The insurer’s planned sale of its life and retirement business via an initial public offering is likely to happen in Q1 2022
AIG is tightening the terms of its cyber insurance after its premium prices for this line of business were up by nearly 40% globally in quarter two of 2021.
Across its global portfolio, the largest premium increase for cyber cover was in North America.
He said that underwriting excellence, thoughtful risk selection, improving rate adequacy and tighter terms and conditions have been the core areas of focus as the business works to transform its portfolio.
Talking on general insurance at AIG, Zaffino continued: “Growth in net premiums written was very strong in the second quarter, accelerating [on] the growth in the first quarter and continuing the trend that began in 2020 as our heaviest remediation efforts were nearing completion.”
AIG posted its Q2 results last week, revealing that its profit beat its estimates and was driven by a strong performance in its general insurance, life and retirement units.
The insurer’s shares were up 4.1% at $50.64 in early trade on Friday last week.
The company originally aimed for the IPO to take place in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Last month, private equity firm Blackstone confirmed that it will be acquiring a 9.9% stake in AIG’s life and retirement business for $2.2bn (£1.6bn), in a cash transaction.