Asset Valuation Reserve

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Asset Valuation Reserve

The assets that a company is required to maintain in order to pay unexpected liabilities should they arise. Banks, for example, are required to keep a reserve ratio of deposits to protect against a bank run. Likewise, insurance companies must keep an asset valuation reserve (which is set by the NAIC) to be able to pay an unusually large number of claims.
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Temporary differences include unrealized gains and losses and nonadmitted assets, but do not include differences between SAP and tax for asset valuation reserves, interest maintenance reserves, Schedule F penalties, policyholder surplus attributable to stock life insurance companies prior to 1984 and, in the case of a mortgage guaranty insurer, amounts attributable to a statutory contingency reserve to the extent "tax and loss" bonds have been purchased.
Capital and surplus, including asset valuation reserves (AVR), rose to $237 billion from $210 billion.
However, the companies' asset valuation reserves - a liability insurers are required to maintain in order to insulate capital from investment losses - declined $36 billion, or 15%, reflecting deductions from the reserve as capital losses were realized.
Asset valuation reserves of approximately $3 million for a
91 per share, when the company reduced previously recorded deferred tax asset valuation reserves.
5 million of charges for asset valuation reserves resulting from the company's product line transition to its XL platform; and (iii) approximately $1 million of R&D costs related to nonrecurring engineering and the acquisition of certain technologies being used in the company's new ATM and Ethernet switching development program.