New low volatility funds seek to offer investors a smoother ride

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*.

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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 visit

*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 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

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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Yasna Criscione
Sun Life Financial

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