Douglas Porter has over 25 years of experience analyzing global economies and
financial markets. As Chief Economist at BMO Financial Group, he oversees the
macroeconomic and financial market forecasts and co-authors the firm's weekly
flagship publication, Focus. Mr. Porter manages the team that won the
prestigious Lawrence Klein award for forecast accuracy of the U.S. economy, and
was named by Bloomberg as top Canadian forecaster.
As a respected commentator on economic and financial trends, he is regularly
quoted in the national press and often interviewed on radio and television.
Before joining BMO, Mr. Porter held the positions of Economist and Country Risk
Analyst with other Canadian financial institutions, and also worked at the Bank
Mr. Porter has been a member of C.D. Howe’s Monetary Policy Council since 2008
and serves on the Investment Management Committees of the Bank of Montreal’s
Pension Fund Society and Western’s Endowment Fund. He also sits on the Board of
Directors of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance.
Mr. Porter, CFA, earned a Masters degree in Economics from the University of