TORONTO, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Sun Life Financial, Canada's No. 3 life insurer, said on Wednesday its second-quarter net income rose 6.5 percent, helped by stronger profit at its MFS asset management unit.
Sun life reported net earnings of C$425 million, or 69 Canadian cents a share, in the quarter, up from C$399 million, or 64 Canadian cents a share, a year earlier.
Underlying income, which excludes factors such as market related impact from interest rates and equity markets, was C$499 million, or 81 Canadian cents a share, up from C$373 million, or 62 Canadian cents per share.
That result topped the underlying profit of 72 Canadian cents a share expected by analysts. (Reporting by Cameron French. Editing by Andre Grenon)