For nearly a century, MFS has been fine-tuning its active investment approach based on three pillars of success: collective expertise, long-term discipline and active risk management. The pillar at the core of its approach is the company’s collective experience. MFS uses its expertise to create long-term value by investing responsibly. Throughout its long history, MFS has found that the collaborative mindset of its employees generates better investment decisions results, which in turn has benefited the investors who have chosen MFS funds.
MFS draws on its collective expertise to make better decisions in the design management of Sun Life MFS funds. There are three facets to this strategy at MFS:
MFS makes every effort to ensure a balance between risk and return before making a decision. With a global view of what its various teams are doing, the 200+ investment specialists MFS employs worldwide are able to debate their respective viewpoints when analyzing the regions, industries and capital structure of each potential investment opportunity.
MFS analysts are based in offices around the world, so they understand the local customs and traditions in different regional markets. This provides a unique vantage point from which to uncover untapped opportunities for investors.
MFS has nine research offices worldwide, giving MFS the ability to build relationships and work closely with the companies it chooses to invest in.
Through this collaborative global process, MFS gains a detailed view of a company's entire capital structure. This local market perspective is a key advantage and it drives uncompromised information sharing. Portfolio managers can then see which factors might impact the value and sustainability of a selected company.
Compensation for investment professionals also reflects the culture of collaboration. MFS offers incentives that reward long-term performance and discipline, along with peer reviews. The compensation structure based on long-term performance ensures that there is never any motivation to make any short-term decisions or trades.
The combined strengths of MFS’s collaborative approach are the cornerstone of its investment process, generating better opportunities and better investment decisions. This same approach underlies the design of Sun Life MFS funds.
1 MFS Investment Management or MFS refers to MFS Investment Management Canada Limited and MFS Institutional Advisors, Inc. MFS Investment Management is the sub-advisor to the Sun Life MFS Funds; SLGI Asset Management Inc. is the registered portfolio manager.
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