Conning Hires Portfolio Manager For Its London Investment Centre

December 18, 2013

Conning Hires Portfolio Manager For Its London Investment Centre

Conning Asset Management Limited (“Conning”), a leading investment management company for the global insurance industry with almost $83bn* in assets under management globally welcomes Ben Hamilton as a portfolio manager to its London team. The appointment is a reflection of Conning’s commitment to its London investment centre as it continues grow its European service provision, with approximately $8.5bn ** of assets now managed in London.

Hamilton is the latest addition to the rapidly expanding team, which now numbers 18 investment professionals and support. In his new role Hamilton will be assisting senior portfolio managers managing Fixed Income portfolios for the European client base, and developing Conning’s Global Bond offering. He will report into Russell Büsst, Conning’s European Chief Investment Officer.

Prior to joining Conning, Hamilton was at Premier Asset Management, where he was the assistant investment manager and research analyst for fixed income and multi-asset funds. 

Commenting on the appointment, Russell Büsst, says: “Ben’s appointment, along with our other recent hires, reflects the commitment that Conning is making to both the insurance sector and the European/Global offering. We are not content to open distribution centres and sell centralised ‘production’. Our strategy is to build ‘real’, fully resourced, investment centres to bring Global skill sets to local markets. Ben’s background and personality will greatly enhance that strategy in London.” 

*at 30th September 2013. 

** at 30th November 2013.

About Conning

Conning ( is a leading investment management company for the global insurance industry, with almost $83 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2013 through Conning, Inc., Conning Asset Management Limited, Cathay Conning Asset Management Limited, and Goodwin Capital Advisers, 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 is focused on the future, providing clients with innovative solutions, leveraging its global capabilities, investment experience, and proprietary research. The company is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, with additional offices in Purchase, London, Cologne, and Hong Kong.