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
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 of Canada.
Mr. Porter has been a member of C.D. Howe's Monetary Policy Council since 2008 and
also serves on the Investment Management Committees of the Bank of Montreal's Pension
Fund Society and Western's Endowment Fund.
Mr. Porter has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1995 and earned a masters
degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.