Sun Life Global Investments appoints Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. as new sub-advisor

TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Sun Life Global Investments announced today that Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. ("Schroders") will assume the portfolio sub-advisory responsibilities for Sun Life Tradewinds Emerging Markets Fund, effective August 29, 2013. As a result of a sub-advisor review, Tradewinds Global Investors, LLC will no longer be the sub-advisor for this fund. The fund will be renamed Sun Life Schroder Emerging Markets Fund on the effective date of the change.

"Schroders has a strong heritage based on more than 200 years of investment experience and they are committed to providing long-term value for clients," said Sadiq. S Adatia, Chief Investment Officer, Sun Life Global Investments.

The investment objective of Sun Life Schroder Emerging Markets Fund remains unchanged:  to seek capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of companies with a connection to emerging markets.

"We look forward to working alongside Sun Life Global Investments to create long term value for Canadian investors," said Ross Servick, Head of Canadian Distribution for Schroders. "We are pleased to bring our global perspective and expertise to the management of the Sun Life Schroder Emerging Markets Fund."

The investment strategies for the fund will be amended to reflect the new investment opportunities provided by Schroders, including the addition of the ability to invest in certain other investment funds. There will be a transition plan to rebalance the portfolio to securities and asset classes to reflect the new investment strategies. Schroders has engaged its affiliate, Schroder Investment Management North America Limited, to provide portfolio advisory services as well.

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About Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.

Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc. 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. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in key 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 June 30, 2013, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $591 billion. For more information, please visit sunlife.com.

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

All figures in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise noted.

About Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. and Schroder Investment Management North America Limited

Schroders is a global asset management company with $357.5 billion under management as at 30 June 2013.  Our clients are major financial institutions including pension funds, banks and insurance companies, local and public authorities, governments, charities, high net worth individuals and retail investors.   

With one of the largest networks of offices of any dedicated asset management company, we operate from 34 offices in 27 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.  Schroders has developed under stable ownership for over 200 years and long-term thinking governs our approach to investing, building client relationships and growing our business.

Further information about Schroders can be found at www.schroders.com/us.

SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.



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