Updated Conning Analysis of Distribution Costs Now Available to WSIA Members

11/19/2021

The Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) released recent results of an analysis conducted by Conning that provided an objective analysis of the distribution costs, cost structure and ratios between the wholesale and retail channels.


ESG in the Insurance Industry: Environmental and Investment Considerations for Insurers

11/18/2021

The Conning Focus Series, “ESG in the Insurance Industry: Environmental and Investment Considerations for Insurers” examines the broad range of strategic options insurance companies are using to evaluate investments, from simple measures such as negative screens that exclude certain investments, to increasingly complex measures such as developing a proprietary ESG score, balancing the options of divesting or engaging with companies, and investing in green bonds.


Rich Sega Comments on the Upcoming Federal Reserve Chair Nomination

11/17/2021

Rich Sega, Global Chief Investment Strategist, comments on the impending Federal Reserve chair appointment in Capital.com


Matthew Reilly Discusses Insurer Asset Allocation Trends

11/16/2021

Matthew Reilly, Managing Director in Conning’s Institutional Solutions group, discusses insurer asset allocation trends in a FundFire article. 


Mary Pat Campbell Comments on Life Annuity Carriers' Rising Exposure to BBB Debt

11/15/2021

Mary Pat Campbell, a vice president in Conning’s Insurance Research Group, comments on life annuity carriers’ rising exposure to BBB debt in Life Annuity Specialist


Marcus McGregor Discusses the Current High Energy Prices in Barron’s

11/09/2021

Marcus McGregor, Head of Commodities Research at Conning, comments on current high energy prices in a Barron’s article. 


Cindy Beaulieu Discusses Inflation in the U.S. Economy

11/08/2021

Cindy Beaulieu, managing director and Chair of the Investment Policy Committee, comments on inflation in the U.S. economy in a U.S. News & World Report article. 


Don Townswick Comments on Corporate Borrowing and the Federal Reserve Taper in MarketWatch

11/05/2021

Don Townswick, Director of Equity Strategies, comments on corporate borrowing and the Federal Reserve taper in a MarketWatch article. 


Life Insurance Industry Investments Show Results of Rough Year

11/05/2021

The Conning Focus Series, “Life Insurance Industry Investments, 2021”, looks at the impact of the challenging economic environment of 2020 and 2021 from multiple angles. This study continues Conning’s annual reports on the life industry’s General Account assets, investigating trends in asset allocations and returns. 


Consumer and Investor Demand Signal Stronger Life Settlement Growth Forecast

10/26/2021

The Conning study, “Life Settlements: The Growth Continues” analyzes Covid-19’s impact on the life settlement market and asset class. The study reviews the current market for life settlements and presents our forecast for 2021 - 2030. Further, the study analyzes the performance of insurers targeted by life settlements investors.