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Company Overview of Conning & Company

Company Overview

Conning & Company provides insurance asset management and investment management services, and insurance-related research publications. It specializes in fixed-income products for institutional investors. The company, through its subsidiaries, offers insurance research, including information products, and insights and analyses of issues confronting the insurance industry, as well as provides insurance asset management, including portfolio management, and investment accounting and reporting services in the United States and Europe. It also provides access to various financial investment products, such as structured securities, derivative strategies and investment banking, and insurance and ban...

One Financial Plaza

Hartford, CT 06103-2627

United States

Founded in 1912

350 Employees



Key Executives for Conning & Company

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director
Age: 63
Managing Director and General Counsel
Age: 46
Managing Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Conning & Company Key Developments

Conning & Company Seeks Acquisitions

Cathay Life Insurance Co., Ltd. agreed to acquire Conning & Company. Hong-tu Tsai, Chairman of Cathay, said, “We are excited to broaden our relationship with Conning and support the leadership team as they continue to build the business, both organically and through acquisitions, across markets in Asia, Europe and North America."

UNIQA Group Signs Multiyear License for Conning's GEMS Economic Scenario Generator

UNIQA Group signed a multiyear license for Conning's GEMS Economic Scenario Generator. GEMS is an economic scenario generator that simulates future states of the global economy and financial markets using leading edge economic models, providing full market risk and asset class coverage. GEMS is used by insurers for applications such as Solvency II, economic capital modeling, market consistent embedded value calculations, stochastic liability and capital valuation, asset portfolio optimization and derivative and hedging strategies.

Conning & Company and Ramius Alternative Solutions LLC Announce Strategic Alliance

Conning & Company and Ramius Alternative Solutions LLC announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance. The two firms are jointly developing a variety of alternative investment strategies to meet the specific needs of insurance companies. Conning and Ramius Alternative Solutions believe that certain strategies traditionally employed by hedge funds may enhance the risk-adjusted returns and diversification of institutional portfolios. Conning and Ramius Alternative Solutions are developing tailored strategies for insurers that utilize a variety of liquid instruments created in recent years that are designed to produce returns that have low correlations to existing client portfolios. This unique approach provides exposure to sources of return traditionally available only to investors in hedge funds but with significantly lower fees and capital charges as well as greater transparency and liquidity. The two firms plan to leverage Conning's expertise in insurance asset management and strategic asset allocation with Ramius Alternative Solutions' extensive experience in alternative asset strategies. Client strategies will be overseen by an investment committee consisting of senior professionals from both firms.

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