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Investors are increasingly facing a broader range of risks, such as climate risk. At BMO GAM, our responsible investment strategy takes into consideration Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) related risks and opportunities. When appropriate, these risks and opportunities can also play a part in some of our investment processes and practices. We have built, and will continue to build, dedicated ESG investment solutions that provide our clients with the ability to marry their objectives and their values with their portfolio holdings. For further insight into our Responsible Investment efforts, read our Sustainability annual report.
Expansive expertise built upon a strong foundation
At BMO Global Asset Management, we continually deepen and expand our expertise and our capabilities as we develop dynamic risk-return solutions that meet investors’ varying needs.
The numbers as of June 30, 2022
- $152B assets under management
- 75 investment professionals
- 15 years average investment experience
- 250+ employees
Our strong foundation is built upon BMO, the 8th largest bank in North America by assets. Our clients and customers can benefit from our ability to leverage our BMO partners across personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment services. Together we join in fueling the progress of individuals, families, communities and businesses across North America.
Kristi Mitchem is Co-Chief Executive Officer and head of BMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM), BMO’s asset management division, where she co-leads a team of investment professionals dedicated to delivering investment solutions across a range of asset classes including multi-asset, alternative and more traditional exposure to listed fixed income and equities. Prior to joining BMO in 2019, Ms. Mitchem served as the CEO of Wells Fargo Asset Management where she led 28 autonomous investment teams. She has more than 20 years of experience in roles related to asset management, defined contribution pension plans and equities markets at State Street Corporation, BlackRock, and Goldman Sachs. Ms. Mitchem is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. At State Street she was a driving force in bringing to market a gender diversity index exchange-traded fund (ticker: SHE) designed to invest in U.S. companies committed to advancing the roles women play in their management and on their boards. Ms. Mitchem was named one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by the San Francisco Business Times in 2018, as one of the Top Women in Asset Management by Money Management Executive in 2017, and as one of Treasury & Risk’s Top 100 Influential People in 2008. She is also listed in several patent filings focused around guaranteed income requirements. Ms. Mitchem earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Davidson College, where she graduated summa cum laude and was awarded First Honors. She earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she was an Arjay Miller Scholar. She is also a Fulbright Scholar.
Kevin is the Head of Exchange Traded Funds. Kevin is a key asset to the team with over 18 years of progressive investment industry experience, including global passive and active strategies. Prior to joining BMO GAM, he served as Principal, Portfolio Manager at Barclays Global Investors Canada where he played an integral role in overseeing the management of Exchange Traded Funds and Institutional mandates. Kevin also worked as an index arbitrage trader with Scotia Capital. Kevin continues to be an active participant in the financial services industry, serving as a member of the Standard & Poor’s Advisory Panel, and the Dow Jones Global Index Committee. Kevin studied Economics, Finance and Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. Kevin was named one of IIAC’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2015 and is currently the Chairman of Canadian ETF Association.
Jeffrey Shell, MBA
Jeffrey joined BMO Global Asset Management in August of 2021 where he currently serves as Head of Alternatives, Commercial ESG and Innovation. He is responsible for driving innovation across BMO Wealth via key themes such as machine learning and hypersonalized investment experiences. Jeffrey brings with him over 10 years of experience throughout BMO, including roles in corporate strategy as well as global trade and banking. Jeffrey graduated with an MBA from Cornell University and a MSc from Queen’s University.
Eva is the Director and HR Business Partner for BMO Global Asset Management and leads a team that also oversees BMO InvestorLine, BMO Insurance and BMO Wealth Headquarters. Eva is an HR Leader that has over 16 years of experience in the Financial Services industry with a deep focus in the Asset Management space. Over her career she has led critical transformative initiatives and had spent time at SunLife as a SunLife Advisor. Eva has both an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and an HR Management post graduate degree from Seneca College. She is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and is active in the community supporting the United Way, Second Harvest Toronto Taste and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Peter Intraligi, MBA
Peter leads Product and Sales Enablement for BMO GAM. He joined the company in 2020. Prior to working with BMO, Peter spent 20 years with Invesco. During that time he held a number of roles, most recently serving as the Head of Wealth Management intermediaries for the Americas and President & Chief Operating Officer for Canada. Peter is a recognized leader within the asset management industry, pioneering an entirely new way of transacting in mutual funds with the launch of Platform Traded Funds™, advancing digital onboarding tools for advisors and independent distributors, and implementing advanced analytic capabilities. He holds an M.B.A. from the Rotman School of Management and a BASc in engineering from the University of Toronto.
Ross F. Kappele, CFA
Ross is accountable for the development and implementation of a multi-year distribution strategy for BMO Global Asset Management’s suite of Canadian retail and institutional investment products, with retail brands including BMO Mutual Funds and BMO Exchange Traded Funds. Ross has over 30 years of investment industry experience and is a Director of BMO Investments Inc., BMO Corporate Class Funds and BMO Asset Management Inc. In his previous roles, Ross was Co-President of BMO Investments Inc. and President, Guardian Group of Funds Ltd. Ross was also Board Chair of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) from 2017 to 2019, and now serves as a Director and member of the IFIC Executive Committee. Ross is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Bachelor of Arts, Economics from the University of Western Ontario.
Bill Bamber, CFA, MBA. MMA
Bill Bamber is Co-Chief Executive Officer of BMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM). Bill has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry. He has extensive experience in International Capital Markets, most notably in exotic derivatives spanning all asset classes as well as global Structuring and Structured Products. Bill joined BMO Wealth Management in April 2022 as Head of Synthetic Asset Management and in August 2022 became Co-CEO of BMO GAM. Prior to BMO, Bill was Managing Director and Head, Wealth Solutions Group at CIBC Capital Markets where he oversaw CIBC Structured Products and QIS businesses globally and led many ground-breaking initiatives and innovative indices such as the Human Capital Index. Before joining CIBC, he was a Senior Managing Director at Bear, Stearns & Co. and led Equity Derivative structuring in the Americas. Bill is well-known as an innovator in the investment industry with an outstanding track record for product firsts around the world. This includes pioneering the world’s first Emerging Market ETF (STX40 SJ Equity), creating the first MLP-linked security outside of the U.S., and as well as creating the first MLP Index tracking security (now AMJ US), which captured mtn-i’s U.S. Alternative Deal of the Year award in 2007 for LBBW’s Adagio Index-linked Note. He was also the first to create a listed trading platform for zero-coupon South African gilts. Bill is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds both a Master of Management Analytics and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University.
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