TOP TEN WRITERS OF FINANCIAL GUARANTY INSURANCE BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2009 (1)

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written Market share
1 MBIA Inc. $407,682 21.2%
2 Ambac Financial Group Inc. 325,119 16.9
3 Syncora Holdings Ltd. 87,334 4.5
4 Financial Guaranty Insurance Co. 86,253 4.5
5 Radian Group Inc. 46,526 2.4
6 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 33,106 1.7
7 CIFG Holding Inc. 26,959 1.4
8 Triple-S Propiedad Inc. 6,281 0.3
9 ACA Financial Guaranty Corp. 864 (2)
10 Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Co. 750 (2)

(1) Before reinsurance transactions.
(2) Less than 0.1 percent.
   
Source: SNL Financial LC.