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(esp US), conn Nautical
the place where a person who cons a vessel is stationed

con

[SF fandom] A science-fiction convention. Not used of other sorts of conventions, such as professional meetings. This term, unlike many others of SF-fan slang, is widely recognised even by hackers who aren't fans. "We'd been corresponding on the net for months, then we met face-to-face at a con."

CON

(CONsole) A common device name for the keyboard and screen. See Copy con and device names.
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Booz, Vice President of Health & Managed Care for Conning Research & Consulting.
In fact, based on nearly all of its financial metrics, Conning found that the collective performance of the recently demutualized insurers lagged that of the other life 'universes' we examined," said Michael Weinstein, Director of Research, Conning Research & Consulting.
In this transaction, Conning acquired 400,000 investment units from NYMAGIC, each unit consisting of one share of NYMAGIC common stock and an option to purchase an additional NYMAGIC common share.
A 2001 Conning study, "Life Insurance Environment - Key Challenges Facing the Industry," described the effects of financial services convergence and intensified competition on life insurers.
The long-term outlook for the industry is bleak if sales are driven by surrenders," said Elvin Turner, Vice President at Conning and author of the study.
When CRM fails, most of the time it's not because of the technology; rather it's because of corporate culture, a failure to identify customers' needs up front, and lack of a rigorous organizational assessment," said Clarence Smith, Assistant Vice President of Conning & Company and author of the study.
If you had told me a decade ago that traditional life insurers would be wooing the wire houses and banks as principal distribution channels, I would have said you're crazy," said George McKeon, Assistant Vice President at Conning and author of the study.
The Conning study raises the possibility of a consumer backlash and more restrictive regulation over credit if insurers fail to educate their constituents as to how and why they use credit scores in their underwriting and rate making.
According to the Conning study, "Medical Malpractice Insurance: A Prescription for Chaos," in 1999 the medical malpractice line of insurance ended a twelve-year streak of outperforming the property-casualty industry as a whole.
This transaction will allow Conning to continue to grow in the broader financial services market and evolve as part of the Swiss Re group.
According to the Conning study, "Investment Profile of the Life Insurance Industry," total fixed-income investments remained flat from 1995 - 1999 at about 94%.