1715.54 Delegation of authority.


(1) Subject to any specific limitation set forth in a gift instrument or in any other provision of law , an institution may delegate to an external agent the management and investment of an institutional fund to the extent that an institution could prudently delegate under the circumstances. An institution shall act in good faith, with the care that an ordinarily prudent person in a like position would exercise under similar circumstances, in doing all of the following:

(a) Selecting an agent;

(b) Establishing the scope and terms of the delegation, consistent with the purposes of the institution and the institutional fund;

(c) Periodically reviewing the agent's actions to monitor the agent's performance and compliance with the scope and terms of the delegation.

(2) An agent, in performing a delegated function, shall owe a duty to the institution to exercise reasonable care to comply with the scope and terms of the delegation. By accepting delegation of a management or investment function from an institution that is subject to the laws of this state, an agent submits to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state in all proceedings arising from or related to the delegation or the performance of the delegated function.

(3) An institution that complies with division (A)(1) of this section is not liable for the decisions or actions of an agent to which the function was delegated.

(B) An institution may delegate management and investment functions to its committees, officers, or employees as otherwise provided by law.

Effective Date: 10-01-1996; 2008 HB522 06-01-2009