Woody Bradford on Crisis Leadership, Investment Opportunities, and How the Future of Work is Changing


CEO Woody Bradford was featured in LinkedIn’s “Human Capital” column, a series focused on influential leaders in the financial services industry.

Matt Daly in CIO Magazine


The U.S. Federal Reserve’s unprecedented move to support U.S. corporate bonds in response to the COVID-19 fallout includes an option to buy select high-yield corporate debt.

Paul Norris Comments on the Demand for Asset-Backed Securities in the Current Market


In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Paul Norris, Head of Structured Products, reacted to investors demand for asset-backed securities despite concerns of a recession. 

Rich Sega Explores Why the Pandemic Will Continue to Hit the Market


Rich Sega, Global Chief Investment Strategist, thinks the ongoing global pandemic will continue to wreak havoc on the markets. 

DB Plan Sponsors Should Develop a Strategy Now for the Next Market Fallout


The COVID-19 market fallout may have lowered the funded status of many DB plans, but a liability-driven investment (LDI) strategy may help plans recover and prepare for the next market dislocation. 

Karel Citroen Weighs in on the Recent Municipal Market Rally


Karel Citroen, Head of Municipal Bond Research, weighed in on the municipal market after a week of a strong rally, with more deals on tap out of Washington. 

COVID-19 Impact on Frontier Market Sovereign Debt


Although Global Evolution’s Frontier Market (FM) sovereign debt portfolio enjoyed some isolation relative to other pure hard currency indices, the financial market risk contagion still aggressively bled into its universe.

While P&C Distribution M&A Flew High in 2019, Insurer Acquisitions Slowed


In 2019, M&A activity involving acquisitions of property and casualty insurers slowed considerably from 2018, down approximately 6% compared to the prior year. That’s in stark contrast to the distribution acquisition market that sustained strong interest from consolidators as well as private equity investors throughout 2019.

COVID-19 Provides Insurers an Opportunity to Demonstrate Value, But Political and Regulatory Risks Loom Large


Conning’s comprehensive examination of the pandemic’s impact, “COVID-19 effect on the insurance industry,” is a report packaged in four separate chapters: an industry overview, along with individual reports on the property and casualty, life/annuity, and health industries.

Sean Kurian Discusses Outsourcing Investment Management


For insurers considering outsourcing their investment management, Conning’s Sean Kurian explains how asset managers can provide scale and specialization.