The AIG story begins in China in 1919, when American Cornelius Vander Starr started an insurance agency in Shanghai. The enterprise grew first across China, then across the globe, with every new market and culture. They deepened their understanding of risk and helped create innovative ways to deliver value to their clients. As a global insurance organization, AIG serves millions of commercial, institutional, and individual customers in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions.
AIG became the leading insurer of the World Trade Center project, providing coverage to protect people on and around the site, the property, and in the environment. The complex project — with activities like blasting, steelwork, and concrete formwork — has required a team effort between the developers, workers, and AIG to ensure the safety and security of the people who work at the site every day.
AIG believes that the right combination of experienced, client-focused experts armed with strong analytical tools provides their clients with a highly differentiated experience. AIG believes in their ability to serve their clients in a way that cements their role as the most valued insurer.