Assured Guaranty Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides credit protection products to public finance, infrastructure, and structured finance markets in the United States and internationally. It offers financial guaranty insurance that protects holders of debt instruments and other monetary obligations from defaults in scheduled payments. The company insures various debt obligations, including bonds issued by the United States state or municipal governmental authorities; notes issued to finance infrastructure projects; and asset-backed securities issued by special purpose entities. It also insures and reinsures various types of the United States public finance obligations, such as general obligation, tax-backed, municipal utility, transportation, healthcare, higher education, housing revenue, infrastructure, investor-owned utility, and other public finance bonds; and various types of non-United States public finance obligations comprising infrastructure finance, regulated utilities, pooled infrastructure, and other public finance obligations. In addition, the company insures and reinsures various types of the United States and non-United States structured finance obligations, including pooled corporate obligations, residential mortgage-backed securities, financial products, consumer receivables securities, commercial mortgage-backed securities, commercial receivables securities, insurance securitization securities, and other structured finance securities. Assured Guaranty Ltd. markets its financial guaranty insurance directly to issuers and underwriters of public finance and structured finance securities, as well as to investors in debt obligations. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.