Membership Directory - Individual

Richard Watts

Chief Investment Officer at BMO Global Asset Management


Richard is the Chief Investment Officer and a member of the Executive Committee of BMO Global Asset Management, with global responsibility for the Group's fund management activities.

Prior to his current role, Richard was the co-Head of Investment for BMO Global Asset Management in EMEA and previous roles in his career with BMO and predecessor companies include: Head of Fixed Income, Head of Investment Solutions, and Head of Liability Driven Investment. Richard joined the company in 2005 after eight years at the Investment Bank JP Morgan where he worked in the interest rate derivative business both in London and New York. Richard holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Exeter.

He comments: "We know there is work to do to increase diversity and foster inclusion within our firm and throughout the asset management industry. BMOGAM is committed to listening, learning and building an even more welcoming environment for members of the LGBTQ2+ community with the support of our employees and partners like LGBT Great."
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