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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 Recent Filings – Containing RILAs, CDAs and GLWBs

In this commentary we’ll get caught up with product filing activity of recent months, in which we saw plenty of new concepts entering the pipeline – most of them related to registered index-linked annuities (RILAs),...

Jackson National Files New RILAs – and Other Recent Developments

In this report we’ll discuss new registered index-linked annuities filed recently by Jackson National, currently the leader in variable annuity sales in the U.S., and one of the only major insurers not to offer such...

CDAs, GLWBs, Buyouts and More – a Mix of Filings from Fall, 2020

Lately we have been of the opinion that insurers are in a predicament we have seen in years past, namely that while there remains great demand for annuities – especially those that can provide investors...

Another Update – on Recent Variable Annuity Product Filings

In this report we’ll get caught up with noteworthy filings from last month, a time when a “bumper crop” of new variable and structured annuities was registered with the SEC. There were also some interesting...

More Structured Annuity Developments – and Other Product News

In a commentary of a few weeks ago we discussed recent developments related to structured annuities and now it’s time to follow up on that subject, as we’ve seen some new registrations and a possible...

Notes on Variable Annuity Filings That Came Through Late in 2017

In this first commentary of the New Year we’ll discuss some variable annuity product filings submitted to the SEC over the last days of 2017, which, in our view, reflected the kind of contracts and...

An Assortment of VA Product Filings – and Other Items – from April and May

It’s about time we checked in on the variable annuity product pipeline because we noticed a good mix of interesting filings come through over the past few months, most of them debuting during the May...

Puzzling Out Meanings Within Recent VA Contract and Rider Filings

In this commentary we’ll discuss some variable annuity product filings with the SEC from recent weeks that we found interesting, some of which, we’ll admit, have elements we are not yet totally clear on…

Notes on Interesting New Structured Annuities Filed Lately with the SEC

In this commentary we’ll cover a topic we haven’t visited for a while: structured annuities, as a few new ones were filed with the SEC recently, some of them updates to existing contracts. We’ll also...