Anodos helps trustees do their job with excellence.

We help trustees save time, reduce risk, and fulfill their fiduciary duties. What makes us unique is that trustee governance support is all we do.

What We Do

We develop policies, execute procedures, and maintain a compliance library for trustees.

Who We Help

Individual trustees (family members, attorneys, CPAs), ERISA fiduciaries, foundation and endowment board members, and business managers.

How We're Different

Trustee governance is all we do. We don’t manage money, sell insurance or accept referral fees. We don’t have a horse in the race.

Not only does this firm understand the fiduciary duty issues thoroughly; they are enormously helpful in applying the standards of care to a particular situation. Perhaps most helpful is their willingness to accommodate our schedule. Overall a very positive experience and an excellent work product.

Scott S.

Esq. and Trustee

I had a nagging feeling that the investment manager the prior trustee was using wasn't very good, but I could never prove it. It was helpful to have Anodos do a thorough, independent review of the facts.

Greg H.

CPA and Trustee

My attorney didn’t know the answers to my questions. And the referral from my attorney didn’t know the answers. But the Anodos team had an intimate understanding of the investment, tax and governance issues I was facing as a trustee.

Gilbert F.


Featured Articles


Why the Trust Settlement Process is so Inefficient

There are currently 75m Baby Boomers and 15m Silent Generation cohorts alive today. Of these, 66% will be dead in the next 20 years. This means there will...

Seven Risk Mitigation Strategies for the Successor Trustee or War Stories from a Trust Governance Expert Witness

Since 2013 I have been engaged to testify as an expert witness in the California Courts to opine upon the Trustee’s Standard of Care. Through these engagements I...

Don’t let 2023 bring about a trustee breach lawsuit 

The performance of liquid assets in many trusts was dismal in 2022 and likely fell short of expectations projected by the trusts' investment advisors. If so, some trustees...

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Common Questions...

  • How much should I pay myself to be the trustee?
  • How can I reduce the time and cost of the trust settlement?
  • How do I know if my investment manager is doing a good job?
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