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AIG's former subsidiary, AIA, helped save the company. Now it could be a competitor.
By Neel Chowdhury, contributor
FORTUNE -- Insurance giant AIG has always enjoyed a special relationship with AIA, its former Asian subsidiary. After all, AIG was founded in Shanghai in 1919 by C.V. Starr, an adventurous Californian who pioneered life insurance in Asia. AIG (AIG) left China in 1950, one year after Mao's communist takeover, but AIA remained MOREJan 9, 2013 5:00 AM ET
TARP inspector general says government has done little to prevent another AIG bailout.
Correction and Update, 7/25 9:20 AM
FORTUNE -- AIG (AIG) could be a drag on taxpayers for years to come, even after the bailout of the insurance giant is long done. That's the conclusion of this month's quarterly report from the government office that is tasked with overseeing the $700 billion TARP bailout fund.
Most commentators, including me, have focused MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - Jul 25, 2012 12:01 AM ET
The U.S. government is sill unloading its huge stake in AIG. But why must it offer discounts?
FORTUNE -- On the surface, it seemed like highway robbery: The U.S. Treasury sold off almost $6 billion worth of AIG shares yesterday at $30.50 each -- a whopping 7% discount to AIG's stock price before the weekend.
By day's end, the stock had climbed right back up. After shares dipped to the offering price Monday morning, they traded MOREScott Cendrowski, writer-reporter - May 8, 2012 12:05 PM ET
America's biggest companies smashed records for earnings in 2011. Too bad the party can't last.
FORTUNE -- Given the sluggish recovery and a strapped consumer, you'd expect to see corporate America trudging along, not racing for glory. In fact, the Fortune 500 are thriving as a group. Unlike the U.S. economy, they've shown quicksilver agility, rapidly shifting their product mix and producing more goods at little new cost. This nimbleness belies MOREShawn Tully, senior editor-at-large - May 7, 2012 12:00 PM ET
Love them or hate them, the Fed crew are the rare breed in Washington that aren't just looking out for Number One.
FORTUNE -- We have an unfortunate tendency in this country to treat people as either heroes or villains, with no gradations in between. Take Fed chairman Ben Bernanke. He's being called exceptionally vicious names by right-wing types for supposedly undermining our currency and planting the seeds for future inflation -- MOREAllan Sloan, senior editor-at-large - Mar 21, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Clarification: 3/8 8:40 AM.
The Treasury Department is selling $6 billion worth of its AIG stock at a profit. But it's still not clear taxpayers will come out ahead on the insurer's bailout.
FORTUNE -- The good news: The government is about to get an another $14.5 billion of the money it poured into AIG (AIG) at the height of the financial crisis. The bad news: Uncle Sam is still owed $36 MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - Mar 7, 2012 6:19 PM ET
Investors slammed shares of America's biggest bank by 20% today. The rout might not be over.
FORTUNE -- America's biggest bank just got a lot smaller. Bank of America's stock was crushed today, falling 20% at times to below $7. The last time its shares dropped so low: early 2009. Downright spooky.
In an ironic twist, banking analyst Dick Bove of Rochdale Securities blames the selloff on the bank's decision earlier this MOREScott Cendrowski, writer-reporter - Aug 8, 2011 4:29 PM ET
The U.S. government's often maligned $14 trillion intervention not only staved off global collapse - but is making money.
With Doris Burke
FORTUNE -- The bailout of the financial system is roughly as popular as Wall Street bonuses, the federal budget deficit, or LeBron James in a Cleveland sports bar. You hear over and over that the bailout was a disaster, it cost taxpayers a fortune, we didn't really need it, it MOREAllan Sloan, senior editor-at-large - Jul 8, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Who is most eager to put the AIG bailout in the rearview mirror?
The government would certainly like to sell off its holdings in the giant insurer sooner rather than later. Witness its decision to sell a big chunk of AIG (AIG) shares this spring even with the stock down sharply from its level at the end of 2010.
But AIG chief Bob Benmosche makes clear in the video below that he MOREColin Barr - Jun 22, 2011 4:21 PM ET
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