Oricia Smith

Oricia Smith

President, SLGI Asset Management Inc. and Senior Vice-President, Investment Solutions, Sun Life Canada

Oricia Smith is President of SLGI Asset Management Inc. and Senior Vice President of Investment Solutions for Sun Life Canada. She is responsible for the development, management and growth of Sun Life Global Investments. Oricia is passionate about solving the retirement and estate needs of Canadians, delivering first-of-their-kind digital innovations, and showing a commitment to sustainability.

Oricia joined Sun Life in 2016, as Head of the International Investment Centre (IIC), an investment consulting and manager research team with relationships with more than 100 investment management companies. The IIC is responsible for oversight and governance on over C$150 billion of assets invested on behalf of Sun Life and Sun Life’s Clients globally. In 2017, Oricia moved into SLC Management, Sun Life’s global institutional asset management company, and expanded her role to include accountability for SLC Management’s Product Development, CRM and Sales Analytics team.

Prior to joining Sun Life, Oricia spent over 17 years at Invesco and started her career in the investment banking division at TD Securities.

Oricia is actively involved in the industry and is dedicated to closing the gender gap for women in wealth, helping to build a stronger, more equitable financial industry. Oricia is the co-founder of 100 Women Who Care Toronto West, a former Trustee of the Sun Life Benevolent Fund and a former Executive Sponsor of Sun Life’s InvestHER Women’s Network. Since joining Sun Life, Oricia has earned numerous prestigious awards. In 2022, Oricia was awarded Canada’s Most Powerful Women Award among Executive Leaders by the Women Exchange Network (WXN), recognizing her leadership both within the organization and community, as well as her dedication to champion equality and break down barriers for the next generation of leaders to come. In 2023, Oricia was named one of Wealth Professional’s Top 50 Leading Women in Wealth for her outstanding professional achievements and meaningful contributions to the Canadian financial industry. She is a current board member for the Investment Funds Institute of Canada and former member of their Strategic Research Committee. Oricia is also a past member of the Ontario Securities Commission Investment Funds Product Advisory and past President of Olympium Synchronized Swimming Club.

Oricia has both an HBA and MBA from the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business and is a Rotman alumni as a The Judy Project graduate.