American International Group
is a big, hulking mess. On that, we can all agree.
And while, last week, the flailing insurer made its biggest sale since it began divesting assets last year ($2.15 billion for Nan Shan Life), it still owns some rather unexpected and significant businesses.
According to a poll last week, TheStreet users say
. But just how much it owns -- and what exactly is in that hefty portfolio -- may surprise you.
See inside AIG's biggest surprises. >
Indeed, not only is the company the largest underwriter of commercial and industrial insurance in the United States, but its reach stretches far beyond our shores. Did you know that AIG
? Or that Philiamlife, the largest insurance company in the Philippines,
? Or that
? Or that
And that's just the beginning. In the interest of financial accountability, we at
have therefore begun peering into the depths of AIG, studying the assets that it may -- or may not -- shed in the effort to repay its $85 billion bailout.
Click the stories that follow, and keep coming back for more -- because a mess this big takes a while to sift through:
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AIG Deconstructed: Philamlife
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