BMO Capital Markets trading rooms in Toronto, New York and London promote equity through education for 18th year to provide student financial aid

How can one express how grateful they are to have had the chance to go to school and buy their books, to have the chance to excel and receive an education? Be the change they hope to bring.” – Recipient of a BMO scholarship

TORONTO, NEW YORK and LONDON, September 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – BMO Capital Markets will hold its 18e annual Equity Through Education (ETE) trading day program on September 20, 2022 in its trading rooms at Toronto, New York and London. On a trading day each year, BMO donates all North American and European institutional stock commissions to charities that provide scholarships, scholarships and leadership development for post-secondary students.

“BMO’s Action Through Education trading day initiative exemplifies our goal of boldly building good, in business and in life,” said Dan Barclay, CEO and Group Head, BMO Capital Markets. “For 18 years, we have been cultivating good for students in need around the world, partnering with charities to raise funds to provide financial aid and development programs that promote diversity and inclusion. and help promising young people to progress.”

ETE partners include the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Imperial College of LondonIndspire, Lime Connect, Loran Scholars Foundation, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canadathe Women in Capital Markets Return to Bay Street program and the Financial Women’s Association (FWA) which, through its FWA/BMO Capital Markets Baruch mentorship program, has been mentoring and developing female students for 20 years.

This year, BMO added a new partnership with social mobility charity The Brokerage to provide post-secondary scholarships and internships at BMO. London office for two students each year. The brokerage has helped more than 85,000 students – many of whom are black, Asian or from minority ethnic backgrounds – through education, mentorship and other opportunities over the past 25 years.

“BMO is committed to helping the next generation realize their full potential,” said Bill SmithHead of Capital Markets at BMO Financial Group for Europethe Middle East, Africa and Asia. “By partnering with The Brokerage, we can help change the trajectories of young people who face barriers to higher education while providing work experience and inspiring students around the world to pursue education and careers. in the field of their choice.

Since its inception in 2005, Equity Through Education has raised over $28 CAD million and helped more than 5,000 students realize their academic potential.

For more information about the program and to hear from some of the researchers, visit the Our BMO Capital Markets Culture webpages.

About BMO Financial Group

Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $1.07 trillion as of July 31, 2022 and a diverse and highly engaged team of employees, BMO offers a wide range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services. investment to more than 12 million customers and leads through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

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