Conning ConnText Podcast Notes Economic Growth Continuing but at a Slower Pace; ESG Factors, Climate Policy and Demand Feeding Energy Market Volatility 


Conning has posted its latest Conning ConnText quarterly podcast which observes that the economic rebound of 2021 is slowing but several indicators suggest it may continue into 2022. The podcast also discusses the factors driving the recent volatility in energy markets and notes that higher energy prices are likely to continue through the coming winter.

Middle Market Leaders Navigate a Changing Environment


The Conning study, 2021 Middle Market: Leaders Push Ahead reviews the middle market commercial insurance landscape, including market size estimates, account characteristics, and distribution trends.

Karel Citroen Discusses Municipal Bonds in Chief Investment Officer 


Karel Citroen, Head of Municipal Research, comments on municipal bonds and airport investments in Chief Investment Officer

Conning Recognized Twice in the Insurance Asset Risk Americas 2021 Awards Program


Conning has won the Insurance Asset Risk Americas 2021 awards for “Fixed Income Manager of the Year” and “Technology Provider of the Year.” 

Property-Casualty Industry Loss Reserve Position Strengthened During Lockdown; Favorable Development in 2020 Similar to 2019


Conning’s annual study of the property-casualty industry’s loss reserves finds that the overall reserve position at year-end 2020 was healthier than it was at year-end 2019, although there were changes in reserve levels by line of business.


American Equity to Partner with Conning for Core Fixed Income Investing


Conning and BlackRock have been selected by American Equity Life (NYSE: AEL), one of the nation’s leading issuers of fixed index annuities, to manage nearly all of AEL’s core fixed income assets. AEL expects to begin transitioning the assets in the fourth quarter. 

Conning Viewpoint: Risk-Based Capital Changes Will Affect Life Portfolios but Maintaining Holistic Approach to Investment Strategy Remains Paramount


Conning has posted a Viewpoint examining the potential impact on life insurers of long-discussed newly adopted changes to risk-based capital (RBC) charges.

Karel Citroen Weighs in on Potential Corporate Tax Rate Increases in Bloomberg


Karel Citroen, Head of Municipal Bond Research, tells Bloomberg that potential corporate tax rate increases will likely push P&C insurers toward investing in municipal bonds.

Cindy Beaulieu Discusses Potential Inflation Scenarios with Chief Investment Officer


Cindy Beaulieu, Chair of Conning’s Investment Policy Committee, discusses potential inflation scenarios with Chief Investment Officer

Matt Daly Discusses ESG Investing and Net-Zero With Insurance Asset Risk


Matt Daly, Head of Corporate and Municipal Teams, shares insight on ESG investing and net-zero in the insurance industry with Insurance Asset Risk