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Sun Life Financial's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

August 9, 2012 10:00 AM ET


Philip Malek – VP, IR

Dean Connor – President and CEO

Colm Freyne – EVP and CFO

Robert Manning – Chairman and CEO, Sun Life Global Investments

Wes Thompson – President, Sun Life Financial U.S.

Kevin Dougherty – President, Sun Life Financial Asia

Steve Peacher – EVP and Chief Investment Officer

Claude Accum – EVP and Chief Risk Officer, Corporate Actuarial and Risk Management


Gabriel Dechaine – Credit Suisse

Steve Theriault – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Robert Sedran – CIBC

Michael Goldberg – Desjardins Securities

Peter Routledge – National Bank Financial

Joanne Smith – Scotia Capital

Doug Young – TD Securities

Tom MacKinnon – BMO Capital Markets

André Hardy – RBC Capital Markets



Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for standing by. Welcome to Sun Life Financial’s Q2 2012 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Following the presentation, we will conduct the question-and-answer session with instructions provided. (Operator Instructions) I will now turn the conference over to Phil Malek, Vice President of Investor Relations. Please go ahead, sir.

Philip Malek

Thank you, John, and good morning, everyone. Welcome to Sun Life Financial’s earnings conference call for the second quarter of 2012. Our earnings release and the slides for today’s call are available on the Investor Relations section of our website at

We will begin today’s presentation with an overview of our second quarter results by Dean Connor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Life Financial. Following those remarks, Colm Freyne, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present the second quarter financial results. Following Colm’s presentation, Robert Manning, Chairman and CEO of MFS Investment Management will provide an update on MFS asset management business. Following the prepared remarks, we will have a question-answer session. Other members of management are also available to answer your questions on today’s call.

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