Conning Completes Octagon Acquisition

February 02, 2016

Conning Completes Octagon Acquisition

HARTFORD, CT & NEW YORK, NY – February 2, 2016  – Conning, a premier global investment management firm, today announced that it has completed the previously-announced acquisition of Octagon Credit Investors, LLC (“Octagon”), a U.S.-based investment manager with expertise in collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), bank loans and high yield bonds.


Conning ( is a premier global investment management firm with approximately $89 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2015.* Conning has a long history of serving the insurance industry and other institutional investors, and provides a unique combination of asset management, risk and capital management and insurance research to help clients achieve their financial goals. Founded in 1912, Conning operates globally through its offices in Hartford, New York, London, Cologne, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

*Asset total includes Conning, Inc., Conning Asset Management Limited, Cathay Conning Asset Management Limited, Goodwin Capital Advisers, Inc., and Conning Investment Products, Inc. which are all direct or indirect subsidiaries of Conning Holdings Limited (collectively “Conning”) which is one of the family of companies owned by Cathay Financial Holding Co., Ltd. a Taiwan-based company. 


Octagon Credit Investors ( is a leading specialized credit investment management firm. Founded in 1994, the firm has over 20 years of experience managing collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), bank loans and high yield bonds on behalf of institutional and high net worth investors. As of December 31, 2015, Octagon managed $12.6 billion in assets. Octagon’s long-tenured team uses rigorous fundamental credit analysis and a disciplined portfolio management process to identify attractive opportunities across asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon is headquartered in New York, New York.