Awards & Recognition


Our vision at BMO is to be the bank that defines great customer experience. Our performance and programs have been recognized by numerous research firms, media rankings, ratings agencies and industry associations. These achievements are a testament to our employees, and serve as a beacon for future performance.

Here is the list of top rankings, award winners and honorees.




BMO Harris Bank ranked one of Forbes' 2019 Best Employers for Women
July 11, 2019 - BMO Harris Bank, an industry leader in fostering diversity and inclusion throughout its organization, was recognized by Forbes' Magazine as one of America's Best Employers for Women in 2019.  This ranking comes from an independent survey sample of 60,000 U.S. employees nationwide, including 40,000 women, working for companies employing at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations.

BMO Private Banking Receives Best Private Bank Canada Award for Ninth Consecutive Year
July 3, 2019 – BMO Private Banking, part of BMO Private Wealth, has been awarded Best Private Bank Canada, 2019 by World Finance Magazine. This is BMO Private Banking’s ninth consecutive year receiving the distinction from the international publication.

Catherine Grosz named to DiversityPlus 2019 Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity
June 24, 2019 - BMO's award winning Supplier Diversity Program has received yet another accolade as Catherine Grosz, Manager, Supplier Diversity, was honoured as one of the 2019 Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity by DiversityPlus magazine.

Diversity is a core value at BMO and foundational to our Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. Working with diverse suppliers is an integral part of our commitment to meeting the needs of our shareholders, our customers and communities alike.

BMO Financial Group Honoured with 2019 Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value from WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation
May 22, 2019 - BMO Financial Group today announced it has been recognized by WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation with the 2019 Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value.

The WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCD) Visionary Award honours companies that are leaders in innovative approaches to building diversity and inclusion within their leadership teams and boards and demonstrate the strong financial performance benefits of diverse and inclusive workplaces.

BMO named to Best Workplaces in Canada 2019 list
April 26, 2019 - BMO is named as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada once again by the Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. The selection process is based on a combination of a survey completed by a representative sample of employees, along with their open-ended comments about their organization, and an in-depth review of the organization's culture, including an evaluation of HR policies and procedures. This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture.

BMO Recognized with Two Celent Model Bank Awards
April 18, 2019 – BMO today announced that it has won two Celent Model Bank Awards: Payment Services Hub Implementation for BMO Payment Hub; as well as an Innovation Enablement Award for BMO InnoV8, a digital acceleration initiative.

BMO Named One of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the Second Year in a Row
March 14, 2019 – BMO Financial Group has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies.

BMO Private Bank Asia Honoured For Excellence In Wealth Planning
March 4, 2019 – BMO Private Bank Asia, part of BMO Wealth Management, has won the award for "Wealth Planning Team" at the WealthBriefingAsia Greater China Awards 2019. This is the fourth time BMO Private Bank Asia has been honoured by the global news service and media company.

BMO Global Asset Management ETFs and Mutual Funds Awarded for Outstanding Performance by Fundata
January 25, 2019 – BMO Global Asset Management had 15 Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and mutual funds recognized for their performance at the annual Fundata FundGrade A+® Awards last night in Toronto

BMO Financial Group Named to Bloomberg's Gender-Equality Index for Fourth Year in a Row
January 16, 2019 – BMO Financial Group today announced that it has been included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the fourth year in a row.

The Index recognizes companies committed to gender equality and inclusivity within the workplace and the community. Since 2017 the index has doubled in size and currently includes 230 companies from 10 sectors across 36 countries.

BMO Wins Top Digital Innovation Award at 2018 Banking Technology Awards
January 10, 2019 – BMO today announced that it has won the Top Digital Innovation at the 2018 Banking Technology Awards for BMO QuickPay, a new, simple way for customers to pay their bills. BMO's QuickPay is currently in the pilot stage, with a public launch targeted for Fall 2019.


Five BMO Bankers Named to Crain’s “Notable Women in Commercial Banking” list
December 21, 2018 – Five BMO bankers are named to Crain’s “Notable Women in Commercial Banking” list. BMO was tied for the most representation of any bank in Chicago on this prestigious list – a testament to the diversity and strength of our commercial banking leadership team.

The honorees were:

  • Dawn Feenstra, Chief Operating Officer, N.A Commercial Banking ​
  • Kim Liautaud, Managing Director and Head, U.S. Commercial Real Estate
  • Leslie Anderson, SVP & Head, Treasury & Payment Solutions, U.S Metropolitan Banking​
  • Linda Haven, Managing Director I Financial Institutions
  • Jennifer Guidi, Managing Director, Market Manager

BMO named Learning Organization of the Year by Corporate Learning Week
December 19, 2018 – BMO is honoured to be named Learning Organization of the Year by Corporate Learning Week at the Corporate University Best-In-Class (C​UBIC) Awards​. The CUBIC Awards are globally recognized as one of the most prestigious independent award designations for innovative, creative and forward-thinking learning organizations.

