News

Conditions for Insurance Distribution & Services Consolidation Continue

04/03/2017

2016 U.S. insurance distribution transaction volume above five-year average.


Conning Launches Interactive LDI Tool for for Pension Plan Sponsors and their Advisers

03/16/2017

Conning, today announced the launch of a free Liability-Driven Investing (LDI) tool, the Conning Pension Risk Analyzer (Analyzer), on its website.


Demographic Trends Shape Life Settlement 

02/07/2017

Scott Hawkins, director, insurance research, Conning, said many aging baby boomers will likely turn to life settlements to help with long-term care and health needs.


Rich Sega (CIO), featured in Insurance Asset Risk

02/01/2017

Rich Sega has been driving Conning towards a more diversified asset base to meet the challenges that US insurers face in the low yield environment. He talks to Sarfraz Thind about the shifting demands of US insurers.


Commercial Automobile Insurance - Fix Me, Please

01/30/2017

The commercial automobile insurance line has been suffering for five years, and has yet to show significant improvement, despite insurer efforts, according to a new study by Conning.


Conning Launches LDI Pooled Fund Suite - Pension Team Prepared to Offer Comprehensive, Custom Solutions

01/09/2017

Conning, a leading global investment manager serving institutional investors, today announced the launch of an innovative pooled fund suite focused solely on liability-driven investment (LDI) solutions for U.S. corporate pension plans.


Conning Launches Second Series of CLO-Focused Separately Managed Accounts

12/29/2016

Conning, a leading global investment management firm, has announced the recent launch of the second series of CLOQ (“CLOQ 2”), its separately managed accounts focused on investment grade tranches of collateralized loan obligations (“CLOs”). This mandate, sub-advised by Octagon Credit Investors, LLC (“Octagon”), a specialized credit manager and Conning subsidiary, follows the initial series launched earlier this year.


Conning Wins Insurance ERM Award for Best Insurance Asset Manager of the Year

12/22/2016

At a time when underwriting profitability is challenged by low growth in developed economies, insurers have become more reliant on the performance of their investments to generate profitability. Against this backdrop, Conning has successfully been delivering customised investment solutions for insurance clients with the industry’s unique investment needs in mind, such as sustainable and tax efficient income, muted volatility and efficient use of capital.


Conning’s GEMS® Software Receives Best Economic Scenario Generator Award from Risk.net for Fourth Time in Six Years

12/06/2016

Conning, a leading global provider of risk and capital management software and advisory solutions to the insurance and pension industries, has received the award for Best Economic Scenario Generator (ESG) in Risk.net’s 2016 Buy-Side Awards.


Conning Sees Continued Interest in Mid-Stream MLPs Given Long-Term Growth Opportunities

11/14/2016

Institutional investors, including insurers and pensions, continue to increase allocations to Master Limited Partnership (MLP) strategies in their search for yield in the current low interest rate environment.