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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.

Initial Coverage: Notable VA Benefit Rate Sheet Changes in 2022

This spreadsheet commences our 2022 coverage of variable annuity rate sheet updates that involved noteworthy changes from the prior sheet as well as new benefit launches; it contains 62 entries…

On Rate Sheets – Rising Rates Help Insurers Enhance Their Benefits

Now that the second quarter is nearly over, we figured it would be a good time to get caught up with trends in variable annuity guaranteed living benefit (GLB) rate sheets, especially since insurers have...

Covering Filings of New VA Contracts and Living Benefit Riders

Now that the year is nearly half over, we thought it would be a great time to get caught up with new variable annuities and guaranteed living benefits (GLBs) that have been registered with the...

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...

Some Thoughts on Guardian’s New Fixed-Indexed Annuity

Last week we published a report that covered recent developments and trends in fixed indexed annuities (FIAs), not realizing that an important piece of news was about to hit, namely Guardian Life’s introduction of its...

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...

An Update on VA Rate Sheet Trends from 2021 Into this Year

It is high time we provided our readers with fresh coverage of guaranteed living benefit (GLB) rate sheet trends, as we got in the habit of providing commentary on them last year. In this report...

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...