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Conning ConnText Podcast: Quarterly Investment Outlook


In his Conning ConnText podcast for the first quarter, Rich Sega, Global Chief Investment Strategist, offers his views on investment and capital markets as we start 2021 and the potential impact of a new political landscape. He is joined by Cindy Beaulieu, chair of Conning’s Investment Policy Committee, who discusses the impact for managing client portfolios.

Pension Funded Status Tracker December 2020


Over December 2020, the average corporate defined benefit pension plan’s funded status improved by 2%, from 86% to 88% funded.

The Conning Commentary: Insurance Industry Outlook for 2021


The Conning Commentary  for January 2021 provides an outlook for the insurance industry in the year ahead from the staff of our Insurance Research team.

Pension Funded Status Tracker November 2020


Over November 2020, the average corporate defined benefit pension plan’s funded status improved by 3%, from 83% to 86% funded. Both asset portfolios and liabilities saw an increase in value.

Conning and PRI's Commitment to ESG Investing for Insurers


Matt Daly, Head of & Corporate and Municipal Teams, and Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) outline the ESG investing issues facing U.S. insurers and how Conning and PRI are addressing their needs.

Election 2020: Impact on the Insurance Industry


The Conning Commentary special edition examines how the 2020 elections may impact capital markets and the insurance industry. 

Pension Funded Status Tracker October 2020


The funded status of the average U.S. corporate defined benefit pension plan remained flat at 83% funded, for the month of October 2020. The asset portfolio decreased in value while liabilities also decreased in value.

2020: What Are the Takeaways for Insurance CROs?


Was the market crash a temporary blip … or a dodged bullet? In this new white paper, Conning’s Dan Finn discusses the possible lessons to be learned for risk professionals from the events and market data of 2020.

ESG: AI Makes Us Smarter


Ole Jorgensen, Director of Research for Global Evolution, discusses how artificial intelligence – AI – may help asset managers integrate ESG factors into the investment process in this video for the Insurance Asset Management Association of China.

Rethinking Investment Strategy to Combat "Lower for Longer"


Matthew Reilly, a Managing Director in Institutional Solutions, examines strategies and tools that might help insurers combat the continuing decline in yields from traditional fixed-income strategies. 

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