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.
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.
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 (CUBIC) Awards. The CUBIC Awards are globally recognized as one of the most prestigious independent award designations for innovative, creative and forward-thinking learning organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.