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Fortitude Re sale incrementally positive for AIG, AM Best says

28th November 2019

Global insurer AIG’s Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb”, as well as the Financial Strength Ratings and the Long-Term ICRs of its operating subsidiaries, remain unchanged by AM Best following the decision to offload Fortitude Re in a transaction the ratings agency describes as incrementally positive for the group. AIG ... Read the full article

Carlyle Group and T&D acquire AIG’s stake in Fortitude Re for $1.8bn

26th November 2019

The Carlyle Group and T&D Holdings have partnered to acquire a 76.6% ownership interest in Fortitude Re, the run-off reinsurer launched by AIG and Carlyle in November 2018. Valued at $1.8 billion, the deal will leave Carlyle with a 71.5% stake in Fortitude Re (including the 19.9% stake it took ... Read the full article

AIG adds Barrett as global head of multinational, general insurance

19th November 2019

Insurance giant AIG has appointed Allison Barrett global head of multinational, general insurance. Barrett joins on December 9 and will be based out of the firm’s New York office, reporting to Michael Price, head of global service businesses & global Chief Operating Officer, general insurance. She joins from Willis Towers Watson, having ... Read the full article

State Farm & Berkshire maintain status as top US P&C insurers

24th October 2019

State Farm and Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance maintained their spots as the largest and second-largest U.S. Property and Casualty (P&C) writers in 2018, respectively, while Chubb INA Group entered the top ten. This is according to the Reinsurance News directory of the Top 100 U.S. P&C ... Read the full article

AIG targets US high net worth market with new Lloyd’s syndicate

23rd October 2019

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has announced the launch of Syndicate 2019, a new Lloyd's of London syndicate designed to serve the specialist US high net worth market, subject to regulatory approval. Syndicate 2019 will be managed by Talbot Underwriting Limited, the MGA AIG acquired last year, and will start ... Read the full article

Hagibis could exhaust AIG’s cat allowance for Japan, say analysts

15th October 2019

Typhoon Hagibis, which devasted the east coast of Japan over the weekend, could exhaust the catastrophe allowance of American International Group, Inc. (AIG) in Japan, according to analysts at Credit Suisse. The firm noted that AIG has likely already used its Japan $550 million excess of $200 million occurrence coverage ... Read the full article

AIG names John Panagakis as CEO of First Principles Capital Management

9th October 2019

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has announced the appointment of John Panagakis as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of First Principles Capital Management, LLC (FPCM). Acquired in 2015, FCPM is a unit of AIG Investments that serves institutional clients with expertise across the global fixed income securities and derivatives markets. Panagakis joins the ... Read the full article

AIG completes $200mn pension liability deal with Rollins

4th October 2019

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has completed a transaction with global consumer and commercial services company Rollins for the transfer of $198.3 million of US pension obligations. Rollins distributed the pension obligations through a combination of lump sum payments to participants, payments to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), and the ... Read the full article

AIG makes dual leadership appointments to specialty business

26th September 2019

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has announced the appointments of Steve Eccles and James Langdon to senior positions within its global specialty business. Eccles will join AIG as Global Head of Aerospace, General Insurance, while Langdon will become UK Head of Energy & Construction, General Insurance. Based in London, Eccles will be ... Read the full article

AIG to back new media finance vehicle by fintech firm FastPay

6th September 2019

Global insurer American International Group (AIG) is to provide funding and trade insurance for a new receivables securitisation program launched by financial technology firm FastPay. The program will offer significant capital to the media and technology sector and allow FastPay to open the door for larger, global media and tech clients ... Read the full article

AIG to shift towards affirmative cyber coverage

5th September 2019

As of January 2020 global insurer AIG will begin affirmatively covering or excluding physical and non-physical cyber exposures for the majority of its commercial P&C policies, in a move it hopes will provide great clarity on cyber risk. Silent cyber has for some time existed as a grey area for the ... Read the full article

Marsh’s Duncan Ellis to join AIG as Head of Retail Property, NA General Insurance

4th September 2019

Global insurer American International Group (AIG) has appointed Duncan Ellis as Head of Retail Property, North America General Insurance, based in New York and reporting to Ken Riegler, President of North America General Insurance, Product & Field Management. Ellis joins the firm in late September from global re/insurance broker Marsh, where ... Read the full article

AIG recruits Sabra Purtill from The Hartford as Deputy CFO

21st August 2019

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has announced the appointment of Sabra Purtill as Deputy Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Head of Treasury, Investor & Rating Agency Relations, and Corporate Development. In this newly established role, Purtill will oversee AIG’s engagement with key financial stakeholders, including ratings agencies and the investor community, in ... Read the full article

AIG hires Richard Olsen from Munich Re as Chief Actuary, General Insurance

15th August 2019

Insurance giant America International Group (AIG) has announced the hiring of a new Chief Actuary for its General Insurance division, appointing Richard Olsen who the firm has hired from Munich Re. Olsen takes on the role immediately and will be based in New York. He will report to Mark Lyons, Executive ... Read the full article

Evolving reinsurance use supports AIG’s refined underwriting approach

9th August 2019

Global insurer AIG expects to record an underwriting profit for the full-year 2019 as its General Insurance business continued to rebound in Q2 on the back of a "refined" underwriting approach, supported by the firm's evolving reinsurance use. The firm's net income increased to $1.1 billion in Q2 2019 with ... Read the full article

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