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BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA) is now part of Columbia Threadneedle Investments. Some of our historical thought leadership may reference our previous owner.

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December 2021

Paul Niven – Market Snapshot

We ended the month at a discount of 6.7%, having averaged a discount of 7.7% over December.
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9 min
January 2022

A look at what shaped 2021

And, what the highlight has been for the Trust in 2021.
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Announcement from Columbia Threadneedle Investments and BMO Asset Management

Columbia Threadneedle Investments confirms completion of the acquisition of Bank of Montreal’s EMEA Asset Management business
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3 min
May 2021

Paul Niven – Market Snapshot

The Covid-19 vaccination rollout continued to gather pace around the world over May.
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3 min

1 in 3 UK adults feel pressured to spend as the economy reopens, creating feelings of anxiety

The Covid-19 vaccination rollout continued to gather pace around the world over May.
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3 min

How the world’s oldest investment trust is setting up for 2021

Fund Manager, Paul Niven discusses how the world’s oldest investment trust is setting up for 2021
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3 min

Paul Niven – Market Snapshot

The Covid-19 vaccination rollout continued to gather pace around the world over April.
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Case Study – GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline plc (“GSK”) has received negative attention on itsapproach to executive remuneration, mainly due to the alignment ofexecutive pay to that of GSK’s global peers, most of which are largeUS pharmaceutical companies that are used to setting high pay levels.
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2 min read
April 2021

Case Study Schneider Electric

Particular focus was given to climate change, where the company was encouraged to manage its own emissions, monitor and reduce emissions arising in its supply chain and to quantify how it is enabling its customers to cut their emissions. It has adopted a science based target, consistent with limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
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2 min read
April 2021

Case Study – Amazon.com

BMO GAM’s ongoing engagement with Amazon.com on its labour management practices continued into 2020. Last year we reported on progress achieved as the company published its Global Human Rights Principles, which set out policies in areas including health and safety and equal opportunity. In 2020 we particularly focused on how the company was protecting its staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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2 min read

Announcement from BMO Asset Management

On April 12, BMO announced they have reached an agreement to sell their Asset Managementbusiness in EMEA to
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5 min
March 2021

Market Snapshot – February 2021

The Covid-19 vaccination rollout continued to gather pace around the world over February.
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