Skip to main content

Buyback To Oblivion: MBIA and Ambac

  • Author:
  • Updated:

"So, in the name of enhancing shareholder value, Ambac and MBIA respectively spent $1,015,036,000 and $1,843,044,000 worth of cash for stock buybacks (over the past seven years). But, and now you know this, such cash expenditures reduced liquidity and net worth by those exact amounts. How can this be deemed responsible behavior when both companies are expressly in the business of insuring bonds and providing financial guarantees?" asks Eric Englund.