Steve Ilott

Head of Investment Solutions, CIO North America

Steve is the Head of Investment Solutions and the CIO North America, BMO Global Asset Management. Steve joined F&C in 2012 and is a member of the BMO Global Asset Management Senior Leadership Team. Prior to his current role he was the co-Head of Investment BMO GAM (EMEA).

Steve has over 25 year’s investment experience in a variety of senior roles. He began his career with Robert Fleming & Company before moving to Morgan Grenfell/Deutsche Asset Management. During his time at Deutsche, he was based in the US for two years before becoming Head of Fixed Income in London. As Head of Fixed Income, Steve was heavily involved in Aberdeen’s acquisition of a number of businesses from Deutsche Asset Management. Subsequently, he was responsible for integrating and restructuring the combined fixed income businesses of Deutsche and Aberdeen and a member of Aberdeen’s Executive Committee Management. Following Aberdeen, Steve became a founding principal of Alignment Investors, a division of BlueCrest Capital Management.