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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 14. Investments
9/16/2021

§ 38.2-1433. Foreign securities.

A. A domestic insurer transacting the business of insurance in a foreign country may invest in securities of or issued in that country of substantially the same kinds, classes, and investment grades as the insurer may acquire in the United States.

B. A domestic insurer may invest in securities of or issued in a foreign country of substantially the same kinds, classes and investment grades as the insurer may acquire in the United States, provided (i) all such securities are rated medium grade or higher by the Securities Valuation Office of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or by a national rating agency recognized by the Commission and no more than one percent of the insurer's admitted assets are invested in such securities which are rated medium grade, and (ii) the aggregate amount of foreign investment held by the insurer under this section for a single foreign jurisdiction does not exceed (a) five percent of the insurer's admitted assets as to a foreign jurisdiction that has a sovereign debt rating of SVO 1 by the Securities Valuation Office of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or (b) three percent of the insurer's admitted assets as to any other foreign jurisdiction.

C. Investments made eligible by this section shall be payable in lawful currency of the United States, except (i) where payment in other lawful currencies is required to match obligations denominated in such other lawful currencies or (ii) if the investment is denominated in other lawful currency, the investment is effectively hedged, substantially in its entirety, against the lawful currency of the United States in accordance with § 38.2-1428.

1983, c. 457, § 38.1-217.36; 1986, c. 562; 1998, c. 414; 2014, cc. 159, 206.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.