On November 26, 2009, China’s Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) issued the Pilot Administrative Measures for Commercial Banks to Make Equity Investment in Insurance Companies (the “Measures”). The Measures cover several key aspects of commercial banks’ equity investment in insurance companies, i.e., market access, risk control and regulatory supervision. Its enactment marks the official recognition of cross-sector operations within the banking and insurance industries. By and large, the Measures establishes the regulatory framework for enhanced partnership between the banking and insurance industry. Interestingly though, it has streaks of competition law in its provisions, which has the effect of fostering healthier competition in the future financial market of integrated operation.
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