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Chris Taves
Chief Operating Officer
BMO Capital Markets

Chris Taves was appointed Chief Operating Officer, BMO Capital Markets in January 2018. In this role, he will have oversight of all balance sheet and risk taking activity, as well as regulatory, compliance, and operational functions and ensure they are optimized to satisfy client needs and BMO FG requirements.


Mr. Taves brings over 20 years of customer facing experience covering corporate and institutional clients across a wide range of products, including derivatives, investments, and corporate finance, working closely with I&CB and all areas within Trading Products. Since joining BMO in 2009, he has taken on broader mandates within the Trading Products team, most recently as Co-Head of Global Trading Products. His appointment reflects his tremendous success in moving our business forward and leveraging his expertise in client engagement, risk management and product development.


Mr. Taves is part of the BMO Capital Markets Operating and Executive Committees, the board of BMO Capital Market’s US broker dealer – BMO Capital Markets Corp., the board of BMO China, and various other leadership committees within BMO Capital Markets and BMO Financial Group.


Mr. Taves holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, a Mathematics degree from University of Waterloo, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He 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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