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Nonprofit Word of the Day: Global Fiduciary Precepts


Some people like $2 words. What’s a precept anyway? (Another bonus for you: A Word of the Day with 3 words!)



Global Fiduciary Precepts are legal principles that provide a sound foundation for prudent decision-making. The eight Global Fiduciary Precepts are:


  1. Follow Laws and Governing Documents
  2. Diversify to Manage Risk and Return
  3. Prepare and Follow an Investment Policy Statement
  4. Prudently Select Fiduciary and Non-Fiduciary Service Providers
  5. Control and Account for Costs
  6. Avoid or Manage Conflicts of Interest
  7. Monitor Service Providers
  8. Monitor and Assure Conformity to Fiduciary Obligations


These Precepts are readily implemented by following the Prudent Practices for Investment Stewards. Understanding and implementing these practices is extremely valuable and puts you directly on the path to Fiduciary Excellence.

Learn more about Prudent Practices for Investment Stewards published by Fi360, here.

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