BMO Recognized as a Canadian Mobile Banking Leader
November 29, 2018 – BMO today announced it has been recognized as a leader in mobile banking by Forrester in The Forrester Banking Sales Wave™: Canadian Mobile Sites, Q4 2018 report.

BMO Capital Markets Named Best Canadian Bank for the Canadian Dollar for 8th Consecutive Year
November 29, 2018 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), has been named Best Bank for the Canadian Dollar for the eighth year in a row by FX Week.

BMO Financial Group's Pat Cronin and Maria Tihotchi Awarded by Women in Capital Markets
November 28, 2018 – BMO Financial Group today announced that Pat Croninand Maria Tihotchi were honoured by Women in Capital Markets (WCM) for leadership and high performance, respectively.

Two BMO Executives Named WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners
November 22, 2018 – For the third consecutive year, two BMO Financial Group executives have been recognized as WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners.

  • Catherine Roche, Head of Marketing and Strategy
  • Claudette McGowan, Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Technology Employee Experience

American Banker names Team BMO “Most Powerful Women in Banking & Finance” for ninth consecutive year
September 23, 2018 – American Banker has once again named our team of female leaders the 'Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance' for the 9th year in a row, recognizing our female leaders for their professional achievements and their impact on the banking and financial services industry.

BMO InvestorLine Ranked #1 in the J.D. Power 2018 Canada Self-Directed Investor Satisfaction Study
September 13, 2018 – BMO Financial Group’s online trading platform, BMO InvestorLine, received the highest ranking in self-directed investor satisfaction according to the J.D. Power 2018 Canada Self-Directed Investor Satisfaction Study.

BMO Financial Group Recognized as One of the Most Diverse & Inclusive Companies
September 6, 2018 – For the second year in a row, BMO Financial Group has been named one of the most diverse and inclusive workplaces. BMO is the only Canadian bank ranked amongst the top 25 companies on the 2018 Thomson Reuters Global Diversity & Inclusion Index.

BMO one of the 50 most engaged workplaces in North America
September 4, 2018 – BMO has once again been recognized as one of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America. This annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces.

Paul Dilda recognized on Crain’s Chicago Business’s first-ever Notable LGBTQ Executives list
August 28, 2018 – Crain's Chicago Business has recognized one of our fellow BMO Harris Bank colleagues on theirfirst-ever Chicago's Notable LGBTQ Executives list. Paul Dilda, Head of Retail Strategy, Products and Segments, was recognized among 87 other Chicago-based executives in multiple industries for not only his work within his line of business but also for demonstrating his involvement in advancing BMO's workplace equality.

BMO’s 200th interactive Annual Report earns top honours
August 8, 2018 – BMO Financial Group’s 200th interactive Annual Report garnered a Gold Award in the International Banks category. This award is presented by the 2018 ARC Awards International.

BMO’s campus recruiting website wins TalentEgg award
July 18, 2018 – BMO was recognized for Best Campus Careers Site by TalentEgg's National Campus Recruiting Excellence awards, beating out other leading companies such as Rogers Communications, Sunlife Financial and IBM for this honour.

Deepa Soni featured on Crain's Tech 50 list this year
July 18, 2018 – Deepa Soni, BMO Financial Group U.S. Chief Information Officer, has been recognized on this year's Crain's Tech 50 list of founders, leaders, technologists and mentors to know in Chicago's tech world. This year the Tech 50 list boasts one special difference from previous years: it's completely made up of women.

BMO Harris ranked among the top most reputable banks in the U.S.
July 4, 2018 – BMO Harris Bank ranked #2 among 40 leading U.S. banks in an Annual Bank Reputation survey by American Banker and the Reputation Institute.

BMO Financial Group Leaders recognized as 2018 Catalyst Canada Honours Champions
June 27, 2018 – Two leaders from BMO Financial Group have been recognized for excellence in fostering inclusion for women as 2018 Catalyst Canada Honours Champions. BMO is the only organization with two leaders honoured, and is the only financial institution with leaders honoured in 2018.

Simon Fish, General Counsel and Executive Diversity Champion, and Kona Goulet, Director of Inclusion, will be celebrated at the Catalyst Canada Honours Conference and Dinner to be held in October.

BMO Financial Group's Victor Tung One of Canada's Top 40 Under 40®
June 27, 2018 – BMO Financial Group, today announced that Victor Tung, Chief Information Officer, Corporate and International, has been named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40® for 2018.

