§431:6-313 Foreign securities. (a) An insurer authorized to transact insurance in a foreign country may invest any of its funds, in an aggregate amount not exceeding its deposit and reserve obligations incurred in such country, in securities of or in such country possessing characteristics and of a quality similar to those required pursuant to this article for investments in the United States.
(b) An insurer may invest any of its funds, in an aggregate amount not exceeding fifteen per cent of its assets, in addition to any amount permitted pursuant to subsection (a), in obligations of the governments of the Dominion of Canada, or of Canadian provinces, or municipalities, and in obligations of Canadian corporations, which have not been in default during the five years next preceding date of acquisition, and which are otherwise of equal quality to like United States public or corporate securities as prescribed in this article.
(c) In addition to investments permitted under subsections (a) and (b), an insurer may acquire foreign investments, including American Depository Receipts, or engage in investment practices with persons of or in foreign jurisdictions of substantially the same types as those permitted under this article; provided that:
(1) The aggregate amount of foreign investments then held by the insurer under this subsection shall not exceed twenty per cent of its admitted assets; and
(2) The aggregate amount of foreign investments then held by the insurer under this subsection in a single foreign jurisdiction shall not exceed ten per cent of its admitted assets as to a foreign jurisdiction that has a sovereign debt rating of SVO 1 or three per cent of its admitted assets as to any other foreign jurisdiction.
(d) Investments acquired under this section shall be aggregated with investments of the same types made under all other sections of this article, and in a similar manner, for the purposes of determining compliance with limitations, if any, contained in the other sections. [L 1987, c 347, pt of §2; am L 2008, c 142, §7]