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Thinking the Unthinkable: Stress-Testing a U.S. Treasury Technical Default


Matt Lightwood considers two possible scenarios for the aftermath of a default and their effects on financial markets. 

Commercial Real Estate Investment Q&A: What Insurers Need to Know


Tom Cloutier, Conning’s CMBS expert, discusses the challenges facing the commercial real estate market, the firm’s due diligence process, and the enhanced investor protections in CMBS.

The Risks of 2023 – And a Path Forward


Rich Sega and Cindy Beaulieu examine the expanding array of domestic and global risks challenging investment markets in 2023 and offer insights on strategies to help insurers manage their portfolios in this environment.

Survey Insights: Investment Risk, Private Assets and ESG on the Rise Among Life Insurers


On March 28, Conning's Scott Hawkins and Matt Reilly discussed findings from the firm's risk assessment survey of U.S. insurers as part of ACLI's webinar series moderated by Sunny Wadhwa. 

As Rates Rise, Investment Strategies Must Meet IMR Challenges


Jeremy Lachtrupp and Matt Reilly examine the Interest Maintenance Reserve (IMR), its role in life company balance sheets and concerns as interest rates rise, and considerations for insurers in developing investment strategies

Parameter Stability in Unstable Markets


When validating economic scenario generators, one aspect that is often overlooked is parameter stability—the ability of a single set of model parameters to perform consistently well over long periods, in both normal and stressed market environments. 

2023 Insurance Industry Outlook Webinar


As we enter a new year, the insurance industry is facing an environment that offers significant growth opportunities. However, uncertainty and risk are on the rise. In 2023, insurers will be walking a tightrope as they seek profitable growth. This webinar provides Conning’s in-depth view of the key factors expected to drive growth throughout the Property-Casualty, Life-Annuity, and Health sectors in the year ahead, and addresses how insurers can meet the growth opportunities that lie ahead.

Conning Risk Assessment Survey of U.S. Insurers