Octagon's Mike Nechamkin featured on the Last Tranche

08/30/2022

In this episode of the Last Tranche, Mike Nechamkin, chief investment officer and senior portfolio manager at Conning’s affiliate, Octagon Credit Investors, discusses the reasons he believes are behind the recovery in loan prices in recent weeks.


Quantifying the Financial Impacts of Climate Change

08/25/2022

The growing threats of extreme weather and climate tipping points pose risks to financial markets that current climate scenarios do not capture. Conning’s new white paper, co-authored with the University of Maryland, introduces a novel approach to modeling the interaction between physical and transition risk, providing a more robust way of quantifying the possibility of financial impact.


Matt Reilly Discusses Market Volatility and Economy Uncertainty with AM Best TV

08/12/2022

Matt Reilly, a managing director, speaks with AM Best TV about how market volatility and economic uncertainty are causing many insurers to adopt more defensive investment strategies, a move that may impact growth prospects.


Don Townswick Comments on Equity Markets in Dow Jones MarketWatch

08/11/2022

Don Townswick Comments on Equity Markets in Dow Jones MarketWatch.


FIRM® Portfolio Analyzer wins “Life and Pensions ALM System of the Year” for the second year in a row

08/11/2022

Conning is pleased to announce its FIRM® Portfolio Analyzer and Conning Allocation Optimizer™ have been named Life and Pensions ALM System of the Year for the second year in a row. 


Conning Viewpoint: As Equity Volatility Challenges Portfolios, Modeling May Help Insurers Better Understand Equity’s Long-Term Value

08/08/2022

Matt Reilly from Conning’s Institutional Solutions team offers insights on equity allocations among insurers and explains that equity remains an important portfolio asset, despite the recent decline in equity values and higher volatility. This is the second in the “Risk Matters” series focusing on helping insurers understand current investment risks and how modelling can help develop holistic enterprise solutions.


William Pitt Shares Factors Driving Growth in the MGA Market with AM Best TV

08/08/2022

William Pitt, a director in Insurance Research, discusses factors that are helping drive double-digit growth in the managing general agent market in 2021 with AM Best TV.


Cindy Beaulieu Quoted in Investor’s Business Daily on Inflation Signals and China

08/01/2022

Cindy Beaulieu discusses how relations with China may impact the current inflationary environment with Investor’s Business Daily.


Conning ConnText Podcast: Challenges to Economy Continue but U.S. Remains Bright Spot Amid Troubled Global Times

07/29/2022

In the Conning ConnText podcast for the third quarter, Rich Sega, Global Chief Investment Strategist, discusses the many current challenges for insurance company investment portfolios. His guest, Tom Cloutier, a CMBS expert, discusses real estate, the various fixed income sectors related to it, and opportunities for insurers. 


Conning Climate Risk Analyzer™ featured in the Climate AIR Toolbox

07/28/2022

The Conning Climate Risk Analyzer™ has been featured in the Center for Climate-Aligned Finance’s Climate AIR Toolbox.