Sun Life Granite Managed Portfolios help investors navigate through
TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.
(Sun Life Global Investments) today introduced the Sun Life Granite Managed Portfolios, a series of asset allocation portfolios available through advisors for
mutual fund investors where the fund allocation mix is managed and
adjusted to react to market conditions - helping investors manage risk
and providing potential for better returns.
Led by Sadiq S. Adatia, the Sun Life Global Investments' in-house
Portfolio Management team adjusts the exposure to various asset
classes, optimizing performance and managing risk in response to
prevailing market conditions.
"With the volatile and uncertain economic environment over the past
year, investors are increasingly looking for solutions that provide
appropriate diversification," said Sadiq S. Adatia, Chief Investment
Officer, Sun Life Global Investments. "Our new mutual funds help to
meet their needs by providing easy access to some of the best asset
managers from around the world, while continuing our focus on managing
The series of portfolios contain a diversified asset mix of 10-15 funds
from Sun Life Global Investments, Sun Life affiliates and third-party
asset managers. "We take diversification a step further by offering
investors access to non-traditional asset classes, such as
infrastructure and real estate, to help them manage risk and provide
future growth potential," added Adatia.
Investors have the option of five portfolios to match their current risk
tolerance and investment goals:
The new portfolios align with Sun Life's strategic focus on continuing
to build on its leadership position in Canada in wealth management
while broadening its asset management businesses around the world.
Sun Life Granite Managed Portfolios are also available in Series T units
allowing investors access to a steady, tax-efficient stream of cash
The new funds will be available through Sun Life's extensive
distribution reach, which includes Sun Life advisors, MFDA and IIROC
The Sun Life Granite Managed Portfolios invest in other funds.
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.
About Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.
Sun Life Global Investments brings 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. With a focus on risk management,
our rigorous selection and monitoring process provides access to
leading asset managers who use insight and innovation to manage high
quality investment solutions for Canadian investors. For more
information, visit: www.sunlifeglobalinvestments.com.
About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services
organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth
accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate
customers. Chartered in 1865, Sun Life Financial and its partners today
have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United
States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan,
Indonesia, India, China and Bermuda. As of September 30, 2011, the Sun
Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of
$459 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, unless otherwise
SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.
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