American Financial Group Incorporated is still in business today as a holding company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company’s primary business is insurance and investments.
American Financial Group's major insurance division operates as the Great American Insurance Company, founded in 1872 and focuses on property and casualty insurance services. Other affiliates and subsidiaries include American Custom, Mid Continent, National Interstate, Republic Indemnity. Additional insurance specialties include equine, trucking, executive liability, fidelity and crime, and agri-business.
The parent company, AFG, is owned principally by financier Carl Lindner, Jr. and his family and was ranked 486th on the Fortune 500 list in 2004. Through the years American Financial Group has owned a number of subsidiaries, real estate properties, and companies, including The Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa in Whitefield, New Hampshire, The Cincinnatian in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Biltmore in Coral Gables, Florida, Le Pavillon in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina in Charleston, South Carolina. Great American Insurance Group partnered with the first professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds, and Hamilton County to purchase naming rights for Great American Ball Park.
On December 6, 2006, American Financial sold assets (to Argent Ventures) acquired from successors to the dissolution of the Penn Central Railroad
including the land under Grand Central Terminal and the 156 miles of Metro North track leading to the New York City landmark.
American Financial Group was one of the first publicly traded Fortune 500 companies to make political donations after corporations' freedom of speech rights were expanded to include donations as a result of the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision. Carl Linder, Jr is a longtime top Republican donor, comfortably donating millions of his personal income to candidates and political action committees, which sent ripples in campaign finance circles during the 2010 mid-term elections.
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Common Stock, specimen, late 1900’sPrinter: American Bank Note Company Dimensions:
8” (h) x 12” (w)State: OH-Ohio Subject Matter: Finance and Related
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| Specimen Pieces Vignette Topic(s): Female Subject
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No fold lines, punch hole cancels in signature areas and body, very crisp.