2016Viewpoint - Post-Election Pension De-Risking Strategy Considerations
Based on the pre-election rhetoric, there is little doubt that the
president-elect, Donald Trump, is expected to employ a progrowth
economic policy that may stimulate US growth and
reduce unemployment. This is expected to come through tax
cuts and increased government spending on infrastructure
2016Conning Releases Q4 2016 State of the States Update
Leading global investment management firm Conning today released its semi-annual State of the States municipal credit research report, which reveals growing concerns for state credit quality.
2016Viewpoint - Central Banks v. Bad Policies
Since 2008, we at Conning have been saying that the weak economy is not a monetary problem, so it does not have a monetary solution. When a nation’s leadership promulgates poor regulatory, fiscal, and trade policies, it leaves the job of offsetting the effects on their citizens to the central banks. This lack of policy coordination is like a one- handed clap.
2016Society of Actuaries and Conning Provide a Practical Guide on Economic Scenario Generators
The Society of Actuaries (SOA) released a new research paper on economic scenario generators. Authored by Conning, a global investment management firm with financial risk modeling software capabilities, the paper serves as a practical guide in understanding future paths of economies and financial markets, and risk elements driving financial variability.
2016Navigating Knowns and Unknowns in Forecasting
To be successful, institutional investors, including pension plans, attempt to understand and put a price on the future. But is it possible to accurately forecast future events?
2016Conning Viewpoint - Risk Factor Investing
Most investors, including insurance companies, construct their portfolios using traditional asset classes. This approach has served institutional investors for decades, but an alternate approach using risk factors has some potential advantages due to a more granular approach.
2016Asia Investment Grabs Big Chunk of Global P/C M&A Pie
Insurance industry M&A truly went global in 2015, and a noteworthy segment of the attention came from China and Japan. Conning summarizes the scope of this in a new report, and the author said he expects both trends to continue.