After Brexit: AIG to set insurance company in Luxembourg
This is to ensure continued smooth operation of its business across the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland once the United Kingdom (UK) leaves the European Union (EU).
From 2019, AIG proposes to have two AIG subsidiary insurance companies in Europe – one in the UK to write UK business and one in Luxembourg to write EEA and Swiss business, which will have branches across the EEA and Switzerland.
AIG currently writes business in Europe from a single insurance company based in the UK, AIG Europe Limited, which has branches across the EEA and Switzerland.
The UK is AIG’s largest single operation in Europe. AIG will continue to support its European operations from the UK, which is a core market where AIG will continue to invest and grow.
Anthony Baldwin, CEE of AIG Europe said: "This is a decisive move that ensures AIG is positioned for whatever form the UK’s exit from the EU ultimately takes. AIG sees opportunity in the ongoing resilience of the UK insurance market.
"At the same time, we are ensuring that our clients and partners experience no disruption from the UK’s EU exit. Our Luxembourg company will be complementary to our existing structure and will be part of our single European module." ■
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