Conning's Report with Howden Tiger Explores How Asset-Light Business Models are Fostering a More Responsive Insurance Market


Conning’s joint report with Howden Tiger, Travelling Light, analyzes the remarkable growth in asset-light insurance vehicles - MGAs, fronting companies and reciprocal exchanges - in recent years. The report makes the case that asset-light vehicles are enhancing the insurance industry’s ability to address more volatile risks and fast-changing customer needs.

William Pitt Discusses the MGA Market on AM Best TV


William Pitt, a director in the Insurance Research group, speaks with AM Best TV about what’s driving growth in the MGA market, and the latest standards for new MGAs to be successful with tighter capital capacities. 

Rich Sega Previews the Federal Reserve's Annual Summer Meeting with U.S. News & World Report


Conning's Global Chief Investment Strategist Rich Sega commented on possible outcomes of the Federal Reserve's meeting this week in a U.S. News & World Report article. 

Conning Viewpoint: Commercial Real Estate Can Benefit Insurance Investment Portfolios, but Exposures at Smaller and Mid-Size Firms Trail Those of Larger Companies


In Conning's latest Viewpoint, Matt Reilly, managing director in Conning’s Insurance Solutions team, documents the differences among insurers by size but notes that the potential benefits of CRE are similar for all insurance portfolios, regardless of size.

Capturing Volatility in ESGs


In its new white paper, Conning tests the GEMS® Economic Scenario Generator to see how well it captured the unprecedented market movements of 2020–2022.

Property-Casualty Industry Loss Reserves Remain Redundant in 2022; Adequacy Level Slightly Down; Favorable Development Slightly Lower than Prior Year


The Conning study, “2022 Property-Casualty Loss Reserves: Keeping Vigilant” reviews the property-casualty industry’s loss reserve position at the end of 2022, by line of business and in total.  

Karel Citroen Discusses State Credit Quality on AM Best TV


Karel Citroen, Head of Municipal Research, discussed Conning's 2023 State of the States report with AM Best TV

Conning ConnText Podcast: Central Banks’ Inflation Fight Making Progress, but Higher Rates May Lead to Economic Slowdown Later in 2023


In the Conning ConnText podcast for the third quarter, Rich Sega, Global Chief Investment Strategist, discusses the potential fallout from the Fed’s ongoing battle to tame inflation. He is joined by Karel Citroen, who heads Conning’s municipal credit research and shares insights on the relative credit quality of the U.S. states and the potential impact should the economy slow.

U.S. MGA Market Grows Swiftly, Exceeds $85 Billion in Premium in 2022


The Conning study, “Managing General Agents: Proving Their Mettle,” details MGA marketplace dynamics, trends, participants, and outlook. It includes analysis of the growing fronting market and findings from Conning’s 2022 proprietary survey of MGA executives.

Conning CEO Discusses Succession Planning on AM Best TV


Conning CEO and Chair of the Board, Woody Bradford, speaks about Conning's recently announced executive changes and corporate succession planning with AM Best TV.