Life Industry Capital Buildup Facing New Pressures


The life insurance industry has built its capital base significantly in the years since the recession.  However, life insurers have been challenged to profitably deploy that capital, according to a new study by Conning.

State of the States - May 2017


Today Conning released its semi-annual State of the States municipal credit research report, which shows steady declines in overall state credit quality. In general, states have not made much progress in solving their biggest fiscal issues from 2016, which include slow economic growth, high legacy costs, and expense growth that is outpacing tax-revenue growth.

Conditions for Insurance Distribution & Services Consolidation Continue


2016 U.S. insurance distribution transaction volume above five-year average.

Conning Launches LDI Tool for Pension Plan Sponsors and their Advisers


The Analyzer helps users evaluate how different investment strategies, including a customized LDI framework, might benefit their plan during adverse market conditions. Additionally, the Analyzer illustrates a process for evolving the plan’s current investment strategy toward a target strategy based on downside risk mitigation, thereby increasing the likelihood of protecting the plan’s funded status.

Demographic Trends Shape Life Settlement


Scott Hawkins, director, insurance research, Conning, said many aging baby boomers will likely turn to life settlements to help with long-term care and health needs.

Rich Sega featured in Insurance Asset Risk


Rich Sega has been driving Conning towards a more diversified asset base to meet the challenges that US insurers face in the low yield environment. He talks to Sarfraz Thind about the shifting demands of US insurers.

Conning Launches LDI Pooled Fund Suite


Conning, a leading global investment manager serving institutional investors, today announced the launch of an innovative pooled fund suite focused solely on liability-driven investment (LDI) solutions for U.S. corporate pension plans.

Conning Launches Second Series of CLO-Focused Separately Managed Accounts


Conning, a leading global investment management firm, has announced the recent launch of the second series of CLOQ (“CLOQ 2”), its separately managed accounts focused on investment grade tranches of collateralized loan obligations (“CLOs”). This mandate, sub-advised by Octagon Credit Investors, LLC (“Octagon”), a specialized credit manager and Conning subsidiary, follows the initial series launched earlier this year.