About DB Solutions

Who we are

Sun Life Financial's Defined Benefit (DB) Solutions team is an experienced group of actuarial, investment and pension professionals who partner with plan sponsors and their consultants to develop customized, innovative solutions to address their pension challenges. Access our DB Solutions backgrounder.

DB Solutions is part of Sun Life Financial, a leading international financial services organization operating in 25 countries and serving 37 million customers worldwide. Chartered in 1865, today we offer a diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers.

Our capital strength, diversified business model and strong risk management practices ensures we keep our promises to customers.

  • AA- financial strength rating from Standard & Poor's
  • 134% LICAT ratio1
  • Canadians have voted Sun Life Financial as the "Most Trusted Life Insurance Company of Canada" for the ninth year in a row2

Defined Benefits Solutions works in close collaboration with Sun Life Institutional Investments (Canada) Inc. to provide a full spectrum of solutions for DB pension plans.

Sun Life Institutional Investments (Canada) Inc. is a Canadian registered portfolio manager, investment fund manager, exempt market dealer and in Ontario, commodity trading manager. Sun Life Institutional Investments offers private asset class pooled funds (particularly in private fixed income, and commercial mortgages) and liability driven investment (LDI) strategies for defined benefit pension plans, insurance companies and other institutional investors in Canada. The firm launched its first private asset class pooled funds in April 2014 leveraging the investment processes of Sun Life Financial's own General Account. Sun Life Institutional Investments is part of the Sun Life Investment Management group of companies www.sunlifeinvestmentmanagement.com.

The Sun Life Investment Management group of institutional investment management companies comprises Bentall Kennedy Group in North America, Prime Advisors, Inc. and Ryan Labs Asset Management Inc. in the United States, and Sun Life Institutional Investments (Canada) Inc. in Canada. These operations have combined third-party assets under management of $62 billion, as of June 30, 2018. Sun Life Investment Management is supported by the investment division of Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada that manages $146 billion in assets under management for the Sun Life Financial group of companies as of June 30, 2018.

1 At June 30, 2018
2 Reader's Digest, 2018 Trusted BrandTM survey.
TM Trusted Brand is a registered trademark of Reader's Digest Association Canada ULC.