Assured Guaranty bids for monoline comeback in UK PFI

The monoline wrap — a guarantee product discredited during the financial crisis — took a small step back into the European bond market this week, as Assured Guaranty announced it had stepped in to guarantee an old UK hospital bond, in place of Ambac.

  • 13 Jan 2012
"This is the first monoline transaction of any significance or public importance to have closed since 2008," said Dominic Nathan, head of infrastructure at Assured Guaranty (Europe) Ltd in London. "It’s the first real, tangible evidence that bondholders have validated our model and are willing to pay for ...

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