Which of the following are considered to be acting in a fiduciary capacity?
I. securities agent recommending an aggressive growth stock
II. investment adviser representative
III. executor of an estate
IV. CEO, when deciding on matching levels for a 401(k) plan
A. I, II
B. II, III
C. II, IV
D. I, II, III, IV
EXPLANATION: the securities agent is not a fiduciary, unless he's been granted discretion over the account. The CEO is performing a "settlor function" when deciding on matching levels--making a business decision, in other words. The executor of the estate is a fiduciary, so the answer had to contain "III".