Conning Names Michael Haylon as Head of Asset Management Sales, Products and Marketing

December 09, 2014

Conning Names Michael Haylon as Head of Asset Management Sales, Products and Marketing

HARTFORD, CT, December 9, 2014 – Conning, Inc., is a leading global provider of investment management solutions, services and research to the insurance industry. Conning today announced the appointment of Michael Haylon as Managing Director, Head of Asset Management Sales, Products and Marketing. With this appointment Mr. Haylon will also join Conning’s Operating Committee. 

Currently responsible for Conning’s investment product development and management, Mr. Haylon will add responsibility for business development and marketing and communications functions in his new role. He will oversee Conning’s team of Relationship Managers who are responsible for delivering Conning's capabilities to clients and prospects. Mr. Haylon will report to Conning’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Woody Bradford, and be based in Conning’s Hartford, Connecticut office.

"Mike brings the right set of skills and experience to lead our distribution efforts. His strong investment background and success at developing tailored products for insurance clients will add an important new dimension to our sales and marketing platforms,” said Mr. Bradford. “Given the investment challenges arising from the low interest rate environment, Mike will ensure our clients and prospects benefit from Conning’s broad range of investment solutions while maintaining our specialized focus on the unique needs of the insurance industry.”

Mr. Haylon joined Conning in 2012 from General Re New England Asset Management where he was Head of Investment Product Management. He had served previously as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer of the Phoenix Companies, as well as Chief Investment Officer of Phoenix Investment Partners. Mr. Haylon has also held positions at Aetna Capital Management, Aetna Life and Casualty, and Travelers Insurance Companies. He holds a B.A. from Bowdoin College and a M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut.

About Conning

Conning ( is a leading investment management company for the global insurance industry, with almost $92 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2014, through Conning, Inc., Conning Asset Management Limited, Cathay Conning Asset Management 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, Cologne and Hong Kong.