Benzinga  Jan 11  Comment 
In response to Puerto Rico Governor Garcia Padilla's statement reported on Friday, January 8 that there is no legal framework to address Puerto Rico's debt disputes and that "the Commonwealth and its creditors will soon face...
Benzinga  Jan 8  Comment 
Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBC) today announced that Ambac Assurance has filed a lawsuit to protect its rights against the illegal clawback of certain revenue by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  The Complaint for Declaratory and...
Benzinga  Dec 28  Comment 
Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) announced on Monday, that they have entered into an agreement to restructure PREPA debt. The announcement follows the recent media reports from last week that a...
Benzinga  Dec 24  Comment 
Bond insurance subsidiaries of Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) (together with its subsidiaries, Assured Guaranty) have entered into a restructuring support agreement (RSA) with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority...
Market Intelligence Center  Nov 19  Comment 
After closing Wednesday at $27.28, Assured Guaranty Ltd (AGO) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 5.82% return in just 148 days, which is an annualized return of 14.35% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Apr. '16...
Market Intelligence Center  Nov 11  Comment 
Option-trade picking algorithms patented by MarketIntelligenceCenter.com found a trading opportunity with Assured Guaranty Ltd (AGO) that should provide a 5.55% return in just 156 days. Sell one Apr. '16 call at the $27.00 level for each 100...


Assured Guaranty Ltd. is a Bermuda-based holding company whose subsidiaries provide credit enhancement products to the capital markets through its three principal insurance subsidiaries: Assured Guaranty Corp., Assured Guaranty (UK) Ltd. and Assured Guaranty Re Ltd.

Assured Guaranty Corp., which began operations in 1988, is a Maryland-domiciled financial guaranty insurance company licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It is the company's principal direct financial guaranty company and is focused on the mortgage-backed, asset-backed, public finance, structured finance and structured credit markets. Assured Guaranty Corp. has insurer financial strength ratings of AAA from Standard & Poor’s, Aaa from Moody's Investors Service and AAA from Fitch Ratings.

Business and Financials

Assured Guaranty (UK) Ltd., the company's principal international direct financial guaranty company, is a financial guaranty insurer authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority of the United Kingdom. It is authorized to write insurance in the other 27 countries in the European Economic Area. Assured Guaranty (UK) Ltd. has insurer financial strength ratings of AAA from Standard & Poor’s, Aaa from Moody’s Investors Service and AAA

Assured Guaranty Re Ltd. is a Bermuda Class 3 insurer authorized to write general and long-term business, specializing in financial guaranty reinsurance. Assured Guaranty Re Ltd. has insurer financial strength ratings of AA from Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings and Aa2 from Moody’s Investors Service.

Assured Guaranty (AGO) said late Thursday that second-quarter net income came in at $545.2 million, or $5.97 a share, up a lot from the same period a year earlier when the bond insurer made $32.8 million, or 47 cents a share. The big increase was driven mainly by $518.3 million in after-tax unrealized gains on credit derivatives. Operating income, which excludes such gains and losses, was $38.7 million, or 42 a share.


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