Who we are

About us

DB Solutions is a team of about 35 experienced pension and investment professionals. Our mandate is to help companies manage the risks of their Canadian defined benefit pension plans. We work closely with plan sponsors, consultants and other industry experts to deliver innovative, customized solutions – annuity buy-outs, annuity buy-ins, longevity insurance and liability driven investments – that address the specific challenges of each plan sponsor.


DB Solutions is part of Sun Life, 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
  • 130% LICAT ratio, as of March 31, 2020

DB Solutions works in close collaboration with SLC Management to provide a full spectrum of solutions for DB pension plans.

A full range of solutions to match your objectives

Enhance portfolio yield Reduce volatility Transfer risk
Equities1 Real estate2 Private debts3 Fixed income Customized portfolios Pension risk transfers4
Domestic Core Private fixed income Investment grade3 Liability driven investments Longevity insurance
Global Value-add Commercial mortgages Core plus4 Derivatives and overlays Annuity buy-in/buy-out
Low volatility

1 Offered through MFS.

2 Offered through BentallGreenOak.

3 Offered through Sun Life Capital Management (Canada) Inc

4 Offered by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada.

SLC Management is a global institutional asset manager that provides innovative and diversified solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. Our capabilities leverage the long-standing experience of building portfolios that seek to effectively reduce volatility, which is founded on deep actuarial expertise, an ability to source and manage a diverse set of public and private investments and a solid understanding of both insurance and pension asset management.

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Sun Life Capital Management (Canada) Inc. operates under the brand name SLC Management in Canada. Sun Life Capital Management (Canada) Inc. is a Canadian registered portfolio manager, investment fund manager, exempt market dealer and in Ontario, a commodity trading manager.