U.S. Public Finance
Assured Guaranty is the leading provider of municipal bond insurance in the United States.
Our municipal credit enhancement products include:
- Municipal bond insurance policies covering principal and interest, for both new issues and those already trading in the secondary market
- Surety policies that take the place of cash-funded reserves in municipal bond transactions
- Specialized financial guaranty policies, such as swap sureties guaranteeing a municipal issuer’s obligations under a swap agreement with a broker-dealer
We guarantee a wide range of municipal bond types supported either by tax revenues or revenues from essential public projects or services. We insure both tax-exempt and taxable municipal bonds, such as Build America Bonds.
While we have three platforms – AGM, insuring only public finance transactions, MAC, insuring only U.S. municipal bonds in select categories, and AGC, a diversified provider -- we are one team, applying a uniform underwriting standard and dedicated to the highest level of customer service. In addition to our large municipal bond insurance department in our New York headquarters, we maintain a fully staffed western regional office in San Francisco. (MAC is not licensed in all jurisdictions, including California.)
Additionally, through our Sure-Bid program, we simplify administrative procedures for qualified bidders in the competitive-bid market for both insured and uninsured municipal bonds.
During 2012, Assured Guaranty insured 1,160 of the new municipal bond issues sold, representing more than $13 billion of insured par. During 2013, through April 12, Assured Guaranty insured more than 300 new municipal new issues and secondary market positions, for a total of $1.8 billion of insured par. Follow the links below for information on recent insured municipal bonds guaranteed by Assured Guaranty companies.
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