- Professional management – When you invest in a mutual fund, you get the benefit of the fund manager's extensive experience and deep research capabilities in terms of selecting investments. Fund managers also have the ability to invest in securities not available to the general public and can create portfolios that investors would not be able to put together on their own, and they manage the buy-and-sell decisions so you don't have to.
- Diversification and economies of scale – Diversification means spreading out your investments over several kinds of asset categories, geographic markets and investment styles, so a poor showing in any one asset or country won’t damage your entire portfolio. Mutual funds are a simple way to help diversify your portfolio, because they invest in a group of stocks, bonds or other securities selected by a professional fund manager. When you buy units of a mutual fund, you’re pooling your money with other investors. So, if you’re a small investor, you’re able to own a much wider mix of investments than you would likely be able to afford by yourself.
Life’s brighter under the sun
We acknowledge that Sun Life operates in many Territories and Treaties across Canada. Our Canadian headquarters in Waterloo are on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations.
Today, Canada is still the home to many Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples from all across Turtle Island. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory. We offer this acknowledgment as a stepping stone towards honouring the original occupants, as a testimony to the oppression faced by Indigenous peoples, and our commitment to Indigenous communities and employees of Sun Life.
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