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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.

Most Stock-Traded Insurers’ Annuity Sales Grew – Sequentially – in Q3

As we do each quarter, we reviewed business results of stock-traded insurers we watch regularly and discovered that for most of them, annuity sales improved slightly compared to the prior quarter, but were still lower...

Earnings Review: Stock-Traded Insurers’ Annuity Sales Fell in 2Q20

This report contains our customary review of second quarter annuity results for selected stock-traded insurers. With few exceptions the news was bad, as most companies – especially those who specialize in fixed-index annuities (FIAs) –...

Stock-Traded Insurers’ VA Sales Held Up in Q1, Despite Market Drop

First quarter variable annuity sales for most stock-traded insurers we track regularly improved compared to the prior year, once again due to lower interest rates making the product look better than fixed and indexed annuities....

Stock-Traded Insurers’ VA Sales in 4Q19 Reflected the Industry’s Rise

Variable annuity sales for most of the stock-traded insurers we track regularly improved in the fourth quarter of last year, in line with how the industry as a whole performed...

Earnings Review: VA Insurers Sales Results Were Strong in 3Q19

As per usual, we reviewed third quarter variable annuity results for a few selected stock-traded insurers and found that most had pretty strong performance, especially on a sequential basis – reflecting how industry sales were...

Earnings Review: Several Insurers Saw Stronger VA Sales in 2Q19

Late yesterday we concluded our review of results of selected stock-traded insurers and our main takeaway is that some of them experienced growth in their variable annuity businesses in the second quarter, although we are...

1Q19 Outlook: Signs Point to Lower Variable Annuity Industry Sales

Based on our review of results of selected stock-traded insurers, we are of the opinion that, in all likelihood, variable annuity industry sales fell in the first quarter. In the meantime, fixed and fixed index...

Despite a Drop in Q4, VA Industry Sales Finished 2018 on a Strong Note

While most stock-traded insurers we follow regularly reported declines in variable annuity deposits in the fourth quarter, most had improved results year over year, which is what we had been expecting given the demise of...

Public Insurers’ 3Q18 Results Reflected a Recovering VA Industry

Based on our review of selected public insurers’ third quarter results, and recently-released data from industry research firms, we think the variable annuity business experienced positive uplift in the quarter, which we think will carry...