2.59.1606 OTHER APPROVED INVESTMENTS
(1) Certain other instruments which may have investment characteristics are approved for state-chartered banks. They are the following:
(a) banks may invest up to 100% of their capital and surplus, per accepting bank, in bankers acceptances;
(b) banks may invest, on a per issuer basis, in certificates of deposit (CDs) or deposit notes from insured financial institutions up to the greater of 20% of their unimpaired capital and surplus or the maximum amount of federal deposit insurance available for deposits. This limitation applies to the deposit and any accrued interest;
(c) banks may invest up to 20% of their capital and surplus, per issuer, in commercial paper provided the commercial paper is rated A1 or P1, at the time of purchase, by a recognized national investment rating organization. Equivalent ratings from other established and generally recognized national rating organizations may be substituted;
(d) banks may invest up to 20% of their capital and surplus, per issue, in privately issued CMOs and REMICs;
(e) privately issued CMOs and REMICs will not represent more than 40% of a bank's investment portfolio, or more than 400% of a bank's unimpaired capital and surplus, whichever is the lesser; and
(f) banks may invest up to 20% of their capital and surplus, per issuer, in trust preferred securities. These bonds must be investment grade, i.e., rated in one of the four highest grades by a recognized national investment rating organization. Other rating services may be used if the gradations are equivalent to those above, and the rating services are identified by the bank's investment policy.
History: 32-1-433, MCA; IMP, 32-1-424, 32-1-433, MCA; NEW, 2002 MAR p. 166, Eff. 2/1/02; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 214, Eff. 1/29/10.