Insights

Evolutionary, Not Revolutionary: The Looming Change in Bond C1 Factors for Life Insurers

09/21/2021

Matthew Reilly from Institutional Solutions and Mary Pat Campbell from Insurance Research examine the potential impact on life insurance portfolios from newly adopted changes to risk-based capital charges.


Pension Funded Status Tracker July 2021

08/22/2021

Over July 2021, the average corporate defined benefit pension plan’s funded status remained flat at 95% funded.


Alternative Paths: Alt Assets May Offer Insurers Greater Yields, Returns and Risk Management

08/20/2021

Rich Sega, Global Chief Investment Strategist, provides a primer for insurers that are considering an allocation to alternative assets.


Conning ConnText Podcast

07/28/2021


Conning Key Facts

07/28/2021

“Key Facts” offers an overview of Conning’s assets under management, the experience and depth of our investment staff, and our array of capabilities to help you get a quick understanding of our company.


Equities Watch: Views on Value Stocks, Dividends and Tax Policy 

07/27/2021

Don Townswick, Director of Equity Strategies, discusses the outlook for value stocks including the dividend-paying equities at the center of Conning’s high-dividend equity (HDE) strategy.


Pension Funded Status Tracker June 2021

07/20/2021

The funded status of the average U.S. corporate defined benefit pension plan from 95.9% to 95.3% funded over June 2021. 


Seizing the Moment: Strategies for the Post-Pandemic Environment

07/02/2021

Matthew Reilly, a managing director in the Institutional Solutions group, and Cindy Beaulieu, Chair of Conning’s Investment Policy Committee, discuss ways to broaden the insurance investment portfolio toolset for property & casualty insurers. They explain how markets are evolving and where greater opportunities may lie in the webinar "Seizing the Moment: Strategies for the Post-Pandemic Environment."


Conning’s Strategic Asset Allocation Approach for Life Insurers: Empowering Financial Decision-Making

06/29/2021

Conning explains our holistic approach in developing customized strategic asset allocations for each life insurance and annuity firm, creating an investment strategy that complements a client’s overall business.


Transition Risk: Portfolio Considerations Amid Increasing Carbon-Emission Controls and Climate-Related Regulations

06/28/2021

Matt Daly, Head of Corporate and Municipal Teams, and Denzil De Bie, Head of Credit Research – Europe, examine transition risk, i.e., the investment risks - and opportunities – that may arise in response to how efforts to reduce carbon emissions may affect market conditions.