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.

Conning ConnText Podcast: Challenges to Economy Continue but U.S. Remains Bright Spot Amid Troubled Global Times


In the Conning ConnText podcast for the third quarter, Rich Sega, Global Chief Investment Strategist, discusses the many current challenges for insurance company investment portfolios. His guest, Tom Cloutier, a CMBS expert, discusses real estate, the various fixed income sectors related to it, and opportunities for insurers. 

Conning Climate Risk Analyzer™ featured in the Climate AIR Toolbox


The Conning Climate Risk Analyzer™ has been featured in the Center for Climate-Aligned Finance’s Climate AIR Toolbox.

Marcus McGregor Comments on Factors that are Causing Prices to Fall in the Oil Futures Market


Marcus McGregor, head of commodities, comments on factors that are causing prices to fall in the oil futures market in a Bloomberg article.

Don Townswick Discusses the Potential Value of Dividend-Paying Equity Strategies for Insurance Portfolios


Donald Townswick, Director of Equity Strategies, discusses the potential value of dividend-paying equity strategies for insurance portfolios in this column on the Insurance Thought Leadership website.

MGA market grows swiftly, exceeds $70 billion in premium in 2021. Growth fueled by plentiful reinsurance capacity accessed through fronting insurers.


The Conning study, “Managing General Agents: Firing on All Cylinders,” presents MGA marketplace dynamics, trends, players, and outlook. It includes analysis of the growing fronting market and findings from Conning’s 2021 proprietary survey of MGA executives. Survey respondents shared insights into premium growth trends and the overall market, as well as insights into relationships with insurers.

State Credit Quality Appears Stable For Now, but Concerns Are on Horizon


Karel Citroen, Head of Municipal Research, penned a column for InsuranceNewsNet on Conning’s 2022 State of the States report.