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Dominic Frederico is President and Chief Executive Officer of Assured Guaranty Ltd., a position he has held since December 2003. During his tenure, Assured Guaranty became the leading provider of municipal bond insurance and financial guarantees. Assured Guaranty completed its initial public offering in 2004 under his leadership, and, in 2009, acquired the financial guaranty insurance company now named Assured Guaranty Municipal, thereby merging the only two monoline insurers to continue writing policies before, during and after the Great Recession.
Mr. Frederico has supervised the operations of Assured Guaranty since its acquisition in 1999 by ACE Limited, where he was Vice Chairman, and also served as Chairman of ACE Financial Services, ACE INA and ACE USA. He worked at ACE for nine years prior to his post at Assured Guaranty, progressing to increasingly senior positions, including: President & CEO, ACE Bermuda; Chairman, President & CEO, ACE INA Holdings; and President & Chief Operating Officer, ACE Limited. He oversaw the successful acquisition and integration of the domestic and international property casualty operations acquired by ACE from CIGNA Corporation in July 1999 and the acquisition of Capital Re Corp., the predecessor company to Assured Guaranty, in December 1999.
Prior to joining ACE, Mr. Frederico spent 13 years working for various subsidiaries of the American International Group.
Mr. Frederico holds an M.B.A. in Finance and a B.S. from Drexel University, as well as a Certified Public Accountant’s designation in the State of Pennsylvania. In addition to his professional responsibilities, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Gregory Clark is Debtwire’s Head of Municipal Research. In that role he publishes research on a variety of municipal market issues and topics and supports Debtwire’s journalists. Greg began his career in 1980 at Moody’s Investors Service and his other experience includes bond insurers and a hedge fund. At his own consulting firm, his clients included venture capital funds and a Big Four firm. Greg is a graduate of SUNY Oswego and the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He is a past chairman of both the Municipal Analysts Group of New York and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.
Paul Greaves brings more than 16 years of experience in the realm of public finance to his current position of Managing Editor of the team of municipal bond reporters. Having held positions in the rating agency, letter of credit bank and municipal bond insurance arenas, Paul has performed detailed analyses of a variety of sectors, including tax-backed, transportation, not-for-profits and healthcare. Additionally, he has worked on underwriting, credit remediation, municipal swaps and portfolio surveillance issues. He is a current member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts and a Fellow with the State Academy for Public Administration.