The first-quarter rankings for bond insurers present a mixed story for Assured Guaranty Ltd., the unrivaled titan in the market. Through its two insurer subsidiaries, the company commanded 100% of the sector where $6.5 billion in debt was insured in the first quarter, according to Thomson Reuters.

Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp., which is only active in the municipal market, backed 229 issues totaling $5.11 billion in the quarter. Assured Guaranty Corp., the portfolio of which also includes structured finance products, insured 127 muni issues worth $1.440 billion.

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