The Role of Trustees » TCA

By: Tca  05-Apr-2012

Organisations seeking funds from the public must have a trust deed which establishes the processes, parameters and legality of their operations and their responsibilities to those they are borrowing from.  They must also have a Trustee, which has the role of ensuring these defined responsibilities are met.

TCA members also act as Trustees in a wide range of other areas, usually because of legal requirements to protect the interests of investors and beneficiaries.  Examples include retirement villages and many personal services ranging from family trusts to estate planning and management.

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Personal Services » TCA

The Trustee has a duty and responsibility to manage the assets of the trust in accordance with the terms of the trust deed and is accountable to the beneficiaries and to the courts for the execution of those duties. By appointing a Trustee Ccompany to write a will and to act as Executor, people can be confident their wishes will be carried out by professionals with all the necessary legal and financial experience.


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Back Office Services » TCA

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