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DEC 06, 2016Conning’s GEMS® Software Receives Best Economic Scenario Generator Award from Risk.net for Fourth Time in Six Years

Conning, a leading global provider of risk and capital management software and advisory solutions to the insurance and pension industries, has received the award for Best Economic Scenario Generator (ESG) in Risk.net’s 2016 Buy-Side Awards.

 
DEC 01, 2016Viewpoint - Liability Driven Investing for Insurance Companies

In this Q&A, Conning’s Head of Insurance Solutions provides insurers his insights on the use of liability driven investing, including investment strategies that insurers should consider.

 
NOV 28, 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 projects.

 
NOV 14, 2016Conning Sees Continued Interest in Mid-Stream MLPs Given Long-Term Growth Opportunities

Conning Performs in Top Quartile of eVestment Universe for MLP Equity Products

 
OCT 26, 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.

 
OCT 18, 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.

 
SEP 27, 2016Conning’s Risk Management Software Extends Its User Calibration Capabilities During the Current Era of Market Distortions

Version 6.6 provides unique benefits to calibrate credit spreads and sovereign yields

 
AUG 10, 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.

 
JUL 13, 2016Conning's Risk Management Software Supports Talanx's Solvency II Internal Model Certification

GEMS® Economic Scenario Generator and FIRM® Portfolio Analyzer integral to Talanx’s Solvency II Internal Model that was certified by Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFIN)

 
MAY 16, 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?

 
MAY 05, 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.

 
MAY 03, 2016Conning Releases Q1 2016 State of the States Report

Conning’s latest State of the States U.S. municipal bond report shows that while state revenues have been on a steady climb since the 2008 recession, they are now showing signs of strain.

 
APR 26, 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.

 
MAR 08, 2016Conning Launches Investment Solutions Business

Expands Team With Hire of Two LDI Professionals from J.P. Morgan

 
MAR 02, 2016What are CIOs Facing? Opportunities to Optimize Investment Performance

Conning CIO, Rich Sega, brings valuable insight into some of the challenges that CIOs are facing in this prolonged low interest rate environment, and discusses industry trends and opportunities that CIOs should consider for their portfolios.

 
FEB 29, 2016Joe Mayo On High Dividend Equity - Bloomberg Radio

Joe Mayo, Head of Credit Research at Conning, talks about how high dividend equities can help support portfolios in 2016 and beyond.

 
FEB 02, 2016Conning Completes Octagon Acquisition

Conning, today announced that it has completed the previously-announced acquisition of Octagon Credit Investors, LLC (“Octagon”).

 
JAN 28, 2016Conning Sees Growing Demand For Its High Dividend Equity Strategy In a Volatile Market Environment

Firm’s 5-Year U.S. High Dividend Equity Strategy Track Record Outperforms Peer Investment Strategies.

 
SEP 09, 2015U.S. Municipal Bonds – Opportunities for Insurers

Municipal bonds serve a variety of important purposes for insurance company portfolios. Learn what factors institutional investors should keep in mind when investing in muni bonds.

 
AUG 12, 2015An Opportunity For The Solar Sector: The Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act

One of the key benefits of the MLP structure is that it is a publicly traded partnership combining the tax advantages of a partnership with the capital-raising and liquidity advantages of a publicly traded corporation.

 

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