Form 40-17G GREEN CENTURY FUNDS

September 17, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

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Approval of Fidelity Bond and Agreement with Respect to the Balanced Fund, the Equity Fund, and the MSCI International Index Fund (June 23, 2021 Board Meeting) (For action by the Independent Trustees voting alone and then by the entire Board)

 

RESOLVED, that in light of the value of the anticipated aggregate assets, the access of covered persons to those assets, the arrangements for the custody and safekeeping of those assets by a qualified custodian and the nature of the securities to be in the series of the Green Century Funds (the “Trust”), the fidelity bond in the amount of $1,250,000 covering the Green Century Balanced Fund, Green Century Equity Fund and Green Century MSCI International Index Fund (the “Funds”) and Green Century Capital Management, Inc. (“GCCM”) (and collectively the “Insureds”) is reasonable for the fidelity bond coverage required by Rule 17g-1 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”) and that the officers of the Trust are hereby authorized and directed to maintain such coverage; and

 

FURTHER RESOLVED, that an officer of the Trust is hereby authorized to increase the amount of coverage in the event of an increase in the Funds’ assets in accordance with Rule 17g-1 under the 1940 Act; and

 

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the premiums on such fidelity bond insurance be allocated among the Insureds in the following proportions: GCCM shall be allocated 10% of the premiums and the Funds shall be allocated the remainder of the premiums; and

 

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Fidelity Bond Agreement by and among the Trust and GCCM in the form presented at this meeting, is hereby approved; and

 

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Secretary or Treasurer of the Trust is hereby designated as the officer with respect to the Funds, and is hereby directed to make the filings and give the notices required of the Funds by Rule 17g-1 under the 1940 Act.

 

The Green Century Funds (the “Funds”) hereby represent that it would have been required to maintain a single insured bond in the amount of $1,250,000 had the Funds not been named as an insured under the terms of its existing joint insured bond. A one-year premium has been paid for the bond, covering the period from August 4, 2021 to August 4, 2022.

FIDELITY BOND AGREEMENT

 

FIDELITY BOND AGREEMENT, dated as of September 30, 2016, by and among Green Century Funds (the "Trust"), and Green Century Capital Management, Inc. (the "Administrator") (collectively, the "Parties").

 

WHEREAS, the Administrator acts as administrator for the Trust and investment adviser for the Green Century Balanced Fund, the Green Century Equity Fund and the Green Century MSCI International Index Fund and from time to time hereafter the Administrator may act in the same capacities with respect to other clients including other investment companies; and

 

WHEREAS, the Parties hereto are named insureds under a fidelity bond issued by Great American Insurance Company (the "Insurer"), such policy to be amended and/or replaced from time to time (the "Policy"); and

 

WHEREAS, the Parties desire to establish (i) the criteria by which the annual premium for the Policy shall be allocated among the Parties, (ii) the basis on which additional investment companies for which the Administrator may act as investment adviser/administrator, may from time to time be added as named insureds under the Policy, and (iii) the criteria by which losses in excess of the face amount of the Policy shall be allocated among the Parties;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, it is agreed as follows:

 

1. The Administrator shall pay 10% of the annual premium. Each series of the Trust shall pay a portion of the remaining annual premium which shall be determined as of a specified date by calculating the minimum amount of fidelity bond as would be required for the series taken by itself under Rule 17g-1 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, in proportion to the total amount of the Policy and applying such proportion to the remaining annual premium.

 

2. If the Insurer (or such other insurers as from time to time may insure the Parties hereto) is willing without additional premium to add, as an insured under the Policy, any investment company for which the Administrator may act as administrator or investment adviser, the Parties hereto agree (a) that such addition may be made, (b) that such investment company may become a party to this Agreement and be included within the term "Parties", provided that notice of such addition is given to the Trust not less than 60 days before such addition becomes effective and further provided that in each case such investment company shall have executed and delivered to the Parties to this Agreement its written agreement to become a Party hereto and to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If the Trust objects to any such addition either Party may withdraw from this Agreement and coverage under the Policy by written notice to all Parties insured under the Policy not less than 60 days before the withdrawal. The withdrawing party shall be entitled to receive and the remaining insured Parties shall pay pro rata to the withdrawing party an amount equal to the portion of the share of the premium on the Policy borne by the withdrawing part which is proportional to the unexpired term of the Policy for which the premium has been paid.

 

 

 

3. In the event that the claims of loss of two or more Parties under the Policy are so related that the insurer is entitled to assert that the claims must be aggregated with the result that the total amount payable on such claims is limited to the face amount of the Policy, the following rules for determining, as among the Parties, the priority of satisfaction of the claims under the Policy shall apply:

 

A. All claims of the Trust which have been duly approved and established under the Policy shall be satisfied in full before satisfaction of any claims of the Administrator, if any.

 

B. If the claims of the Trust which have been duly proved and established under the Policy exceed the face amount of the Policy, the insurance shall be applied to those claims in the following manner:

 

(i) First, the insurance shall be applied to the claim of each Party up to its respective minimum fidelity bond requirement as determined in Paragraph I with respect to the Trust; and

 

(ii) The remaining amount of insurance then shall be applied to the unsatisfied claims of the Trust in proportion to their respective minimum fidelity bond requirements as determined in Paragraph I with respect to the Trust.

 

C. If after giving effect to Paragraph A there remains a portion of the insurance under the bond available for the satisfaction of claims of the Administrator, if any, which have been duly proved and established under the Policy, such remainder shall be applied as the Administrator shall determine.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have executed this Agreement as of the day and year first above written.

 

GREEN CENTURY FUNDS By /s/ Kristina Curtis  
Kristina Curtis      
President      
       
GREEN CENTURY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC. By /s/ Kristina Curtis  
Kristina Curtis      
Treasurer      



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