uch as the company’s self-directed service, which provides tools to help investors make independent investment decisions; or adviceDirect, which provides investors with online advice and investment recommendations for their portfolios. The company’s Private Banking businesses operate in Canada, the United States, Hong Kong and Singapore, offering a range of financial services and solutions to high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients, and under BMO Harris Financial Advisors, Inc., to mass affluent clients in the United States. BMO Global Asset Management is a global investment organization that provides investment management, and trust and custody services to institutional, retail and high net worth investors worldwide. BMO Insurance operates in Canada and internationally. In Canada, the company manufactures life insurance, accident and sickness insurance, and annuity products that are marketed both to brokers and directly to individuals. The company’s creditor insurance division markets group creditor insurance, and internationally, it provides reinsurance solutions. Strategy The company’s strategy is to deliver on its clients’ wealth management needs now and in the future by improving the client experience, while focusing on productivity and investing for future growth. BMO Capital Markets operating group This operating group is a North American-based financial services provider offering a range of products and services to corporate, institutional and government clients. BMO Capital Markets has approximately 2,200 professionals in 29 locations worldwide, including 16 offices in North America. Lines of Business Investment and Corporate Banking offers clients debt and equity capital-raising services, as well as loan origination and syndication, balance sheet management solutions, and treasury management services. The company provides strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and recapitalizations, as well as valuation and fairness opinions. The company also offers trade finance and risk mitigation services to support the international business activities of its clients. The company provides a range of banking and other operating services tailored to North American and international financial institutions. Trading Products offers research and access to global markets for institutional, corporate and retail clients through an integrated suite of sales and trading solutions that include debt, foreign exchange, interest rate, credit, equity, securitization and commodities. The company also offers new product development and origination services, as well as risk management (derivatives) advice and services to hedge against fluctuations in various key inputs, including interest rates and commodities prices. In addition, the company provides funding and liquidity management to its clients. Seasonality The company’s quarterly earnings, revenue and expense are modestly affected by seasonal factors. Since the company’s second fiscal quarter (year ended October 2015) has 89 days (90 in a leap year) and other quarters have 92 days, second-quarter results are lower relative to other quarters because there are fewer calendar days, and thus fewer business days. The months of July (third quarter) and August (fourth quarter) are typically characterized by lower levels of capital markets activity, which has an effect on results in Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets. The December holiday season also contributes to a slowdown in some activities. Supervision and Regulation in Canada The company’s activities in Canada are governed by the Bank Act (Canada). Supervision and Regulation in the United States As a foreign bank, the company is subject to various U.S. laws and regulations, including the United States International Banking Act of 1978, the United States Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, and related regulations. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (including the Federal Reserve Banks), and state banking regulators oversee the company’s branch and office operations in the United States. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), t
bank of montreal
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