Sun Life Global Investments illuminates the arts as Cirque du Soleil's Presenting Partner

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Sun Life Global Investments is pleased to announce it is now the Presenting Partner of Cirque du Soleil in Canada. This exciting sponsorship will bring together two strong Canadian brands, beginning with this evening's performance of OVO™ at Montreal's Bell Centre. 

"Becoming Cirque du Soleil's Presenting Partner in Canada is a natural fit for our brand," said Rick Headrick, President, Sun Life Global Investments. "We share a vision of innovation, excellence and high performance. We're both rooted in Canada with a global reach and seek out the best talent. This is a great opportunity for us to support the creativity of Cirque du Soleil while expanding our reach to connect with Canadians across the country."

As Presenting Partner, the Sun Life Global Investments brand will be integrated into many aspects of Cirque du Soleil's Big Top and Arena Shows, which include KURIOS™ and OVO™.  

"We are very excited to welcome Sun Life Global Investments to the Cirque du Soleil family as Presenting Partner of our shows in Canada. The natural synergies across our shared values present an amazing platform of opportunities. We are truly looking forward to leveraging these synergies to craft an even brighter future for both of our brands,'' said Richard Davies, Global Head of Corporate Alliances & Licensing for Cirque du Soleil.

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 $15 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.

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About Cirque du Soleil

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in over 400 cities in sixty countries on six continents.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

For further information:
Yasna Criscione                                             
Sun Life Financial                                          
416-204-8110                                                 
yasna.criscione@sunlife.com          

Frédérique Gagnier         
Cirque du Soleil
514-723-7646 Ext 7496
frederique.gagnier@cirquedusoleil.com

SOURCE Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.


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