BMO once again named one of Canada’s Best Workplaces
April 27, 2018 – BMO has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for the third year in a row by the Great Place to Work® Institute Canada.

The list was compiled based on a comprehensive evaluation of HR policies and procedures as well as employee input and responses to an anonymous survey that touched on key areas that make a great employer, including 'listening,' 'inspiring,' 'sharing' and 'thanking.'

BMO Capital Markets Named As Best Standardized FX Product Market Maker
April 25, 2018 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE: BMO) (TSX: BMO), has been named Best Standardized FX Product Market Maker by China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS).

Darrel Hackett named to list of Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America
March 20, 2018 – Savoy Magazine has once again recognized Darrel Hackett, Head, BMO Wealth Management U.S., to its 2018 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America listing which profiles African American executives, influencers and leaders impacting corporate America.

BMO Harris Bank receives Corporate Citizen Impact Award
March 14, 2018 – The Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) awarded BMO Harris Bank with the 2018 Corporate Citizen Impact Award. This award recognizes BMO's commitment to drive initiatives that champion the recruitment, development and advancement of women.

BMO Named One of the 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute
March 14, 2018 – BMO Financial Group has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies.

BMO honoured with a Spirit Award for employee engagement
January 26, 2018 – United Way Toronto & York Region honoured BMO with the 2017 Campaign Team & Engagement Spirit Award in the Major Banks category.

BMO Global Asset Management Recognized at Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards
January 26, 2018 – BMO Global Asset Management was honoured at last night's annual Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards in Toronto, where 19 BMO exchange traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds were recognized for their 2017 performance.

BMO Financial Group Named to Bloomberg's Gender-Equality Index for Third Year in a Row
January 22, 2018 – BMO Financial Group today announced that it has been included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The index measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings for fiscal year 2016.

BMO Wins Top Honour for Corporate Reporting
December 8, 2017 – BMO Financial Group's corporate reporting program received top honours in the 2017 Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting program, which is presented by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPAC).

BMO InvestorLine Named Best Canadian Mobile Brokerage by Surviscor
November 30, 2017 – BMO InvestorLine has been named the 'Best Overall Mobile Discount Brokerage Firm in Canada' by Surviscor's Mobile Discount Brokerage scorCard.

BMO Capital Markets Named Best Canadian Bank for the Canadian Dollar
November 29, 2017 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), has been named Best Bank for the Canadian Dollar for the seventh consecutive year by FX Week.

BMO Is Among Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures
November 23, 2017 – BMO Financial Group named by Waterstone Human Capital as a best-in-class Canadian company; recognized for the positive way it engages its employees.

BMO Executives Among WXN Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women
November 22, 2017 – For the second year in a row, two outstanding leaders from BMO Financial Group have been named to WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women list: Christine Cooper and Joanna Rotenberg.

BMO Global Asset Management Wins in Multiple Categories at 2017 Lipper Fund Awards
November 9, 2017 – BMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM) was recognized at the 2017 Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards, with seven BMO Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) claiming top honours.

BMO Named One of the Most Diverse & Inclusive Companies in the World
October 10, 2017 – BMO Financial Group has been named one of the most diverse and inclusive workplaces in the world. The bank is ranked 19th in the 2017 Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion Index.

BMO Financial Group Receives 2017 Thomson Reuters/S-Network ESG Best Practices Award
August 3, 2017 – BMO Financial Group has been named the winner of the 2017 Thomson Reuters/S-Network ESG Best Practices Award. The award recognizes superior ESG ranking and corporate best practices as measured by the Thomson Reuters/S-Network ESG Best Practices Ratings.

Canada's Brightest Young Artists Celebrated in 15th Annual BMO 1st Art! Competition
August 3, 2017 – BMO Financial Group today announced the winners of its annual BMO 1st Art! competition. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the initiative recognizes visual arts excellence amongst post-secondary school students from across Canada.

BMO Financial Group Recognized as a 2017 Great Place to Work®
April 27, 2017 – BMO Financial Group has been recognized by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada.

BMO Financial Group Wins 2017 Gender Equality Award
April 5, 2017 – BMO Financial Group was named a 2017 Gender Equality Award winner by the United Nations' Global Compact Canada Network at the Gender Equality Awards in Toronto on April 4.

Catalyst CEO Champions For Change Initiative Launches on International Women’s Day
March 8, 2017 – A transformational diversity and inclusion initiative launched today called Catalyst CEO Champions For Change. The effort, developed by Catalyst – a global thought leader and partner in accelerating the progress of women at work for more than 50 years – recognizes CEOs and senior leaders who support and drive diversity and inclusion within their organizations.

