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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: 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...

Update: Variable ESG Portfolios

This spreadsheet updates our coverage of variable Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) portfolios through the second quarter; at quarter’s end we counted 27 portfolios in operation, which held $6.3 billion in assets…

Update: Summaries of New Registered Index-Linked Annuities (RILAs) filed in 2022

This table updates our coverage of registered index-linked annuities (RILAs); it contains summaries of eight new registrations that have been filed in 2022…

Update: Variable Defined Outcome Portfolios

This spreadsheet updates our coverage of variable defined outcome portfolios through the second quarter; during the quarter the number of portfolios in our coverage again increased greatly due to new ones commencing operations. At quarter’s...

Initial Coverage: Summaries of New VA Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefits Filed With the SEC in 2022

This table contains our coverage of new variable annuity guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefits (GLWBs) registered with the SEC this year. The table lists nine riders…

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…

An Update on Variable Managed-Volatility Portfolios Through 1Q22

This spreadsheet updates our coverage of variable insurance volatility-managed portfolios through the first quarter of 2022. By our count, at quarter’s end there were 197 such portfolios in operation; assets fell by nearly 9% from...

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…

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…