American Financial Group is a holding company for insurance and investments.
The company’s major insurance division is operated as the Great American Insurance Company, which was founded in 1872 and focuses on property and casualty insurance services.
Other subsidiaries include American Custom, Mid Continent, National Interstate, Republic Indemnity, all under the Great American Financial Resources brand.
American Financial Group is owned by the family of Carl Lindner, Jr., who bought the company in 1973 and ran it until he passed away in 2011. Lindner’s sons, Carl H. Lindner III and S. Craig Lindner now run the company as co-CEOs.
The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AFG, is a member of the S&P 500, is #487 in the Fortune 500, has 6,300 employees, and had $5.47 billion in revenue in 2013.