AIG launches new CorporateGuard – “future-proofing” Directors and Officers
(D&O) from new risks with innovative covers
LONDON -- February 13, 2013
AIG announces the pan-European launch of its new CorporateGuard D&O policy
which responds to important shifts in current risks to Directors and Officers,
as well as evolving corporate governance demands.
“In the current regulatory environment, Directors and Officers are facing
increased political, regulatory and criminal scrutiny,” says Peter McKenna,
Head of Financial Lines, AIG Europe Ltd. “What is novel here is the growing
number of investigations of individuals due to whistle-blowing and
self-reporting.” The new CorporateGuard, in turn, provides earlier protection
by covering such pre-claim inquiries and individual target investigations.
“Further, D&O actions are becoming more ‘personal’ against individual
corporate officers,” asserts Mr. McKenna, “as regulators and shareholders are
now looking for specific culprits to punish.” The new AIG CorporateGuard now
comes to the defence of Directors by providing enhanced reputation coverage,
as well as mitigation cover to settle potential civil actions.
As companies expand internationally, D&Os become exposed to new liabilities
and unfamiliar corporate governance regimes.The new CorporateGuard provides
Directors and Officers peace of mind by providing emergency funding to
directors in case their property is confiscated or assets frozen and paying
any individual director’s liability for unpaid corporate taxes.Localized D&O
policies, as part of the AIG Passport program, ensure that one’s D&O coverage
is tailored to local requirements and tap into AIG’s unrivalled international
Against a background of rising claims against D&Os,AIG will now provide
unique “any one claim” reinstatement coverage for certain sectors and
jurisdictions. This will ensure that directors and officers will benefit from
AIG’s strengths and from the experience of its claims department for every
The new AIG CorporateGuard will be launched across Europe throughout
February.Please contact your local Financial Lines Department.
Notes to editors
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading international insurance
organisation serving customers in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions.
AIG companies serve commercial, institutional, and individual customers
through one of the most extensive worldwide property-casualty networks of any
insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of life insurance
and retirement services in the United States. AIG common stock is listed on
the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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American International Group, Inc. (AIG)
Steve Muir, 020-7954-8288
Communications Manager – UK
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