(205 ILCS 657/50)
(a) A licensee shall maintain at all times permissible investments that
have an aggregate market value computed in accordance with generally accepted
accounting principles of not less than the aggregate amount of all its
outstanding payment instruments and other transfers, except to the extent the
amount is reduced from permissible investments under its method of accounting.
The permissible investments may be owned by the licensee and, the
investments, in an amount equal to the outstanding payment instruments issued
and sold in this State, even if commingled with other assets of the licensee,
shall be deemed by operation of law to be held in trust for the benefit of the
purchasers of the licensee's outstanding payment instruments in Illinois in the
event of the bankruptcy or insolvency of the licensee. Permissible investments
include, but are not limited to, all of the following unencumbered items:
(1) Cash on hand or on deposit in the name of the
(2) Certificates of deposit of a bank, savings and
loan association, or credit union.
(3) Bills of exchange or time drafts that are drawn
on and accepted by a bank, otherwise known as banker's acceptances, and that are eligible for purchase by member banks of the Federal Reserve System.
(4) Commercial paper bearing a rating of one of the 3
highest grades as defined by a nationally recognized organization that rates these securities.
(5) Securities, obligations, or other instruments,
whose payment is guaranteed by the general taxing authority of the issuer, of the United States or any state or of any other governmental entity or political subdivision or instrumentality of a governmental entity that bear a rating of one of the 3 highest grades by Moody's Investor's Service, Inc. or Standard and Poor's Corporation.
(6) Bonds or other obligations of a corporation
organized in a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the several territories organized by Congress that bear a rating of one of the 3 highest grades by Moody's Investor's Service, Inc. or Standard and Poor's Corporation.
(7) Investment securities that are obligations of the
United States or its agencies or instrumentalities or obligations that are guaranteed fully as to principal and interest by the United States.
(8) Receivables that are due a licensee from its
authorized sellers pursuant to contract described in Section 75 that are not past due or doubtful of collection.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Director, with
respect to any particular licensee or all licensees, may approve other
permissible investments or limit the extent to which any class of permissible
investments, except for money and certificates of deposit, may be considered a
(Source: P.A. 88-643, eff. 1-1-95.)