As of July 20, 2020, Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc. changed its name to SLGI Asset Management Inc. It will take some time to update our websites, materials and forms and until that is complete, all references to Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc. will mean SLGI Asset Management Inc. We’ve also brought together Sun Life mutual fund, segregated fund, annuity and guaranteed investment product businesses under the collective brand of Sun Life Global Investments.

Lazard Asset Management Canada Inc.

For decades, Lazard Asset Management has been managing investment portfolios, with global capabilities in infrastructure investing.1

Investment process

On the ground, global research is the foundation of Lazard’s investment approach. Their investment professionals collaborate on detailed fundamental analysis, integrating knowledge across regions, sectors and asset classes to arrive at unique insights.

As one of the managers of Sun Life Real Assets Private Pool (for  the Infrastructure portion), Lazard looks for companies that can help provide long-term, defensive, low volatility returns that can potentially exceed inflation.

They consider these companies to be "Preferred Infrastructure" companies. For example, companies that are:

  • monopoly-like;
  • that exhibit inflation pass-through properties; and
  • that have a quality regulatory and/or political environment

Funds sub-advised 

1 Lazard Asset Management LLC is the parent firm of Lazard Asset Management Canada Inc.; Lazard Asset Management (Canada) Inc. was established in 1996. Lazard Asset Management (Canada) Inc. sub-advises the Infrastructure portion of Sun Life Real Assets Private Pool.  The Pool takes a multi-manager approach investing in Infrastructure, REITs and natural resources.

2 As at December 31, 2019. In Canadian dollars.