Prior to hiring a new manager, the niche to be filled and the performance, quality, and risk/volatility characteristics expected is carefully considered. At a minimum, managers under consideration should demonstrate that they have met those performance and risk criteria over an appropriate period of time.
Generally, managers being considered are managers who:
Investments shall be made with the care, skill, prudence, and diligence under the circumstances then-prevailing, that a prudent person acting in a like capacity and familiar with these matters, would use.
Investments shall be diversified so as to minimize the risk of loss and to maximize the rate of return, unless under the circumstances it is clearly prudent not to do so.
The Trust shall direct all managers to vote proxies so as to maximize the total return from investments.
Managers will be terminated if their style, performance, or risk/volatility is not consistent with Trust expectations, regardless of the length of time involved. In every case, an investment manager shall be subject to termination at any time for any reason. Once the decision to terminate a manager is made, asset transfer and liquidation should be handled to the best advantage of the Trust. Such notice of termination shall be provided consistent with the underlying governing agreement.