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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.

More Notes on VA Contract and Rider Filings, and Related Issues

This brief report will follow up on our coverage of activity along the variable annuity product pipeline and get our readers caught up with new contracts and guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefits (GLWBs) filed with the...

Notes on Registered Index-Linked Annuity (RILA) Competition

Since we get the feeling that due to rising interest rates, registered index-linked annuities will be encountering stiffer competition from other annuities, we figured now would be a great time to get caught up on...

Growth in Q1 Sales of Indexed Annuities Sustained the Industry

In this commentary we’ll share our thoughts on first quarter annuity business results of publicly traded insurers we track regularly. In our view most of these companies reflected the experience of the industry as a...

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...

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...

Wrapping Up Coverage of Variable Annuity Product Filings from 2021

This report will be like one we published around this time last year, in which we’ll give our final thoughts on variable annuity product filings from 2021, a time we would characterize as relatively slow...

Thoughts on an Annuity With Some Unique GLWB Provisions

We’ve said this often enough: our industry has an abundance of talented individuals constantly looking for ways to build annuities that address investor needs, as those needs always changing and evolving. In this report we’ll...

Random Thoughts on Q3 Industry Sales, and Related Topics

Not long ago, LIMRA released preliminary third quarter annuity industry sales data that indicate in-favor products like registered index-linked annuities (RILAs) are continuing their record-breaking pace, while conditions are slowly improving for other product types....

Summaries of New VA Contracts Registered With the SEC in 2021

This table contains summaries of 18 new variable annuity contracts registered with the SEC so far this year…