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Douglas Porter, CFA
Chief Economist and Managing Director

Douglas Porter has over 25 years of experience analyzing global economies and financial markets. As Chief Economist at BMO Capital Markets, he oversees the macroeconomic and financial market forecasts and co-authors the firm’s weekly flagship publication, Focus. Douglas manages the team that won the prestigious Lawrence Klein award for forecast accuracy of the U.S. economy during the tumultuous 2006 to 2009 period.

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 Capital Markets, Douglas held positions of Economist and Country Risk Analyst with other Canadian financial institutions, and also worked at the Bank of Canada.

Douglas has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1995 and earned a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. He 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.

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