AIG completes Advisor Group sale

American International Group Inc said May 6 it closed the sale of Advisor Group to Lightyear Capital LLC and PSP Investments. The deal was announced in January. Advisor Group is a network of independent broker-dealers in the United States, with more than 5,200 independent advisers and more than 800 full-time employees.

May 06, 2016 04:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) today announced that it has completed the sale of Advisor Group to investment funds affiliated with Lightyear Capital LLC, a private equity firm specializing in financial services investing, and PSP Investments, one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers. AIG’s agreement to sell Advisor Group was announced in January 2016.
“We are pleased to complete the sale of Advisor Group,” said Peter Hancock, President and Chief Executive Officer of AIG. “With this transaction, AIG has taken another step in simplifying our organization to become a leaner, more focused insurance company committed to our vision of being our clients’ most valued insurer.”
Advisor Group is among the largest networks of independent broker-dealers in the United States, with more than 5,200 independent advisors and more than 800 full-time employees. Advisor Group is comprised of four broker-dealers, FSC Securities Corporation, Atlanta, GA; Royal Alliance Associates, New York, NY; SagePoint Financial, Phoenix, AZ; and Woodbury Financial Services, Oakdale, MN.
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. Founded in 1919, today we provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement products, mortgage insurance and other financial services to customers in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. Our diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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