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Understanding AIG’s Reshuffling and Technology Initiatives

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Oct. 16 2017, Published 12:07 p.m. ET

Three units

Brian Duperreault, chief executive officer of American International Group (AIG), has taken a major step by reshuffling the company into three units. According to Duperreault, the older units—consumer and commercial—won’t be working separately. The life and retirement unit will be led by Kevin Hogan, who used to lead the company’s consumer insurance segment. The other two units, general insurance and technology, will be led by Peter Zaffino and Seraina Macia, respectively.

American International Group is expected to post net income of $0.54 billion in 3Q17. Its peers (IYF) MetLife (MET), Allstate (ALL), and Travelers Companies (TRV) are expected to post net incomes of $1.2 billion, $0.22 billion, and $0.16 billion, respectively, in 3Q17.

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Technology: A key priority

AIG reorganized in order to expand its business in the long term. It’s leaning toward technology for long-term growth and success.

According to Duperreault, innovation and technology are important in the insurance industry and should help AIG compete with its competitors. Long-term growth with the help of technology initiatives could help AIG outperform other insurance players in the industry.

The company’s top management plans to deploy capital for future expansion purposes while maintaining its focus on returning capital to its shareholders.

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