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Legal Update

CIRC Relaxes Restrictions on Permitted Investments by Insurance Companies

20 August 2012
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update


The China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) issued the Circular on Issues relating to Investment of Insurance Funds in Equity and Real Estate (the 2012 Circular) on 16 July 2012 and has issued two other rules, all of which facilitate a more diversified range of investment options for insurance companies.

The 2012 Circular amends certain provisions of the Interim Measures on Investment of Insurance Funds in Equity (Equity Regulations) and the Interim Measures on Investment of Insurance Funds in Real Estate (Real Estate Regulations), promulgated by CIRC in 2010. For more background information, please refer to our Legal Update: CIRC Permits Insurance Companies to Diversify Their Investments into Private Equity and Real Estate Sectors.

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