Annuities are the most unsolicited products requested by clients, according to Cerulli Associates. In a recent report on the annuities and insurance industry, the Boston-based research firm said the media's increased focus on annuities--both the positive and negative aspects of these products--has raised awareness among investors. Senior analyst Donnie Ethier said Cerulli found a 15% year-over-year increase in the number of times financial advisors receive requests from their clients for annuities.