2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:20-2 - Limitation of investments.
17B:20-2 Limitation of investments.
17B:20-2. The amount (excluding amounts invested in the common stock of any corporation pursuant to N.J.S.17B:20-3 and N.J.S.17B:20-4) invested by a domestic insurer (a) in the common stock of any one corporation shall not exceed 2% of the total admitted assets of such insurer as of December 31 next preceding, or (b) in the common stock of all corporations valued at cost shall not exceed 15% of such assets except that to the extent that such aggregate investment in common stock exceeds 10% of such assets, further investments shall be subject to regulation by the commissioner under a formula which shall take into consideration the actual mandatory securities valuation reserve, as defined by the Subcommittee on Valuation of Securities of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, held by a company which is applicable to such common stock in the corresponding annual statement filed with the department. The term "common stock" shall mean any voting stock of any class of a corporation which shall not be limited to a fixed sum or percentage of par value in respect to the rights of the holders thereof to participate in dividends or in the distribution of assets upon the voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the corporation. Neither shall the amount invested in the beneficial shares or other ownership interests (other than common stock), evidences of indebtedness (excluding amounts invested in mortgage loans pursuant to subsection c. of N.J.S.17B:20-1), preferred stock and certificates of receivers of any one institution exceed 5% of such assets of the insurer. Nothing herein contained shall prevent any such insurer from purchasing, or in any other way acquiring the voting stock of, or otherwise investing in certain corporations as hereinafter provided in N.J.S.17B:20-3 and N.J.S.17B:20-4.
The total amount of admitted assets invested in the types of investments authorized by subsections b. and c. of N.J.S.17B:20-1 shall not, in the aggregate, exceed 60% of the domestic insurer's total admitted assets.
All investments made by any such insurer shall be authorized or approved by the board of directors, or by a committee designated by the board of directors and charged with the duty of supervising such investment, or shall be made in conformity with standards or investment objectives approved by such board of directors or such committee.
No such insurer shall jointly or severally enter into any agreement to purchase the unsold amount of securities which are the subject of an offering for sale to the public or otherwise to guarantee the sale of such securities.
Nothing contained in this section shall prevent any such insurer from distributing shares of an investment company within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940 for which such insurer or its subsidiary is the investment manager or investment adviser.
The term "Investment Company Act of 1940" as used in this section shall mean an Act of Congress entitled "Investment Company Act of 1940," 54 Stat. 847 (15 U.S.C. s.80a-1 et seq.) as amended from time to time, or any similar statute enacted in substitution therefor.
L.1971, c.144; amended 1973, c.22, s.10; 1973, c.372, s.2; 1976, c.74, s.2; 1985, c.485, s.2; 1987, c.60, s.1; 1989, c.267, s.2; 2005, c.193, s.2.