2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 22:846 — Foreign securities
§846. 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 one hundred twenty per cent of its reserves and other statutory obligations incurred in such country, or such greater amount as it may be required by law to invest in such country, and maintain the same there, in securities of such country possessing characteristics and of a quality similar to those required pursuant to this Part for investments in the United States; provided that, if an insurer shall show, to the satisfaction of the commissioner of insurance, that it is impossible to withdraw from a foreign country, or that the interest of the insurer will suffer materially by such withdrawal, any of its funds in excess of the limit imposed in this Section, such insurer shall not be deemed to be in violation of the provisions hereof.
B. An insurer may invest any of its funds, in an aggregate amount not exceeding five per cent of its assets, in addition to any amount permitted pursuant to Sub-section A of this Section, in obligations of the government 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 Part.
C. In addition to the investments authorized in Subsections A and B of this Section, an insurer authorized to transact insurance in a foreign country may invest an amount or amounts in the aggregate not exceeding thirty percent of its capital and surplus if a stock company, or thirty percent of its surplus if a mutual company, in such investments as are allowed in R.S. 22:844 in a foreign country with which the United States has diplomatic relations or had diplomatic relations on January 1, 1978. For the purposes of investments made under this Subsection, all references to the United States appearing in R.S. 22:844 shall be considered to name the particular foreign country or countries in which the investments made hereunder are placed.
Acts 1958, No. 125. Amended by Acts 1977, No. 205, §1. Acts 1983, No. 353, §1; Acts 1997, No. 988, §1.
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