Chris Taves was appointed Global Head of Trading Products in January 2017. In this role he has responsibility for all of BMO Financial Group's trading-related businesses, including:
- Equity Products, encompassing equity research, cash equity sales and trading; equity derivatives, including listed equity options, convertible bonds and preferred shares; prime brokerage; and securities lending.
- Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities (FICC), including sales and trading of foreign exchange, fixed income and commodities as well as securitization.
- Structured Products, which provides broad structuring solutions tailored to a broad spectrum of retail and institutional investor clients.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Taves was co-head of the FICC group, where he leveraged his expertise in client engagement, risk management, and product development to deliver optimal solutions and efficiency for clients.
Mr. Taves joined BMO in 2009 from Citigroup and progressed through increasingly senior roles on the trading floor to expand the bank's capabilities across asset classes including investment grade and leveraged finance debt, equity derivatives, interest rate and cross-currency products, commodities, hybrid financing products. Mr. Taves is a representative in various leadership committees and boards within BMO Capital Markets.
Mr. Taves has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at University of Western Ontario, a Mathematics degree from University of Waterloo, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Mr. Taves is a member of the United Way Toronto and York Region Major Individual Giving Cabinet and a Director on the board of Armagh, a second-stage housing program for abused women.
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