Model Qualified Blind and Diversified Trust Documents

In accordance with 5 C.F.R. § 2634.404(a), any executive branch employee, spouse, or minor or dependent child (or that person’s representative) who is interested in establishing a qualified blind trust or a qualified diversified trust must consult with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) prior to beginning the process of creating the trust. OGE is the only entity that has the authority to certify a qualified blind trust or a qualified diversified trust. Consulting with OGE early in the process can help determine if a trust is the most appropriate approach and, if so, will ensure that all requirements of the regulation are met.

Qualified Blind Trust Models

Model Qualified Blind Trust Provisions (2013) (PDF)

Model Qualified Blind Trust Provisions
(For use in the case of multiple fiduciaries) (2013) (PDF


Qualified Diversified Trust Models

Model Qualified Diversified Trust Provisions (2013) (PDF)

Model Qualified Diversified Trust Provisions (For use in the case of multiple fiduciaries) (2013) (PDF

Hybrid Version of Model Qualified Diversified Trust Provisions (2013) (PDF)


Additional Trust Documents

Blind and Diversified Trust Communications (2013) (PDF)

Model Confidentiality Agreement Provisions (For use in the case of investment management activities) (2013) (PDF)

Model Confidentiality Agreement Provisions (For use in the case of a privately owned business) (2013) (PDF)