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Market Intelligence Center  Nov 4  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented trade-picking algorithms have identified an attractive covered-call trade on Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF). Look at the Feb. '15 $35.00 covered call for a net debit in the $34.04 area. This trade has a...
Wall Street Journal  Oct 15  Comment 
Sun Life is plotting ambitious growth in India’s mutual-fund industry through its joint venture with Aditya Birla Group. But it faces the challenge of changing entrenched Indian cultural mores about saving and investing.
Benzinga  Oct 8  Comment 
Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ: FSC) ("FSC") today announced an increase in the commitment to Senior Loan Fund JV I, LLC ("SLF JV I"), its joint venture with Trinity Universal Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR)...
SeekingAlpha  Oct 2  Comment 
By 5i Research: In today's environment, there is much talk of rising interest rates and how to best benefit from them. Often, one of the 'go-to' solutions to help a portfolio benefit from interest rate changes is through that of insurers. While...
Market Intelligence Center  Oct 1  Comment 
After Tuesday’s trading in Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) the algorithms behind MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artifical Intelligence Center picked out a trade that offers a 2.73% or 7.02% (for comparison purposes only), while providing 6.07%...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 18  Comment 
By Joseph Calhoun: By Jeffrey P. Snider A lot has been written about the PBOC appeal to its SLF recently, and rightfully so. To my view, there is undoubtedly a connection in timing between the SLF announcement and conduct and the very...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 8  Comment 
By Ashleigh Rogers: Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) is an insurance and financial products company operating the US, Canada, the US, and Asia. The firm is an interesting one given the stability of the Canadian operating and the diversified revenues...
DailyFinance  Sep 2  Comment 
The U.S. business group of Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF, TSX: SLF) announced today the expansion of its online private exchange solutions to include voluntary STD, LTD, and accident insurance through Liazon®, the...
DailyFinance  Aug 28  Comment 
The U.S. business group of Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF, TSX: SLF) has launched the Benefit Profile, a powerful data analytics decision-support tool that helps brokers and employers design and deliver competitive,...




 
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Sun Life Financial (NYSE: SLF) is a financial services firm based in Canada. SLF provides investment management, savings, pension, and health insurance products to both individual and corporate clients. As an insurance provider, SLF will seek to profit from increasing insurance demand due to the aging "baby boomer" population. In addition, the firm's large portfolio of assets make it at risk to fluctuating interest rates.

Business Overview

In the past fiscal year, Sun Life incurred declines in both revenue and net income.[1] For the current fiscal year, SLF is expecting to have low volatility and continue to have high dividend rates.[2]

Trends and Forces

Aging US Population Causes Shift in Insurance Demand

The "baby boomer" generation is heading towards retirement, which is expected to create robust demand for various insurance and wealth accumulation products. Increased longevity means that that this group will need to generate enough wealth to last decades into retirement. As a top insurance company with strong brand recognition and a diversified portfolio of products, SLF is very well positioned to take advantage of this demographic shift.

Sun Life's Portfolio is Sensitive to Interest Rate Risk.

Interest rates will affect any firm involved in any type of investment or firm that issues corporate debt or equity. Changes in the interest rate will invariably change the fundamental values of both equity and debt, since the fundamental value of debt is determined by the time weighted average of payments discounted by current short or long interest rates, and the fundamental value of equity is determined by the value of a firm today along with any projects in the future discounted by some factor over the risk free interest rate. Sun Life's large assets makes it particularly effected by the interest rate.

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References

  1. SLF 2010 Annual Report
  2. Bloomberg, "Fitch Affirms Sun Life Financial Inc's Ratings; Outlook Stable," 06/22/2011
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