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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.

Update: Covering New RILA Registrations, and Other Developments

Although the year is winding down, there is still plenty of activity happening along the annuity product pipeline, and in this report we’ll discuss some developments related to registered index-linked annuities (RILAs) – including two...

Catching Up With Filings of Contracts, Benefits, Notable Changes

In this commentary we will cover a variety of notable annuity filings from the fairly recent past, including some brand-new contract registrations and benefits as well as amendments to products in the pipeline…

An Update – on a Growing Fixed-Indexed Annuity Market

To follow up on our last commentary, just like their brethren are doing on the variable annuity side with their benefit rate sheets, fixed-indexed annuity (FIA) carriers are taking advantage of rising interest rates to...

Regarding Competition in the Registered Index-Linked Annuity Space

This year we expect registered index-linked annuities (RILAs) to continue to grow their market share, however they will encounter stiffer competition from other product types thanks to rising interest rates; moreover, things are getting tight...

An Outlook on the Fixed-Indexed Annuity Market for 2022

Last year, we started commenting more often on fixed-indexed annuities (FIAs), and we plan to build on those efforts this year. In the process we will try to put matters in perspective with broader trends...

Q4 Notes on Jackson Financial – and Recent Product Filings

This week we will conclude our thoughts on fourth quarter annuity sales for stock-traded insurers we track regularly with Jackson Financial Inc., which held its earnings call last week. We’ll also discuss some notable variable...

Q4 Earnings Review – Annuity Insurers Finished 2021 on a Strong Note

After reviewing fourth quarter annuity business results of publicly traded insurers we regularly track, we came away with the feeling that most continued the upward momentum they established in the prior quarter. All companies in...

Our Year-End Comments on How the Industry Performed In 2021

Each year we devote our last commentary to a consideration of how the U.S. annuity business performed – mostly on the variable annuity side, as it still is our primary focus – however over time...

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...