Prohibited investments and investment underwriting.
625.332 Prohibited investments and investment underwriting.—
(1) In addition to investments excluded pursuant to other provisions of this code, an insurer shall not directly or indirectly invest in or lend its funds upon the security of:
(a) Issued shares of its own capital stock, except for the purpose of mutualization under s. 628.431, or in connection with a plan approved by the office for purchase of such shares by the insurer’s officers, employees, or agents. No such stock shall, however, constitute an asset of the insurer in any determination of its financial condition.
(b) Except with the consent of the office, securities issued by any corporation or enterprise the controlling interest of which is, or will after such acquisition by the insurer be, held directly or indirectly by the insurer or any combination of the insurer and the insurer’s directors, officers, parent corporation, subsidiaries, or controlling stockholders. Investments in subsidiaries under s. 625.325 shall not be subject to this provision.
(c) Any note or other evidence of indebtedness of any director, officer, or controlling stockholder of the insurer, except as to policy loans authorized under s. 625.321.
(2) No insurer shall underwrite or participate in the underwriting of an offering of securities or property by any other person.
History.—s. 157, ch. 59-205; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 122, 809(1st), ch. 82-243; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 889, ch. 2003-261.