of posts, those duties include loyalty, impartiality, and recordkeeping.  A trustee must act out of loyalty to the beneficiaries and not to further […]

“Lame Duck” Session is Anything But…

Stephanie Schweiger / January 9, 2011
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As 2010 came to a close, the professional advisor community felt continued uncertainty about the estate tax come back amidst year-long congressional inaction; however, after a brief battle and a valiant show of bi-partisanship in both the Senate and the House, President Obama signed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of […]