Global insurer and reinsurer AIG and Stone Point Capital, a re/insurance focused private equity firm, have entered into an agreement to establish an independent Managing General Agency (MGA) to serve the high net worth and ultra-high net work markets.
Under this binding memorandum of understanding, AIG’s Private Client Group (PCG) business will move to this new independent platform and be rebranded as Private Client Select Insurance Services (PCS).
PCG personnel, alongside its experienced leadership team led by President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kathleen Zortman, will transfer to the new MGA once it is formed.
“As previously disclosed, AIG has been exploring structures that, over time, will allow PCG to be supported by third-party capital providers, including AIG and its innovative syndicate at Lloyd’s, referred to as Syndicate 2019,” said Peter Zaffino, Chairman and CEO of AIG. “By partnering with a world-class private equity firm like Stone Point, we can maximize the strengths of this business and improve product offerings to better serve the High and Ultra High Net Worth markets.”
Jim Carey, Managing Director, Stone Point, added: “We are excited to be entering this partnership and look forward to building a top performing MGA committed to excellence in the attractive High and Ultra High Net Worth markets.
“I am confident that Stone Point’s experience in the insurance industry, coupled with AIG’s risk management expertise and product knowledge, will create significant value for all stakeholders.”
Completion of the proposed transactions among both AIG and Stone Point is subject to negotiation of definitive agreements, obtaining required permits and regulatory approvals. The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.