Barofsky: US Treasury abdicated responsibility for AIG

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The payment of retention bonuses at AIG Financial Products last year was the result of an “abdication of responsibility” by the US Treasury, says Neil Barofsky, the Washington, DC-based special inspector general for the Troubled Assets Relief Program (Sigtarp), in an exclusive interview with Risk.

Asked whether the Treasury’s oversight of AIG’s compensation policies was haphazard, Barofsky replies: “They failed to do it completely from November 2008 to March 2009. I think even haphazard might be

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