Conning Launches Free Stochastic Climate Scenario Data Set


Conning is pleased to announce the release of a free stochastic climate stress scenario data set for use in market risk analysis.

Conning — Property-Casualty Industry Loss Reserve Adequacy Level Barely Changed in 2021; Favorable Development in 2021 Slightly Less than in 2020


The Conning study, “2021 Property-Casualty Loss Reserves: Inflation Looming, No Time for Vacation” reviews the property-casualty industry’s loss reserve position at the end of 2021, by line of business and in total. In the study, Conning includes estimated ranges of reserve adequacy levels for the industry and for small, midsized, and large insurance companies.

Octagon's Mike Nechamkin featured on the Last Tranche


In this episode of the Last Tranche, Mike Nechamkin, chief investment officer and senior portfolio manager at Conning’s affiliate, Octagon Credit Investors, discusses the reasons he believes are behind the recovery in loan prices in recent weeks.

Quantifying the Financial Impacts of Climate Change


The growing threats of extreme weather and climate tipping points pose risks to financial markets that current climate scenarios do not capture. Conning’s new white paper, co-authored with the University of Maryland, introduces a novel approach to modeling the interaction between physical and transition risk, providing a more robust way of quantifying the possibility of financial impact.

Matt Reilly Discusses Market Volatility and Economy Uncertainty with AM Best TV


Matt Reilly, a managing director, speaks with AM Best TV about how market volatility and economic uncertainty are causing many insurers to adopt more defensive investment strategies, a move that may impact growth prospects.

Don Townswick Comments on Equity Markets in Dow Jones MarketWatch


Don Townswick Comments on Equity Markets in Dow Jones MarketWatch.

FIRM® Portfolio Analyzer wins “Life and Pensions ALM System of the Year” for the second year in a row


Conning is pleased to announce its FIRM® Portfolio Analyzer and Conning Allocation Optimizer™ have been named Life and Pensions ALM System of the Year for the second year in a row. 

Conning Viewpoint: As Equity Volatility Challenges Portfolios, Modeling May Help Insurers Better Understand Equity’s Long-Term Value


Matt Reilly from Conning’s Institutional Solutions team offers insights on equity allocations among insurers and explains that equity remains an important portfolio asset, despite the recent decline in equity values and higher volatility. This is the second in the “Risk Matters” series focusing on helping insurers understand current investment risks and how modelling can help develop holistic enterprise solutions.

William Pitt Shares Factors Driving Growth in the MGA Market with AM Best TV


William Pitt, a director in Insurance Research, discusses factors that are helping drive double-digit growth in the managing general agent market in 2021 with AM Best TV.

Cindy Beaulieu Quoted in Investor’s Business Daily on Inflation Signals and China


Cindy Beaulieu discusses how relations with China may impact the current inflationary environment with Investor’s Business Daily.