BMO, its Employees and Retirees Donate More Than $29 Million Across North America in 2016
February 14, 2017 – BMO honoured by United Way Toronto & York Region with 2016 Spirit Award

BMO Financial Group Wins 2017 Catalyst Award
February 1, 2017 – BMO Financial Group was named a 2017 Catalyst Award winner for its industry-leading work to accelerate diversity and inclusion in its workplace and for its strong commitment to gender equality.

Two BMO Global Asset Management Funds Named to Schwab Mutual Fund OneSource Select List(R) for Q1 2017
January 26, 2017 – BMO Global Asset Management today announced the inclusion of two funds in the Charles Schwab Mutual Fund OneSource Select List for the first quarter of 2017: the BMO Low Volatility Equity Fund (BLVAX) and the BMO TCH Corporate Income Fund (MCIYX).

BMO Financial Group Recognized in Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index
January 25, 2017 – BMO Financial Group today announced that it is one of 52 firms recognized in the 2017 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index. The index provides investors and organizations with standardized aggregate data across company gender statistics, employee policies, gender-conscious product offerings and external community support and engagement.

BMO Named to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World for Fourth Straight Year
January 17, 2017 – For the fourth year in a row, BMO Financial Group has been named to the Global 100 - reinforcing its position as one of the most sustainable corporations in the world.

BMO Capital Markets Named Best Bank for the Canadian Dollar
November 30, 2016 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO)(TSX:BMO), has been named Best Bank for the Canadian Dollar for the sixth consecutive year by FX Week.

BMO Global Asset Management Wins Multiple Honours at 2016 Lipper Fund Awards
November 11, 2016 – BMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM) was recognized for investment excellence in multiple categories at the Lipper Fund Awards.

BMO Global Asset Management Wins Top Awards for ETFs in Hong Kong
September 20, 2016 – BMO Global Asset Management was recognized as the "Best ETF Provider for Hong Kong" at The Asset Triple A ETF Awards 2016 award ceremony in Hong Kong.

BMO Pyrford Global Absolute Return Fund Given a "Silver" Morningstar Analyst Rating(TM)
July 24, 2016 – BMO Global Asset Management is pleased to announce that the BMO Pyrford Global Absolute Return Fund received a Morningstar Analyst Rating™ of 'Silver' (17 June 2016), its first Morningstar Analyst Rating™ after becoming available to the intermediary market in Australia 18 months ago.

BMO Recognizes Outstanding Women Across Canada Through Celebrating Women Program
July 19, 2016 – As part of a long-standing commitment to helping the advancement of women, BMO has just completed its fourth annual national Celebrating Women Program, which honours exceptional local women for their remarkable contribution to business and the community in one of three categories: Innovation and Global Growth, Community and Charitable Giving or Expansion and Growth in Small Business.

BMO's Darryl White to be Honored as Community Quarterback at United Way of New York City Gridiron Gala
May 10, 2016 – BMO Capital Markets Chief Executive Officer Darryl White will be honored on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 as a Community Quarterback at the United Way of New York City's 23rd Annual Gridiron Gala, recognizing the thousands of BMO employees who give to the United Way each year.

BMO, Carleton University & The Beacon Agency Release Industry-Leading Report on Risk Appetite of Female Entrepreneurs
May 3, 2016 – A new independent study released in partnership among BMO Financial Group, Carleton University and The Beacon Agency has found that women entrepreneurs in Canada have difficulty securing funding from financial institutions because they are mistakenly perceived as risk averse and unable to generate the same economic growth as men.

BMO Recognized in Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index
May 3, 2016 – BMO Financial Group today announced that it is one of 26 firms recognized in the 2016 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index (BFGEI). The new index provides investors and organizations with standardized aggregate data across company gender statistics; employee policies; gender-conscious product offerings; and external community support and engagement.

BMO Launches BMO Women in Leadership Fund: The First Impact Investing Mutual Fund by a Canadian Bank
April 28, 2016 – BMO Investments Inc. today launched two mutual funds, including Canada's first impact investing mutual fund by a Canadian bank - BMO Women in Leadership Fund.

BMO Diversity and Inclusion Champion Colleen Campbell Named Woman of the Year by Financial Women's Association
April 11, 2016 – Colleen Campbell, Vice Chair, BMO Capital Markets, has been named Private Sector Woman of the Year by the Financial Women's Association (FWA), recognizing a career passion for diversity and inclusion.

BMO's Darrel Hackett Named One of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine
March 1, 2016 – Darrel Hackett, President, BMO Wealth Management (U.S.), has been named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine.

