Conning Appoints Donald E. Townswick as Equities Director

May 05, 2015

Conning Appoints Donald E. Townswick as Equities Director

Further Enhances Conning’s Expertise in US and Global Equities for Insurers  

HARTFORD, CT – May 5, 2015 – Conning, Inc., a leading global provider of investment management solutions, services and research to the insurance industry, today announced the appointment of Donald E. Townswick, CFA, as Director, Equity Products. Based in Hartford, CT, Don will support Conning’s global equity strategy, including the development of new equity strategies.

“Conning is committed to broadening its asset capabilities and developing global investment strategies that enhance portfolio diversification in alignment with clients’ risk tolerance and income needs,” commented Richard Sega, Chief Investment Officer, Conning. “Don’s experience in managing equity strategies for insurers makes him an asset to Conning’s investment team. Additionally, he will play an important role as we develop future equity strategies for insurers, as well as consider potential acquisitions in this area,” added Sega. 

With more than 20 years of experience in asset management, Don joins Conning from Golden Capital Management in Charlotte, NC, where he was a Senior Portfolio Manager and Analyst. While at Golden Capital Management, he designed and launched three new global investment strategies. Prior to his position in Charlotte, Don was a long-time member of the Hartford investment community in roles with QII, Alpha Equity Management, ING Investment Management and Aeltus Investment Management. Don holds an MBA in Finance from Vanderbilt University and earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California. 

Conning’s current equity strategies include U.S. and global income-oriented strategies, as well as other specialized strategies such as master limited partnerships (MLP). For more information on Conning’s investment strategies, visit

About Conning
Conning ( is a leading investment management company for the global insurance industry, with almost $95 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2015, through Conning, Inc., Conning Asset Management Limited, Cathay Conning Asset Management Limited (CCAM) Limited, Goodwin Capital Advisers, Inc., and Conning Investment Products, Inc. The company's unique combination of asset management, risk and capital management solutions and insurance research helps clients achieve their financial goals through customized business and investment strategies. Founded in 1912, Conning provides clients with innovative solutions, leveraging its global capabilities, investment experience, proprietary research and risk management technology. Headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, Conning also delivers its services globally through its offices in New York, London, and Cologne, and in Hong Kong through CCAM, a joint venture between Conning and Cathay.