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.
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.
The composition of the ESI Excellence indices is based upon the Ethibel Investment Registers. This “ESI indices universe” is defined independently by Forum ETHIBEL.
The ESI indices universe is composed of companies included in the Russell Global Index that display the best performance in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility.
The composition of the indices is reviewed twice a year. The reviews become effective after the market close of the third Friday of March (semi-annual review) and September (annual review). The general aim of the periodical review of the index is to ensure that the selection and weighting of the constituents continues to reflect the underlying market or market segment it represents.Detailed methodologies are available in the ESI rulebook published on the websites of Forum ETHIBEL and Vigeo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 28, 2014 – BMO InvestorLine has been named Best Online Brokerage for the second year in a row at the 20th annual Morningstar Awards.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
September 10, 2014 – BMO Global Asset Management today announced that it has been selected as a preferred fund family by Edward Jones in Canada.
September 9, 2014 – BMO Harris Private Banking has been named the Best Private Bank in Canada by World Finance for the fourth consecutive year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 24, 2014 – Ten BMO investment funds have been honoured at the Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards, held on January 22, 2014, in Toronto.
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.