The Securities Valuation Office has introduced a public database listing the regulatory status of insurer-owned securities.
The SVO is the securities rating arm of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Kansas City, Mo.
The database shows whether a publicly rated security is subject to regulatory guidance beyond what the ratings issued by the major rating agencies might suggest.
All of the securities listed in the public database are rated by what the NAIC has designated as an “acceptable rating organization” and also assessed by the SVO.
The NAIC Valuation of Securities organized the creation of the database in an effort to increase the transparency of the regulatory processes used to determine regulatory guidance for new securities.
Information on the site is not for use by individual or institutional investors that are deciding whether to buy a security, the NAIC says.
The database is available