BMO Capital Markets at a Glance


  • "Great corporate culture" where "everyone respects everyone else"


  • "Few minorities in professional positions"

The Buzz

  • "Up and comer"
  • "Amateurish"
  • "Strong mining shop, strong middle-market lender"
  • "Usually a co-manager on deals, never the lead"

About BMO Capital Markets

North American leaders
A division of BMO Financial Group, BMO Capital Markets offers a full range of wholesale banking services, including advisory, capital markets, research, risk management, sales and trading, treasury management and institutional brokerage.  BMO Capital Markets has over 2,200 employees working from offices in 27 locations around the world, including 15 in North America.  In the U.S., BMO Capital Markets focuses on mid-cap and growth companies.  Wealth management services are provided to these middle market clients through BMO's subsidiary Harris Private Bank.  In Canada, the firm caters to larger clients and is a major underwriter and advisor on Canadian transactions.

BMO Capital Markets is a listed member of all the following major stock exchanges: NYSE, Nasdaq, American Stock Exchange, The London Stock Exchange, AIM (London Stock Exchange's international market for smaller, growing companies), The Toronto Stock Exchange and The TSX Venture Exchange.

Coming to the U.S., standing strong in Canada
BMO Capital Markets has been focusing on grow its presence in the U.S. through increased product penetration, improved cross-selling, expanded trading activities and enhancing client coverage within key industries.  Underlining the firm's success south of the Canadian border, during its 2008 fiscal year, the firm doubled the size of its U.S. municipal bonds business through the acquisition of Griffin, Kubik, Stephens & Thompson Inc. (BMO Capital Markets has been active in originating Build America Bonds, which were introduced in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009), and the firm advised U.S. Sugar Corporation on a multibillion-dollar sale to support Florida Everglades restoration.  In addition, during the second quarter of BMO Capital Markets' fiscal year 2009, over 50 percent of its net income was earned in the U.S. (and during the quarter, the firm's revenue grew 17 percent versus the same period a year earlier and net income rose by 33 percent).

A year later, although the firm didn't find itself atop the U.S. investment banking league tables, it was solidly atop the Canadian tables.  According to Thomson Reuters, for the first six months of 2010, BMO ranked No. 7 in Canadian announced M&A deal volume and No. 5 in Canadian completed deals.  In addition, the firm ranked No. 3 in Canadian equity and equity-related underwriting, No. 3 in common stock underwriting, No. 2 secondary offering underwriting and No. 5 in Canadian debt deals.

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BMO Capital Markets

1 First Canadian Place
100 King Street W.
Toronto M5X 1H3
Phone: (416) 359-4000


  • Employer Type: Public
  • CEO: Thomas Milroy
  • 2010 Employees: 2,200

Major Office Locations

  • Melbourne , Australia
  • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • Calgary, Canada
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Shanghai, China
  • Beijing, China
  • Guangzhou, China
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Boston, MA
  • New York, NY
  • Dallas, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Lugano, Switzerland
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Munich, Germany
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Dublin, Ireland
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