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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.

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…

Update: Variable Defined Outcome Portfolios

This spreadsheet updates our coverage of variable defined outcome portfolios through the first quarter of this year; during the quarter the number of portfolios in our coverage and their assets increased greatly due to 26...

Update: Variable ESG Portfolios

This spreadsheet updates our coverage of variable Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) portfolios through the first quarter of this year; during the quarter one new portfolio commenced operations while three existing ones were converted to...

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…

Initial Coverage: Variable ESG Portfolios

This spreadsheet contains data on variable Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) portfolios; at the end of 2021 we counted 18 portfolios in operation, which held $6.6 billion in assets…

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

This table contains summaries of new registered index-linked annuities (RILAs) filed with the SEC in 2022. This table covers three contracts, not including instances where a product was refiled…

Initial Coverage: Variable Defined-Outcome Portfolios

This spreadsheet contains data on the first variable defined-outcome portfolios; at the end of 2021 we counted 13 portfolios in operation, which held $37 million in assets…

An Update on Variable Managed-Volatility Portfolios Through 4Q21

This spreadsheet concludes our coverage of variable insurance volatility-managed portfolios for 2021. By our count, as of December 31 there were 197 such portfolios in operation; assets grew slightly from the prior quarter to nearly...

Update: Notable VA Benefit Rate Sheet Changes in 2021

This spreadsheet concludes our 2021 coverage of variable annuity rate sheet updates that involved noteworthy changes from the prior sheet as well as new benefit launches; it contains 76 entries…