October 31, 2017

Sun Life Investment Management Strengthens Canadian Institutional Business with Distribution Team Appointments

New team members will work with Institutional Clients across Canada

TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - Sun Life Institutional Investments (Canada) Inc., a Sun Life Investment Management Company announced today the appointment of two new members to its distribution team, as well as one promotion. 

"We are pleased to welcome Sean Sirois and Stian G. Andersen to Sun Life Investment Management," said Carl S. Bang, President, Sun Life Institutional Investments (Canada) Inc. "We are also proud to announce the promotion of Andrew Post to the role of Director of Institutional Sales.  Sean, Stian and Andrew each bring a deep understanding of investment management and the client service experience, complementing our existing team."

Established in 2014, Sun Life Investment Management introduced private asset class strategies to the Canadian institutional market through Sun Life Institutional Investments (Canada) Inc. The strategies quickly caught on with some of Canada's largest institutional investors who have allocated private debt to their defined benefit plan portfolios.  Over the past three years, Sun Life Investment Management's product suite has grown, offering investors innovative strategies to meet their specific needs. 

The expansion of the Canadian distribution team demonstrates Sun Life Investment Management's continued commitment to helping clients address their investment objectives. "Sun Life Investment Management is committed to investment excellence and the expansion of our distribution team allows us to provide institutional Clients local expertise, backed by global capabilities," adds Mr. Bang.  "These new appointments enhance our ability to deliver the service and innovative solutions our Clients require."

Additional details of the new appointments:

Sean Sirois, Head of Business Development, Quebec and Eastern Canada
In this role, Mr. Sirois is responsible for marketing investment solutions to consultants, defined benefit pension plan sponsors, and other institutional investors.  Based in Sun Life Investment Management's Montreal office, Mr. Sirois' focus will be on the Quebec and Eastern Canada institutional markets.

Mr. Sirois joins Sun Life Investment Management with over 33 years of experience in capital markets, banking and investments.  Most recently, he was Vice-President of Business Development at IPSOL Capital.  Prior to IPSOL, Mr. Sirois was Managing Director and Canadian Head of Business Development for Global Markets at Deutsche Bank Securities Ltd.

Mr. Sirois also brings governance experience to this role, having served as a Director of Deutsche Bank Securities Ltd. from 2005 – 2011, among other private corporations.  He is currently the Chair of University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management Dean's Advisory Board for Quebec and on the board of advisors of the Telfer Capital Fund.

Mr. Sirois holds a B.Com (Honours) from the University of Ottawa, and a Certificate – Affaires Internationales from the Ecole superieure de commerce de Paris.  He is a CFA charterholder and received his ICD.D designation from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Andrew Post, Director, Institutional Sales, Central Canada
In this role, Mr. Post is responsible for marketing investment solutions to consultants, small to mid sized defined benefit pension plan sponsors and other institutional investors.  Based in Sun Life Investment Management's Toronto office, Mr. Post's focus will be on the Central Canada institutional markets.

Mr. Post joined Sun Life Investment Management in 2015 as an Institutional Sales Associate, where he supported activities through the entire sales cycle from target market analysis to building relationships and strengthening our client network.  Prior to this, Mr. Post held various roles with Sun Life Global Investments. 

Mr. Post holds a B.Comm (Finance) from the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University and is a CFA charterholder.

Stian G. Andersen, Head of Business Development, Western Canada
In this role, Mr. Andersen is responsible for marketing investment solutions to consultants, defined benefit pension plan sponsors and other institutional investors.  Based in Calgary, Mr. Andersen's focus will be on the Western Canada institutional markets.

Prior to assuming this position, Mr. Andersen was Director, Institutional Business Development and Client Relationships for Sun Life Global Investments.  He has over ten years experience in the institutional investments industry, also holding positions at Manulife Asset Management and Standard Life Investments in Western Canada.

Mr. Andersen holds an MA (Hons) in International Business from the University of Edinburgh in the UK.  He is also a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM). 

Mr. Sirois, Mr. Post and Mr. Andersen will each report directly to Mr. Bang. 

About Sun Life Investment Management

The Sun Life Investment Management group of institutional investment management companies comprises Sun Life Institutional Investments (Canada) Inc. and Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partnership in Canada, and Prime Advisors Inc., Ryan Labs Asset Management and Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership in the United States. These operations have combined third-party assets under management of $56 billion, as of June 30, 2017. Sun Life Investment Management is supported by the investment division of Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada that manages $144 billion in assets under management for the Sun Life Financial group of companies as of June 30, 2017.

For more information, please visit our website – www.sunlifeinvestmentmanagement.com

Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars except as otherwise noted. 

Media Relations Contact:
Connie Soave
Director, Corporate Communications
T. 416-407-5721
connie.soave@sunlife.com

Laura Torchia
Manager, Corporate Communications
T. 416-951-4840
laura.torchia@sunlife.com

SOURCE Sun Life Investment Management