2013 ORS § 709.170¹
Establishment of and investment in common trust funds
  • rules
  • accounting

(1) Common trust fund as used in this section, means any fund maintained by a trust company exclusively for the collective investment and reinvestment of moneys contributed thereto by the trust company or an affiliated trust company as a fiduciary. For the purposes of this section, two or more trust companies are affiliated if they are members of the same affiliated group, within the meaning of section 1504 of the Internal Revenue Code.

(2) A trust company may establish common trust funds for the purpose of furnishing investments to itself as fiduciary, to an affiliated trust company as fiduciary, or to itself or an affiliated trust company and others as cofiduciaries. A trust company may, as a fiduciary or cofiduciary, invest funds that it lawfully holds for investment, in interests in the common trust fund or a common trust fund of an affiliated trust company, if the investment is not prohibited by the instrument, judgment or order creating the fiduciary relationship, and if, in the case of cofiduciaries, the trust company procures the consent of its cofiduciary or cofiduciaries to the investment.

(3) The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, in accordance with ORS chapter 183, may adopt rules necessary to control the establishment and operation of common trust funds and to protect the investors. A trust company except a national bank that is qualified to conduct a trust business pursuant to the laws of the United States shall, in the operation of the common trust fund, comply with the rules.

(4) Unless ordered by a court a trust company operating common trust funds is not required to render a court accounting with respect to the funds, but it may, upon application to the circuit court of the county in which it has its principal office in this state, obtain a settlement of its common trust fund accounts on conditions specified by the court. When application for the settlement is presented to a circuit court for approval, the circuit court shall assign a time and place for hearing and order notice thereof by:

(a) Publication once a week for three successive publications, the first publication to be not less than 20 days prior to the date of hearing, of a notice in a newspaper having a general circulation in the county in which the trust company operating the common trust fund has its principal office;

(b) Mailing, not less than 14 days prior to the date of the hearing, a copy of the notice to all beneficiaries of the trusts participating in the common trust fund whose names are known to the trust company from the records kept by it in the regular course of business in the administration of the trust, directed to them at the addresses shown by the records; and

(c) Such further notice, if any, as the court may order. [Amended by 1953 c.258 §2; 1959 c.91 §1; 1963 c.56 §1; 1973 c.797 §196; 1973 c.823 §142; 1974 c.36 §25; 1983 c.367 §3; 1985 c.762 §41; 1997 c.631 §212; 2003 c.576 §546]