June 30, 2015 / 1:00 PM / 3 years ago

Sun Life to buy investment management firm Prime Advisors

(Reuters) - Canadian insurer Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF.TO) said it would buy investment management company Prime Advisors Inc to expand its asset management portfolio.

Toronto-based Sun Life did not disclose the value of the deal.

    The company bought New York-based Ryan Labs Asset Management in January to win more business from U.S. pension funds and other institutional investors.

    Sun Life followed that up last month with the C$560 million acquisition of North American real estate investment manager Bentall Kennedy Group.

    Prime Advisors, which had about $13 billion in assets under management as of May 31, will operate as a standalone unit of Sun Life Investment Management, Sun Life said on Tuesday.

    Reporting by Anannya Pramanick in Bengaluru; Editing by Kirti Pandey

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