BMO Capital Markets Named Best Trade Bank in Canada by Trade Finance Magazine
February 25, 2016 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO), was named Best Trade Bank in Canada in London-based Trade Finance Magazine's 2016 annual survey. This marks the sixth time in seven years that BMO has earned this prestigious distinction.

BMO Mutual Funds Wins DALBAR Mutual Fund Service Award for 10th Consecutive Time
February 12, 2016 – The BMO Investment Centre, which provides mutual fund advice and assists clients in building mutual fund portfolios, ranked highest among mutual fund companies for its English- and French-language services in DALBAR's Performance Evaluation of Mutual Funds Service, Annual Rankings and Trending Report.

The Mutual Fund Service Award is based on systematic testing of customer service. DALBAR Canada conducts thousands of rigorous tests each year evaluating a company’s quality of performance in product and procedural knowledge, professionalism, ease of doing business and the ability to deepen relationships with clients.

Behind this incredible winning streak is a winning customer service attitude. 2015 marks the tenth year in a row that BMO Mutual Funds has earned this prestigious award.

Placing first in expertise, sales effectiveness and client accommodation, the BMO Investment Centre continues to be a leader in the Canadian Mutual Fund industry in providing outstanding customer service.

BMO Named to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World for Third Straight Year
January 21, 2016 – For the third year in a row, BMO Financial Group has been named to the Global 100 - reinforcing its position as one of the most sustainable corporations in the world.

BMO Recognized at 21st Annual Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards
November 26, 2015 – BMO Financial Group claimed multiple honours at the 21st annual Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards. BMO InvestorLine was named Best Online Brokerage, while BMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM) was honoured for its Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in key categories.

BMO Capital Markets Awarded Best Bank for the Canadian Dollar by FX Week for the Fifth Consecutive Year
November 23, 2015 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO) (TSX:BMO), has been named Best Bank for the Canadian Dollar by FX Week for the fifth year running.

BMO Global Asset Management Wins Multiple Honours at 2015 Lipper Fund Awards
November 5, 2015 – BMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM) was recognized for investment excellence in multiple categories at the Lipper Fund Awards in Toronto.

BMO Financial Group Takes Home Three Canadian Lawyer 2015 Innovatio Awards Including Innovation of the Year
September 9, 2015 – BMO Financial Group has been recognized for its innovative approach to litigation management, garnering three 2015 Innovatio Awards including the top overall honour for Innovation of the Year.

BMO Named Best Commercial Bank in Canada
September 8, 2015 – BMO was named the 'Best Commercial Bank' in Canada at World Finance Magazine's 2015 Banking Awards. The award recognizes BMO's commitment to building customer relationships, innovative solutions and strong regional and industry focus, particularly in Aboriginal Banking and Women in Business.

BMO's Adrian Lang Receives 2015 Canadian General Counsel Award for Litigation Management
June 8, 2015 – Adrian Lang, Associate General Counsel for BMO Financial Group, received the Litigation Management Award at a gala dinner held in Toronto on June 1. The Canadian General Counsel Awards is the only national programme in Canada to recognize excellence in the In-House Counsel community.

BMO Capital Markets Named Best Supply Chain Finance Bank in North America by Trade Finance Magazine
June 8, 2015 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO), has been named Best Supply Chain Finance Bank in North America by London-basedTrade Finance Magazine.

BMO Recognized for Sustainability Performance
June 4, 2015 – BMO Financial Group has been recognized for its sustainability performance by two Canadian publications this week. For the fourteenth consecutive year - every year since the inception of the list - BMO has been named one of Canada's Best 50 Corporate Citizens by Corporate Knights. BMO has also been named to the Maclean's/Sustainalytics list of the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada.

BMO Takes Home Four Wins at the Financial Communications Society Annual Portfolio Awards
April 30, 2015 – At the Financial Communications Society (FCS) Annual Portfolio Awards Ceremony in New York on April 30, BMO won four awards – including a Gold in the "Digital Media - Apps" category for our crossover "Augmented Reality" advertisement that appeared in the October 2014 issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine.

BMO Global Asset Management ETFs Win Three ETFI Asia and Asia Asset Management Awards
April 29, 2015 – BMO Global Asset Management (Asia) Ltd. announced that two of its ETFs have been honoured at the ETFI Asia and Asia Asset Management's ETF and Indexing Awards 2015.

BMO Asia High Dividend ETF won the 'Most Innovative ETF', while BMO Hong Kong Banks ETF earned two awards – 'Best Thematic ETF' and 'Best New ETF'.

BMO Named One of Canada's Greenest Employers
April 22, 2015 – BMO Financial Group has been named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2015 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. This designation recognizes the employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations.

