AIG News

U.S. Utilities Examine Their Insurance Protection After Ukraine Grid Cyber Attack

U.S. utilities are looking hard at their cyber vulnerabilities and whether they can get insurance to cover what could be a multi-billion dollar loss after hackers cut electric power to more than 80,000 Ukrainians last month. The Dec. 23 incident …

Iowa-Based Global Insurance Accelerator Names 2016 Class of Startups

Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA), a Des Moines, Iowa-based global business accelerator focused on developing and growing innovative insurance-centric startups, has announced its 2016 portfolio. With a global pool of twice as many applicants compared to the previous year, the five …

AIG Increases Global Commercial Property Limits to $2.5B

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has significantly raised available global commercial property limits to $2.5 billion per occurrence. According to the company, the move responds to the growing demand for capacity and services by clients managing more complex global risks …

AIG Reportedly to Raise About $750M From Sale of Shares in China’s PICC P&C

American International Group is seeking to raise about $750 million by selling part of its stake in China’s state-run PICC Property and Casualty Co. Ltd., according to a term sheet of the deal seen by IFR on Monday. AIG is …

Kimberley Appointed Chief Underwriting Officer of Ascot Underwriting (Bermuda)

Ascot Underwriting Ltd., the London-based Lloyd’s managing agency, has appointed Simon Kimberley as chief underwriting officer of Ascot Underwriting (Bermuda) Ltd. Kimberley transferred to AUB in 2014 as underwriter and was formerly an underwriter with Ascot’s treaty team in London. …

Fifth Largest AIG Shareholder, Icahn, May Propose New AIG Director

Activist investor Carl Icahn said he may propose adding a new director to American International Group’s board, since AIG Chief Executive Peter Hancock was unlikely to “sincerely consider” his suggestion to split the company into three. Icahn disclosed on Monday …

Inclusion on List of Too-Big-to-Fail Insurers May Alter Business Strategy: Fitch

A change to the list of globally systemically important insurers (G-SIIs) suggests the potential for being added to or removed from the list could play a significant role in setting strategy for some major insurers, according to Fitch Ratings. The …

Oil Company Prevails in Suit Against Insurers over Pipeline Rupture

An Arkansas federal jury has awarded an oil company nearly $72 million in damages from lost income and expenses stemming from a 2012 breach of a pipeline carrying oil from Louisiana to Arkansas. In litigation heard in federal court in the Western …

Aegon, Transamerica’s Owner, Added to FSB’s List of 9 Too-Big-to-Fail Insurers

Aegon NV, the Dutch owner of U.S. insurer Transamerica Corp., has been added to a list of insurers deemed systemically important by global financial rule makers, while Italy’s Assicurazioni Generali SpA was removed. The updated list of nine too-big-to-fail insurers was published …

AIG, South Carolina’s Clemson University to Develop Risk & Analytics Center

American International Group, Inc. has announced an initial $4 million investment with Clemson University to develop a risk engineering and analytics center and to establish the Robert Benmosche Endowed Professorship in Risk Engineering and Systems Analytics, in honor of the …