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Our annuity companies, Great American Life Insurance Company® and Annuity Investors Life Insurance Company®, are subsidiaries of American Financial Group (AFG), which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. AFG had over $60 billion in assets as of September 30, 2017.*
We’re committed to building a long-term relationship that will last through your retirement years. Our dedicated team provides the support, experience and personal attention you deserve.
Hundreds of thousands of individuals have entrusted a piece of their retirement to Great American. Since 2000, Great American Life has paid more than $5 billion in guaranteed income benefits to our valued contract owners, including more than $600 million in 2016.** Let us help you achieve your retirement dreams. To learn more, visit GAIG.com.
A Great American Family
In 1940, a man named Carl Lindner opened a cash-and-carry dairy market with his father, sister and brothers. The success of this single storefront would launch his career as a self-made businessman and entrepreneur. He parlayed this business sense into interests in the banking and insurance industry.
In 1959, Mr. Lindner founded American Financial Group (AFG), and in the 1970s, AFG acquired Great American Insurance Company®. His sons Craig and Carl joined him in the enterprise, and have spent their entire careers helping to build AFG into a premier annuity and specialty commercial property and casualty insurance provider. Today, Craig and Carl serve as Co-Chief Executive Officers. As AFG has grown, the Lindner family has committed the company to creating value for clients and shareholders, providing quality products and services, and remaining financially strong.
Because of Mr. Lindner’s beginnings, he and his family recognize the importance of giving back. Throughout the city of Cincinnati, the family’s philanthropy is well known, and you can find the Lindner and Great American name on YMCAs, university buildings and arts organizations, to name a few.

*Reflects all AFG assets on a GAAP basis.
**The guaranteed income benefit amount includes annuity benefit payments under immediate and deferred annuities, income benefit payments under guaranteed withdrawal benefit riders and contract withdrawals taken by owners after their rider benefit payments began.