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BMO Financial Group Analyst, Investment Manager Research & Responsible Investing in Toronto, Ontario


100 King Street West

Job Family Group:

Wealth Sales & Service

The Investment Manager Research (“IMR”) Team works within BMO Private Wealth to provide Investment Advisors (“IA”) and Investment Counselors (“IC”) the advice and information they need for making insightful recommendations to clients. This includes oversight of the firm’s subadvisors and managed programs as well as mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and alternative investments recommendations.

This role will also lead the responsible investing efforts for Private Wealth. This includes being the “in-house” expert and key resource for IAs and ICs, finding and creating investment solutions and creating educational materials in the space.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Research – universe covers mutual funds, ETFs, hedge funds, closed-end funds, segregated fund and structured products (PPN & NPPN).

  • Recommend Lists - The selection process incorporates both a quantitative screen, a qualitative assessment and may take into account thematic views

  • 8-10 hedge funds encompassing the entire Canadian universe.

  • 25-35 ETFs and 35 to 40 mutual funds

  • Portfolio models: - Portfolio construction and management of model portfolios) for both mutual funds and ETFs

  • Portfolios are diversified by factors (e.g., growth vs. value, large cap vs. small cap) and incorporate top down asset allocation shifts determined by the Investment Strategy Committee (“ISC”)

  • IA/IC business support:

  • Develop daily, monthly and quarterly publications, contribute to the research desk’s themed reports and produce ad hoc reports as needed

  • Conduct branch and client presentations

  • Provide one off recommendations, portfolio reviews and book of business reviews; provide solutions encompassing funds, ETFs and alternative business strategies

  • Key point of contact for risk, compliance and operations

  • Understand regulatory framework and stay current with its constant evolution

  • Manages the business relationship/interest with Morningstar

  • Support other groups and lines of business as needed

  • Participate in industry bodies and committees

The candidate requires the following skills:

  • At least 5+ years of experience in the Investment industry with exposure to mutual funds, ETFs alternatives.

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Business, Finance or related field

  • CFA / CAIA or other investment related designation is a valuable asset

  • Some experience with Responsible Investing and the landscape

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with an ability to work under pressure while facing multiple short-term deadlines

  • Intermediate to advanced level in spreadsheet analysis and modeling is required

  • Investment operations and/or middle office experience is a valuable asset

  • Well-developed relationship management, leadership and presentation skills

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BMO Financial GroupServing customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $728 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®*, one of Canada's leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.In the United States, clients are served through BMO Harris Bank, a major U.S. Midwest personal and commercial bank, and BMO Private Bank, with wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.We help our customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Our financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.