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,...
Wall Street Journal  Aug 6  Comment 
Sun Life Financial, helped by solid growth in assets under management, posted a second-quarter profit on Wednesday that beat analysts' expectations.
SeekingAlpha  Jul 8  Comment 
ByDuane Batcheler: Fifth Street Finance (FSC) recently reported that it was increasing its monthly dividend by 10% due to increased returns from its "multi-point plan" discussed in my "FSC Articles". Part of this plan is its Senior Loan Fund (SLF)...
Benzinga  Jul 3  Comment 
Sun Bancorp (NASDAQ: SNBC) shares gained 5.89% to reach a new 52-week high of $4.33 as the company reported comprehensive restructuring. The company consolidated 30% of its branches and announced its plans to cut its workforce by 38%. Intel...
DailyFinance  Jun 5  Comment 
The U.S. business group of Sun Life Financial, Inc. (NYSE: SLF, TSX: SLF) today reported a tenfold rise in the number of individual $1 million or more catastrophic claims paid by the company over the past four years. These...
The Economic Times  Mar 23  Comment 
Insurance is not an easy business in India. If you are a foreign player and are not among the top five, profits and growth are hard to come by.
SeekingAlpha  Feb 14  Comment 
Sun Life Financial (SLF) Q4 2013 Earnings Call February 13, 2014 10:00 am ET Executives Philip G. Malek - Vice President of Investor Relations Dean A. Connor - Chief Executive Officer, President and Non-Independent Director Colm...
StreetInsider.com  Feb 12  Comment 
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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.



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