BMO Government Money Market Fund

Fund overview


To provide current income consistent with stability of principal.


Net fund assets

    Portfolio managers

    Peter Arts
    Managing Director, Global Head of Money Markets and Short Duration, Head of Private Debt, Head of Fundamental Canadian Fixed Income
    Boyd Eager
    Portfolio Manager
    Robert Stapleton
    Portfolio Manager

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    September 2020

    Turning up the heat on a boiling pot

    The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has created a vacancy in the U.S. Supreme Court with only weeks until the November election.

    September 2020

    Interest rates: Lower for longer…or forever?

    On September 16, 2020, we received further confirmation that the Fed is prepared to provide whatever support the economy needs including further action should the recovery tail off.

    September 2020

    High inflation risk is dividing the investment community

    The month of August ended with a paradigm shift in the monetary policy framework of the Federal Reserve.

    September 2020

    September 2020 Fixed Income Market Update

    In our view, U.S. corporates appear attractive even noting the recompression of spreads since the first quarter.

    August 2020

    Biden goes the predictable route

    After a lengthy vetting process, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden selected Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 presidential election.

    August 2020

    U.S. presidential election outlook

    As the 2020 election season heats up, it is important to understand the investment implications of a potential change in government versus the status quo.

    Performance data quoted represents past performance and past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Mutual fund performance changes over time and current performance may be lower or higher than what is stated. To receive the most recent month-end performance, call 1-800-236-3863.

    Returns are pre-tax. An investor should consider his or her current and anticipated investment horizon and income tax bracket when making an investment decision as the illustration above does not reflect these factors. For more information about performance, please contact your investment professional. For more information about performance, please contact your investment professional. Total returns for periods of one year or less are cumulative.

    Net Expense Ratios reflect contractual fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements made by BMO Asset Management Corp., the investment adviser (Adviser). The Adviser may not terminate these fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements prior to December 31, 2020 without the consent of the Board of Directors, unless the investment advisory agreement is terminated. Without these contractual waivers, the Funds’ returns would have been lower. Please see the prospectus for more information.

    You could lose money by investing in the Fund. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of BMO Harris Bank N.A., or any of its affiliates, and is not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC or any other government agency. The Adviser has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Fund, and you should not expect that the Adviser will provide financial support to the Fund at any time.

    The iMoneyNet Government Money Market Index is an average of money funds with investment objectives similar to that of the BMO Government Money Market Fund. Investments cannot be made in an index.

    Weighted average maturity (WAM) is the average time of the remaining terms to maturity of the securities held, or where puttable at par to those securities’ earlier put dates.

    Weighted average life (WAL) is a dollar-weighted average of the maturity of a fund’s portfolio, using the stated final maturity date of the securities held – the date on which the fund has an unconditional right to receive payment of principal and interest.

    Lipper Institutional U.S. Government Money Market Funds Index is comprised of funds that invest 99.5% of its total assets in cash, government securities and/or repurchase agreements that are collateralized solely by government securities or cash with a weighted average maturity of 60 days or less. These funds are commonly limited to institutional investors or 401(k) and pension plans and often require high minimum investments and have lower total expense ratios relative to other money market funds. They intend to keep constant net asset value.

    ¹ Current and effective 7-day yield displayed as of today’s date. Yield will vary. The yield quotations for money market funds more closely reflect the current earnings of the fund than the total return quotations. The 7-day effective yield is based on the 7-day yield and is then compounded and annualized. Total returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative.