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Segregated funds, like mutual funds, are market-based investments. A large pool of money belonging to many people is invested in stocks, bonds or other securities with the goal of increasing the value of the entire pool. However, because segregated fund contracts are insurance contracts, they have special benefits that mutual funds do not.
Types of segregated fund contracts:
For affluent investors, Sun Life GIFs offer protection, growth, flexibility and control – plus all the advantages of Sun Life Global Investments Private Client.
An advisor’s job is to help you understand how different products – each with their own features and options – can best meet your individual needs. Talk to your advisor; if you don't have an advisor, find one you're comfortable working with. There’s no cost to talk to an advisor.
To get the most out of the meeting with your advisor, take some time beforehand to think carefully about what you want to achieve. To help your advisor recommend the right products for your needs, it will be helpful if you gather some basic information about your income, assets and liabilities – including your savings, investment and pension plan statements.
Your advisor will help you with investment decisions, any paperwork that’s required and ensure your money is transferred. Shortly after making your investment, you will receive a transaction confirmation with the details of your contract. Portfolio reviews may be done regularly to confirm your strategy and assess progress toward your goals.