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    Industry Facing Growth Challenges; May Turn To Expense Reduction

    October 20, 2011

    A new report by Conning Research & Consulting offers a gloomy view on growth prospects for the property and casualty industry, and an industry analysis from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) suggests insurers reconsider cost reductions, including reducing salary, to improve profitability in the face of economic and market challenges.

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    Worsening Economy and Investment Income Strain P&C Industry

    October 13, 2011

    Holding interest rates low to foster growth is no panacea. One resultant issue is depressed insurer investments, which puts a strain on P&C.

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    New Options Emerge On The Specialty Distribution Road

    October 06, 2011

    The never-ending search for a silver bullet that will generate growth and put more money into company coffers during a soft market has led some specialty carriers to rethink the entire wholesale-distribution system.

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    P&C 2010 Premium Growth Expected To Lag GDP Gains

    August 01, 2010

    While property and casualty premium gain is expected for 2010, it will likely lag the real gross domestic product growth rate as commercial lines pricing continues to be soft.

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    P&C 2010 Premium Growth Expected To Lag GDP Growth

    July 20, 2010

    While property and casualty premium growth is expected for 2010, it will likely lag real gross domestic product growth rate as commercial lines pricing continues to show softness, according to a new Conning Research & Consulting analysis.

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    Insurance Pricing Still Soft, With No Rebound Until 2011

    April 25, 2010

    Property and casualty insurance rates won't begin to significantly firm up before 2011, according to the most recent industry forecast from Conning Research & Consulting...

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    Insurance Prices Will Rise In 2011, Conning Predicts

    April 20, 2010

    Property and casualty insurance sector rates will begin to firm up in 2011, according to the most recent industry forecast from Conning Research & Consulting.

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    Insurance Prices Will Rise In 2011, Conning Predicts

    April 19, 2010

    Property and casualty insurance sector rates will begin to firm up in 2011, according to the most recent industry forecast from Conning Research & Consulting.

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    Conning Finds Small Insurers Retain A Decent Market Share

    January 13, 2010

    Small insurers retain a sizable share of the overall property and casualty market, and many consistently outperform larger competitors, Conning Research & Consulting reported.

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    Storm Front

    July 31, 2009

    For the past several years, forecasters have sounded the alarm about the looming talent crisis in claim management.