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About BMO


History built on client service, innovation and investment results

BMO Global Asset Management is a global investment manager delivering superior investment solutions powered by global insights, expertise and service excellence. We support our clients around the world through a network of 20+ offices that span 14 countries across five continents.

As one of the fastest growing ETF providers globally, BMO launched the first series of ETFs in Toronto in 2009 and now manages more than USD45 billion1 in AUM across over 130 ETFs trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

1 As of April 30, 2020

Responsible Ownership

The Securities & Futures Commission published the Principles of Responsible Ownership (the “Principles”) in March 2016, which aim to improve the corporate governance culture in Hong Kong by providing guidance on how investors should fulfill their ownership responsibilities in relation to their investments in Hong Kong listed companies. BMO Global Asset Management (Asia) Limited has adopted the Principles.

BMO Global Asset Management (Asia) Limited, being part of BMO Global Asset Management (“BMO GAM”), adopts BMO GAM Responsible Investment Approach and has applied BMO GAM voting policies set out in Corporate Governance Guidelines and Conflict of Interest Policy – Proxy Voting (“BMO Global RI Documents”).

Proxy Voting for BMO Funds and BMO ETF

BMO Global Asset Management (Asia) Limited is the Manager of BMO Funds and BMO ETF (together the "Funds"). BMO Global Asset Management (Asia) Limited has complied with BMO Global RI Documents for the year ended December 31, 2019 in the management of the Funds.

We disclose our votes and comments on BMO GAM website. A summary of our voting statistics can also be found in our annual Responsible Investment Review report.