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Navigating the New Uniform Fiduciary Income and Principal Act

Aired: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

2.0 CTFA

The Uniform Law Commission just adopted in June 2018 the all new Uniform Fiduciary Income and Principal Act (UFIPA), which features a more robust power to adjust and a new unitrust conversion regime, both tools that can be used by trustees to fulfill their duty of impartiality. UFIPA retains traditional default rules for determining principal and income from the prior Uniform Principal and Income Acts, the rules governing certain asset classes, like business assets, private equity and other cutting-edge investments and retirement benefits, have been updated for clarity and comprehensiveness.

Discussion Highlights:

  • The Power to adjust
  • Unitrust conversion option
  • Drafting for fairness under a trustee's duty of impartiality
  • Review of updates and additions to the new Act


  • Ronald D. Aucutt, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Susan D. Snyder, Trust Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, Senior Vice President, Northern Trust
  • Turney P. Berry, Partner, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP



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​Program Questions? Please contact Linda Shepard / Cari Hearn.




  • Trust Officers
  • Trust Managers
  • IRA Administrators
  • Trust Administrators
  • Financial Planners
  • Retail Bankers
  • Relationship Managers
  • CTFAs, CPAs and CFPs

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