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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.

Regarding Competition in the Registered Index-Linked Annuity Space

This year we expect registered index-linked annuities (RILAs) to continue to grow their market share, however they will encounter stiffer competition from other product types thanks to rising interest rates; moreover, things are getting tight...

An Update on VA Rate Sheet Trends from 2021 Into this Year

It is high time we provided our readers with fresh coverage of guaranteed living benefit (GLB) rate sheet trends, as we got in the habit of providing commentary on them last year. In this report...

Q4 Notes on Jackson Financial – and Recent Product Filings

This week we will conclude our thoughts on fourth quarter annuity sales for stock-traded insurers we track regularly with Jackson Financial Inc., which held its earnings call last week. We’ll also discuss some notable variable...

Q4 Earnings Review – Annuity Insurers Finished 2021 on a Strong Note

After reviewing fourth quarter annuity business results of publicly traded insurers we regularly track, we came away with the feeling that most continued the upward momentum they established in the prior quarter. All companies in...

Notes on Interesting New Annuity Products Filed in Early 2022

January is now behind us, and we are already seeing intriguing new annuities getting filed with the SEC, suggesting to us that 2022 will be very active in terms of product development. Trends we saw...

Wrapping Up Coverage of Variable Annuity Product Filings from 2021

This report will be like one we published around this time last year, in which we’ll give our final thoughts on variable annuity product filings from 2021, a time we would characterize as relatively slow...

A Roundup of VA Product Filing Activity of Recent Months

This report will be an overview of recent variable annuity product development activity that we have not covered yet in these pages. Even though the year is winding down, the industry is still coming up...

Q3 Earnings Review – Most Insurers Reported Improved Annuity Sales

For the most part, third quarter annuity business results of publicly traded insurers we regularly track reflected the experience of the industry as a whole, which posted improved sales year to date…

Random Thoughts on Q3 Industry Sales, and Related Topics

Not long ago, LIMRA released preliminary third quarter annuity industry sales data that indicate in-favor products like registered index-linked annuities (RILAs) are continuing their record-breaking pace, while conditions are slowly improving for other product types....