Insights

Pension Funded Status Tracker - October 2018

11/15/2018

Funded levels for U.S. corporate pension plans fell 2% in October to 88% funded, 3% higher than year-end 2017. Asset values fell as equity markets experienced major declines and bonds underperformed, while liabilities also fell, albeit less severely, as interest rates rose and spreads widened. Learn more about the trends and drivers in our October Pension Funded Status Tracker. 


Pension Funded Status Tracker - September 2018

10/12/2018

Funded levels for U.S. corporate pension plans rose 1% in September to 90% funded, 5% higher than year-end 2017. Rising interest rates drove down liabilities at twice the rate assets declined, the latter mainly due to bond underperformance. Learn more about the trends and drivers in our September Pension Funded Status Tracker.


Fact Sheet: Cloud Computing for Financial Risk Modeling

10/01/2018

With the advent of the speed and affordability of cloud computing, stochastic simulations for financial risk modeling can be run at a level of sophistication that has never before been practical.


Key Facts - September 2018

09/30/2018

Conning (www.conning.com) is a leading investment management firm with a long history of serving the insurance industry. Conning supports institutional investors, including pension plans, with investment solutions and asset management offerings, award-winning risk modeling software, and industry research. Founded in 1912, Conning has investment centers in Asia, Europe and North America.


Global Evolution's Investment Themes

09/27/2018

Learn more about Global Evolution's investment themes and the history of Emerging and Frontier Markets.

 


Viewpoint - Ten Years Post Crisis U.S. Banks Eye Continued Growth

09/27/2018

While U.S. banks are on much more solid footing than 10 years ago post financial crisis, decisions facing bank management and pending regulatory actions may have long-term impact on the sector. 


Learn More About Global Evolution's Investment Process

09/21/2018

In this short video you will learn more about about Global Evolution's investment process.


Pension Funded Status Tracker - August 2018

09/13/2018

Funded levels for U.S. corporate pension plans held steady in August and remain 4% higher than year-end 2017. Assets grew due to outperformance in U.S. equity, Treasury and corporate bond markets, but liabilities also grew as interest rates fell. Learn more about the trends and drivers in our August Pension Funded Status Tracker.


Viewpoint - ABS Offer Potential Portfolio Diversification, Quality and Defense

08/15/2018

As spreads remain tight and concerns abound over the possibility that we are late in the credit cycle, asset-backed securities may offer institutions competitive yields, diversification and defensive support for their portfolios. 


Insights - Pension Funded Status Tracker - July 2018

08/14/2018

Funded levels for U.S. corporate pension plans held steady in July and remain 4% higher than year-end 2017. A rally in global equity markets fed asset growth, while liabilities were muted as interest rates and corporate bond spreads moved in opposite directions. Learn more about the trends and drivers in our July Pension Funded Status Tracker.