While Ackman and Loeb battle it out over HLF, the other potentially firework-prone battle has died an ignominious death. The WSJ reports that AIG has generously decided not to bit the Treasury hand that fed it just a few short years ago:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bailed-out insurer American International Group Inc will resume using its brand name in public in a move to recognize the company's turnaround, Chief Executive Bob Benmosche said on Thursday. AIG, which received $182 billion in government bailouts during the financial crisis, has all but shunned its own name for years. Not only did various AIG units reorganize under rebranded holding companies, at one time employee ID badges did not even identify the company by name -- a measure, Benmosche has said, to protect employee safety. ...
Contrary to proponents of anointing such professionals as ‘gatekeepers’ who police against corporate misconduct, the AIG story shows how such custodians run amok
American International Group Inc, the insurer rescued by the U.S. government in 2008 with a bailout that ultimately totalled US$182 billion, may join a lawsuit against the government alleging the terms of the deal were unfair.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The board of bailed-out insurer American International Group on Wednesday said Chairman Steve Miller would become interim chief executive if CEO Bob Benmosche is sidelined by his...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bailed-out insurer American International Group Inc will resume using its brand name with the public in a move to recognize the company's turnaround, Chief Executive Bob Benmosche said on Thursday.
(Reuters.com) -- Shares in American International Group soared 30 percent on Thursday after new Chief Executive Officer Robert Benmosche told Reuters he did not favor a fire sale of the bailed-out insurer's assets and that in a year people will say AIG is performing well.