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.


Marcus McGregor Comments on Factors that are Causing Prices to Fall in the Oil Futures Market

07/25/2022

Marcus McGregor, head of commodities, comments on factors that are causing prices to fall in the oil futures market in a Bloomberg article.


Don Townswick Discusses the Potential Value of Dividend-Paying Equity Strategies for Insurance Portfolios

07/18/2022

Donald Townswick, Director of Equity Strategies, discusses the potential value of dividend-paying equity strategies for insurance portfolios in this column on the Insurance Thought Leadership website.


MGA market grows swiftly, exceeds $70 billion in premium in 2021. Growth fueled by plentiful reinsurance capacity accessed through fronting insurers.

07/14/2022

The Conning study, “Managing General Agents: Firing on All Cylinders,” presents MGA marketplace dynamics, trends, players, and outlook. It includes analysis of the growing fronting market and findings from Conning’s 2021 proprietary survey of MGA executives. Survey respondents shared insights into premium growth trends and the overall market, as well as insights into relationships with insurers.


State Credit Quality Appears Stable For Now, but Concerns Are on Horizon

06/07/2022

Karel Citroen, Head of Municipal Research, penned a column for InsuranceNewsNet on Conning’s 2022 State of the States report. 


Course Correction: Insurers Revisit Portfolio Strategies

06/06/2022

Richard Sega, Global Chief Investment Strategist, writes in InsuranceNewsNet on how the insurance industry is changing its investment strategies to meet the demands of the current economy. 


Don Townswick Discusses Dividends and Yields in the Equities Market

06/02/2022

Don Townswick, Director of Equity Strategies, talks about dividends and yields in the equities market in a Barron’s article.