Matt Daly Examines the Current Situation of the Investment-Grade Bond Market
Matt Daly discussed how collapsing oil prices and Covid-19 are causing investors to look more closely at the low end of the investment-grade bond market in MarketWatch.
Don Townswick Discusses the Benefits of Stock Buybacks
Don Townswick, director of equity strategies at Conning, speaks to the benefits of company stock buybacks due to the current equity prices.
Early Reserve Analysis from Conning’s Bill Burns, ACAS
Preliminary results show that, in 2019, the property-casualty industry booked $5.7 billion of favorable reserve development, representing 0.9 point of benefit on the calendar-year loss ratio. This marks the 14th consecutive year that the industry has had favorable development from prior accident years.
COVID-19 Update: Contagion and Containment
The COVID-19 virus that started as a China-only issue with ramifications to supply chains has now gone global with adverse implications to consumer behaviour, capital investment and growth. In Europe, government containment initiatives have in some cases been draconian but time will tell if they stop the virus from spreading. Meanwhile, oil and base metals face downward pressure and the narrative of an emerging-market-led global upswing in 2020 seems a distant memory.
Regulatory & Accounting Updates Affect Life/Annuity, Health Insurers
A new year often means new regulatory and accounting changes for insurers, and 2020 is no exception. Conning has analyzed the four major updates, which will most likely affect life/annuity and health companies, and shares our insights.
The Future of Medical Malpractice Premiums
Bill Burns and Alyssa Gittleman of Conning's Insurance Research group share insight on the future of medical malpractice premiums in a recent MDedge article.
Conning Comments on the Rising Threat of Coronavirus to the Insurance Industry
Conning's Dan Erickson, Steve Webersen and Matt Daly offer insight on what this threat could mean for insurers and the market in a recent Hartford Courant article.
Rich Sega Featured on Reuters Insider's "Trading at Noon"
Rich Sega’s visit to Reuters Insider’s “Trading at Noon” on February 27 covered a variety of subjects, from the impact of the coronavirus upheaval to the Fed to his optimism for markets once virus issues subside.
Conning Launches Capability to View Combined Risk in Insurers’ General Account and DB Pension
A potential blind spot for insurers in assessing the full investment risk of their general account and defined benefit pension plan assets could lead to missed opportunities to improve net income, pension plan funding and their bottom line. Conning’s solution can help provide a comprehensive view.
Conning Industry Outlook Helps Ready Insurers for 2020 Business, Investment Challenges
Conning has produced an industry outlook webinar analyzing challenges that U.S. insurers face in 2020, both in their business and in managing their investment portfolios. The outlook highlights that, while the environment for property-casualty insurers is relatively more favorable than the one for life-annuity companies, both face many challenges as competition remains intense.