TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Investors seeking the upside advantages
of equities, but with less volatility, now have two new mutual fund
options. Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc. is expanding its
product platform with the introduction of Sun Life MFS Low Volatility Global Equity Fund and Sun Life MFS Low Volatility International Equity Fund.
"The current market volatility and any period of uncertainty can make
investors anxious," said Rick Headrick, President, Sun Life Global
Investments. "Our new low volatility funds are designed for people who
would like a smoother ride during volatile periods. The funds aim to
reduce market turbulence without sacrificing return potential."
Actively managed to navigate volatile markets on a forward-looking
basis, the new funds seek to outperform their benchmarks with less
volatility. Broad diversification reduces the risk of sector
concentration that can negatively impact more traditional low
volatility options currently available in the Canadian marketplace.
The new funds join Sun Life Global Investments' award-winning product
suite. Sun Life MFS Global Total Return Fund, Sun Life MFS Global Value
Fund and Sun Life MFS International Value Fund were recently honoured
with FundGrade A+ awards, while Sun Life Granite Target Date Funds,
available on the institutional platform, won the 2015 Morningstar Award
for Best Pooled Fund of Funds Series in Canada*.
For more information, visit www.sunlifeglobalinvestments.com.
The FundGrade A+ rating is used with permission from Fundata Canada
Inc., all rights reserved. Fundata is a leading provider of market and
investment funds data to the Canadian financial services industry and
business media. The FundGrade A+ rating identifies funds that have
consistently demonstrated the best risk-adjusted returns throughout an
entire calendar year. For more information on the rating system, please
*Morningstar Awards 2015 (c). Morningstar Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Awarded to Sun Life Global Investments, Sun Life Granite Target Date
Series for Pooled Fund of Funds, Canada.
About Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.
Sun Life Global Investments offers Canadians a diverse lineup of mutual
funds and innovative portfolio solutions, empowering them to pursue
their financial goals at every life stage. We bring together the
strength of one of Canada's most trusted names in financial services
with some of the best asset managers from around the world to deliver a
truly global investment platform. Sun Life Global Investments manages
more than $12 billion on behalf of institutional and retail investors
from coast to coast and is a member of the Sun Life Financial group of
companies. For more information, visit www.sunlifeglobalinvestments.com or connect with us on Twitter @SLGI_Canada. Sun Life Granite Target Date Funds are segregated funds of Sun Life
Assurance Company of Canada, managed on a sub-advisory basis by Sun
Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.
About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services
organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth
products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life
Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including
Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the
Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore,
Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of December 31, 2015, the Sun Life
Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $891
billion. For more information please visit www.sunlife.com.
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and
Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.
Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.
Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may
be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus
before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change
frequently and past performance may not be repeated.
SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.
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