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The U.S. Bond Insurance Market Has Shrunk Significantly, Leaving Its Future Uncertain, Article Says Product Image

The U.S. Bond Insurance Market Has Shrunk Significantly, Leaving Its Future Uncertain, Article Says

  • Published: January 2010
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors

Standard and Poors RatingsXpress Credit Research provides in-depth coverage of international corporates, financial institutions, insurance companies, utilities, sovereigns and structured finance programs. RatingsXpress Credit Research lets users determine the credit rating of holdings and identify key factors underlying an issuer's creditworthiness, distinguishes the different risk exposures for new and existing deals, and provides an understanding of how their analysts interpret key regulatory, political and environmental events and their economic impact.

Research type: News
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Abstract
NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Jan. 20, 2010--What began in the 1970s as a relatively stable business--insuring U.S. municipal bonds against default--grew significantly in the early 2000s as U.S. bond insurers increased their coverage of structured finance instruments. The exposures in that sector led Standard & Poor's Ratings Services to downgrade many bond insurers. Now, only one active bond insurer READ MORE >

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