BMO Mutual Funds Honoured at Lipper Awards

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb 6, 2013) - Two BMO mutual funds were recognized at the Lipper Fund Awards last night at a ceremony in Toronto. The funds which took home top honours were:

  • BMO Guardian Asian Growth and Income Fund (best fund over three and five years in the Asian Pacific Equity category)  
  • BMO European Fund (best fund over three years in the European Equity category)

The Lipper Fund Awards program honours funds that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The awards are held in 23 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East/North Africa, and the Americas.

"We''re proud to have our mutual funds recognized once again at the Lipper Awards," said Kevin Gopaul, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, BMO Asset Management Inc. "Our ability to help our clients meet their investment objectives, achieve enhanced return opportunities and effectively respond to volatile market conditions has been key to our mutual fund business'' ongoing success."

Mr. Gopaul noted that the categories in which BMO won (Asian Pacific Equity and European Equity) represent a validation of BMO''s commitment to providing best-in-class global investing opportunities for Canadians.

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About BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets of $525 billion as at October 31, 2012, and more than 46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.