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.

Who we are

Finding certainty in a world of risk

Building a secure financial future in a world of permanent uncertainty has never been harder. But our unwavering commitment to helping investors build wealth and manage risk, is why Canadians have increasingly embraced our products and services.

Finding certainty in a world of risk

Building a secure financial future in a world of permanent uncertainty has never been harder. But our unwavering commitment to helping investors build wealth and manage risk, is why Canadians have increasingly embraced our products and services.

How do we stand apart?

To answer that question, imagine if you had someone looking out for your financial future every day.

That is precisely what we do at Sun Life Global Investments. Whether you are saving for the future or want a guaranteed income, we have the products and strategies that can help.

We bring the world to your portfolio

Building wealth today requires you to look beyond Canada’s borders. We are part of the Sun Life group of companies, a global asset manager with offices in nearly 20 countries and over $1 trillion under management. And we’ve built a truly global investment platform by combining the strength of Sun Life with some of the best asset managers in the world.

Sun Life Global Investments: By the numbers

  • We work with institutional managers to offer mandates not available elsewhere in Canada to retail investors

  • Sun Life: 150+ years of growing and protecting wealth for Canadians (since 1865)

  • SLGI: $43 billion AUM1

    Sun Life: $1 trillion in global AUM

  • Scale = pricing power and broad global reach

     

  • Insurance roots = strong risk management culture

     

A sub-advisor network spanning the globe: Amundi, Birla, BlackRock, Dynamic, JPMorgan, KBIGI, Lazard, MFS, NWQ, Schroders, SLC Management, Wellington. Strong risk management oversight.

Managed portfolios: pension-like focus

Pension plans focus on managing risk. Similarly, with Sun Life Granite Managed Portfolios, you work with your financial advisor to choose a portfolio that suits your risk tolerance, ranging from conservative to growth. Our portfolio managers take over from there with a pension-like strategy – monitoring the portfolios to maximize return potential.

Investing with guarantees

Our Sun Life Guaranteed Investment Funds (GIFs) can protect your savings, and allow you to lock-in a lifetime of guaranteed income. These segregated fund contracts offer the benefits of protection and potential for investment growth. And Sun Life Global Investments stands out as a company that can offer investments with or without guarantees, allowing you to address even more dimensions of risk.

More choice with our sub-advised funds

No single company can be the best in every investment category. That is why we offer a broad lineup of mutual funds, sub-advised by carefully-chosen domestic and international investment managers. Through Sun Life’s relationships with investment companies around the world, established over decades, we have access that few investment companies can match.

Consider the value of advice

The most important advice we can give you is to work with a financial advisor. Why? Evidence clearly shows that households with an advisor have greater net wealth than those that don’t.2  That is why we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with advisors, offering the products and strategies they need to plan for your financial future.

Growth in financial assets over time of households that received advice compared to those that did not receive advice.

In 4-6 years - 1.7 times increase; in 7-14 years - 2.9 times increase; in 15+ years - 3.9 times increase.

12020 AUM as of May 31, 2020. Includes Institutional, mutual funds, payout annuities, guaranteed and Sun GIF. Institutional mandates are sub-advised by SLGI and offered as segregated funds by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada through Group Retirement Services.

2Source: The Investment Funds Institute of Canada, The Value of Advice Report 2012. CIRANO: The Gamma Factor and the Value of Financial Advice (2016.)

Sun Life Global Investments is the trade name of SLGI Asset Management Inc. and The Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. SLGI Asset Management Inc. is the manager of the Sun Life Mutual Funds, Sun Life Granite Managed Solutions and Sun Life Private Investment Pools. The Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada is the issuer of guaranteed insurance contracts, annuities and insurance contracts containing Sun Life segregated funds.

Sun Life GIFs are individual variable annuity contracts issued by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, a member of the Sun Life group of companies. Any amount that is allocated to a segregated fund is invested at the risk of the contract owner and may increase or decrease in value.