Companion Policy to NI 81-102 Investment Funds
Part 8 Custodianship of Portfolio Assets
Section 8.1

Standard of Care

The standard of care prescribed by section 6.6of the instrument is a minimum standard only. Similarly, the provisions of section6.5of the instrument, designed to protect an investment fund from loss in the event of the insolvency of those holding its portfolio assets, are minimum requirements. The Canadian securities regulatory authorities are of the view that the requirements set out insection6.5may require custodians and sub-custodians to take such additional steps as may be necessary or desirable properly to protect the portfolio assets of the investment fund in a foreign jurisdiction and to ensure that those portfolio assets are unavailable to satisfy the claims of creditors of the custodian or sub-custodian, having regard to creditor protection and bankruptcy legislation of any foreign jurisdiction in which portfolio assets of an investment fund may be located.