BMO Funds Recognized at 2015 Lipper Awards
April 7, 2015 – BMO Intermediate Tax-Free Fund has been named best fund over 10 years in the intermediate municipal debt funds category at the 2015 Lipper Fund Awards.

Global Banking and Finance Review Awards BMO With Best Wealth Management in Canada 2015
April 2, 2015 – Global Banking and Finance Review has announced it has honoured BMO Wealth Management with the award for Best Wealth Management in Canada 2015.

BMO Financial Group Named One of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2015
March 31, 2015 – BMO Financial Group has been named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2015 by Mediacorp Canada Inc., the publishers of Canada's Top 100 Employers.

BMO Recognized by Celent as a Model Bank for Excellence in Digital Banking
March 25, 2015 – For the third consecutive year, BMO Bank of Montreal has been recognized by global financial services research firm Celent with a 2015 Model Bank Award for excellence in the digital banking category.

Bank of Montreal has been reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Global
March 23, 2015 – Bank of Montreal has been reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Global since 23/03/2015.

BMO Funds Recognized by Barron's/Lipper Fund Family Ranking as One of 2014's Top Performers
February 10, 2015 – BMO Global Asset Management's mutual fund business has been recognized as one of the top performers in 2014 in the annual Barron's/Lipper Fund Family Ranking.

BMO Named to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World for Second Straight Year
January 22, 2015 – For the second year in a row, BMO Financial Group has been named to the Global 100 - a ranking of the most sustainable corporations in the world.

BMO's Justine Fedak Recognized by the Chicago Business Journal as One of 40 Women of Influence
January 20, 2015 – Justine Fedak, Senior Vice President and Head of Brand, Advertising and Sponsorships for BMO Financial Group, North America was honored today by the Chicago Business Journal as one of 40 Women of Influence.

BMO Capital Markets Wins IFR's 2014 Mid-Market Equity House of the Year Award
January 8, 2015 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO)(TSX:BMO), has been named US Mid-Market Equity House of the Year for 2014 by International Financing Review.

BMO Financial Group Named a Top Employer for Ninth Consecutive Year
December 8, 2014 – BMO Financial Group has been named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., the publishers of Canada's Top 100 Employers.

BMO InvestorLine Named Best Online Brokerage of 2014 by Morningstar
November 28, 2014 – BMO InvestorLine has been named Best Online Brokerage for the second year in a row at the 20th annual Morningstar Awards.

BMO Capital Markets Named Best Bank for the Canadian Dollar by FX Week for Fourth Consecutive Year
November 26, 2014 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO), has been named the Best Bank for the Canadian Dollar by FX Week for the fourth year running.

New Head of BMO Nesbitt Burns Charyl Galpin Named One of Canada's Most Powerful Women of 2014
November 26, 2014 – Charyl Galpin, who was recently appointed Head, BMO Nesbitt Burns, has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women of 2014 by the Women's Executive Network (WXN).

BMO ETFs and Mutual Funds Recognized at Lipper Awards
November 6, 2014 – Four BMO Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and two BMO Mutual Funds were awarded top honours at last night's Lipper Fund Awards in Toronto. The Lipper Awards recognize funds that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers.

Diversity Canada Magazine Ranks BMO's Richard Rudderham Among Top Ten Leaders of 2014
October 20, 2014 – Richard Rudderham, Chief Human Resources Officer, BMO Financial Group, has been recognized as a 2014 Top 10 Diversity Change Leaders by Diversity Canada Magazine.

Catalyst Canada Recognizes BMO CEO Bill Downe for his Extraordinary Leadership in Advancing Women in Business
October 8, 2014 – Tonight, as Catalyst celebrated the five-year anniversary of its signature Canadian event, Catalyst Canada Honours, it extended special thanks and recognition to Bill Downe, Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group, and Chair, Catalyst Canada Advisory Board, for his leadership and dedication to expanding opportunities for women in business.

BMO Global Asset Management Selected as Preferred Fund Family by Edward Jones
September 10, 2014 – BMO Global Asset Management today announced that it has been selected as a preferred fund family by Edward Jones in Canada.

BMO Harris Private Banking Named Best Private Bank in Canada by World Finance
September 9, 2014 – BMO Harris Private Banking has been named the Best Private Bank in Canada by World Finance for the fourth consecutive year.

BMO Honoured With Two Industry Innovation Awards
September 5, 2014 – BMO Financial Group has been recognized for its innovative approach to encouraging diversity within its suppliers' workforce and for the introduction of an enterprise-wide solution that will significantly enhance the bank's ability to manage changes to regulatory requirements and the downstream effects to compliance risk.

