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2015 BMO introduces BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA), with headquarters in London.
2014 BMO Financial Group acquires F&C Asset Management plc.
2011 BMO introduces the BMO Global Asset Management brand name.
2011 BMO acquires Marshall & Ilsley Corporation (M&I), adding an array of equity, fixed income and cash management solutions.
2011 BMO acquires Hong Kong-based LGM Investments Limited and adds more than 20 years of experience in emerging and Asian markets to the firm's offering.
2010 BMO Asset Management Inc. is formed in Canada to offer an integrated mix of investment solutions under a single brand name.
2008 M&I acquires Taplin, Canida & Habacht, an asset management firm with more than 26 years of experience in the fixed income space.
2007 BMO acquires London-based Pyrford International Ltd. and adds more than 25 years of specialized investment firm experience in international equities to its list of capabilities.
1999 BMO establishes Monegy, Inc. and adds global high-yield solutions to the fixed income product offering.
1989 Harris Bank establishes Harris Investment Management, Inc. to meet the increasing demand for investment management services in the United States.
1984 BMO acquires Harris Bank, a leading Midwest bank based in Chicago.
1982 RMN Investment Counsel Inc. is formed in Canada to expand the investment services offered to Canadian customers.
1981 M&I introduces retirement plan recordkeeping.
1973 M&I Investment Management Corp. is formed in Milwaukee and becomes the investment management group for a leading U.S. Midwestern financial services corporation: Marshall & Ilsley Corporation.
1958 M&I offers retirement plan services.
1925 Bank of Montreal begins offering investment services.
1924 M&I Trust Company offers trust services.
1882 Norman Wait Harris establishes N.W. Harris & Co., a Chicago-based municipal bond broker and forerunner to Harris Bank.
1868 The launch of the Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust – the world's first pooled investment vehicle and one we are proud to continue to manage today.
1817 Bank of Montreal, Canada's first bank, opened for business on November 3, 1817.

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