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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.

Reviewing Variable Insurance Fund Filings from April, 2022

In April we saw just a few new variable portfolio registrations and a rather mild degree of filings overall. Most filings in the month were related to changes to investment platforms…

Reviewing Variable Insurance Fund Filings from February, 2022

Last month we saw the continuation of two trends in the variable insurance funds that are gaining in momentum: the introduction of new defined outcome portfolios and the reworking of existing portfolios to incorporate environmental,...

Notes on Interesting New Annuity Products Filed in Early 2022

January is now behind us, and we are already seeing intriguing new annuities getting filed with the SEC, suggesting to us that 2022 will be very active in terms of product development. Trends we saw...

Reviewing Variable Insurance Fund Filings from December, 2021

In December we saw the continuation of a trend in variable funds that has been picking up steam – the emergence of Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) investing – because during the month there...

Reviewing Variable Insurance Fund Filings from November, 2021

Last month we did not identify any new variable fund registrations, but we did see more of a growing pattern we noted in our last fund report: the addition of Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance...

A Roundup of VA Product Filing Activity of Recent Months

This report will be an overview of recent variable annuity product development activity that we have not covered yet in these pages. Even though the year is winding down, the industry is still coming up...

Reviewing Variable Insurance Fund Filings from October, 2021

Lately we’ve been reporting on how Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) investing is steadily becoming more prevalent in our industry, and last month that trend continued, as we saw another new ESG portfolio and...

Reviewing Variable Insurance Fund Filings from September, 2021

Last month we saw further evidence that Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) portfolios are migrating into the variable fund space, as a new one was filed with the SEC, and several existing portfolios modified...

Notes on Recently-Launched Annuities – and Others on the Way

Even though registered index-linked annuities (RILAs) have been stealing the spotlight of late – not to mention market share – that doesn’t mean that insurers haven’t been working on more traditional annuity concepts. In this...