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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.

Notes From the VA Contract Pipeline – And Some New Rider Filings

In this report we’ll get caught up with recent developments along the variable annuity product pipeline and touch on pre-effective amendments to new contracts that have launched or will soon, as well as some new...

An Update Regarding Recent Variable Annuity Product Filings

In recent weeks we’ve seen an uptick in product filings coming through around the variable annuity industry, including new contracts, guaranteed benefits and other changes that we’ll cover in this commentary…

An Update on New VA Contracts and GLWBs Filed This Year

In this report we’ll get caught up with new variable annuity contracts and guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefits (GLWBs) filed with the SEC so far this year. In our view, industry filing activity in 2017 has...

Highlights from Recent VA Filings from February and Early March

In this report we’ll get caught up with notable annuity product filings filed with the SEC from February and early March, including new contracts and benefits as well as modifications to existing ones…

More on Fee-Based VA Contracts – And Other Recent Developments

In this report we’ll cover a batch of new fee-based variable annuity contract registrations that came through last week, as well as other noteworthy amendments to products and benefits…

Some Fall Reflections – on Trends in the Variable Annuity Space

In this commentary we’ll discuss current conditions in the variable annuity business, such as which products are selling the best, and touch on details from recent product filings…

Random Reflections from the LIMRA/LOMA/SOA Retirement Conference

Last week we attended the annual LIMRA/LOMA/Society of Actuaries Retirement Industry Conference held in Washington, D.C., and in this commentary, as we have done in the past, we won’t try to completely recap the event,...

An Update on Recent Variable Annuity Product and Rider Filings

In this report we’ll get caught up with variable annuity contracts and benefits that were filed over the past month; the batch included a mix of benefit revisions and wholly new ones, many of which...

Various Benefit Updates, Changes From Around the VA Business

In recent weeks the variable annuity product pipeline hasn’t exactly been buzzing with activity, but we have seen a few tweaks and rider updates – most, but not all, involving de-risking – and we’ll discuss...