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New Year, New Challenges: Issues Insurance Companies Should Consider in 2021

02/26/2021

Cindy Beaulieu, Chair of Conning’s Investment Policy Committee, reviews key regulatory and related issues that insurance companies should be aware of as we enter 2021. 


Outlook 2021: New Challenges for a New Year

02/21/2021

In this webinar presentation, Conning provides insurance industry and investment insights to help insurers prepare their businesses and investment strategies for 2021 and beyond.


Pension Funded Status Tracker January 2021

02/16/2021

The funded status of the average U.S. corporate defined benefit pension plan improved by 2% from 88% to 90% funded, between the beginning and end of January 2021. 


Q&A: Patience - and Economic Recovery - May Benefit Securitized Investors

02/05/2021

Paul Norris, Head of Structured Products, discusses why opportunities in securitized assets may improve as the year progresses, the outlook for CMBS, the growing interest in ESG principles and the potential impact of the Biden administration on the securitized market. 


Conning ConnText Podcast: Quarterly Investment Outlook

01/29/2021

In his Conning ConnText podcast for the first quarter, Rich Sega, Global Chief Investment Strategist, offers his views on investment and capital markets as we start 2021 and the potential impact of a new political landscape. He is joined by Cindy Beaulieu, chair of Conning’s Investment Policy Committee, who discusses the impact for managing client portfolios.


Pension Funded Status Tracker December 2020

01/20/2021

Over December 2020, the average corporate defined benefit pension plan’s funded status improved by 2%, from 86% to 88% funded.


The Conning Commentary: Insurance Industry Outlook for 2021

01/14/2021

The Conning Commentary  for January 2021 provides an outlook for the insurance industry in the year ahead from the staff of our Insurance Research team.


Pension Funded Status Tracker November 2020

12/14/2020

Over November 2020, the average corporate defined benefit pension plan’s funded status improved by 3%, from 83% to 86% funded. Both asset portfolios and liabilities saw an increase in value.


Conning and PRI's Commitment to ESG Investing for Insurers

12/08/2020

Matt Daly, Head of & Corporate and Municipal Teams, and Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) outline the ESG investing issues facing U.S. insurers and how Conning and PRI are addressing their needs.


Election 2020: Impact on the Insurance Industry

11/19/2020

The Conning Commentary special edition examines how the 2020 elections may impact capital markets and the insurance industry.