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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.

Update: Summaries of Registered Index-Linked Annuities (RILAs)

This table updates our coverage of registered index-linked annuities (RILAs); it contains summaries of 60 products we identify as being currently for sale, as well as four new registrations that have been filed in 2022…

Thoughts on the Annuity Value Proposition as Q2 Results Come In

As we write this, second quarter earnings season for insurers is well underway and, by most accounts, we can look forward to very positive news from most players, as early indications are that sales of...

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...

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…

Reviewing Variable Insurance Fund Filings from May, 2022

In May we saw an increase in variable portfolio registrations, quite a few of them of defined outcome portfolios, which in our view are gaining favor because they have downside protection features similar to registered...

Initial Coverage: Summaries of New VA Contracts Registered With the SEC in 2022

This table contains summaries of 10 new variable annuity contracts registered with the SEC so far this year…

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...

Reviewing Variable Insurance Fund Filings from April, 2022

In April we saw just a few new variable portfolio registrations and a rather mild degree of filings overall. Most filings in the month were related to changes to investment platforms…