American International Group Inc a Delaware corporation, founded in 1919. It is a holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in insurance and insurance-related activities in the United States and abroad. It provides property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement products, mortgage insurance and other financial services to customers in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. The Company's segments include AIG Property Casualty and AIG Life and Retirement and Other Operations. AIG Property Casualty is a provider of insurance products for commercial, institutional and individual customers through property casualty networks. AIG Life and Retirement is a provider of protection, investment and income solutions for financial and retirement security. Other Operations include Mortgage Guaranty which is a provider of private residential mortgage guaranty insurance (MI). MI covers mortgage lenders for the first loss from mortgage defaults on high loan-to-value conventional first-lien mortgages. Other Operations also include Global Capital Markets, Direct Investment book, Corporate & Other and Aircraft Leasing. The Company's competitors include ACE Limited, AEGON, N.V., Aflac Incorporated, Allianz Group, AXA Group, The Chubb Corporation, CNA Financial Corporation, Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Lincoln National Corporation, MetLife, Inc., Principal Financial Group, Inc., Prudential Financial, Inc., The Travelers Companies, Inc., XL Capital Ltd., and Zurich Insurance Group. The Company's operations around the world are subject to regulation by many different types of regulatory authorities, including insurance, securities, investment advisory, banking and thrift regulators in the United States and abroad.