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University of Baltimore Law Review

Abstract

The problem of how to invest the funds of another is not new. While not intended as an investment guide, this article traces the development of the law in the area of fiduciary investment, analyzing the conflict inherent in balancing the considerations of safety, yield and liquidity with the needs of the beneficiaries. Concluding that most common law and statutory standards are unduly restrictive in light of modern investment practices, the author considers the Maryland experience and suggests that the Maryland legislature adopt a prudent man rule which would enable fiduciaries to effectively utilize contemporary investment vehicles.

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