Stewart Bennett

Global Head of Alternatives, BMO Global Asset Management

Stewart Bennett joined the business in May 2019 as Global Head of Alternatives. Stewart oversees BMO Global Asset Management’s newly formed Global Alternatives offering, incorporating its existing private equity, real estate and real estate securities businesses, which will provide investors with a broader range of innovative real asset investment solutions.

Stewart is responsible for developing and executing BMO Global Asset Management’s alternative investments global growth strategy, building on the track record of delivering superior risk-adjusted returns by effectively leveraging synergies across the three businesses and significantly expanding its reach globally.

Stewart joined BMO Global Asset Management with 25 years of experience in investment banking and private equity, including 10 years as a partner and Head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) at Ondra Partners, the London based independent investment banking firm. His previous experience includes Dresdner Kleinwort, where he was Managing Director and Head of FIG, Strategic Advisory, and the private equity firm Botts & Company.

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