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The quarter was heralded as “wonderful” by AIG chairman and CEO Peter Zaffino.
“Common insurance coverage reported excellent outcomes and life and retirement once more delivered a stable efficiency contemplating the numerous market headwinds within the second quarter,” Zaffino stated.
The group deferred the launch of the Corebridge Monetary preliminary public providing (IPO) as a result of a “excessive diploma of fairness market volatility in Might and June”, Zaffino up to date.
“Deferring the IPO offered us with a possibility to additional speed up progress on quite a few separation initiatives and to solidify the capital construction of this enterprise as a standalone firm,” the CEO stated.
“Finishing the IPO is a major precedence for us and we stay able to execute, topic to regulatory approvals and market circumstances.”
Zaffino hailed a “tradition of underwriting excellence” within the common insurance coverage enterprise.
“Significant top-line progress, robust renewal retention and new enterprise, intentional enhancements in enterprise combine, fee above loss value developments, coupled with a disciplined and centered strategy to minimizing volatility, led to spectacular profitability enchancment,” he stated.
The insurer reported its first sub-90% common insurance coverage mixed working ratio in fifteen years, at 87.4%.
“Per our technique to handle volatility, disaster losses have been very modest within the quarter coming in at $121 million, or 1.8 factors of the mixed ratio,” Zaffino stated.
“The adjusted accident 12 months mixed ratio of 88.5% improved for the sixteenth consecutive quarter – totaling 1,250 foundation factors of enchancment over this era and a couple of,080 foundation factors of enchancment in international industrial strains.”
The life and retirement enterprise additionally skilled a “stable quarter of gross sales progress in mounted annuities”, which Zaffino stated was supported by Blackstone’s origination capabilities.
“Moreover, life and retirement is beginning to see a optimistic influence in its base portfolio internet funding revenue from increased rates of interest and credit score spreads,” Zaffino stated.
The enterprise began to switch sure belongings to BlackRock in the course of the quarter, and Zaffino up to date that he anticipated the remained of the $150 billion of belongings underneath administration to be transferred “by the top of 2022”.
Zaffino additionally up to date on capital administration priorities, which included issuing $6.5 billion of Corebridge Monetary debt and redeeming or repurchasing $7.6 billion in mixture principal debt of AIG.
“As well as, we returned $2.0 billion to shareholders via $1.7 billion of AIG widespread inventory repurchases and $256 million of dividends,” Zaffino stated.
“Due to the excellent efforts and exhausting work of our international colleagues, AIG continues to drive excellence throughout the corporate that may create long-term worth for all our stakeholders.”
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