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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 on Interesting New Annuities from Allianz and New York Life

So far this year this year we’ve seen much innovation related to registered index-linked annuities (RILAs), since their sales are sizzling, however we see other product types that have potential for growth over the near...

Our Customary Quick Take on How the VA Industry Performed In 2019

Since we started publishing The Soleares Report, at the end of each year have provided a review – like this one – of how the variable annuity industry fared based on currently-available data, which is...

More Thoughts on VA Living Benefits – and Clarifying an RMD Provision

In this report we’ll discuss industry trends in election rates of guaranteed living benefits (GLBs), citing data from LIMRA, and make a correction to our coverage last week of a new lifetime withdrawal benefit from...

Random Thoughts Regarding 1Q19 Results for the VA Business

As we were expecting, variable annuity industry sales declined in the first quarter of this year while production of fixed and fixed-index annuities rose, and we suspect those patterns will persist over the rest of...

Reviewing Notable VA Industry Filings from the Month of October

In this report we’ll cover a batch of notable variable annuity product filings from this month which includes a benefit buyback offer, a contract exchange offer, new contract registrations, multiple fee changes and other adjustments…

VA Sales for Public Insurers Improved in 2Q18, Helping Lift the Industry

Variable annuity sales for most stock-traded insurers we follow regularly showed improvement in the second quarter, which no doubt contributed to the industry’s quarter-over-quarter rise. This report will be our customary quarterly rundown of what...

Thoughts on VA and Structured Annuity Filings – And Related Topics

Activity has been a bit slow along the variable annuity product pipeline of late – which is typical of this time of year – however we do have a few notable filings to report on,...

Variable Annuity Sales Were Again Depressed in Q4 and Full Year 2016

After reviewing the results of selected publicly-traded insurers from their fourth quarter earnings calls and financial statements, we expect that the variable annuity industry as a whole reflected the experience of these companies, namely lower...

Early 2017 Thoughts – So Far, a Slow Start for the VA Product Pipeline

Now that we are well into the second week of the New Year, we must say we haven’t seen any particularly notable variable annuity product concepts get introduced yet, and we think the lack of...