Conning Publication Highlights Key 2021 Industry Issues for Insurers

February 26, 2021

It’s A New Year But the Challenges Continue; Nine Things to Monitor


HARTFORD, CT – February 26, 2021 –Leading global investment management firm Conning has published a list of key regulatory and related issues for insurers to be aware of as the new year begins, offering insight on the challenges as well as steps the firm is taking to help clients manage potential changes.


Cindy Beaulieu, a Managing Director, Chair of Conning’s Investment Policy Committee and the report author, said that the new year is expected to be less volatile than the pandemic-driven 2020 but that insurers still face a number of challenges. The report covers nine significant issues for insurers to be aware of, from changes in NAIC risk-based capital charges and potential tax reform to CECL implementation and new fiduciary standards.


“The new Biden administration is also expected to present a more demanding regulatory environment, although there have been no new policies introduced yet,” Ms. Beaulieu said. “We continue to monitor the issues that may affect insurers and look for opportunities and ideas to enhance their risk-adjusted returns.”


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Conning ( a leading investment management firm with approximately $198 billion in global assets under management as of December 31, 2020.* With a long history of serving the insurance industry, Conning supports institutional investors, including insurers and pension plans, with investment solutions, risk modeling software, and industry research. Founded in 1912, Conning has investment centers in Asia, Europe and North America. 

*As of December 31, 2020, represents the combined global assets under management for the affiliated firms under Conning Holdings Limited and Cathay Securities Investment Trust Co., Ltd. (“SITE”).  SITE reports internally into Conning Asia Pacific Limited but is a separate legal entity under Cathay Financial Holding Co., Ltd. which is the ultimate controlling parent of all Conning Holdings Limited controlled entities.


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