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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: Covering New RILA Registrations, and Other Developments

Although the year is winding down, there is still plenty of activity happening along the annuity product pipeline, and in this report we’ll discuss some developments related to registered index-linked annuities (RILAs) – including two...

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...

Reviewing Variable Insurance Fund Filings from October, 2022

This report contains our coverage of noteworthy variable fund filings from October – during the month we saw several new registrations along with the usual run of changes to investment platforms. As has been 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...

Thoughts on Rates, RILAs – and Related Considerations

Third quarter earnings season for stock-traded insurers has gotten underway and we are confident that on their conference calls insurers will be discussing how rising interest rates have provided a big boost to sales of...

Reviewing Variable Insurance Fund Filings from September, 2022

While fewer variable fund filings tend to come through in late summer and early fall compared to other months of the year, this September was pretty active, in our view. In this report we’ll offer...

Recent Developments in Registered Index-Linked Annuities (RILAs)

In recent weeks we’ve seen a spate of filings related to registered index-linked annuities (RILAs), which in our view suggest that competition is heating up on that side of the market and those conditions will,...

An Update on Variable Defined Outcome Portfolios Through 2Q22

The number of variable defined outcome portfolios in operation has increased greatly this year, as well as their assets under management, thus we view this investment type as one to watch in the quarters ahead....

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...