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In 1868, Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust (F&C) was established on the principle that investors of moderate means should have equal access to the stock market. The London-based firm became the world’s first investment trust. F&C’s conviction for working in the best interest of their clients was just one of the values that made them a good fit for the BMO family. In 2014, BMO acquired the firm as part of a strategy to expand BMO Global Asset Management in Europe. At the time, F&C had 658 employees and £82 billion of assets under management. It was the second-largest acquisition in BMO history.

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Covers of Whom Fortune Favours volumes 1 & 2

The definitive history of one of North America's most enduring banks, Whom Fortune Favours: The Bank of Montreal and the Rise of North American Finance, Volume 1 & 2, by Laurence B. Mussio.

Visit the McGill Queen’s University Press site to order your copy.

A visually rich tribute to Canada’s first bank, A Vision Greater than Themselves: The Making of the Bank of Montreal, 1817-2017 by Laurence B. Mussio tells the compelling story of the bank from its origins to present day.

Visit the McGill Queen’s University Press site to order your copy.


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