Bank of Montreal, through its subsidiaries, provides financial services in North America. The company offers equity and debt underwriting, corporate lending and project financing, mergers and acquisitions advisory services, securitization, treasury management, risk management, debt and equity research, and institutional sales and trading. As of October 31, 2015, the company had approximately 12 million customers. The company has approximately 1,500 bank branches in Canada and the United States, and operates internationally in major financial markets and trading areas through its offices in 27 other jurisdictions, including the United States. BMO Financial Corp. (BFC) is wholly-owned by the company. BFC operates primarily through its subsidiary, BMO Harris Bank N.A., which provides banking, financing, investing, and cash management services in select markets in the U.S. Midwest. The company provides a range of investment dealer services through entities, including BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., a major fully integrated Canadian investment dealer; and BMO Capital Markets Corp. (BMO Capital Markets), the company’s wholly-owned registered securities dealer in the United States. Operating Groups The company conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking (P&C), Wealth Management, and BMO Capital Markets. P&C operating group This operating group represents the sum of the company’s two retail and business banking operating segments, Canadian P&C and U.S. P&C. Canadian P&C operates across Canada, offering a range of products and services, including banking, lending and treasury management. Operating primarily in the U.S. Midwest under the BMO Harris brand, U.S. P&C offers personal and commercial clients banking, lending, and treasury management products and services. Canadian P&C Canadian P&C provides a range of financial products and services to 8 million customers. In the Personal Banking line of business, it provides customers with a range of products and services, including chequing and savings accounts, credit cards, mortgages, creditor insurance and everyday financial and investment advice. In the Commercial Banking line of business, it provides small business and commercial banking customers with a suite of commercial products and services, including business deposit accounts, commercial credit cards, business loans and commercial mortgages, cash management solutions, foreign exchange and specialized banking programs. Strategy: The company’s strategy is focused on capturing key growth and loyalty opportunities while capitalizing on the shift to digital to improve efficiency. U.S. P&C The company’s retail and small and mid-sized business banking customers are served through approximately 500 branches, contact centres, online and mobile banking platforms; and approximately 1,300 automated banking machines across 8 states. In the Personal Banking line of business, it offers a range of products and services to individuals, as well as small and mid-sized business customers, including deposits, mortgages, consumer credit, business lending, credit cards, and other banking services. In the Commercial Banking line of business, it provides business customers with a range of banking products and services, including lending, deposits, treasury management and risk management. Wealth Management operating group This operating group serves a range of client segments, from mainstream to ultra-high net worth and institutional, with an offering of wealth management products and services, including insurance products. Wealth Management is a global business with an active presence in markets across Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia. Lines of Business The company’s Personal wealth businesses provide wealth management solutions to retail clients in Canada, the United States, and Asia: BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., the company’s full-service investing business in Canada, offers client-focused investment and wealth advisory services leveraging financial planning capabilities. BMO InvestorLine is an online investing service that offers clients two ways to invest, s
bank of montreal
(BMO:Toronto Stock Exchange)
100 King Street West
1 First Canadian Place
Toronto, ON M5X 1A1
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