BMO's Paul Noble Recognized with Professional Leadership Award at Out On Bay Street Annual Awards
August 18, 2014 – Paul Noble, Vice-President & Deputy General Counsel, BMO Capital Markets Legal, has won the 2014 Deloitte Leaders To Be Proud Of Professional Leadership Award.

BMO General Counsel Honoured
August 5, 2014 – BMO's top lawyer, Simon Fish, was named to Canadian Lawyer Magazine's list of Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada. Finalists were determined in an industry-wide vote by members of the Canadian legal profession who assessed candidates on several criteria, including their contribution to the strength and quality of legal services as well as their social and political influence and involvement.

BMO Capital Markets Named Best Trade Bank in Canada by Trade Finance Magazine
June 9, 2014 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO), has been named the Best Trade Bank in Canada for a fifth consecutive year by London-based Trade Finance magazine.

BMO Named One of Canada's Best 50 Corporate Citizens by Corporate Knights
June 6, 2014 – For the thirteenth consecutive year - every year since the list's inception - BMO Financial Group has been named one of Canada's Best 50 Corporate Citizens by Corporate Knights.

BMO's Roger Heng Awarded Prestigious Beijing City Award
May 21, 2014 – Roger Heng, Managing Director, Asia International Group, BMO Capital Markets, has been presented with Beijing city's prestigious National Capital Award.

The award recognizes candidates for their exceptional contributions to the economic, cultural, social or environmental advancement and development of Beijing.

Global Banking and Finance Review Names BMO "Best Wealth Management in Canada 2014"
May 16, 2014 – Global Banking and Finance Review has announced it has named BMO Best Wealth Management in Canada, 2014

In presenting this honour, Global Banking and Finance Review referenced several key BMO Wealth strengths, including:

  • An ability to provide comprehensive wealth management services, including a wide range of research, educational and financial planning materials
  • An ongoing commitment to providing clients with the best possible, personalized and innovative investment and financial solutions
  • Access to an array of local expertise – with a global reach – that supports international wealth management needs

BMO Named a Universum 2014 Top 100 Ideal Employer in Canada
May 8, 2014 – BMO Financial Group has been named one of Universum's 2014 Top 100 Ideal Employers in Canada, based on a survey of nearly 30,000 Canadian university and college students.

Global Banking and Finance Review Names BMO Nesbitt Burns Best Full Service Investment Advisory in Canada
April 16, 2014 – Global Banking and Finance Review has announced it has named BMO Nesbitt Burns the Best Full Service Investment Advisory in Canada.

In presenting this honour, the magazine cited the following strengths of the firm:

  • An ability to provide a wide range of customized investment products and services through BMO Nesbitt Burns 360° Wealth Solutions
  • A team of skilled and knowledgeable investment advisors who focus on developing first-class client-advisor relations and specialize in comprehensive financial planning
  • A commitment to providing access to an array of innovative tools and resources

China Foreign Exchange Trade System Names BMO Capital Markets Most Popular/Best Spot Market Maker
March 28, 2014 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO)(TSX:BMO), has been named Most Popular/Best Spot Market Maker by the China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) rating of market makers for the 6th consecutive year.

Global Banking and Finance Review Names BMO Harris Private Banking Best Private Bank in Canada
March 21, 2014 – For the fourth consecutive year, Global Banking and Finance Review has named BMO Harris Private Banking the Best Private Bank in Canada.

BMO Private Bank Asia Named Best New Private Banks in Hong Kong and Singapore
March 21, 2014 – Global Banking and Finance Review has announced it has named BMO Private Bank as the Best New Private Bank in Hong Kong and the Best New Private Bank in Singapore for 2014.

BMO and Its Employees Set Records in 2013 Employee Giving Campaign
March 11, 2014 – The 2013 BMO Employee Giving Campaign set new records for both donations and participation, with BMO and more than 39,000 of its employees raising more than $22,060,000 for local United Ways and other charities across North America.

BMO Investment Funds Claim Multiple Honours for Outstanding Performance for a Second Consecutive Year
January 24, 2014 – Ten BMO investment funds have been honoured at the Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards, held on January 22, 2014, in Toronto.

BMO Named to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World
January 22, 2014 – BMO Financial Group was today named to the Global 100 - a list of the most sustainable corporations in the world. BMO was the highest-ranked North American financial institution on the list.

BMO Financial Group Private Banking Firms Honoured by Global Brands Magazine in Multiple Geographies
December 6, 2013 – BMO Harris Private Banking and BMO Private Bank, both part of BMO Financial Group, have been recognized in multiple geographies by Global Brands Magazine for success in providing customized quality wealth management solutions and product innovation globally.

