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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.

The Year 2020 Was Fraught With Challenges for Annuity Insurers

This will be our customary year-end report, based on what we know from U.S. annuity industry data through the third quarter. It certainly goes without saying that 2020 was a trying one for us all,...

Most Stock-Traded Insurers’ Annuity Sales Grew – Sequentially – in Q3

As we do each quarter, we reviewed business results of stock-traded insurers we watch regularly and discovered that for most of them, annuity sales improved slightly compared to the prior quarter, but were still lower...

Earnings Review: Stock-Traded Insurers’ Annuity Sales Fell in 2Q20

This report contains our customary review of second quarter annuity results for selected stock-traded insurers. With few exceptions the news was bad, as most companies – especially those who specialize in fixed-index annuities (FIAs) –...

Covering an Assortment of VA and FIA Product Developments

Despite the market turmoil and social upheaval, we have no shortage of things to cover this week regarding the annuity scene: lately there have been a number of new variable annuity registrations, new guaranteed benefit...

Some Thoughts Regarding the Proposed Jackson National IPO

Recently U.K.-based Prudential plc disclosed plans to spin off its Jackson National unit, a move we think will have many ramifications for the U.S. annuity industry. In this report we’ll attempt to put this matter...

Stock-Traded Insurers’ VA Sales in 4Q19 Reflected the Industry’s Rise

Variable annuity sales for most of the stock-traded insurers we track regularly improved in the fourth quarter of last year, in line with how the industry as a whole performed...

Notes on Interesting New Variable Annuities Filed in Early 2020

This will be a brief report covering new variable annuities registered with the SEC lately – which we think provide an early indication as to what kind of products will be popular in 2020...

Reviewing Variable Insurance Fund Filings from November, 2019

This report contains our customary coverage of notable variable insurance fund filings from the prior month. During November we saw one new registration, while the most common changes were sub-advisory replacements, mergers and liquidations, as...

Scattered Thoughts Regarding How the Annuity Business Fared in Q3

To follow up on our last report, while the variable annuity business performed well in the third quarter, the same can’t be said for the total U.S. individual annuity market, which, according to LIMRA, saw...