Capital Adequacy Down Only a Little in 2005, S&P Report Says

Fine, Jacob
July 2006
Bond Buyer;7/13/2006, Vol. 357 Issue 32422, p7
Trade Publication
The article reports that the capital adequacy of bond insurers in the U.S. has weakened slightly in 2005, according to Standard and Poor's. The industry's aggregate margin of safety slipped by the smallest possible increment in the face of the combined effects of hurricanes, airlines bankruptcies and credit deterioration of automobile companies.


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