As of 2015, Sun Life Insurance of Canada has been operating for over 150 years, according to Sun Life Financial. In 1865, founder Mathew Hamilton Gault obtained a charter for The Sun Insurance Company of Montreal. The company now includes financial services operations in Canada, the United States and internationally.
Sun Life Financial Inc., a public company, does not directly sell insurance products in the United States. It is instead the holding company for the Sun Life Financial group of companies, which includes members offering insurance, explains its website. The holding company claims to carry a diverse investment portfolio, maintain an asset base that exceeds regulatory requirements, and have a well-established record of financial dependability.