Investment Team & Resources

The Sun Life Global Investments Multi-Asset Solutions team is exclusively focused on manager selection and building managed solutions for Canadians – 100% of their time.

The team employs their expertise in a wide variety of solutions, including our flagship Granite family, Multi-Strategy funds and Milestone funds.

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Multi-Asset Solutions Team

Chhad Aul, CFA

Chhad Aul, Chief Investment Officer and Head of Multi-Asset Solutions, SLGI Asset Management Inc.

Joined the industry in 2004

Joined Sun Life Global Investments in 2014

As Chief Investment Officer and Head of Multi-Asset Solutions, Chhad Aul is responsible for the development, evolution and execution of the investment philosophy, process and investment team managing SLGI Asset Management Inc.’s funds, separate accounts and strategies. This includes chairing the Asset Allocation Committee and Investment Oversight Committee and leading the activities of the Multi-Asset Solutions team to drive performance and manage risk.

When Chhad joined the company in 2014 he brought with him deep expertise in quantitative strategies, asset allocation and investing with derivatives. He uses these strengths to build and manage sophisticated solutions for Canadian investors seeking broadly diversified portfolios.

To increase investor knowledge, Chhad connects with advisors and consultants across Canada to discuss the market and his team’s investment process.

Prior to joining Sun Life Global Investments, Chhad was Vice-President and Senior Portfolio Manager at State Street Global Advisors where he managed a broad number of equity strategies – from traditional long-only funds to alternative strategies and hedge funds. Earlier, he was Associate Portfolio Manager at Hillsdale Investment Management and a Quantitative Analyst at TD Securities.

Chhad holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Engineering Science and a Master of Mathematical Finance degree, both from the University of Toronto. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

Aly Somani, CFA, CPA, CA

Portfolio Manager

Joined industry in 2008

Joined Sun Life Global Investments in 2012

Aly joined SLGI Asset Management in 2012 He is a member of the team’s Asset Allocation Committee, using his skills and experience to support the committee’s strategic and tactical asset allocation, quantitative modeling and derivative strategies. This includes conducting fundamental and quantitative global macro and cross-asset research to form investment conclusions as well as recommending specific investment strategies that can be used to enhance return and/or reduce risk in the team’s multi-asset solutions. Aly also serves as portfolio manager on several of the team’s strategies and funds.

Prior to joining SLGI, Aly spent four years in public accounting. It was through this experience that Aly saw how large organizations use derivatives and other financial instruments to achieve various objectives. Since joining SLGI, Aly has significantly contributed to team’s efforts in using derivatives and other financial instruments optimally. Aly also supports the team’s communications with advisors, consultants and the media, particularly when it comes to sharing the team’s asset allocation views and how the team is managing investor portfolios.

Aly holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Ottawa and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, CFA Charterholder and Certified Public Accountant (US). He has also completed Options, Futures and Derivatives licensing courses from the Canadian Securities Institute.

Christine Tan, MBA, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Joined industry in 1997

Joined Sun Life Global Investments in 2018

Christine joined SLGI in 2018, bringing extensive experience in fundamental bottom up portfolio management and expertise in emerging markets, including country macroeconomic analysis. She is a member of the Investment Oversight Committee and the Asset Allocation Committee, and serves as portfolio manager on several of the team’s strategies and funds. Her role also includes leading the evolution of SLGI’s DC OCIO platform and leadership of the Investment Product Specialists representing the team’s investment philosophy, process and portfolio strategy.

Prior to joining SLGI, Christine was Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager at Excel Investment Counsel Inc. In addition to oversight of all sub-advised funds, she had portfolio management responsibility for the Excel Emerging Markets Fund. Christine has travelled extensively in emerging market countries for due-diligence meetings with corporate management teams.

Christine was previously Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Gluskin Sheff + Associates, a prominent wealth manager serving high-net-worth clients, where she co-managed a top-quartile, $1.5-billion Canadian equity portfolio. Prior to Gluskin Sheff, Christine was a Canadian equity manager at a boutique asset manager and an investment banker at a major Canadian bank focused on mergers and acquisitions.

Christine holds a Bachelor of Science Honours from University of Alberta and earned her MBA with honours from the Schulich School of Business. Christine is also a CFA charterholder. 

Anthony Wu, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Joined industry in 2010

Joined Sun Life Global Investments in 2015

Anthony joined SLGI Asset Management in 2015. He is as a member of the Asset Allocation Committee, providing global macro and cross-asset research to the committee and serves as portfolio manager on several of the team’s strategies and funds. Anthony is also responsible for overseeing operational aspect of portfolio implementation, working collaboratively with operations, traders, and external managers to resolve issues. Anthony supports the team in sharing its global asset allocation views and positions to stakeholders and helps mentor and develop junior members of the team.

Prior to joining SLGI, Anthony was an Associate at Segal Rogerscasey Canada and provided oversight to private wealth platforms and conducted due diligence on external managers across all asset classes.

Anthony is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Mathematics, Honours Actuarial Science degree from University of Waterloo. He has also completed the Futures and Options licensing courses from the Canadian Securities Institute.

International Investment Centre

The International Investment Centre (IIC) functions as an investment research engine for the Sun Life group of companies.

SLGI’s Multi-Asset Solutions team engages the IIC, to provide research when sourcing new mandates. The IIC’s core function is to perform rigorous research to identify the best investment managers in each asset class.

All investment solutions are offered as segregated funds for group retirement plans exclusively by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, through Sun Life Group Retirement Services, a member of the Sun Life group of companies.

 

Sun Life Global Investments is a trade name of SLGI Asset Management Inc., Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, and Sun Life Financial Trust Inc. 

SLGI Asset Management Inc. is the investment manager of the Sun Life Mutual Funds, Sun Life Granite Managed Solutions and Sun Life Private Investment Pools.

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