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How much is too much to pay a trustee

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  • CPA (CA)
  • CPA (US)
  • TEP
  • CSA
  • CWS
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Course Description

Course Description

Few trustees have a good answer to the question “How much should I be paid”. Their professional advisors often disagree. Some say an hourly rate, some say a percent of the trust assets, and others say a flat retainer. Due to this general lack of agreement, few can provide a thoughtful or comprehensive explanation of why they are getting paid what they are. Not surprisingly, many beneficiaries and their professional advisors frequently object to whatever the answer may be. Disagreements about the trustee’s compensation are exacerbated during periods of heightened financial uncertainty. This presentation seeks to provide a road map for both trustees and beneficiaries, of how to answer the ubiquitous question, “How much should a trustee be paid?” 

This online CPE webinar answers the following questions:

  • Should I charge an hourly rate and if so in what amount?
  • Should I charge a percentage of the trust portfolio as the corporate trustees do?
  • If I delegate investment duties to a third party, should my fee go down?
  • Can I charge more if I serve a particularly “high demand” beneficiary?
  • How do I determine what the “custom in the community” is?
  • Is there any statutory guidance on what my fee should be?

Recommended for:

This online CPE webinar is recommended for trustees, CPAs and professional advisors working with trusts.

Learning Objectives

  • What factors are to be considered as part of a trustee’s compensation analysis?
  • How do local rules of court effect a trustee compensation analysis?
  • Review of Corporate trustee fees as guidance for individual trustee fees.
  • Where are Extraordinary Fees appropriately charged/awarded?

Who Should Attend?

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CPE Credit of Specialized Knowledge for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookkeeper/Tax Professionals

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About Presenter

Josh Yager is a recognized expert on the management and oversight of trust assets. He lectures and writes extensively on the policies, procedures, and practices for the prudent administration of trusts. He has been invited to speak to various Bar associations, CPA chapters, estate planning councils, Professional Fiduciary Association forums and AICPA national events. Josh has testified on prudent governance practices before in the California Courts, the Texas Pension Review Board and the Alaska Retirement Management Board. Josh has led governance consulting engagements for the boards of public pension funds responsible for assets in excess of $30b, foundation and endowment boards with assets in excess of $250m and for individual trustees with modestly funded trusts.

About Company

Anodos Advisors

Anodos has been providing fiduciary governance consulting to trustees since 2005, helping trustees reduce their personal risk and fulfill their fiduciary duties by developing and maintaining governance policies, procedures and practices which demonstrates the trustee has fulfilled each of their duties of care. Frequent areas of engagement include trustee fee studies, independent audits of investment managers/consultants, manager search engagements, expert testimony regarding trustee’s duties of care, performance audits (benchmarking studies), litigation and trial preparation.  What makes Anodos unique is that governance consulting is all that we do. We do not manage money, sell insurance, or receive referral fees. Truly independent evaluation and governance support is all we do. We don’t have a horse in the race.


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Ratings and Review


131 Ratings



Very Good









Marlene Baker, CPA (US)

Apr 29th, 2021

This webinar was very interesting and informative. I didn't realize the scope of what this topic would cover. I definitely have a better understanding of what could go into deciding a reasonable amount to charge someone to be a trustee.


Christine Zalghout

Jul 24th, 2021

It was very informative. He directed us to steps on each particular topic. He covered why, what, and how. I was very pleased with the information and can use this in the near future.


Joann Dilley, Accountant

Apr 30th, 2021

This presentation gave factors to help determine how much a trustee should be paid. The ideas presented here were clear and informative.


Robert Starr, CPA (US)

May 11th, 2021

Presenter did an excellent job. Clear voice with great examples. Need more like him.


Mary Ellen Morris, CPA (US)

Jul 23rd, 2021

Great presentation, very relevant and interesting

How much is too much to pay a trustee


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