BMO InvestorLine and BMO ETFs Honoured at 19th Annual Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards
November 28, 2013 – BMO Financial Group claimed multiple honours last night at the 19th annual Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards. BMO InvestorLine was named Best Online Brokerage 2013 and BMO Asset Management Inc. (BMO AM) was awarded Best ETF Initiative.

BMO Financial Group Named a GTA Top Employer for 2014
November 27, 2013 – For the eighth consecutive year, BMO Financial Group has been named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., the publishers of Canada's Top 100 Employers.

BMO Capital Markets Named 2013 Best Bank for the Canadian Dollar by FX Week
November 25, 2013 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO), has been named the Best Bank for the Canadian Dollar by FX Week for the third year running.

BMO Capital Markets Is Named a National Champion in the Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis
November 22, 2013 – Pat Cronin, Managing Director and Head of Trading Products, BMO Capital Markets, has received the National Champion Award on behalf of BMO Capital Markets for its tireless support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

The Globe and Mail Ranks BMO InvestorLine as the Top Bank-Owned Online Brokerage in Canada for Third Year in a Row
November 20, 2013 – BMO InvestorLine has been named the top bank-owned online brokerage firm in Canada for the third consecutive year in the 15th annual Globe and Mail ranking of online brokers.

BMO InvestorLine Named Best Canadian Online Brokerage by Surviscor
October 22, 2013 – BMO InvestorLine has been named the 'Best Online Discount Brokerage Firm in Canada' by Surviscor's Online Discount Brokerage scorCard, a semi-annual, impartial assessment of online features and functionality at Canadian online discount brokerage institutions.

BMO Wins ASTD BEST Award
October 4, 2013 – BMO Financial Group received a prestigious ASTD BEST Award at American Society for Training and Development's (ASTD) 11th Annual BEST Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on October 1. BMO placed 11th out of 28 winners from around the world. BMO was the only Canadian bank to receive an ASTD BEST Award. This is the second time in three years that BMO's corporate university, The Institute for Learning (IFL), has been honoured with an ASTD BEST Award. BMO's ranking improved six positions compared to its previous win in 2011, when it was ranked 17th out of 32 learning organizations.

BMO Named to CDP Canada 200 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for Fourth Straight Year
October 2, 2013 – For the fourth consecutive year, BMO Financial Group has achieved a position in CDP's Canada 200 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). This annual index highlights the largest 200 companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (Canada 200) that have displayed a strong approach to the disclosure of information regarding climate change. BMO placed third of 21 companies on the list.

BMO Financial Group Receives Progressive Aboriginal Relations Award for its Work with Aboriginal Communities, Businesses and Peoples
September 23, 2013 – BMO Financial Group was presented with a Gold level standing in the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) for its efforts to enhance partnerships with Canada's First Peoples.

BMO's Jim Johnston, Ula Ubani Named to Canada's 2014 Clean50
September 19, 2013 – Two key figures in BMO's ongoing efforts to be a leader in environmental sustainability, Jim Johnston and Ula Ubani, were honoured today by being named to Canada's 2014 Clean50 list. Canada's Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group to recognize those 50 individuals or small teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past two years.

BMO’s Deirdre Drake Named 2013 Leading Executive Ally in Out On Bay Street Annual Awards
September 19, 2013 – Deirdre Drake, Managing Director and Chief HR Officer for BMO Capital Markets, has won the 2013 Out On Bay Street Leading Executive Ally Award.

World Finance Magazine Selects BMO Harris Private Banking as Best Private Bank in Canada
September 13, 2013 – For the third consecutive year, BMO Harris Private Banking has been named the Best Private Bank in Canada by World Finance Magazine.

BMO named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI)
September 12, 2013 – For the ninth consecutive year, Bank of Montreal has been named to the DJSI North American Index, a global sustainability index used by investors who integrate sustainability factors into their decision making. BMO’s top five scores from the 22 different economic, environmental and social criteria were: 1. Anti-Crime Policy/Measures; 2. Risk and Crisis Management; 3. Customer Relationship Management; 4. Climate Strategy (Governance); 5. Code of Conduct/Compliance.

BMO Wins National and International Honours for Governance and Innovation in Law
August 22, 2013 – BMO Financial Group's Legal, Corporate and Compliance Group received two top honours this week for its innovative use of technology to facilitate information sharing, learning and regulatory compliance throughout the organization.

BMO Capital Markets Earns Top Marks in Prime Broker Survey
July 26, 2013 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment & corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO), has earned the highest marks of any Canadian prime broker in a survey by Global Custodian Magazine.

The survey showed BMO earned "Best in Class" recognition in 10 out of 13 categories measured across Canadian providers of highly competitive prime brokerage services, making it the #1 Prime Broker in Canada.


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