Assured Guaranty Ltd.

Assured Guaranty Ltd.

Assured Guaranty Ltd.

Overview
Date Founded

2003

Headquarters

30 Woodbourne Avenue,Hamilton HM 08

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

412

Industries

Insurance: Property & Casualty
Insurance: Specialty

Company Description

Assured Guaranty is the leading provider of financial guaranty insurance. We guarantee scheduled principal and interest payments when due on municipal, public infrastructure and structured financings. For more than a quarter century, in markets around the world, we have been committed to protecting debt holders from payment defaults and to helping issuers obtain cost-efficient access to capital. We also provide reinsurance to the financial guaranty industry. Our value proposition goes beyond our promise to pay principal and interest to investors in guaranteed financings. We also provide credit underwriting, negotiated terms, surveillance and, if necessary, remediation of the bonds we insure. These benefits create greater value and liquidity for investors. Issuers use our financial guarantees to lower their cost of funds, broaden distribution and diversify funding sources. Assured Guaranty Ltd. is a Bermuda-based insurance holding company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange with the ticker symbol AGO. Together with its subsidiaries, we refer to it as Assured Guaranty.

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Executives & Employees

Director, President, Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

General Counsel & Secretary

Deputy General Counsel, Public Finance

Deputy General Counsel, Global Structured Finance & Infrastructure

Chief Risk Officer

Chief Information Officer

Chief Surveillance Officer of the Company, AGC & AGM

Chief Accounting Officer

Chief Credit Officer

Board of Directors

Director, President, Chief Executive Officer at Assured Guaranty Ltd.

Former Partner & Regional Director-Insurance Services at Ernst & Young LLP

Former Chief Auditor & Global Head of Control & Emerging Risk at Citigroup, Inc.

Executive Vice President at Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co.

Founder at TWJ Capital LLC

Former Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Executive Vice President at Frontier Insurance Group, Inc.

Former MD, Head-Global Markets & Debt Office at Dresdner Bank AG

Former Chief Executive Officer at Investec 1 Ltd.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partner at Landmark Equity Advisors LLC

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PIM’s analysis of the financial markets is generally based on fundamental analysis and research, but also includes quantitative elements. Their research is focused on developing both a top-down view of broader market performance and a bottom-up outlook for individual securities. PIM’s computer-based models are designed to analyze a variety of financial data from various sources and generate investment selections. They rely on research generated in-house which is tailored to the precise needs of our investment professionals. External research is also used - for example, to evaluate consensus views and to augment the research process. In managing assets, PIM has the flexibility to invest in securities and other financial instruments of almost any type (including both cash securities, such as stocks and bonds, and derivative instruments, such as swaps, futures, forwards, and options).

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Kahn Brothers Advisors (KBA) is a value investor that employs a bottom-up stock selection approach to invest in undervalued equity securities that are usually out-of-favor in the market. They are long-term investors with a typical 3- to year time horizon. If there are very few values to be found, the firm is comfortable holding cash.KBA invests in industries and businesses that they can understand, focusing on depressed economic sectors rather than the most popular industries and on seasoned businesses that are less likely to experience major structural change. They may make significant capital gains in conventional industries. KBA concentrates on small- and mid-cap stocks. Though not limited by sector, KBA tends to invest in the stocks of US companies in the finance, healthcare technology, consumer non-durables and electronic technology sectors. The firm invests across all market-caps. KBA maintains a very low turnover rate.KBA prefers to invest in companies in which management holds a meaningful stake and will protect their own as well as the shareholders' interests. They are less comfortable with situations in which management has aggressive base-pay packages and little ownership interest. The firm seeks to identify companies with solid balance sheets, strong working capital positions and minimal leverage. In their view, the balance sheet, not the income statement, is the best measure of overall corporate health. Consequently, many of KBA's investments have strong financial positions and weak short-term earnings.

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Sapience Investments provides advice on investments on Small Cap Value Equity and Small/Mid Cap Value Equity securities. The goal of these strategies is to produce superior long-term returns with lower-than-market risk. The strategies primarily invest in domestic equity securities.Sapience employs a private equity approach to public markets designed to produce long-term returns with lower-than-market risk.The firm''s investment process is driven by fundamental, bottom-up research and maintains a long-term focus that seeks to take advantage of opportunities presented by short-term anomalies. Sapience seeks to identify small-cap companies with sustainable business models that possess attractive quality characteristics and generally are over a 2-4 investment horizon.The Small Cap Value Equity strategy seeks long-term returns and is measured against the Russell 2000 Value Index. The companies considered typically have a market-cap of $300 million to $4 billion. The Small/Mid Cap Value strategy seeks long-term returns and is measured against the Russell 2500 Value Index. Companies under consideration typically have a market-cap of $1 billion to $15 billion.

