Sun Life Financial has decided not to sell its MFS Investments subsidiary, the company announced Monday. Improved profits and assets changed the company’s decision; revenue rose 8.7% in the first half of the year, leading to a profit of $92 million, up 29% from $71 million in the first half of 2005.

However, the company has continued to lose assets. Through July 31, outflows have totaled $3.7 billion this year, the fourth highest in the industry. MFS has continued to lose assets since the 2000-2002 bear market and subsequent trading scandal.

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