AIG's CEO threatens to leave, at last

Robert Benmosche
Robert Benmosche

In an exclusive report in The Wall Street Journal, word emerged that AIG (AIG) CEO Robert Benmosche has said he may leave, largely because of what he sees as heavy-handed government regulation. He believes that the "pay czar" is hurting the insurance company's chances of bringing in new talent.

Benmosche has fought the government, his board and the public's perception of him at nearly every turn. He complained when government officials did not immediately approve his $10.3 million pay package -- perhaps forgetting that his predecessor Ed Liddy worked for $1.

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