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BMO appoints Prakash as head of wealth management products for Asia

BMO Global Asset Management has appointed Amit Prakash as head of wealth management products for Asia.

Based in Hong Kong, Prakash will be responsible for leading and managing BMO's wealth and investment product teams in Beijing and Hong Kong. He will cover the investment product development and marketing needs of all BMO entities and businesses, as well as BMO's strategic partners, in Asia.

Prakash will fully leverage BMO's global asset management capabilities, cash and deposit products in Asia, as well as other BMO products, in order to provide complete wealth management needs to BMO clients.

"Amit's extensive experience as an investment strategist, portfolio manager and product development director, combined with his leadership skills and substantial knowledge of the Asian wealth management market, make him the ideal person to lead our growth in Asia," says Barry McInerney, co-chief executive, BMO Global Asset Management.

Before joining BMO Global Asset Management, Prakash worked with two of the largest asset management firms globally. Most recently, in Singapore he led the product development team in Asia for its exchange-traded fund business. Prior to that he was based in San Francisco, Toronto and London for nearly 15 years, where he held progressively senior positions as a currency trader and portfolio manager, global macro hedge fund manager and leader of a team of hedge fund managers.

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