Individual Life-Annuity Growth and Profit Leaders: A Legacy of Leaders


Michael Warner
Conning, Inc.


Conning—Individual Life-Annuity Growth and Profit Leaders Announced

(Hartford, CT) September 9, 2015—Conning, Inc. (“Conning”) releases its sixth study of successful individual life-annuity companies in three size categories with analysis of common leading company characteristics.

“Our ongoing study of growth and profit leading individual life-annuity companies continues with this 2015 edition, which includes a detailed analysis of the leading small, midsized and large company segments,” said Terence Martin, Director, Insurance Research at Conning.  “We identified twenty companies that met our multi-year success criteria across the three analyzed size categories. Of those twenty successful companies, twelve also met the criteria in last year’s analysis, and five have been consistent leaders for three years.  This consistency in the leading companies is new to our analysis, and may in part be due to the greater stability in the post-recession market.”

The Conning study, “2015 Individual Life-Annuity Growth and Profit Leaders” analyzes individual life-annuity insurer performance, identifies the most successful firms based on Conning’s multi-year leadership criteria, and identifies shared characteristics among the successful firms.

“This year’s analysis of individual life-annuity growth and profit leaders confirmed some previous findings and raised new insights,” said Steve Webersen, Head, Insurance Research at Conning.  “We identified a number of interesting findings related to leaders’ geographic mix, investments, social media presence and distributor productivity relative to the rest of the industry.  At the same time, some characteristics that we might have expected to be a differentiator—insurer risk-based capital and capital leverage ratios, for instance—did not prove to have a significant correlation with success.”

2015 Individual Life-Annuity Growth and Profit Leaders” is available for purchase from Conning by calling (888) 707-1177 or by visiting the company’s web site at

About Conning 

Conning® ( is a leading investment management company for the global insurance industry, with $92 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2015, through Conning, Inc., Conning Asset Management Limited, Cathay Conning Asset Management Limited (CCAM), Goodwin Capital Advisers, Inc., and Conning Investment Products, Inc. The company's unique combination of asset management, risk and capital management solutions and insurance research helps clients achieve their financial goals through customized business and investment strategies. Founded in 1912, Conning provides clients with innovative solutions, leveraging its global capabilities, investment experience, proprietary research and risk management technology. Headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, Conning also delivers its services globally through its offices in New York, London, and Cologne, and in Hong Kong through CCAM, a joint venture between Conning and Cathay.