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News about American International Group (AIG), one of the world’s largest insurance and reinsurance groups.

Our news about AIG includes the companies financial results, new hires, product launches, affiliations and also coverage of its reinsurance operations Validus in Bermuda.

AIG’s GI segment falls to underwriting loss on $272m COVID-19 hit

5th May 2020

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has reported an underwriting loss of $87 million within its General Insurance segment in Q1, which includes $272 million of estimated COVID-19 related losses. Despite the firm's General Insurance unit falling to an underwriting loss in the quarter, net investment income of $588 million more than ... Read the full article

AIG hires Jonathan Ranger as Head of Marine, Asia Pacific

4th May 2020

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has announced the appointment of Jonathan Ranger as Asia Pacific Head of Marine, General Insurance. In this role, Ranger will be responsible for optimising and executing on the company's marine strategy across the region. He brings over 30 years of experience working across multiple markets to AIG. Most ... Read the full article

AIG’s Syndicate 2019 at Lloyd’s approved to commence underwriting

4th May 2020

American International Group, Inc.'s (AIG) previously announced Lloyd's Syndicate 2019 has received approval to commence underwriting. Described by the insurer and reinsurer as a landmark Syndicate, AIG's Syndicate 2019 is the largest ever to be launched through the specialist Lloyd's of London re/insurance marketplace. The Syndicate will exclusively reinsure risks from ... Read the full article

AIG’s Blackboard expands underwriting team

6th April 2020

AIG subsidiary Blackboard Insurance has announced a series of appointments and expanded capabilities to include coverage in Washington State. Blackboard is strengthening its underwriting team with the addition of Bobby Steinsdoerfer as Head of Industry Segments, Trey Martino as East Coast Underwriting Leader and Peter Buccola as West Coast Underwriting Leader. With ... Read the full article

AIG life operations may require $3bn extra capital, stress test shows

25th March 2020

New stress tests from Goldman Sachs show that AIG’s life entities could require a capital infusion of up to $3 billion from the holding company, if the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak results in major financial market pressures. Analysts felt that the preferred funding options for such a scenario would be a suspension ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter hires Williams from AIG as Global Head of Client Support Services

25th March 2020

Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter has hired an AIG alum as its new Global Head of Client Support Services, appointing George Williams to the role, who was most recently COO of General Insurance North America at the insurance firm. Williams has been appointed as Managing Director, Global Head of Client Support Services ... Read the full article

AIG hires Gero Michel as Head of Risk Analytics, AIG Re

24th March 2020

U.S. insurer and reinsurer American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has hired Gero Michel, who was most recently at broker Aon, as its new Head of Risk Analytics for its reinsurance unit AIG Re. Gero Michel joined AIG Re in February, taking on the new position that will see him working across ... Read the full article

AIG’s Blackboard secures approval in Virginia

4th March 2020

AIG subsidiary Blackboard Insurance has received approval to operate its commercial insurance package in Virginia, expanding the list of approved states and territories to 47. Blackboard was formed in 2017 when AIG opted to rebrand a newly purchased US technology-focused firm. The Blackboard vision is to reimagine commercial insurance through digital technology, ... Read the full article

AIG names Jon Hancock of Lloyd’s as CEO, International General Insurance

27th February 2020

Jon Hancock, who since 2016 served as Director of Performance Management at Lloyd's of London, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of International General Insurance at AIG, effective spring 2020. The specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace announced in January that Hancock was to step ... Read the full article

AIG enters into $500mn share buyback with Citibank

25th February 2020

U.S. insurer and reinsurer AIG has announced that it has entered into an accelerated share repurchase (ASR) arrangement with Citibank, N.A. to repurchase $500 million of the company's common shares. In February of last year, AIG announced its existing $2 billion share repurchase authorisation, and this latest ASR is part of ... Read the full article

AIG continued to refine & enhance reinsurance use at 1/1

14th February 2020

Global insurer and reinsurer AIG continued to refine and enhance its reinsurance buying strategy at the recent Jan 1st, 2020 renewals, securing an improved catastrophe reinsurance program at a lower cost when compared with the previous year. In recent times, AIG has made some significant changes to its use of ... Read the full article

AIG benefits from favourable reserve development & investments in Q4

13th February 2020

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has announced significantly improved net income of USD 922 million for the fourth-quarter of 2019, driven by the performance of its General Insurance underwriting, reinsurance actions, favourable prior year development, lower cat losses, and higher investment income. Q4 net income of USD 922 million is a ... Read the full article

Coronavirus a low-risk threat for AIG, says Credit Suisse

29th January 2020

The potential impact of the Coronavirus on insurer AIG appears to be fairly low despite the company’s considerable exposure to pandemic risk and its high share in the Chinese P&C market, according to Credit Suisse. However, analysts cautioned that they were “not highly confident” in their assessment, given AIG’s evolving global ... Read the full article

Government could mandate catastrophe insurance: AIG’s Duperreault at Davos

22nd January 2020

Brian Duperreault, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of insurance giant AIG, has said that mandating insurance protection for catastrophes is "maybe something that the government could enable." The insurance industry expert made the comment on a panel during the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. The panel ... Read the full article

AIG, Prudential & Principal reportedly discussed Voya takeover

9th January 2020

The Financial Times has reported that re/insurance giant AIG, life insurer Prudential Financial and asset manager Principal Financial Group were among the companies interested in acquiring U.S. retirement plan provider, Voya Financial. According to people briefed on the matter, says the Financial Times, Voya held discussions with AIG, Prudential, Principal Financial ... Read the full article