Isabel's Impact on Insurance Companies' Muni Holdings Still Murky
- Hurricane-Battered P& C Insurers May Lose Interest in Muni Bonds. Fine, Jacob // Bond Buyer;9/8/2004, Vol. 349 Issue 31964, p1
Reports that the hurricanes battering Florida can crimp demand in 2004 for municipal bonds by property and casualty insurers in the state that are already facing large losses as a result of Frances and Charley. Key issues of interest; Analysis of pertinent topics and relevant issues;...
- Flooded With Claims. Johnson, Matthew // Bond Buyer;10/20/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 31993, p1
The article focuses on some property and casualty insurers flooded with claims from hurricanes in Florida who have been selling municipal bonds, including an Allstate Corp. Florida subsidiary. This year's hurricane season has so far left insurers with a tab estimated between $22 billion and $27...
- Insurers Still Steady, But Some Defense Needed, Moody's Says. Fine, Jacob // Bond Buyer;9/15/2005, Vol. 353 Issue 32218, p40
Reports on the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the bond insurers in the U.S. Need for guarantors to take remedial actions to improve their capital positions; Assessment of unsustainable coverage levels for their triple-A ratings; Slowdown in the municipal market; Mitigation of the impact of...
- With Storm Over, Insurers Brace For Financial Impact of Katrina. Fine, Jacob // Bond Buyer;8/31/2005, Vol. 353 Issue 32208, p1
Reports on the impact of Hurricane Katrina on insurance companies that are investors in the municipal bond market in the U.S. Possibility that insurance firms could face losses; Range of insured losses; Overview of insurers with heavy exposure to damage claims.
- Rumors of merger mania grip market as firms seek to avoid dropping out. Tunick, Britt // Bond Buyer;10/07/97, Vol. 322 Issue 30246, p33
Focuses on the effects of the merger activities of underwriting firms to the municipal bond business in the United States. Rumors of a merger between Paine Webber Inc. and Goldman Sachs & Co.; Changes in the institutional sales force of the merged Wheat First Butcher Singer and First Union...
- So far, so good for insurers and their muni investments. Polyak, Ilana // Bond Buyer;11/18/97, Vol. 322 Issue 30275, p6
Forecasts 1997 third quarter performance of municipal bond portfolios in the insurance industry in the United States. Contributing factors to strong performance; Comparison of 1996 and 1997 underwriting losses for the first six months; Confidence of insurance companies to allocate tax-exempt...
- Municipal Prices Finish Little Changed; Investors Aim Cash at Primary Market. Monsarrat, Sean; Chesla, Nicholas // Bond Buyer;7/26/2001, Vol. 337 Issue 31189, p2
Reports the various price yields of municipal bonds in the United States. Prices provided by insurance companies on sales tax revenue bonds of government agencies; Accounts on the price yields of bond insurance; Names of companies insuring revenue bonds.
- Van Kampen's Ciccarone: By branching out, insurers leave buy side in dark. Polyak, Ilana // Bond Buyer;05/07/99, Vol. 328 Issue 30636, p35
Reports on the effect on municipal bond analysts in the United States of monoline bond insurers' expansion to other lines of business. Need for analysts of insured municipals to do additional research in sectors some do not understand; Bond insurance market share in the firms' book of business.
- Conn. survey: Some underwriters paid finders' fees. Harris, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;10/22/99, Vol. 330 Issue 30753, p4
Reports on survey findings that some underwriters in Connecticut paid finders' fees to people who helped them get municipal bond business, with most of those payments going to the firms' employees. Amount of fees given by PaineWebber Inc. to a lobbyist between 1991 and 1993; Legitimacy of the...