Assured Guaranty Ltd. continued to dominate bond insurance in the first half of 2010 even as the industry struggled to re-establish itself as an important force in the municipal market, data from Thomson Reuters shows.

In the years leading up to the credit crisis it was routine for more than half of all new issues to be wrapped by one of the nine bond insurers competing in the market. Since the second half of 2008, less than 10% of new volume has been guaranteed by just two insurers.

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