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Reviewing Variable Insurance Fund Filings from April, 2024


April was a slow month for variable fund filings so in this report, in addition to our coverage of notable developments on that front, we will also touch briefly on new strategies recently introduced by...

Notes on 1Q24 Results of Selected Stock-Traded Annuity Insurers


First quarter annuity sales for stock-traded insurers we monitor regularly were, in our view, a mixed bag, as some reported increased production – often thanks to their registered index-linked annuities (RILAs) – while those with...

Weighing In on Relevant Topics of the Day for the Annuity Business


We are just beginning first quarter earnings season for annuity insurers and are eager to learn how companies performed – we suspect they did well – and in this report we will touch on topics...

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Notable VA and Benefit Rate Sheet Changes in 2024

This spreadsheet commences our coverage of VA product change activity this year and has two sections: one with contractual VA product changes, the other a rate sheet tracker, mostly covering changes to guaranteed lifetime withdrawal...

Update: Variable Defined Outcome Portfolios

This spreadsheet updates our coverage of variable defined outcome portfolios through the fourth quarter of 2023; the number of portfolios declined compared to earlier in the year due to Milliman closing out its series. At...

Update: Variable ESG Portfolios

This spreadsheet contains our coverage of variable Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) portfolios through the fourth quarter of 2023; at quarter end we counted 28 portfolios in operation, which held nearly $7.6 billion in assets…