Threat of Terrorism Redefines Standards in Evaluating Muni Risk
- As spreads shrink, issuers can get shortchanged on negotiated deals. Kuiper, Mark T. // Bond Buyer;06/04/98, Vol. 324 Issue 30407, p37
Reports on the trends in negotiated and competitive underwriting in the United States. Erosion of underwriting spreads; Pricing pressure; Las approach to the negotiated business; Average spread difference between a negotiated and competitive transaction in 1984; Negotiated transactions'...
- Muni bond insurers benefiting from issues. Greenwald, Judy // Business Insurance;02/22/99, Vol. 33 Issue 8, p2
Reports that a booming new issues market for long-term municipal bonds and generally competitive rates are continuing to attract municipalities in the United States to financial guarantee insurance. Insurance for bond issues in 1998; New entrants attracted by the financial guarantee market;...
- Everyone wants it, but California needs it the most. Harris, Elizabeth E. // Bond Buyer;09/29/98, Vol. 325 Issue 30488, p1
Reports on the rise in use of bond insurance in the United States due to price competition and retail investing. California as the leading consumer of bond insurance; Aftermath of the Orange County, California default; Decrease in insurance prices as a result of competition; Concerns about the...
- Muni bond insurers enjoy maxi returns. Birger, Jon // Crain's New York Business;02/10/97, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p26
Focuses on the performance of municipal bond insurers in the United States, during 1996. Why the industry was previously ignored; Statistical information on the stock market performance of Ambac Incorporated (Inc.), Financial Security Assurance and MBIA Corporation (Corp.); Challenges facing...
- Alliance Points To Report Of Actuaries As Added Indicator Of Need For Federal Terrorism Backstop. // Insurance Advocate;4/29/2002, Vol. 113 Issue 16, p3
Focuses on the views of the Alliance of American Insurers on a report issued by the American Academy of Actuaries about the impact of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in the U.S. on the insurance industry.
- AN OVERVIEW ON TERRORISM INSURANCE. // Mortgage Banking;Sep2002, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p62
Provides information on terrorism insurance in the U.S. Factors affecting insurance coverage for terrorism; Importance of insurance policy in lenders; Views of Jonathan McKetney, former director of Mortgage Bankers Association of America, on terrorism coverage.
- Industry Must Unite On Terrorism Risk Pool. // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag;10/8/2001, Vol. 105 Issue 41, p56
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- Non-Insurer Coalition To Push Backstop. Brostoff, Steven // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag;2/18/2002, Vol. 106 Issue 7, p6
Focuses on the group Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism which stresses that the passage of terrorism insurance legislation is vital to the U.S. economy. Number of associations and individual companies that joined the group; Economic impact of further terrorist attacks.
- Absent New Attack, Terrorism Bill Lags. Sclafane, Susanne // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag;5/27/2002, Vol. 106 Issue 21, p26
Comments on mandating terrorism insurance coverage in the U.S. Problem with mandating terrorism coverage; Loss associated with another possible terrorism event.