Senior Investment Counsellor & Portfolio Manager
BMO Private Wealth
239 Lakeshore Road East
Oakville , ON
Make the most of your retirement. Each person has a unique vision for how they will spend their retirement. Whatever your plans, make sure you make the most of your retirement by staying physically and mentally active, and ensuring your money lasts as long as you need it too.
Is your personal wealth strategy as refined as your business strategy? Managing your business and family wealth strategies can present a number of financial, personal, business and emotional challenges, especially in times of change or uncertainty.
Summary of Federal Fiscal and Tax Measures to Support Canadians and Businesses
February 02: In this episode, Sylvain Brisebois, National Sales Manager, BMO Private Wealth is joined by Larry Zelvin, Head, BMO Financial Crimes Unit, for an insightful discussion on the rise in cybersecurity threats and steps we can take to better protect ourselves in the digital world.
May 4, 2020: There is an interesting paradox occurring today where the current economic and market environment is described as ‘unprecedented,’ yet there are consistent parallels drawn between the present circumstances and the Great Depression of the early twentieth century.
April 30, 2020: As we all adapt to these extraordinary times, many are also considering how to best support those who are in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The BMO Philanthropic Advisory Services team has developed this Philanthropy Emergency Response Guide containing timely and relevant information on making an impact during the COVID-19 crisis through philanthropy.
April 21, 2020: Once again history was made as U.S. crude oil futures plunged below zero for the first time in known history on Monday. The price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) for May delivery fell from Friday’s price of $18 to negative $37.63 during Monday trading. This implies that instead of sellers receiving payment for their barrels of oil, they would be expected to pay the buyers to take delivery of their oil.
On April 14, Sylvain Brisebois, Senior Vice-President and National Sales Manager, BMO Private Wealth, spoke with Lesley Marks, Chief Investment Officer and Head of Investment Management, BMO Private Wealth to discuss portfolio construction during these challenging times.
On April 14, Sylvain Brisebois, Senior Vice-President and National Sales Manager, BMO Private Wealth, spoke with Brian Belski, Chief Investment Strategist, BMO Capital Markets to discuss what the next chapter of this market volatility could look like.
April 6, 2020: The impact of the COVID-19 virus continues to change each week. Here are some current perspectives for investors during these uncertain times.
March 24, 2020: Lesley Marks, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist BMO Private Wealth, reviews the most recent measures taken by policy-makers to prevent a financial crisis from the global pandemic.
Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Strategy. Outlines the firm’s short and medium-term interest rate and foreign exchange rate forecasts.
Talking Points is a weekly market commentary written by Douglas Porter, Chief Economist and Managing Director at BMO Capital Markets.
A Monthly Commodity Watch-Tracks BMO Capital Market's Commodity Price Index and provides commentary and forecasts.
Strategic commentary and an overview of financial markets.
The monthly Global Markets Commentary provides an overview of recent global events and their impact on the markets.
A look at what happened in the equity markets over the past week and an update on the earnings reports.
Strategic commentary on equities and an overview of financial markets.
Highlights and analysis of the Canadian federal budget update
Focus is a weekly financial digest.
This report provides an overview on the taxation of eligible dividends, in light of recent changes.
In this episode, Sylvain Brisebois, Senior Vice-President and National Sales Manager, BMO Private Wealth speaks with Brian Belski, Chief Investment Strategist, BMO Capital Markets who shares his thoughts on the unprecedented nature of 2020 and challenges that remain for 2021. BMO Capital Markets’ recent publication, 2021 Market Outlook, is also attached to this invitation.
2021 Market Outlook – The Continuation of the Roaring Twenties Recovery, Rotation and Reflation
BMO’s outlook on the equity markets featuring Brian Belski, Chief Investment Strategist, to help you prepare for the coming year.
IN Tune is a podcast series featuring Equity Research analysts from BMO Capital Markets.We explore key emerging themes and trends to help you manage your wealth with confidence.
Tune into The Wealth Experience podcast channel for an exclusive BMO Wealth Management Podcast.
On April 19, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented her first Federal Budget from the minority Liberal government in the House of Commons. Since the government did not introduce a budget in 2020 because of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, this was the first Federal Budget in more than two years.
At BMO Private Wealth, we believe that supporting our clients with their increasing focus on sustainability is a great demonstration of a truth that underpins our purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. We have a proud legacy of innovation and collaboration through the integration of environmental, social and governance ("ESG") issues into our investment processes, while ensuring that investment decisions are always made in the best interests of our clients. Supporting these decisions is a belief that incorporating a range of responsible investment techniques can have a meaningful impact on the creation of long-term investor value.
These plans represent highly effective ways for you to save for retirement, your children’s (or grandchildren’s) education and other long-term goals, while providing significant tax-saving opportunities. Here are some important details about each.
A quarterly publication written by BMO Subject Matter Experts on a variety of timely and relevant wealth management topics.
As the Periodic Table of Returns demonstrates, your portfolio should be well diversified amongst global asset classes to enhance return and reduce risk. Click to read more.
Investing in a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (“RRSP”) is one of the soundest ways to ensure you enjoy a financially secure retirement. In order to maximize the benefits of an RRSP, it’s important to have a basic understanding of the rules that govern them.
A RRIF is very much like an RRSP in reverse. An RRSP is an account designed to help you save for retirement – a RRIF is an account designed to provide annual income in the form of withdrawals from a registered plan during your retirement. Click to read on about how you can benefit from an RRIF.
This examines the detrimental effects of negative returns at the beginning of retirement, as retirees withdraw from their capital; in turn, causing erosion of retirement savings.
Understanding the Three Major Asset Classes:Cash, Bonds and Stocks
Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, many investors agree that they’ve made a few mistakes along the way. In the attached article we asked four BMO Financial Group experts to share the most important lessons they’ve learned during their careers as investment professionals. The lessons learned, some which may be familiar to you, provide insight and best practices to consider when investing and managing your portfolio.