Full-service and online brokerage platform to launch in fall 2015
VANCOUVER and TORONTO, May 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial today announced a new partnership with Qtrade Securities Inc., a leading Canadian brokerage and part of Qtrade Financial Group.
Starting this fall, Sun Life Financial advisors will be able to connect with licensed investment advisors to accommodate clients who hold stocks and bonds in their portfolio. This securities offer will expand Sun Life's capability to provide investment and retirement solutions. Additionally, Sun Life clients will have access to Qtrade's award-winning online brokerage platform, Qtrade Investor, which they can use to execute their own trades. Qtrade Investor has been ranked the number one online brokerage in Canada by the Globe and Mail seven out of the last nine years, and is a three-time winner of Morningstar's award for best discount brokerage.
"This partnership with Qtrade complements our holistic financial-planning value proposition and will allow our advisors to better serve clients," said Vicken Kazazian, President of Sun Life Financial Distributors (Canada) Inc.
"We are pleased to welcome Sun Life Financial to the family of Qtrade partners. We have hundreds of partners across the country including credit unions and regional banks and now some of Canada's largest financial institutions," said Bill Packham Interim CEO, Qtrade Financial Group. "We look forward to working with Sun Life and to helping their clients achieve their long-term financial goals."
About Sun Life Financial
Celebrating 150 years in 2015, 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 and its partners have 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 March 31, 2015 the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $813 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.
About Qtrade Financial Group
Qtrade Securities Inc. and Qtrade Investor are part of Qtrade Financial Group. Qtrade provides comprehensive brokerage and wealth management platforms, services and solutions to the retail public as well as the customers of hundreds of financial institutions across Canada. Since 1999, Qtrade has been dedicated to providing its financial institution partners with a single source for market-leading wealth management products and services including: online, full-service and institutional brokerage services, mutual fund dealer services, insurance dealer services, portfolio management, discretionary money management services and proprietary managed money solutions. For more information, visit www.qtrade.ca.
SOURCE Qtrade Financial Group
For further information: Qtrade Financial Group, Ron Cann, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, T: 778.331.2056, E: [email protected]; Sun Life Financial, Jentzen Brown, Media Relations, T: 416.979.4076, E: [email protected]