Bond insurers active in securing guaranteed investment contracts are "unlikely" to fall prey to the forces that plagued life insurance firms, according to a report published yesterday in Standard & Poor's Corp.'s CreditWeek Municipal.

In addition, the bond insurers as a group have "ample resources to meet credit-related liquidity needs within their insured portfolios," the rating agency said in "Insurers' Liquidity Risk Profile Lends Comfort."

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