Bailed-out U.S. insurer American International Group
AIG was propped up with $180 billion in taxpayer funds, but Benmosche said that repayment of debt through earning profits and selling off businesses is within his sights.
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Benmosche cited his aggressive managerial style as a key factor in halting the slide of the company, galvanizing a demoralized staff and resisting U.S. government pressure to sell assets quickly.
They were basically saying 'let's divest everything', said Benmosche. The problem for me was that if the sum of the parts is less than the whole, and the whole is what you need to pay back the government, it's not going to work.
Benmosche, the 65-year-old former chief executive at life insurer Metlife
(Reporting by William James; Editing by Carol Bishopric)