Columbia Threadneedle completes acquisition of BMO’s EMEA and Asia Pacific asset management business

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We are pleased to confirm that the acquisition of Bank of Montreal’s EMEA and Asia Pacific* asset management business (BMO GAM (EMEA/Asia Pacific)) completed on 8th November.

Columbia Threadneedle and BMO GAM (EMEA/Asia Pacific) are two leading asset managers with solid momentum and strong client focus. Together, our complementary investment capabilities and distribution networks will deliver added value for clients as we meet their evolving needs.

This strategically important acquisition accelerates our growth in the EMEA region and secures our position as a significant global asset manager, with a total of more than $725 billion assets under management**.

Adding to Columbia Threadneedle’s established strengths in core asset classes and real estate and our strong long-term performance track record, BMO GAM (EMEA/Asia Pacific) brings leading capabilities in Liability Driven Investing and fiduciary management, along with its well recognised responsible investment expertise and capabilities in alternative and traditional asset classes.

We’re excited about what this acquisition will bring to our clients and our business. Our combined global team of more than 2,500 people share a client-centric culture, a collaborative and research-based investment approach, and a long-held commitment to responsible investment principles. Together, we look forward to embracing our role as active managers to drive real world change, deliver client outcomes and help achieve a sustainable future for all.
The success of our clients remains our priority and will underpin our approach through the transition period.
If you have questions, please contact your usual relationship manager.
*Europe, Middle East and Africa
**as at 30 June 2021
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FAQs

1. What does BMO GAM (EMEA/Asia Pacific) bring to Columbia Threadneedle?
2. How will this impact my investment with Columbia Threadneedle?
3. Will the Columbia Threadneedle brand change?
4. Will BMO GAM (EMEA/Asia Pacific) and Columbia Threadneedle merge funds?