Assured Guaranty (AGO), a bond insurer, has expanded its municipal bond insurance team with the appointment of three new members to its US public finance team.

Chris Chafizadeh has been appointed as US public finance team managing director and responsible for new originations in the fim’s municipal bond insurance business.

Jason Kissane and Andrew Porges have been appointed as managing director for western regional business and director respectively.

Chafizadeh and Kissane will report directly to Bill Hogan, senior managing director, Public Finance.

Hogan said Chris, Jason and Andrew will assist the company in expanding municipal bond insurance franchise.

Bermuda-based Assured Guaranty provides insurance products to the US and international public finance, infrastructure and structured finance markets through its operating subsidiaries.