SOURCE: BMO Global Asset Management

BMO Global Asset Management

April 22, 2013 10:01 ET

BMO Global Asset Management Further Strengthens Defined Contribution Investment Only Team

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2013) - BMO Global Asset Management today announced the expansion of its Defined Contribution Investment Only (DCIO) team with the appointment of two new regional sales managers. Mark Bryant and Tim Higgins will be overseeing BMO Retirement Services' Western and Eastern U.S. regions, respectively.

Bryant has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry representing asset management solutions in the retirement channel. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Bryant also holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. Based in Minneapolis, he will be responsible for the Western U.S. region.

Higgins also has over two decades of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, he was a National Accounts Manager for the DCIO efforts of a leading financial institution, where he oversaw some of their largest relationships. Based in Boston, Higgins will oversee the team's Eastern U.S. region.

"At BMO Global Asset Management we continue to demonstrate our commitment to the DC market, now by expanding our distribution footprint into the DCIO market," said Ben Jones, Head of Retirement Sales, BMO Global Asset Management. "Both Mark and Tim have a wealth of industry knowledge that will further enhance our client service capabilities, enabling BMO to help people achieve retirement security by providing world-class investment products and services."

Jones also noted that BMO Global Asset Management continues to seek experienced professionals to enhance its Retirement Services teams.

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About BMO Global Asset Management
BMO Global Asset Management is a global investment manager with more than $125 billion in assets under management as of January 31, 2013, including discretionary and non-discretionary assets under management.

Our two multi-disciplined teams are based in Toronto and Chicago, and our network of world-class boutique managers is strategically located across the globe. They include Monegy, Inc., Pyrford International Ltd., Lloyd George Management and Taplin, Canida & Habacht, LLC. BMO Global Asset Management delivers service excellence from offices throughout North America, and in London, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Our approach has led us to be recognized by Pension & Investments as one of the world's largest 100 asset managers based on combined assets under management as of December 31, 2011.

We are a part of BMO Financial Group (NYSE: BMO), a fully diversified financial services organization with $542 billion total assets and more than 46,000 employees as of January 31, 2013.

BMO Retirement Services is a part of BMO Global Asset Management and a division of the BMO Harris Bank N.A., offering products and services through various affiliates of BMO Financial Group.

BMO Global Asset Management is the brand name for various affiliated entities of BMO Financial Group that provide trust, custody, securities lending, investment management, and retirement plan services. Certain of the products and services offered under the brand name BMO Global Asset Management are designed specifically for various categories of investors in a number of different countries and regions. Products and services are only offered to such investors in those countries and regions in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. BMO Financial Group is a service mark of Bank of Montreal (BMO).

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