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A necessary evolution in CAP portfolios 

Discover why we believe an evolution is not only underway but necessary in the way target date funds are designed and managed. 

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A necessary evolution in CAP portfolios 

Discover why we believe an evolution is not only underway but necessary in the way target date funds are designed and managed. 

Read our new whitepaper

Insights

Budget 2021: Looking beyond COVID-19

April 19, 2021

COVID-19 upended the finances of governments around the world. And after nearly two years without a federal budget, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has delivered a sweeping fiscal blueprint for 2021 and the years beyond. 

Q1 2021 | Market Update

April 16, 2021

Inflation and interest rates fears grow, but markets head higher.

CIO Insights | March 2021

March 17, 2021

Positive vaccine news and additional U.S. stimulus could push markets higher and fuel an economic rebound. CIO Sadiq S. Adatia explains why he remains overweight equities and is increasing exposure to Canada and emerging markets, which may benefit as the economy reopens.

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CIO Insights | February 2021

February 19, 2021

CIO Sadiq S. Adatia discusses the markets and both the advances and challenges we are facing with COVID-19, including new strains and what this could mean for the economy. Plus, an update on our portfolio positioning.

Making sense of speculation and market volatility

February 4, 2021

Towards the end of January, markets started paying attention to a “short squeeze.” Was it a blip, or a sign of something else?

Q4 2020 | Market Update

January 19, 2021

Despite a global economy ravaged by COVID-19, major indexes surged to record highs.

CIO Insights | December 2020

December 14, 2020

CIO Sadiq S. Adatia discusses the results of the U.S. presidency, a change in power and the vaccine advances in the fight against COVID-19, plus an update on our portfolio positioning.

CIO Insights | November 2020

November 20, 2020

Our CIO is watching U.S. political developments, how COVID-19 is impacting markets, and job numbers.

Eight key takeaways from the U.S. election

November 11, 2020

Heading into the election, U.S. markets were volatile. However, following Joe Biden’s win, markets rallied on the hope for greater clarity and an end to the political chaos.

Liberal Throne Speech: searching for a recovery

September 23, 2020

How Ottawa plans to stimulate growth in the months ahead.

Q3 2020 | Market Update

October 19, 2020

CIO Sadiq S. Adatia discusses U.S. stimulus, the Fed’s adjusted inflation target, and how a possible Biden win could impact markets.  

CIO Insights | September 2020

September 5, 2020

CIO Sadiq S. Adatia discusses how fiscal stimulus, and medical advances in COVID-19 detection and treatment, could impact markets. Plus an update on our portfolio positioning.

Q2 2020 | Market Update

July 17, 2020

The bear retreats, COVID-19 spreads – uncertainty grows.

Canada Economic and Fiscal Snapshot

July 8, 2020

How deeply has COVID-19 impacted Canada’s economy and financial health?

Emerging Markets: Investing during and after the Pandemic

June 3, 2020

Heightened volatility in global financial markets during the COVID-19 pandemic has left some investors wondering if they might need to alter their investment strategy with respect to emerging markets.

SLGI Quick Takes

May 20, 2020

Economies worldwide are now beginning to re-open. Watch CIO Sadiq Adatia explain how he is positioning portfolios in light of this.We present the latest insights from our investment team network amid continued volatility.

CIO Insights | May 2020

May 20, 2020

Economies worldwide are now beginning to re-open. Watch CIO Sadiq Adatia explain how he is positioning portfolios in light of this.

Q1 2020 | Market Update

Opinions as of March 31, 2020

Markets started the year on a positive note, but turned down as COVID-19 spread worldwide.

Exclusive presentation with Sadiq S. Adatia | Coronavirus – The impact on portfolios

April 02, 2020

Markets have retreated as the Coronavirus continues to spread and threatens the global economy. But volatile markets may also create opportunities. We have recorded a presentation with CIO, Sadiq S. Adatia.

COVID-19: What we are doing, and some perspective

March 18, 2020

Around the globe, people are experiencing a range of emotions, with fear over their own health and that of their loved ones at the top of the list.

Market declines in March reinforce importance of diversification

March 10, 2020 

During the volatility, higher quality bonds have done exceptionally well, reinforcing the need to diversify as part of any investment strategy.

Market corrections: from fear to opportunity

March 9, 2020 

The six previous market corrections in the current bull market have followed the same pattern, with the market falling, before moving on to new highs.

Central banks cut as coronavirus spreads

March 4, 2020 

The Bank of Canada cut its target for the overnight rate from 1.75% to 1.25%, citing material negative shock to the Canadian and global outlooks from the COVID-19 virus.

Market volatility: looking beyond the Coronavirus

February 28, 2020

In past epidemics, the market sold off sharply but then regained its previous high after the outbreak peaked.

News

June 19, 2020 │ Benefits Canada

Where can pension funds find returns in a low interest rate environment?

Sun Life Global Investments Portfolio Manager Kathrin Forrest explains how we moved into high-quality bonds during the pandemic to help reduce portfolio risk and why we diversified bond holdings geographically.   

May 4, 2020

Markets evolve. So do our Granite portfolios

Each year, our portfolio management team reviews the long-term strategic target allocations of the Granite suite of products, and conducts extensive research to find ways to enhance them. Find out what changes they made in the Spring 2020 review.   

April 30, 2020

Exposure change within the Sun Life Multi-Strategy Bond Fund

Sun Life Global Investments is enhancing the exposure Global Fixed income within the Sun Life Multi-Strategy Bond Fund. The change takes effect in the spring of 2020. 

November 1, 2019 │ Benefits Canada

Seeking better risk levels by adding alternatives to DC plans

A plain vanilla asset mix might have been enough to produce decent returns in the past decade, but this isn’t likely to be the case going forward. Chhad Aul, portfolio manager at Sun Life Global Investments, shares his perspective on how DC plans can benefit from adding specialty asset classes.

August 9, 2019 │ Benefits Canada

Sun Life Global Investments names a new president

In his role, Jordy Chilcott will oversee the firm, and focus on investment performance and driving positive client outcomes.

June 18, 2019 │ Newswire

Sun Life announces establishment of SLC Management

SLC Management combines the organization's affiliated fixed income institutional asset management businesses – Prime Advisors, Ryan Labs Asset Management and Sun Life Institutional Investments (U.S. and Canada) – as well as Sun Life's general account, into a new autonomous asset management business.

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