Nevada Insurance
Sec. § 682A.548
Securities lending, repurchase, reverse repurchase and dollar roll transactions.


An insurer may enter into securities lending, repurchase, reverse repurchase and dollar roll transactions with business entities, subject to the following requirements:

1.

The insurers board of directors shall adopt a written plan that is consistent with the requirements of the written plan in NRS 682A.365 which specifies the guidelines and objectives to be followed, including, without limitation:

(a)

A description of how cash received will be invested or used for general corporate purposes of the insurer;

(b)

Operational procedures to manage interest rate risk, counterparty default risk, the conditions under which proceeds from reverse repurchase transactions may be used in the ordinary course of business and the use of acceptable collateral in a manner that reflects the liquidity needs of the transaction; and

(c)

The extent to which the insurer may engage in these transactions.

2.

The insurer shall enter into a written agreement for all transactions authorized in this section other than dollar roll transactions. The written agreement must require that each transaction terminate not more than 1 year after its inception or upon the earlier demand of the insurer. The agreement must be with the business entity counterparty, but for securities lending transactions, the agreement may be with an agent acting on behalf of the insurer, if the agent is a qualified business entity and if the agreement:

(a)

Requires the agent to enter into separate agreements with each counterparty that are consistent with the requirements of this section; and

(b)

Prohibits securities lending transactions under the agreement with the agent or its affiliates.

3.

Cash received in a transaction entered into as described in this section must be invested in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and in a manner that recognizes the liquidity needs of the transaction or used by the insurer for its general corporate purposes. For so long as the transaction remains outstanding, the insurer, its agent or custodian shall maintain, as to acceptable collateral received in a transaction entered into in accordance with this section, either physically or through the book entry systems of the Federal Reserve, the Depository Trust Company, the Participants Trust Company or any other securities depositories approved by the Commissioner:

(a)

Possession of the acceptable collateral;

(b)

A perfected security interest in the acceptable collateral; or

(c)

In the case of a jurisdiction outside of the United States, title to, or rights of a secured creditor to, the acceptable collateral.

4.

The limitations of NRS 682A.512, 682A.514, 682A.516 and 682A.550 to 682A.558, inclusive, do not apply to the business entity counterparty exposure created by transactions entered into under this section. For purposes of calculations made to determine compliance with this subsection, no effect will be given to the insurers future obligation to resell securities, in the case of a repurchase transaction, or to repurchase securities, in the case of a reverse repurchase transaction. An insurer shall not enter into a transaction under this section if, as a result of and after giving effect to the transaction:

(a)

The aggregate amount of securities loaned, sold to or purchased from any one business entity counterparty under this section would exceed 5 percent of its admitted assets. In calculating the amount sold to or purchased from a business entity counterparty under repurchase or reverse repurchase transactions, effect may be given to netting provisions contained within a master written agreement.

(b)

The aggregate amount of all securities loaned, sold to or purchased from all business entities under this section would exceed 40 percent of its admitted assets.
The limitation in this subsection does not apply to reverse repurchase transactions for so long as the borrowing is used to meet operational liquidity requirements resulting from an officially declared catastrophe and subject to a plan approved by the Commissioner.

5.

In a securities lending transaction, the insurer shall receive acceptable collateral having a market value on the transaction date, equal to 102 percent or more of the market value of the securities loaned by the insurer in the transaction on that date. If at any time the market value of the acceptable collateral is less than the market value of the loaned securities, the business entity counterparty is obligated to deliver additional acceptable collateral, the market value of which, together with the market value of all acceptable collateral held in connection with the transaction, equals 102 percent or more of the market value of the loaned securities.

6.

In a reverse repurchase transaction, other than a dollar roll transaction, the insurer shall receive acceptable collateral having a market value on the transaction date equal to 95 percent or more of the market value of the securities transferred by the insurer in the transaction on that date. If at any time the market value of the acceptable collateral is less than 95 percent of the market value of the securities so transferred, the business entity counterparty is obligated to deliver additional acceptable collateral, the market value of which, together with the market value of all acceptable collateral held in connection with the transaction, equals 95 percent or more of the market value of the transferred securities.

7.

In a dollar roll transaction, the insurer shall receive cash in an amount equal to at least the market value of the securities transferred by the insurer in the transaction on the transaction date.

8.

In a repurchase transaction, the insurer shall receive as acceptable collateral transferred securities having a market value equal to 102 percent or more of the purchase price paid by the insurer for the securities. If at any time the market value of the acceptable collateral is less than 100 percent of the purchase price paid by the insurer, the business entity counterparty is obligated to provide additional acceptable collateral, the market value of which, together with the market value of all acceptable collateral held in connection with the transaction, equals 102 percent or more of the purchase price. Securities acquired by an insurer in a repurchase transaction must not be sold in a reverse repurchase transaction, loaned in a securities lending transaction or otherwise pledged.

9.

To constitute acceptable collateral for the purposes of this section, a letter of credit must have an expiration date beyond the term of the subject transaction.
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