Recent Transactions
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The Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation purchases St. Vincent Medical Center from Assured Guaranty Ltd.

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Assured Guaranty US Holdings, Inc., Assured Guaranty Ltd. purchase Assured Investment Management LLC from Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (AMG)

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Assured Guaranty US Holdings, Inc., Assured Guaranty Ltd. purchase Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors Ltd.

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onAssured Guaranty Ltd. purchases Financial Security Assurance Holdings /Insurance Business from Dexia SA

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Advised onAssured Guaranty Ltd. purchases Financial Security Assurance Holdings /Insurance Business from Dexia SA

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Advised onAssured Guaranty Ltd., Assured Guaranty Corp. purchase MBIA UK Insurance Ltd. from MBIA, Inc.

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Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Partner at Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP

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Partner at Selendy & Gay PLLC

Clients

MBIA, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of financial guarantee insurance, related reinsurance, advisory and portfolio services, and asset management advisory services. It operates through the following business segments: U.S. Public Finance Insurance; Corporate; and International and Structured Finance Insurance. The U.S. Public Finance Insurance segment issues financial guarantees for municipal bonds, including tax-exempt and taxable indebtedness of U.S. political subdivisions through its National subsidiary. The Corporate segment consists of general corporate activities including providing general support services to MBIA's other operating businesses and asset and capital management. The International and Structured Finance Insurance segment comprises of the operation of MBIA Corp. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Purchase, NY.

National Grid Plc engages in the transmission and distribution of electricity and gas. It operates through the following segments: UK Electricity Transmission, UK Gas Transmission, U.S. Regulated, and National Grid Ventures and Other. The UK Electricity Transmission segment focuses on the electricity transmission networks in England and Wales and Great Britain system operator. The UK Gas Transmission segment includes the gas transmission networks in Great Britain and system operator in Great Britain. The U.S. Regulated segment involves gas distribution networks, electricity distribution networks, and electricity transmission networks in New York and New England. The National Grid Ventures and Other segment comprises all commercial operations in metering with a focus on investment and future activities in emerging growth areas. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Ambac Financial Group, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of financial guarantee insurance policies through its subsidiary, Ambac Assurance Corp. Its services include credit, insurance, asset management and other financial services. The company was founded on April 29, 1991 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$3.71B
Total Enterprise Value
$5.69B
Earnings Per Share
$4.22
Revenue
$982M
Total Debt
$2.91B
Enterprise Value / Sales
5.79x
TEVNet Income
15.71x
Debt TEV
0.51x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-13.68%
Total Equity
$6.7B
Net Profit
$362M
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American Overseas Group Limited Accounting & Financial Services | Hamilton, Bermuda

American Overseas Group Ltd. is a holding company which provides insurance services. It offers writing short-term, non-catastrophe and property-casualty reinsurance services. It operates through the following segments: Property/Casualty Insurance and Reinsurance, Financial Guaranty, and Corporate/Other. The Property/Casualty Insurance and Reinsurance segment provides insurance and reinsurance primarily related to United States short-tail personal lines. The Financial Guaranty segment includes AORE's financial guaranty operations which are in run-off. The company was founded on January 28, 1998 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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Competitors
Build America Mutual Assurance Co. Other Business & Consulting Services - New York, New York

Build America Mutual Assurance Co. is a private company headquartered in New York, NY, that operates as a mutual municipal bond insurance company. It was founded by Robert Phillips Cochran. Séan W. McCarthy has been the CEO of the firm since 2012.The company says this about itself: BAM is a mutual bond insurance company operated for the benefit of its members – the cities, states and other municipal entities that use BAM’s financial guaranty to lower their cost of borrowing, and BAM is the preferred provider of bond insurance for members of the National League of Cities. Through March 31, 2020, BAM has insured more than $75 billion of municipal securities in more than 8,500 primary and secondary-market transactions.

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