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Rising Life Insurance Expenses Impact on Profitability

05/07/2019

Life insurers face a challenging environment of low interest rates, higher reserve requirements, poorer claims experience, and sluggish organic premium growth. Insurers may try to reduce costs to achieve profitability but that may not drive long-term success, according to a new study by Conning.


Competition Ramps Up in Small Business Insurance Market

05/03/2019

The small business insurance market has grown at a faster rate than the commercial insurance market between 2015 and 2017, and several major carriers have shown a renewed interest in small commercial insurance, creating a more crowded marketplace, according to a new study by Conning.


Clear Path Analysis - Pension Plan De-Risking, North America 2019

05/02/2019

Conning is the sole sponsor of the Pension Plan De-Risking, North America 2019 report published by Clear Path Analysis. The report explores pension plan de-risking tactics amid market volatility and changes in regulation, and features a foreword from Sean Kurian, Head of Institutional Solutions at Conning.


Yahoo! Finance - Rich Sega Gives His Fed Outlook For 2019

04/26/2019

Rich Sega, Conning’s chief investment strategist, sat with Yahoo! Finance to discuss his 2019 outlook, the potential impact of next year’s presidential elections on this year’s markets, and his latest thoughts on the U.S. Federal Reserve. 


2018 Insurance Distribution and Services Mergers and Acquisitions Push the Pace

04/11/2019

Global insurance distribution mergers and acquisition counts in 2018 surpassed the record setting prior year, keeping the consolidation phenomenon full steam ahead according to a new study by Conning. 


Convertible Securities a Growth Opportunity for Insurers During Periods of Market Volatility

04/08/2019

Leading global investment management firm Conning has issued a primer to help insurance companies better understand how convertible securities may offer the upside potential of equities, but with a bond’s downside protection, a valuable combination of benefits in a volatile investment environment.


Global Insurer Mergers & Acquisitions in 2018: Focusing on the Core

03/12/2019

Insurers and reinsurers executed mergers and acquisitions in 2018 to shed non-core business operations or acquire complementary entities, according to a new study by Conning.


Positive Workers' Compensation Insurance Performance Will Face Challenges

02/13/2019

The extremely favorable workers' compensation insurance results of recent years are poised for change, according to a new study by Conning.


TheStreet - Are Companies Crying China? Global CIO on China's Impact on Earnings Season

02/01/2019

Several dynamics are affecting trade negotiations with China, but Rich Sega, Conning’s Global Chief Investment Strategist, said he thinks talk will ultimately be resolved favorably in this recent interview with TheStreet.


TheStreet - What American Investors Should Be Watching Overseas: Conning Global CIO

01/31/2019

Europe’s economy may suffer from Brexit, and issues with the continent’s southern economies could force the ECB to consider additional quantitative easing, said Rich Sega, Conning’s Global Chief Investment Strategist, in this TheStreet January 31 interview.