0000919574-15-001658.txt : 20150218 0000919574-15-001658.hdr.sgml : 20150216 20150213195325 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000919574-15-001658 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13G PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20150217 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20150213 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: ASSURED GUARANTY LTD CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001273813 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: SURETY INSURANCE [6351] IRS NUMBER: 000000000 STATE OF INCORPORATION: D0 FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-80392 FILM NUMBER: 15617284 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 30 WOOD BOURNE AVE CITY: HAMILTON BERMUDA STATE: D0 ZIP: 0000 BUSINESS PHONE: 441-279-5700 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 30 WOOD BOURNE AVE CITY: HAMILTON BERMUDA STATE: D0 ZIP: 0000 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: AGR LTD DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20040122 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: AGC HOLDINGS LTD DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20031218 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: Fine Capital Partners, L.P. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001339161 IRS NUMBER: 201192223 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 590 MADISON AVENUE STREET 2: 27TH FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10022 BUSINESS PHONE: 212.492.8200 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 590 MADISON AVENUE STREET 2: 27TH FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10022 SC 13G 1 d6345790_13-g.htm

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. )*


Assured Guaranty Ltd.
(Name of Issuer)


Common Stock ($0.01 par value)
(Title of Class of Securities)


G0585R106
(CUSIP Number)


December 31, 2014
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)


Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
[x]  Rule 13d-1(b)

[_]  Rule 13d-1(c)

[_]  Rule 13d-1(d)


__________
*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).


CUSIP No
G0585R106
   

1.
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
     
 
Fine Capital Partners, L.P.
 
     
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
   
(a)  [_]
   
(b)  [_]
     
3.
SEC USE ONLY
 
     
     
     
4.
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
     
 
Delaware
 
     
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
     
5.
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
6.
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
     
 
11,276,884
 
     
7.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
8.
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
     
 
11,276,884
 
     
9.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
     
 
11,276,884
 
     
10.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
   
[_]
     
     
11.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
     
 
6.96%
 
     
12.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
PN
 


CUSIP No
G0585R106
   

1.
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
     
 
Fine Capital Advisors, LLC
 
     
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
   
(a)  [_]
   
(b)  [_]
     
3.
SEC USE ONLY
 
     
     
     
4.
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
     
 
Delaware
 
     
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
     
5.
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
6.
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
     
 
11,276,884
 
     
7.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
8.
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
     
 
11,276,884
 
     
9.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
     
 
11,276,884
 
     
10.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
   
[_]
     
     
11.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
     
 
6.96%
 
     
12.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
OO
 


CUSIP No
G0585R106
   

1.
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
     
 
Debra Fine
 
     
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
   
(a)  [_]
   
(b)  [_]
     
3.
SEC USE ONLY
 
     
     
     
4.
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
     
 
United States of America
 
     
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
     
5.
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
6.
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
     
 
11,276,884
 
     
7.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
8.
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
     
 
11,276,884
 
     
9.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
     
 
11,276,884
 
     
10.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
   
[_]
     
     
11.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
     
 
6.96%
 
     
12.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
IN
 


CUSIP No
G0585R106
   
 
Item 1.
(a).
Name of Issuer:
 
       
   
Assured Guaranty Ltd.
 

 
(b).
Address of issuer's principal executive offices:
 
   
30 Woodbourne Avenue
 
   
Hamilton HM 08
Bermuda
 

Item 2.
(a) and (b)
Name and Address of persons filing:
 
 
 
 
Fine Capital Partners, L.P.
590 Madison Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, New York 10022
 
Fine Capital Advisors, LLC
590 Madison Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, New York 10022
 
Ms. Debra Fine
590 Madison Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, New York 10022
 

 
(c).
Citizenship:
 
   
Fine Capital Partners, L.P. – Delaware limited partnership
 
   
Fine Capital Advisors, LLC – Delaware limited liability company
Debra Fine – United States
 

 
(d).
Title of class of securities:
 
       
   
Common Stock ($0.01 par value)
 

 
(e).
CUSIP No.:
 
       
   
G0585R106
 

Item 3.
 
If This Statement is filed pursuant to §§.240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b), or (c), check whether the person filing is a

 
(a)
[_]
Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).

 
(b)
[_]
Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 
(c)
[_]
Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 
(d)
[_]
Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).

 
(e)
[x]
An investment adviser in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);

 
(f)
[_]
An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

 
(g)
[_]
A parent holding company or control person in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

 
(h)
[_]
A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C.1813);

 
(i)
[_]
A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);

 
(j)
[_]
A non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);

 
(k)
[_]
Group, in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).  If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution:



Item 4.
Ownership.

 
Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.
 
