Douglas Porter, BA, MA, CFA

Douglas has over 30 years of experience analyzing global economies and financial markets. As chief economist at BMO Financial Group, he oversees the firm’s macroeconomic and financial market forecasts and manages the team that has won numerous awards, including Best Forecaster for Canada by Focus Economics in 2016, top Canadian forecaster by Bloomberg and the prestigious Lawrence Klein award for forecast accuracy of the U.S. economy.

Douglas is a member of C.D. Howe’s Monetary Policy Council and serves on the Investment Management Committees of the Bank of Montreal’s Canada Pension Plan and Western’s Endowment Fund. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance.