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Clear Path Analysis - Pension Plan De-Risking, North America 2020 Report

05/07/2020

In the foreword to the Clear Path Analysis “Pension De-Risking North America 2020 Report,” Conning’s Sean Kurian outlines why it’s never too late to consider a disciplined de-risking strategy to help navigate a defined benefit plan’s inevitable peaks and troughs. 


Conning Sees Pressure Rising on Medical Professional Liability (MPL) Carriers

05/06/2020

Leading global investment management firm Conning said that data from the medical professional liability (MPL) insurance industry suggest that business and financial pressures are mounting on carriers, meaning that more trying times may be ahead.


Life-Annuity and Health M&A Continued as Insurers Looked for Growth in 2019; Muted Growth in 2020 Projected

05/05/2020

In 2019, M&A activity involving acquisitions of life-annuity and health insurers in 2019 were slightly higher than in 2018, driven by broad economic, regulatory, competitive, technological, and demographic trends.


Woody Bradford Speaks with AM Best TV

05/01/2020

CEO Woody Bradford told AM Best TV that the democratization of data has made asset management cheaper, faster and better and that technological advances have been instrumental in enabling asset managers and insurance companies to make the large shift to work from home. 


COVID-19 and Poor Countries: The Right Response

04/30/2020

The world’s poorest countries affected by COVID-19 are in need of financial assistance, but Conning affiliate Global Evolution, a manager of emerging and frontier markets debt, argues that any solution must be driven by the principle of “crowding in” market-based finance through market confidence-building measures.


Woody Bradford on Crisis Leadership, Investment Opportunities, and How the Future of Work is Changing

04/30/2020

CEO Woody Bradford was featured in LinkedIn’s “Human Capital” column, a series focused on influential leaders in the financial services industry.


Matt Daly in CIO Magazine

04/28/2020

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s unprecedented move to support U.S. corporate bonds in response to the COVID-19 fallout includes an option to buy select high-yield corporate debt.


Paul Norris Comments on the Demand for Asset-Backed Securities in the Current Market

04/27/2020

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Paul Norris, Head of Structured Products, reacted to investors demand for asset-backed securities despite concerns of a recession. 


Rich Sega Explores Why the Pandemic Will Continue to Hit the Market

04/23/2020

Rich Sega, Global Chief Investment Strategist, thinks the ongoing global pandemic will continue to wreak havoc on the markets. 


DB Plan Sponsors Should Develop a Strategy Now for the Next Market Fallout

04/20/2020

The COVID-19 market fallout may have lowered the funded status of many DB plans, but a liability-driven investment (LDI) strategy may help plans recover and prepare for the next market dislocation.