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Soleares Research, LLC is a market research and consulting firm servicing the annuity and life insurance businesses. We provide, through our website, periodic articles that cover important industry trends; we also offer clients phone or on-site consultations, executive briefings and presentations. We pride ourselves on first-class customer service and responsiveness to our clients. We aim to be an indispensable resource to the marketplace.

Another Roundup – of VA Product Moves From Recent Filings

Thanks to the COVID-19 crisis we’ve had ample time to hunker down and monitor the variable annuity filing pipeline and in this report we’ll discuss some interesting developments we found, ranging from new registrations, notable...

Our Year-End Review of How the VA Industry Performed In 2018

If we were to characterize the year 2018 for the variable annuity business based on what we know thus far, we would call it a time of renewal, as sales started to recover, an improvement...

Looking Ahead – to Insurers’ Second Quarter VA Business Results

Second-quarter earnings season for stock-traded insurers is now underway and we are looking forward to hearing how variable annuity sales fared for companies we watch regularly. We suspect that more than a few carriers experienced...

Our Customary Look Back on the Variable Annuity Industry In 2017

As usual, our last commentary of December is a reflection on how the variable annuity business performed this year, based upon what we know thus far from sales levels and product developments…

Ohio National Files Exchange Program Targeting Vintage GMIBs

Over the past five years we have seen a number of insurers offer incentives to clients to cash out of their variable annuity benefits as a risk reduction measure. However late last week Ohio National...

Thoughts on VA and Structured Annuity Filings – And Related Topics

Activity has been a bit slow along the variable annuity product pipeline of late – which is typical of this time of year – however we do have a few notable filings to report on,...

DOL Rule-Related Takeaways from the Retirement Industry Conference

Last week we attended the annual LIMRA/LOMA/SOA Retirement Industry Conference, held in Orlando, Florida, and in this report we’ll share some thoughts on a topic that was much discussed throughout the event – the Department...