The New York Observer’s profile of Bill Ackman, the founder of After Ackman shorted the stock and published “Is MBIA Triple A?” both the. Before the crisis, MBIA wrote credit derivatives on “Triple-A” tranches backed by mortgage loans and dodgy mezzanine CDOs. Bill Ackman. And it’s not just the fact of MBIA’s triple-A rating that drives Mr. Ackman batty; it’s its transcendent importance to the company’s business. As Gary.

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The combination of volatility in each of these markets and the increased collateral demands required in holding company downgrade scenarios will put a severe strain on holding company liquidity. As usual, I will make myself available at your convenience. This page was last edited on 1 Julyat Because the holding companies typically provide indemnities for employees and directors, we would expect that directors would be loathe to allow liquidity to leave the holding company estate, depriving directors and employees of the resources to protect themselves from claims.

MBIA: Triple-A Not What it Used to Be?

The impact of the loss of these facilities is material to the liquidity profile of the holding companies and their insurance subsidiaries and must be considered in your credit assessment. For all acmman the above reasons, we believe that the present value of future premiums should not be included in CPR.

It also provides a fixed-income asset management service with about forty billion dollars under management. National Public Finance Guarantee tiple A3″. In that the losses are occurring primarily on structured finance obligations, these lines of credit should not be included in CPR The Capital Base included in CPR is also likely to be overstated because the investment assets of the bond insurers consist primarily of bond insurer guaranteed obligations that are valued inclusive of the guarantee, when they should be valued on an unwrapped basis.



It was founded in as the Municipal Bond Insurance Association. Various MTM programs also create liquidity risk as assets may have to be sold to meet redeeming bondholders. Views Read Edit View history.

The San Francisco Chronicle. There is no other financial institution in the world which takes the present value of interest spread income on loans in its portfolio and adds it to its capital.

In addition, bond insurers with substantial investment management or swap operations have additional liquidity needs in the event of a downgrade. PurchaseNew York. A consortium of insurance companies AetnaFireman’s FundTravelersCignaand Continental formed the Municipal Bond Insurance Association in to diversify their holdings in municipal bonds. We believe a shareholder vote and approved registration statement will likely be required in such a circumstance, delaying the ability to consummate the transaction beyond the March 31st Warburg backstop drop dead date.

Ackman’s Letter to Moody’s: A Must Read –

Marty Whitman can call him what he wants, but the guy knows his stuff. The bond insurers include these guarantees in triiple the weighted average ratings of their investment portfolios. It qckman headquartered in Purchase, New Yorkand as of January 1, had approximately employees.

Even in the event the bond insurers generate taxable income in future years, it may be many years before these tax benefits can be realized, if ever, particularly in the event of corporate ownership changes caused by capital raising or stockholder turnover. He was charged copying fees for copyingpages of statements regarding the financial services company, in his law firm’s compliance with a subpoena.

We believe that the bond insurers and the rating agencies do not adequately consider the facts that: This is best understood by example.


Call to divide not viable”. While Warburg has made affirmative statements about the transaction, both publicly as well as privately, to surplus note buyers and the media, we believe there continues to be transaction closure risk for both the initial stock purchase and future rights offering, with the rights offering having greater uncertainty. Languages Deutsch Edit links. MBIA is a monoline insurer primarily of municipal bonds and on asset-backed securities and mortgage-backed securities.

Fitch Ratings 99 Church St. In a runoff scenario, we do not believe that the bond insurers will generate sufficient taxable income to offset the net operating losses generated by paid losses.

Ackman’s Letter to Moody’s: A Must Read

Unfortunately, however, your previous ratings assessments have erred materially in their omission of certain critical analysis and the inclusion of outright errors in your work. You should receive assurances from MBIA and require it to contribute the full billion dollars to its insurance subsidiaries before you include the funds in calculating insurance company capital.

Each of you, according to your recent public statements, is in various stages of updating your ratings of the bond insurers. The liquidity risks of these programs and the underlying assets should be carefully examined.

Webarchive template wayback links. Substantially all of these premiums are from structured finance guarantees. This is prima facie evidence that your ratings of MBIA are overstated.

Net operating loss carryforwards are not cash and are not available to pay claims and should therefore not be deducted from losses in calculating bond insurer capital adequacy. Can this possibly make sense?

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