Simplification of Fiduciary Security Transfers

SECTION 18-11-4

§ 18-11-4. Assignment by a fiduciary.

Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a corporation or transfer agent making a transfer of a security pursuant to an assignment by a fiduciary:

(1) May assume without inquiry that the assignment, even though to the fiduciary himself or herself or to his or her nominee, is within his or her authority and capacity and is not in breach of his or her fiduciary duties;

(2) May assume without inquiry that the fiduciary has complied with any controlling instrument and with the law of the jurisdiction governing the fiduciary relationship, including any law requiring the fiduciary to obtain court approval of the transfer; and

(3) Is not charged with notice of and is not bound to obtain or examine any court record or any recorded or unrecorded document relating to the fiduciary relationship or the assignment, even though the record or document is in its possession.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1959, ch. 85, § 4.)