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Richard Watts, Head of Fundamental Investment
Richard Watts
Head of Fundamental Investment.

Richard is the Head of Fundamental Investment and the Chief Investment Officer of BMO Global Asset Management in Europe the Middle East and Africa. Richard is a board member of three group companies including the F&C Netherlands BV, and a member of the Investment Committee of the Investment Association, the Trade Association for Asset management in the UK.


Prior to his current role, Richard was the co-Head of Investment for BMO Global Asset Management in EMEA. Previous roles in his career with the Group and predecessor companies include: Head of Fixed Income, Head of Investment Solutions, and Head of Liability Driven Investment.


Richard joined the company in 2005 after eight years at the Investment Bank JP Morgan where he worked in the interest rate derivative business both in London and New York.


Richard holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Exeter.