Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial shifts focus to organic growth for 2013

Canadian insurer Sun Life Financial, which has made several high-profile acquisitions in recent years, plans to focus on organic growth this year.

Monday, 28 January, 2013, 4:37am

Insurers claim victory in fight for workers switching MPF providers

Roger Steel, boss of Sun Life Hong Kong, believes one in 10 workers would change pension providers if they could. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Insurers with large teams of agents look to have proven better able to fight for new pension business than banks after employees were allowed to choose their own Mandatory Provident Fund providers two months ago.

28 Jan 2013 - 5:17am

CIMB considers sale of stake in Aviva Insurance venture

The headquarter of Aviva in London. Photo: Bloomberg

CIMB Group, Malaysia’s second-largest bank, is considering selling its 51 per cent stake in an insurance joint venture with Aviva, said four people with knowledge of the matter.

28 Nov 2012 - 3:33pm

Evolving with the times

When gauging the pros and cons of Hong Kong's MPF system, it is tempting to take retirement schemes operating in Singapore or Australia as a natural point of comparison.

That approach, though, has immediate flaws, as experts in the field of employee benefits are quick to emphasise.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Nigel Hodges

Senior vice-president and chief financial officer

Sun Life Financial Asia

Mr Hodges is responsible for financial management and reporting for Sun Life Financial Asia. He has been a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales since 1980.

Ken Stearns

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Sun Life looking to expand in Hong Kong

Sun Life Financial, which bought CMG Asia last year, will further expand in Hong Kong, according to Geoffrey Saggers, chief executive of the company's local unit.

Mr Saggers also predicted more mergers and acquisitions in the insurance industry due to the ambitions of other multinational companies, adding: 'If they want to have presence in Asia, it must be in Hong Kong.'

14 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Henck springs surprise after merger coup

The sudden resignation of a talented individual riding the crest of success can cause a stir at the best of times.

But when it involves the mastermind behind a continuing $3.5 billion industry takeover - Hong Kong's largest insurance merger - the desire to know why is intense.

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Industry veteran ensures he is covered, 10 times over

LIFE INSURANCE Council chairman Anthony Lau Ting-yin has more than 10 life policies to his name - evidence of his loyalty to the industry in which he has worked for 30 years.

Back then, the young Mr Lau, desperate for a job, accepted an offer to become a salesman for an insurance broker - even though he did not know much about insurance at that time.

28 Feb 2003 - 12:00am