Conning launched a series of new initiatives to expand its Insurance Research and publications business.
The insurance services provider increased focus on middle market industry issues in both property-casualty and life sectors, as well as greater emphasis on global issues, capital markets and investment opportunities.
The United Heritage Financial Group holding company, based in Meridian, has acquired Merced Property and Casualty Co. of California in a purchase that gave the Idaho company 94 percent of Merced's stock.
Merced is the third company added to United Heritage since 2000, through one merger and two stock acquisitions. The company now owns United Heritage Life Insurance Co., United Heritage Property and Casualty Co. and Sublimity Insurance Co. The companies provide insurance to policyholders in dozens of states.