History

In 1919, Cornelius Vander Starr stepped off a steamship in Shanghai determined to make his mark in the world. Working from a two-room office, he established American Asiatic Underwriters, an insurance agency to which we trace our roots. Starr believed in making the world a better place and with other early company pioneers, his organization grew across the world.

Today, AIG is a global insurance company with operations in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. The Belgian branch is located in Brussels and started its operations in 1948. Read here more about our history