Fine Capital Partners, L.P.:

 
(a)
Amount beneficially owned:
     
   
11,276,884

 
(b)
Percent of class:
     
   
6.96%

 
(c)
Number of shares as to which the person has:
     
   
(i)
Sole power to vote or to direct the vote
0
,
         
   
(ii)
Shared power to vote or to direct the vote
11,276,884
,
         
   
(iii)
Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
0
,
         
   
(iv)
Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
11,276,884
.
         
Fine Capital Advisors, LLC:
 
(a)
Amount beneficially owned:
     
   
11,276,884

 
(b)
Percent of class:
     
   
6.96%

 
(c)
Number of shares as to which the person has:
     
   
(i)
Sole power to vote or to direct the vote
0
,
         
   
(ii)
Shared power to vote or to direct the vote
11,276,884
,
         
   
(iii)
Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
0
,
         
   
(iv)
Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
11,276,884
.

Debra Fine:
 
(a)
Amount beneficially owned:
     
   
11,276,884

 
(b)
Percent of class:
     
   
6.96%

 
(c)
Number of shares as to which the person has:
     
   
(i)
Sole power to vote or to direct the vote
0
,
         
   
(ii)
Shared power to vote or to direct the vote
11,276,884
,
         
   
(iii)
Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
0
,
         
   
(iv)
Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
11,276,884
.


Item 5.
Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.

 
If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following [_].
 
   
   

Item 6.
Ownership of More Than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.

 
If any other person is known to have the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, such securities, a statement to that effect should be included in response to this item and, if such interest relates to more than 5 percent of the class, such person should be identified.  A listing of the shareholders of an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 or the beneficiaries of employee benefit plan, pension fund or endowment fund is not required.
 
 
N/A
   

Item 7.
Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.

 
If a parent holding company or control person has filed this schedule, pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G), so indicate under Item 3(g) and attach an exhibit stating the identity and the Item 3 classification of the relevant subsidiary.  If a parent holding company or control person has filed this schedule pursuant to Rule 13d-1(c) or Rule 13d-1(d), attach an exhibit stating the identification of the relevant subsidiary.
 
 
N/A
   

Item 8.
Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.

 
If a group has filed this schedule pursuant to §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), so indicate under Item 3(j) and attach an exhibit stating the identity and Item 3 classification of each member of the group.  If a group has filed this schedule pursuant to Rule 13d-1(c) or Rule 13d-1(d), attach an exhibit stating the identity of each member of the group.
 
N/A
   

Item 9.
Notice of Dissolution of Group.

 
Notice of dissolution of a group may be furnished as an exhibit stating the date of the dissolution and that all further filings with respect to transactions in the security reported on will be filed, if required, by members of the group, in their individual capacity.  See Item 5.
 
 
N/A
   
Item 10.
Certification.


   
By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect, other than activities solely in connection with a nomination under §240.14a-11.





SIGNATURE

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

   
February 17, 2015
 
 
(Date)                                
 
 
FINE CAPITAL PARTNERS, L.P.
By: Fine Capital Advisors, LLC, its general partner
 
By:
/s/ Debra Fine
 
 
Debra Fine
 
 
FINE CAPITAL ADVISORS, LLC
 
By:
/s/ Debra Fine
 
   
Debra Fine, Manager
         
 
DEBRA FINE
   
/s/ Debra Fine
 
 
Debra Fine
 
 


The original statement shall be signed by each person on whose behalf the statement is filed or his authorized representative.  If the statement is signed on behalf of a person by his authorized representative other than an executive officer or general partner of the filing person, evidence of the representative's authority to sign on behalf of such person shall be filed with the statement, provided, however, that a power of attorney for this purpose which is already on file with the Commission may be incorporated by reference.  The name and any title of each person who signs the statement shall be typed or printed beneath his signature.
Note.  Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See s.240.13d-7 for other parties for whom copies are to be sent.
Attention.  Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal criminal violations (see 18 U.S.C. 1001).

Exhibit A


AGREEMENT


The undersigned agree that this Schedule 13G, dated February 17, 2015, relating to the Common Stock ($0.01 par value) of Assured Guaranty Ltd. shall be filed on behalf of the undersigned.


   
February 17, 2015
 
 
(Date)                                 
 
 
FINE CAPITAL PARTNERS, L.P.
By: Fine Capital Advisors, LLC, its general partner
 
By:
/s/ Debra Fine
 
 
Debra Fine
 
 
FINE CAPITAL ADVISORS, LLC
 
By:
/s/ Debra Fine
 
   
Debra Fine, Manager
         
 
DEBRA FINE
   
/s/ Debra Fine
 
 
Debra Fine