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These views and opinions are those of the authors at the time of writing, may be subject to change, are for informational purposes only, and they should not be construed as investment advice or a recommendation for the purchase or sale of securities by Conning. The information may not be current and Conning has no obligation to provide any updates or changes. Individual portfolio management teams for Conning may have views and opinions and/or make investment decisions that, in certain instance, may not always be consistent with the views and opinions expressed therein. While any third-party data used is considered reliable, its accuracy is not guaranteed.

Building a Positive Relationship with Negative IMR

02/14/2024

In this webinar, the Conning Insurance Solutions team discusses approaches to navigating the current environment, industry impacts with the IMR rule change and strategies for value creation.


Conning Key Facts

02/01/2024

“Key Facts” offers an overview of Conning’s assets under management, the experience and depth of our investment staff, and our array of capabilities to help you get a quick understanding of our company.


Conning ConnText Podcast

01/30/2024

Conning ConnText is a quarterly podcast that features our firm’s view of capital markets, trends and investment strategies for the insurance industry, hosted by Rich Sega, Conning’s Global Chief Investment Strategist.


Conning Risk Assessment Survey of U.S. Insurers

01/23/2024

U.S. insurers are optimistic about investment markets in 2024 and expect to take on more investment risk, according to a fall 2023 survey of U.S. insurance decision makers commissioned by Conning. The survey also found that insurers think the benefits of adding artificial intelligence tools to the investment process are worth the risks.


2024 Investment Themes To Watch: Navigating Elections, Fed Moves and Fundamentals

01/18/2024

Experts from Conning and affiliate Octagon Credit Investors discuss the many factors shaping the investment environment for insurers as the new year unfolds. 


The Conning Commentary: December 2023

12/20/2023

The December Conning Commentary forecasts continued premium growth across the U.S. life-annuity and property-casualty sectors in 2024, along with positive net operating results and net income. To read the issue, click here. 


Investment Outlook 2024: Focus on Quality As a Mild Recession Looms 

11/10/2023

Rich Sega, Global Chief Investment Strategist, discusses the 2024 investment outlook and strategies to help insurers navigate a challenging environment.


Inflation Modeling Revisited: Part Two

11/07/2023

In part two of his series on inflation, Matt Lightwood discusses the key factors of model performance as well as the importance—and challenges—of using historical data. 


Webinar: CLOs in the Current Market Environment - Opportunities & Outlook 

10/04/2023

Octagon Credit Investors, a Conning affiliate, discusses the state of the collateralized loan obligation (CLO) market in a webinar titled “CLOs in the Current Market Environment: Opportunities & Outlook,” featuring Gretchen Lam, CFA, and Lauren Law, CFA, moderated by Doug McDermott. The presenters also share their perspectives on potential opportunities and risks against a backdrop of higher-for-longer interest rates.