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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.

Fixed and Indexed Annuity Sales for Stock-Traded Insurers Rose in Q3

This report contains our customary review of third quarter annuity business results of publicly traded insurers we track regularly. Most companies in our coverage group reflected the experience of the industry for the quarter, namely...

Update: Notable VA Benefit Rate Sheet Changes in 2022

This spreadsheet continues our 2022 coverage of variable annuity rate sheet updates that involved noteworthy changes from the prior sheet as well as new benefit launches and closures; this sheet contains over 100 entries, the...

VA Insurers Keep Making Enhancements Through Rate Sheet Updates

This year one of our goals was to keep a close eye on guaranteed living benefit (GLB) rate sheet changes, because we thought they would provide great clues as to how product competition would shake...

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

This table updates our coverage of new variable annuity contracts registered with the SEC so far this year and contains summaries of 15 products, inclusive of New York-specific versions…

More Notes on VA Contract and Rider Filings, and Related Issues

This brief report will follow up on our coverage of activity along the variable annuity product pipeline and get our readers caught up with new contracts and guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefits (GLWBs) filed with the...

Catching Up With Filings of Contracts, Benefits, Notable Changes

In this commentary we will cover a variety of notable annuity filings from the fairly recent past, including some brand-new contract registrations and benefits as well as amendments to products in the pipeline…

On Q2 Earnings Season – A Fixed Annuity Boom, a VA Bust

As we promised in our last report, this week we will provide our customary review of second quarter annuity business results of publicly traded insurers we track regularly. The upshot was that companies in our...

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 Annuity Filings and Launches of Recent Weeks

This week we’ll get caught up with product filing and launch activity around the industry, as much has been going on. Given the very upbeat outlook for annuity sales over the near term – largely...