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Jun 16, 2020, 09:00 ET The State of the States in a Pandemic: Conning's 2020 Municipal Credit Report

Leading global investment management firm Conning today released its latest State of the States municipal credit research report. Conning changed its ...


Feb 06, 2020, 11:00 ET Conning is Pleased to Announce a New Addition to its Publication Suite: The Focus Series-Two New Releases Examine the Need for Omnichannel Capabilities and the Maturing InsurTech Sector

Conning is pleased to introduce its inaugural Focus Series, a new digital product designed to get to the core of an issue or trend quickly. The Focus ...


Jan 27, 2020, 10:02 ET Conning: The E&S Market in the U.S. is Booming, But For How Much Longer?

The current growth spurt in the U.S. E&S market began in 2018, gained steam in 2019, and is poised to continue in 2020, according to a new study by...


Nov 07, 2019, 10:01 ET Conning: Life Insurance Sector Catching Up in Terms of Innovation

Both internal and external pressures are weighing on the life insurance sector to drive innovation and technology adoption. Recent flat sales, a need ...


Oct 15, 2019, 10:01 ET Conning: Stronger Life Settlement Growth Forecast Over Next Decade

The 2018 life settlement market continues to build on prior years' growth. This third consecutive year of increasing annual volumes provides a...


Sep 04, 2019, 10:00 ET Conning: U.S. Cyber Insurance Market is Growing, but can the Industry Solutions Keep Up with the Threat?

Insurers continue to refine and evolve the underwriting and products for cyber threats, along with incubating an ecosystem of services. The cyber...


Aug 12, 2019, 10:31 ET Conning: Life-Annuity Insurers Face Distribution Challenge in Delivering Omnichannel Capabilities

The life insurance industry continues to struggle to increase policy counts, however, improving retention and deepening customer relationships can...


Jun 27, 2019, 10:31 ET The MGA and Program Sector Continues to Soar According to Conning's Latest Strategic Study

The Managing General Agent and Program market is continuing its growth and is solidly entrenched as a key business model for property-casualty...


Jun 24, 2019, 09:49 ET Conning--Property-Casualty Industry Loss Reserve Position Improved, But Redundancy is Concentrated in Just Two Areas

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


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 ...