Iloilo braces for growing mutual fund investments

By Lydia C. Pendon

ILOILO CITY, July 22 (PNA)– This southern city is bracing for the entry of mutual fund investment opportunities as Sun Life Asset Management Company Inc. (SLAMCI) unleashes its award-winning Sun Life Prosperity Dynamic Fund during the ghost or lean months of August to September this year.

SLAMCI president Valerie Reina Pama acknowledged that Ilonggos are conservative investors, but “this is for the investors who would like to make most of their money through stocks and bonds but don’t have the time or the expertise to do so. When markets move, our clients need not worry about reallocating their funds themselves. Our team of expert fund managers will do it for them.”

During the ghost months, the dynamic fund, also known as a swing fund or all weather fund, is consolidating in the next few months to pose an eight percent growth which primarily caters to the needs of small and medium investors and wage earners.

The largest non-bank affiliated asset management company in the country with P43.4 billion in assets under management as of May 2014, SLAMCI is active in reaching out more Filipinos in Visayas and Mindanao. The company is also growing its team of financial advisors in the area as part of SLAMCI’s commitment to help more Filipinos achieve financial security.

Pama is married to an Ilonggo from Passi City, Iloilo and primarily accountable for the growth agenda, achievement of the short and long term strategy of asset management business line. Prior to joining Sun Life, she was with ING Bank as a consultant for the Investment Management Group and was mainly involved in product development.

Graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering, she took further studies in Katholike Unibersiteit Leuven in Belgium and finished her Master’s degree with distinction in Business Administration. (PNA)