Most financial advisors, and clients are well aware of what directed trusts can do for them (e.g. provide flexibility on management of trust assets). There is allot of ‘noise’ about directed trusts and explaining the hows, whys, why nots etc. is important for all to be educated about.
The critical thing to keep in mind is that the trust industry is undergoing a quiet revolution that has wrested control of trust accounts away from traditional trustees—primarily in the banks and other large institutions—and back into the hands of independent trust companies, advisors and most importantly clients.