SECTION 1. Clause (iii) of the first paragraph of section 16 of said chapter 294, as appearing in chapter 253 of the acts of 2014, is hereby amended by striking out the word “and” the last time it appears.
SECTION 2. Clause (iv) of said first paragraph of said section 16 of said chapter 294, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the words “single A.” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- single A; and
SECTION 3. Said first paragraph of said section 16 of said chapter 294, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following clause:-
(v) Upon a 2/3 vote of its board of directors and having established that such activity will not adversely affect its safety and soundness and having adequate policies and procedures to ensure such investments governing the performance of the corporation and its employees, to minimize any credit, market, liquidity, operations, legal and reputation risks to the corporation, the corporation may apply to the commissioner to make investments as follows:
(1) In investments not specifically enumerated in section 12 or this section . The corporation may invest up to 15 per cent of its assets in these investments at the time of purchase with the investment in any 1 issuer not exceeding 5 per cent of the corporation’s total assets at the time of purchase.
(2) The corporation may authorize investment advisers registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to acquire or dispose of investments for the corporation.
Any such approval granted by the commissioner shall be subject to such conditions and limitations as the commissioner may impose. The corporation may apply to invest up to 15 per cent of its assets under the authority granted in this paragraph. The percentage of such assets authorized shall be determined by the commissioner. The commissioner may increase, modify, curtail or rescind or otherwise limit the corporation's authority to make such investments.
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