(215 ILCS 5/179E-15)
For purposes of this Article, the following
terms have the indicated meanings:
"Aggregate limit" means the maximum sum payable to the ceding insurer under
an SPRV contract.
"Ceding insurer" means one or more insurers or reinsurers under common
control that enters into an SPRV contract with an SPRV.
"Control" (including the terms "controlling," "controlled by" and "under
common control with") means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to
direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person,
whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract other than a
commercial contract for goods or non-management services, or otherwise, unless
the power is the result of an official position with or corporate office held
by the person. Control shall be presumed to exist if any person, directly or
indirectly, owns, controls, holds with the power to vote, or holds proxies
representing, 10% or more of the voting securities of any other person. This
presumption may be rebutted by a showing that control does not, in fact, exist.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, for purposes of this Article, the fact that an
SPRV exclusively provides reinsurance to a ceding insurer under an SPRV
contract shall not by itself be sufficient grounds for a finding that the SPRV
or the SPRV organizer or owner is controlled by or under common control with
the ceding insurer.
"Fair Value" means:
(1) as to cash, the amount thereof; and
(2) as to an asset other than cash:
(A) the amount at which that asset could be
bought or sold in a current transaction between arms-length, willing parties;
(B) quoted market price for the asset in active
markets should be used if available; and
(C) if quoted market prices are not available, a
value determined using the best information available considering values of like assets and other valuation methods, such as present value of future cash flows, historical value of the same or similar assets or comparison to values of other asset classes the value of which have been historically related to the subject asset.
"Fully funded" means that, with respect to an SPRV contract, the fair value
of the assets held in trust by or on behalf of the SPRV under the SPRV contract
on the date on which the SPRV contract is effected, equals or exceeds the
aggregate limit as defined in this Article.
"Indemnity trigger" means a transaction term by which the SPRV's obligation
to pay the ceding insurer for losses covered by an SPRV contract is triggered
by the ceding insurer incurring a specified level of losses.
"Insolvency" or "insolvent" means that the SPRV is unable to pay its
obligations when they are due, unless those obligations are the subject of a
bona fide dispute.
"Non-indemnity trigger" means a transaction term by which the SPRV's
obligation to pay the ceding insurer under an SPRV contract arises from the
occurrence or existence of some event or condition other than the ceding
insurer incurring a specified level of losses under its insurance or
"Permitted investments" means those investments that meet the qualifications
set forth in Section 179E-85.
"Qualified U.S. financial institution" means, for purposes of meeting the
requirements of a trustee under this Article, a financial institution that is
eligible to act as a fiduciary of a trust, and that is:
(1) organized or, in the case of a U.S. branch or
agency office of a foreign banking organization, licensed, under the laws of the United States or any state of the United States; and
(2) regulated, supervised, and examined by federal or
state authorities having regulatory authority over banks and trust companies.
"Special purpose reinsurance vehicle" or "SPRV" means an entity, domiciled in
and organized under the laws of this State, that has received a limited
certificate of authority from the Director under this Article exclusively for
the limited purpose of entering into and effectuating SPRV insurance
securitizations, SPRV contracts, and other related transactions permitted by
"SPRV contract" means a contract between the SPRV and the ceding insurer
pursuant to which the SPRV agrees to pay the ceding insurer an agreed amount
upon the occurrence of a triggering event.
"SPRV insurance securitization" means a package of related risk transfer
instruments and facilitating administrative agreements by which proceeds are
obtained by an SPRV through the issuance of securities, which proceeds are held
in trust pursuant to the requirements of this Article to secure the obligations
of the SPRV under an SPRV contract with one or more ceding insurers, wherein
the SPRV's obligation to return the full initial investment to the holders of
those securities, pursuant to the transaction terms, is contingent upon those
funds not being used to pay the obligations of the SPRV to the ceding insurers
under the SPRV Contract.
"SPRV organizer" means one or more persons who have organized or intend to
organize an SPRV under authority obtained pursuant to Section 179E-20.
"SPRV securities" means the securities issued by an SPRV.
"Triggering event" means an event or condition that, if and when it occurs or
exists, obligates the SPRV to make a payment to the ceding insurer under the
provisions of an SPRV contract.
(Source: P.A. 92-124, eff. 7-20-01.)