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Years of operation

1865: Charter received
1871: Commenced business


Canadian head office location

Waterloo, Ontario


Number of employees in Canada

8,635 employees (at December 31, 2014)

3,930 Sun Life advisors and managers (at December 31, 2014)

Have a question about our business or the financial services industry in general? Sun Life Financial has experts available for interviews and to provide perspective on any industry topic.

Canadian leaders

Kevin Dougherty
President, Sun Life Financial Canada

Interview topics include: Wealth management, retirement trends, Sun Life Financial Canada's strategy and quarterly results

Kevin Dougherty is President of Sun life Financial Canada. He is responsible for the company’s group benefits, group retirement services, individual wealth, insurance and investment management business in Canada.

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Isabelle Hudon
Executive Chair, Quebec and Senior Vice-President, Client Solutions

Interview topics include: Leadership insight, importance of managing well-being and financial life, women in business and senior positions

Isabelle Hudon is responsible for building further growth in Client Solutions, which is one of Sun Life Financial's businesses in Canada and a differentiator for the company nationally. As the new Executive Chair, Quebec, her mandate is to provide strategic input and support to the President, Sun Life Financial, Quebec.

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Robert Dumas
President, Sun Life Financial Quebec

Interview topics include: Sun Life Financial Canada's strategy in Quebec, risk management and financial strategies in retirement services

Robert Dumas joined Sun Life Financial in 2012. He is responsible for driving accelerated growth in the company's businesses in Quebec. Robert also oversees activities supporting the company's involvement in the community.

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Sun Life Global Investments

Rick Headrick
President, Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.

Interview topics include: Mutual fund industry in Canada, Sun Life Global Investments' strategy

Rick Headrick is President of Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc. In this role, Rick has overall responsibility for the development, management and growth of the investment company. He works with investment colleagues across Canada, the United States and Asia to encourage investment products development and facilitate the sharing of knowledge across Sun Life Financial's investment management community.

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Sadiq Adatia
Chief Investment Officer, Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.

Interview topics include: Domestic and global economic trends, Canadian market commentary, investment trends, tips on investing, portfolio management and emerging markets

Sadiq Adatia is Chief Investment Officer for Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc. and manages the Sun Life Global Investments Portfolio Management Team. In this role, Sadiq is accountable for bringing clients the best in asset management and innovative solutions from around the world. He leverages his investment expertise to provide investment commentary to clients and media.

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Individual Insurance and Investments

Léo Grépin
Senior Vice-President, Individual Insurance and Wealth

Interview topics include: Financial wellness and digital innovation

Léo Grépin is Senior Vice-President, Individual Insurance and Wealth for Sun Life Financial Canada. Its business purpose is to help Canadians achieve lifetime financial security and wellbeing by providing advice and solutions to advance clients’ life, health and wealth goals through Sun Life Financial’s Career Sales Force and third party distribution channels.

He brings 20 years of experience serving executive teams and boards of life and property-casualty insurers, asset managers, institutional investors and private equity firms. 

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Group Retirement Services

Tom Reid
Senior Vice-President, Group Retirement Services

Interview topics include: Pensions, Pooled Registered Pension Plans, group retirement savings, workplace pension plans and pension reform

Tom Reid is Senior Vice-President, Group Retirement Services (GRS), Sun Life Financial Canada. In this role, Tom oversees Canada’s largest provider of defined contribution pension arrangements, covering over 1 million Canadians.

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Group Benefits

Brigitte Parent
Senior Vice-President, Group Benefits

Interview topics include: trends in group benefits, digital health innovation, disability, total benefits and savings, and physical and mental health and wellness

In this role, Brigitte sets the direction for Group Benefits and oversees all business unit initiatives to ensure they are aligned with Sun Life Financial's overall goals.

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