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BMO Financial Group Portfolio Manager, Disciplined Equities, GAM Canada in Toronto, Ontario


100 King Street West

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Customer Solutions

The Disciplined Equity team manages approximately $25B CAD of active equity strategies spanning a variety of geographies, cap spectrums, and styles. The team employs a hybrid fundamental-quantitative approach, investing based on fundamental principles and implementing through a rigorous quantitative process. The team consists of both fundamental and quantitative professionals who are jointly responsible for all steps in the investment process, starting with research and extending through portfolio management. The team is located in Toronto, Chicago, and Milwaukee.

The team is looking for a senior-level Portfolio Manager to be based in Toronto, focusing primarily on the implementation of our Canadian stock selection strategies. This position will oversee all aspects of the investment process, including research and portfolio management, as well as contribute to overall team strategy and business development efforts through growing and servicing both internal and external channels. This will be a leadership role with significant potential to drive both investment and business outcomes, as well as potentially manage junior members of the team, and will interact with portfolios managers and researchers across disciplines and locations.

Primary responsibilities include:


  • Implementing an integrated fundamental + quantitative active equity investment process

  • Generating fundamental insights to be implemented in a quantitatively-oriented approach to stock selection, portfolio construction, and risk management

  • Identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement in our investment process, including enhancements in stock selection, portfolio construction, risk management, and liquidity and transaction cost management

  • Working with quantitative research analysts to translate investment insights into a systematic, data-driven investment process

  • Performing quantitative and/or fundamental analysis to understand and validate proposed trades, as well as portfolio exposures

  • Ensuring consistent incorporation of fundamental analysis into our investment process

  • Conducting fundamental research on individual companies, sectors and thematic trends

  • Monitoring sell-side and academic research for the potential to improve our investment management process

Business development

  • Represent our process to internal and external clients: educate internal sales and client service teams, meet with existing and potential clients in the institutional and retail channels, and become a trusted thought partner with internal channels including Multi Asset and Wealth channels

Leadership and management

  • Help drive the business direction and growth strategy for the Canadian business

  • Serve as a face of the business to internal and external constituents, including product, sales, client service, technology, and operations

  • Manage junior members of the team


  • Minimum 10 years portfolio management experience in the asset management industry

  • Experience with Canadian investment strategies preferred but not required

  • Experience working with clients preferred

  • Graduate degree in business (MBA), finance, economics, mathematics or similar field preferred

  • CFA charterholder or CIM required

  • Candidates may have either a quantitative or fundamental investment background provided they have sufficient analytical background

The ideal candidate has:

  • Desire to work on an integrated quantitative + fundamental investment team

  • Strong understanding of either quantitative or fundamental investing, ideally with an appreciation for the other discipline

  • Portfolio management experience

  • Leadership and management experience – the ability to drive a business forward, identify and execute on a growth plan, and potentially manage junior team members

  • Strong teamwork and communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail along with demonstrated technical skills

  • Strong presentation skills, including the ability to articulate complicated investment concepts in a way that resonates with various audiences, including consultants, institutional clients, and retail channels

  • Comfort with technology and programming, with coding experience in R, Python, Matlab, and/or SQL attractive but not required

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As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

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.