Assured Guaranty Subs Renew Reinsurance Contracts with Financial Security

Bermuda-based Assured Guaranty Ltd. announced that two of its operating subsidiaries have reached an agreement with Financial Security Assurance Inc. (FSA) to renew FSA’s reinsurance contracts effective January 1, 2005.

“Assured Guaranty Re (AGR), the company’s principal reinsurance subsidiary, will reinsure the majority of the FSA business, which is in accordance with Assured Guaranty’s strategic plan to operate its reinsurance business in Bermuda. In 2004, FSA’s reinsurance contracts were split about equally between AGR and Assured Guaranty Corp. (AGC), a U.S.-based financial guaranty insurance company,” said the bulletin.

It also noted that “the contracts are subject to final documentation, which is expected to be completed in January 2005, and will take effect as of January 1, 2005. The terms and conditions of the contracts are confidential but are similar to the 2004 contracts. The actual premiums that will be assumed by AGR and AGC will depend on a variety of factors, including market conditions, pricing and the volume and types of business written by FSA in 2005.”