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May 06, 2019, 10:15 ET Conning--Rising Life Insurance Expenses Impact on Profitability

Life insurers have been facing a challenging environment of low interest rates, higher reserve requirements, poorer claims experience, and sluggish...


May 02, 2019, 10:07 ET Conning--Competition Ramps Up in Small Business Insurance Market

The small business insurance market has grown at a faster rate than the commercial insurance market between 2015 and 2017, and several major carriers ...


Apr 11, 2019, 10:15 ET Conning--2018 Insurance Distribution and Services Mergers and Acquisitions Push the Pace

Global insurance distribution mergers and acquisition counts in 2018 surpassed the record setting prior year, keeping the consolidation phenomenon...


Mar 11, 2019, 10:15 ET Conning--Insurers and Reinsurers Pursued Mergers and Acquisitions to Focus on Core Business in 2018

Insurers and reinsurers executed mergers and acquisitions in 2018 to shed non-core business operations or acquire complementary entities, according...


Feb 13, 2019, 10:15 ET Conning--Positive Workers' Compensation Insurance Performance Will Face Challenges

The extremely favorable workers' compensation insurance results of recent years are poised for change, according to a new study by Conning. "In the...


Jan 07, 2019, 11:15 ET Conning--U.S. Life-Annuity Industry Reorganizes to Create Value

The U.S. Life-Annuity industry has been redefining itself to respond to pressures and build value, according to a new study by Conning. "Life and...


Nov 14, 2018, 09:15 ET Conning -- 2018 Individual Life-Annuity Growth and Profit Leading Companies Announced

Conning releases its eighth study of successful individual life-annuity companies with analysis of common leading company characteristics. "Our...


Nov 05, 2018, 10:45 ET Conning--Life Settlements Market Growth Continues into 2018

The life settlements market seems to have stabilized and embarked on a steady growth trajectory in the last two years, according to a new study by...


Sep 17, 2018, 09:45 ET Conning--Growing Affluent Market Opportunity for Life Insurers

The recent very high rate of growth of the Affluent Market is a significant opportunity for life insurers, according to a new study by Conning....


Sep 12, 2018, 09:30 ET Conning--Personal Auto Insurers Will Seek New Strategies in a Challenging Market

The personal auto insurance market needs to evolve in response to new market dynamics, according to a new study by Conning. "The personal automobile...


Sep 04, 2018, 09:30 ET Conning--MGA Market Growth Again Beats Industry, Gaining Share

The Managing General Agent and Program markets have continued to outpace the growth of the rest of the property-casualty market, according to a new...


Jul 18, 2018, 08:30 ET Conning--Life Insurance Industry Faces Market Penetration Challenge

The life insurance industry has shown relatively steady sales over the past decade, but the number of policies and resulting market penetration are...


Jun 14, 2018, 10:15 ET Conning--Property-Casualty Industry Loss Reserve Position Strengthened in 2017

Conning's annual study of the property-casualty industry's loss reserves find that the overall reserve position appears to be sufficient, after again ...


Jun 07, 2018, 08:45 ET Conning--Property-Casualty Insurance Distribution Landscape Changing Rapidly

The channels and processes for property-casualty insurance distribution are undergoing unprecedented change, according to a new study by Conning....


Mar 22, 2018, 01:15 ET Conning---2017 A Record-Setting Year for Insurance Distribution and Services Mergers & Acquisitions

While 2017 global mergers and acquisitions transactions for insurance distribution set new records, insurance services were down from prior year...


Jan 18, 2018, 08:30 ET Conning--New Tax Law Mostly Positive for U.S. Property-Casualty Insurers

The 2017 U.S. Tax Cut and Jobs Act brings with it both opportunities and challenges for the U.S. property-casualty insurance industry, according to a ...


Nov 14, 2017, 09:15 ET Conning--Restructuring of U.S. Crop Insurance Market to Continue

The dramatic market changes in U.S. crop insurance market participation are likely to continue, according to a new study by Conning. "The U.S. crop...


Nov 07, 2017, 09:15 ET Conning--Property-Casualty Mutuals Have Diversified Growth Options

In the past decade, surplus growth at mutuals has far outpaced stock insurer growth, however, premium growth has lagged, according to a new study by...


Oct 11, 2017, 10:15 ET Conning--Life Settlements Growth Trajectory Challenged by Insurer Cost of Insurance Increases

Overall market conditions point to growing demand for life settlements, but continued insurer increases in cost of insurance on existing policies...


Sep 21, 2017, 09:15 ET Conning--2017 Individual Life-Annuity Growth and Profit Leading Companies Announced

Conning releases its eighth study of successful individual life-annuity companies in three size categories with analysis of common leading company...


Aug 08, 2017, 09:45 ET Conning--Property-Casualty Industry's Loss Position Stable at Year End 2016

The property-casualty industry's overall loss position as of year-end 2016 appears stable, with significant differences by line of business,...


Jul 25, 2017, 10:15 ET Conning--Digital Distribution of Life Insurance Takes Off

The promise of full digital distribution, from application through underwriting to issuance is now a reality for life insurance, according to a new...


Jul 13, 2017, 10:15 ET Conning--MGA Market Growth Beats Industry but Weakens with Softening Rates

The Managing General Agent and program market growth in 2016 exceeded that of the total property-casualty market by 32 percent, according to a new...


May 31, 2017, 08:30 ET Conning--Innovation-Based Disruption in Personal Lines Insurance will Drive New Business Models

Technology-focused investments are pushing business model changes across industries, and insurance is not immune to these pressures, according to a...


May 24, 2017, 11:15 ET Conning--Life Industry Capital Buildup Facing New Pressures

The life insurance industry has built its capital base significantly in the years since the recession. However, life insurers have been challenged to ...