Douglas Porter, BA, MA, CFA

Douglas has over 25 years of experience analyzing global economies and financial markets. As chief economist and managing director at BMO Financial Group, 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, and was named by Bloomberg as top Canadian forecaster.

Before joining BMO, Douglas was an economist and country risk analyst with other Canadian financial institutions, and also worked at the Bank of Canada.

As a respected commentator on economic and financial trends, he is regularly quoted in the national press and often interviewed on radio and television.

Douglas 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 University’s Endowment Fund. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance.

Douglas is a CFA and earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario.

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