AIG bailout

Watchdog: Pay Remains 'Excessive' at Bailed-Out Companies

The government's top bailout watchdog accused the Treasury Department on Monday of failing to rein in "excessive" compensation at AIG, General Motors and Ally Financial. Christy Romero, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or SIGTARP, says that the firms don't understand "their extraordinary situations."

AIG May Join Bailout Suit Against U.S. Government

The insurer, rescued by the U.S. government in 2008 with a bailout that ultimately totaled $182 billion, may now join a lawsuit against the government alleging the terms of the deal were unfair. The move would be something of a shock development given that AIG just launched a high-profile television ad campaign called "Thank you, America."

Treasury Has Sold Its Last Shares of AIG (and Turned a Profit, Too)

The Treasury Department said Tuesday that it has sold all its remaining shares of AIG, wrapping up the government's biggest bailout of the financial crisis. With this sale, the government has received $22.7 billion more than the $182 billion in support it provided to AIG during the crisis.

Treasury Sells Big Chunk of AIG Stock at a Profit

The U.S. government cut its stake in American International Group Inc to about 21.5 percent on Monday, making a profit of $12.4 billion on the insurer's crisis-era bailout and bringing the unpopular rescue closer to its end.

Treasury's Big Stake Weighs on AIG's Stock Price

During the past month, AIG stock fell nearly 10% drop after an announcement that the government would sell some of its stake in the insurance giant. The Treasury's ownership in the company has declined from 92% to 77%, but the prospect of its future sell-offs are holding the stock down.

AIG Sells Stake in Taiwanese Insurance Company

In a second attempt to sell its 97.6% stake in Nan Shan Life Insurance, a Taiwanese insurer, American International Group has agreed to a $2.16 billion deal with the Ruen Chen consortium.

AIG's Nan Shan Unit Attracts Multiple Buyout Bids

AIG, which wants to spin off its Taiwan-based Nan Shan Life Insurance unit, has a few live ones nibbling on the line to snap it up, according to a Bloomberg report. The company has disclosed in an SEC filing that Nan Shan has attracted unsolicited offers ranging from $2.15 billion to $3 billion.

AIG Sells $2 Billion in Bonds

Bailed-out insurance giant American International Group sold $2 billion of bonds in its first debt offering since it was rescued in 2008. The offering was an important test of whether investors think the insurer can stand on its own.

AIG Says CEO Benmosche Has Cancer

AIG (AIG) said that CEO Robert Benmosche has cancer and is undergoing aggressive chemotherapy. "The good news is that I feel fine, and I continue to work according to my normal schedule," Benmosche said in a statement. "I remain absolutely committed to my job, to AIG, and to all of our stakeholders."

Treasury Sells More Citi Shares

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Thursday that it has sold all of the trust preferred Citigroup shares it held for a net profit to the taxpayer of $2.246 billion. In addition, Treasury also announced it sold 1.5 billion shares of Citigroup common stock, according to a plan announced in July, lowering its stake in the bailed out bank from 18% to 12.4%.

AIG Finalizes Its Plan to Repay the U.S. for Bailout

After months of planning, AIG announced Thursday that it had entered into an agreement with the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York about how it will repay in full its obligations to the U.S. government and regain its independence.

Government Close to Announcing AIG Exit Strategy

The government is close to announcing its plans to end the bailout of American International Group (AIG), returning the company to independence and recovering taxpayer funds. The Treasury is planning to begin converting its $49 billion preferred stake into common stock for sales, Bloomberg News said without naming its sources. The plan could be announced this week.

AIG Seeks Listing Committee Approval for AIA IPO

American International Group (AIG) is seeking Hong Kong listing committee approval on Sept. 21 for the IPO of its Asian life insurance unit, Reuters reported. The date is earlier than expected, which could mean that the IPO of the company%u2019s AIA unit will come in October, rather than November, Reuters reported without naming its sources.

AIG Prepares for First Bond Offering Since Bailout

American International Group is laying the groundwork for its first debt offering in two years, an offering that could be a key test of whether investors think the insurance giant can stand on its own and ultimately repay U.S. taxpayers for its bailout.

AIG's Bailout
Was Needlessly Expensive

When the government bailed out AIG, it paid 100 cents on the dollar amount demanded by the banks: $67 billion. Former AIG executive Joseph Cassano says he has no idea why the government paid full price, asserting that he could have "negotiated an appreciably better deal" for taxpayers.

AIG directors abandon ship

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. That's true in life and in troubled corporations, such as American International Group Inc....