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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.

Thoughts on Rates, RILAs – and Related Considerations

Third quarter earnings season for stock-traded insurers has gotten underway and we are confident that on their conference calls insurers will be discussing how rising interest rates have provided a big boost to sales of...

Update: Variable ESG Portfolios

This spreadsheet updates our coverage of variable Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) portfolios through the second quarter; at quarter’s end we counted 27 portfolios in operation, which held $6.3 billion in assets…

Reviewing Variable Insurance Fund Filings from September, 2022

While fewer variable fund filings tend to come through in late summer and early fall compared to other months of the year, this September was pretty active, in our view. In this report we’ll offer...

Reviewing Variable Insurance Fund Filings from June, 2022

In June we saw a considerable amount of sub-advisory replacement activity, as well as various other changes occurring within variable portfolios, which we endeavored to capture to the best of our ability in this report....

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...

Update: Variable ESG Portfolios

This spreadsheet updates our coverage of variable Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) portfolios through the first quarter of this year; during the quarter one new portfolio commenced operations while three existing ones were converted to...

Reviewing Variable Insurance Fund Filings from May, 2022

In May we saw an increase in variable portfolio registrations, quite a few of them of defined outcome portfolios, which in our view are gaining favor because they have downside protection features similar to registered...

Initial Coverage: Variable ESG Portfolios

This spreadsheet contains data on variable Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) portfolios; at the end of 2021 we counted 18 portfolios in operation, which held $6.6 billion in assets…

Shining a Spotlight – on The Growth of ESG Portfolios in the Market

Anyone who follows the financial markets knows that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is one of the hottest topics out there; our objective in this report is to show how this theme has steadily...