News

Conning—$33 Billion in 2016 Global Insurance Mergers and Acquisitions Marks Retreat from Prior Year Levels

05/15/2017

The Conning study, “Global Insurer Mergers & Acquisitions: Activity Slows, but Pressures Remain” tracks and analyzes both U.S. and non-U.S. insurer M&A activity across property-casualty, life-annuity and health insurance sectors. Specific transactions are detailed, and trends are analyzed across all sectors. 


Conning’s Latest State of the States Report

05/02/2017

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

04/03/2017

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


Conning Launches Interactive LDI Tool for for Pension Plan Sponsors and their Advisers

03/16/2017

Conning, today announced the launch of a free Liability-Driven Investing (LDI) tool, the Conning Pension Risk Analyzer (Analyzer), on its website.


Demographic Trends Shape Life Settlement 

02/07/2017

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 (CIO), featured in Insurance Asset Risk

02/01/2017

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.


Commercial Automobile Insurance - Fix Me, Please

01/30/2017

The commercial automobile insurance line has been suffering for five years, and has yet to show significant improvement, despite insurer efforts, according to a new study by Conning.


Conning Launches LDI Pooled Fund Suite - Pension Team Prepared to Offer Comprehensive, Custom Solutions

01/09/2017

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.


Key Facts - December 2016

12/31/2016

Conning (www.conning.com) is a leading global investment management firm with a long history of serving the insurance industry. Conning supports institutional investors, including pension plans, with investment solutions and asset management offerings, award-winning risk modeling software, and industry research. Founded in 1912, Conning has offices in Boston, Cologne, Hartford, Hong Kong, London, New York, and Tokyo.


Conning Launches Second Series of CLO-Focused Separately Managed Accounts

12/29/2016

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.