CIMA signs MOU with NAIC


The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).

The signing took place on 4 August 2018, during a meeting of the International Insurance Relations Committee at the 2018 NAIC Summer National meeting held in Boston. The MOU is designed to help insurance supervisors in the United States and Cayman Islands coordinate on regulatory issues with the goal of efficient, fair, safe and stable insurance markets. The agreement also encourages a formal framework to provide mutual assistance and exchange of information to assist in better understanding and coordinating compliance with applicable laws, regulations, rules and requirements in each jurisdiction.

CIMA said that over the years it has established good working relationships with various state regulators within the US and other regulatory, standard setting bodies outside of the Cayman Islands. To date, CIMA has entered into 55 bilateral agreements and 6 multilateral agreements with regulatory authorities, including the International Association of Insurance Supervisors and US Banking regulators (Federal Reserve System Board of Governors, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Office of Thrift Supervision).

Cindy Scotland, CIMA’s managing director, said that the signing of the agreement is another significant milestone in the Authority’s ongoing collaboration with the regulators of the world’s largest insurance market. “I am confident that this agreement will strengthen the relationship between the NAIC and the Authority,” she said. “It will also provide stronger capabilities for each organisation to achieve our common goals of economic stability and consumer protection.”

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