According to Reuters, bankers are speculating about how soon a share sale could happen.
In a statement, AIG CEO Robert Benmosche said, "We recognize that we have to stand on our own and meet the expectations of the marketplace. That's not new to us."
AIG shares are down 5.5% to $54.00 on the news late Friday.
Shares of American International Group (AIG) are down after news that the recapitalization of the insurance giant is complete, leaving the US government with a 92% stake that it is looking to sell quickly, according to reports.