Peter Arts

Managing Director, Global Head of Money Markets and Short Duration, Head of Private Debt, Head of Fundamental Canadian Fixed Income

Peter serves as BMO Global Asset Management’s Global Head of Money Markets and Short Duration. In addition, he is also the Head of Private Debt, Taxable Fixed Income, and Canadian Fixed Income. In this role, he oversees assets across Toronto, Chicago and London managed by a global team of portfolio managers and credit analysts. Peter serves on the global committees for Counterparty, Investment and Risk. He also holds global responsibilities for the Cash Management business.

He began his career at Harris Investment Management as a portfolio manager specializing in short intermediate, collective, mutual, and 2a7 funds. During his tenure, Peter has been responsible for a wide variety of portfolios, including Canadian and U.S. core/core plus, liquidity, loans, managed accounts, municipals, securities lending, short duration, stable value and structured products. Peter also specializes in building offshore client solutions within separate account and fund structures.

Peter’s previous experience includes derivatives trading at BMO Capital Markets and fixed income sales and trading at Lehman Brothers.

He holds an M.B.A. in finance from DePaul University and a B.A. in finance from Loras College.