SOURCE: BMO Global Asset Management

BMO Global Asset Management

October 25, 2013 10:01 ET

BMO Global Asset Management Strengthens Product Development & Management Expertise

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 25, 2013) - BMO Global Asset Management today announced the addition of Pete Papageorgakis, CFA, and Casey Hatch, CFP, to the organization's U.S. Investment Team. Papageorgakis will serve as Managing Director, Head of Product Development & Management, and Hatch will serve as Associate, Product Development & Management. Both will be based in Chicago.

"As we continue to strengthen our U.S. Investment Team, we look forward to Pete and Casey's expertise in building out our growing suite of outcome-oriented products and solutions," said Craig Rawlins, Chief Investment Officer, BMO Asset Management U.S. "We welcome both Pete and Casey to our team and are confident that they will be key contributors in our ongoing efforts to enhance client offerings at BMO Global Asset Management."

In his role as Managing Director, Head of Product Development & Management, Papageorgakis will be responsible for overseeing the creation, implementation and positioning of investment strategies. Prior to joining BMO Global Asset Management, he worked in product development and strategy roles for multiple major financial services providers. He earned an MBA in Finance, Marketing and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois, and is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago.

Hatch will serve as Associate, Product Development & Management, and will be responsible for performing industry and competitor research for the creation, implementation and positioning of investment strategies. Most recently, Hatch worked in product development, research and analysis. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Financial Services from Westminster College and is a Certified Financial Planner professional.

For more information about the BMO Global Asset Management, please visit: www.bmogam.com.

About BMO Global Asset Management
BMO Global Asset Management is a global investment manager with more than $129 billion in assets under management, including discretionary and non-discretionary assets under management, and more than $164 billion in assets under administration as of July 31, 2013.

Our two multi-disciplined teams are based in Toronto and Chicago/Milwaukee, 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, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney. 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, 2012.

We are a part of BMO Financial Group (NYSE: BMO), a fully diversified financial services organization with $549 billion CND total assets and more than 46,500 employees as of July 31, 2013.

Disclosures
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 and may not be available to all investors. Products and services are only offered to such investors in those countries and regions in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. BMO Financial Group (NYSE: BMO), is a service mark of Bank of Montreal (BMO).

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Investment products are: Not FDIC Insured | No Bank Guarantee | May Lose Value

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