BMO names Wilson as new CEO-CIO

BMO names Wilson as new CEO-CIO

Richard Wilson has been appointed chief executive officer and chief investment officer of BMO Global Asset Management, effective immediately.

Wilson was hitherto CEO of BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA).

Formerly, he was CEO of F&C in 2013 prior to its acquisition by BMO Financial Group. Before becoming CEO, Wilson held a number of senior positions at F&C including head of Equities and head of Investment & Institutional.

Wilson started his career in 1988 as a UK equity manager with HSBC Asset Management

In 1993 he moved to Deutsche Asset Management (formerly Morgan Grenfell) where he was latterly managing director, global equities.

He then joined Gartmore Investment Management in 2003 as head of International Equity Investments before moving to F&C.

Gilles Ouellette, Group Head – Wealth Management, BMO Financial Group, said : “We’re pleased to appoint Richard Wilson as CEO & CIO of BMO Global Asset Management.

“His 30 years of experience in asset management and track record of developing innovative products, building high performance teams and delivering outstanding client service has been a tremendous asset for BMO.

“BMO Global Asset Management continues to be a critical part of our overall Wealth Management business and by leveraging our strong investment capabilities and broad distribution network, we’re confident in our growth strategy.”

BMO Global Asset Management had over $230bn (€202.7bn) in assets under management as at end March 2016.

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