“How can you express how grateful you can be that you had the opportunity to go to school and that you were able to buy your books, that you had the opportunity to excel and get an education? To embody the change we hope to bring about. » – BMO scholarship recipient
MONTREAL, NEW YORK and LONDON, the September 16, 2022 /CNW/ – BMO Capital Markets will hold the 18e annual trading day of its action-educational program on September 20, 2022 in its trading premises in Toronto, New York and London. Each year, BMO donates a full day’s stock trading commissions to institutional investors in North America and Europe charities that provide scholarships, bursaries and leadership development programs to post-secondary students.
“BMO’s Equity Education Trading Day initiative showcases our purpose to have the courage to make a difference in life as well as in businesshe said Dan Barclay, CEO and Director, BMO Capital Markets. For 18 years, we’ve made a difference 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 thrive. »
Partners for action education are Jackie Robinson Foundation, Imperial College London, Indspire, Lime Connect, Loran Scholars Foundation, The 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 Mentoring Program at Baruch College, has been mentoring and training students for 20 years.
This year, BMO added a new partnership with social mobility charity The Brokerage to provide two students each year with scholarships and internships at BMO’s London, UK office. Over the past 25 years, The Brokerage has helped more than 85,000 students, many of whom are black, Asian or minority ethnic, by providing education, mentoring and other opportunities.
“BMO is committed to helping the next generation reach their full potential,” he said Bill Smithhead, capital markets, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, BMO Financial Group. In partnership with The Brokerage, we can help change the trajectory 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 their chosen field. »
Since its inception in 2005, the Action-Education program has raised more than $28 million and helped more than 5,000 students reach their full educational potential.
For more information about the program and to hear from some of the fellows, visit Culture.
About BMO Financial Group
More than 200 years old and still there for its clients, BMO is a highly diversified provider of financial services – the eighth largest bank by assets in North America. With $1.07 trillion in assets as of July 31, 2022 and an engaged and diverse workforce, BMO offers more than 12 million clients a broad range of products and services in the areas of personal and business banking, wealth management and merchant banking services through three operating groups: Personal and Business Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.
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