Proxy votingWhat is it?
Shareholders have the right and responsibility to vote on certain aspects of a company's business. Mutual funds hold shares of companies and its unit holders are entitled to exercise their voting rights. This is most often done through the use of proxies. A proxy is the legal transfer of a shareholder's right to vote to the professionals who manage their investments.
Sun Life Global Investments requires its investment sub-advisors to have proxy voting policies in place. These serve as guidelines for voting proxies in the best interests of shareholders.
Each year, we provide the voting records of our mutual funds that hold voting securities. These are available on our website by August 31 for the previous period (July 1 – June 30).
Can't find a proxy voting record of a fund?
Some funds invest in non-voting securities or in units of investment funds. Funds launched after June 30 will have their proxy records disclosed by August 31 of the subsequent annual period.
- Proxy voting records - as of June 30, 2017
Sun Life BlackRock Canadian Composite Equity Fund
Sun Life Dynamic Energy Fund
Sun Life Dynamic Strategic Yield Fund
Sun Life Granite Balanced Growth Portfolio
Sun Life Granite Balanced Portfolio
Sun Life Granite Growth Portfolio
Sun Life Granite Moderate Portfolio
Sun Life MFS Balanced Growth Fund
Sun Life MFS Balanced Value Fund
Sun Life MFS Canadian Equity Fund
Sun Life MFS Canadian Equity Growth Fund
Sun Life MFS Canadian Equity Value Fund
Sun Life MFS Dividend Income Fund
Sun Life MFS Global Growth Fund
Sun Life MFS Global Total Return Fund
Sun Life MFS Global Value Fund
Sun Life MFS International Growth Fund
Sun Life MFS International Value Fund
Sun Life MFS Low Volatility Global Equity Fund
Sun Life MFS Low Volatility International Equity Fund
Sun Life MFS Monthly Income Fund
Sun Life MFS US Equity Fund
Sun Life MFS US Growth Fund
Sun Life MFS US Value Fund
Sun Life Multi-Strategy Target Return Fund
Sun Life NWQ Flexible Income Fund
Sun Life Schroder Emerging Markets Fund
Sun Life Sentry Conservative Balanced Fund
Sun Life Sentry Global Mid Cap Fund
Sun Life Sentry Infrastructure Fund
Sun Life Sentry Value Fund
Available on request
Unit holders can obtain the current proxy voting policies and procedures of Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.