Albert Yu is the CEO Asia for BMO Financial Group, a diversified global financial services conglomerate, consisting of the Bank of Montreal and its subsidiaries and affiliates. Since 2009, Mr. Yu is responsible for all businesses entities and interests of BMO Financial Group throughout the Asia Pacific countries. With offices across 9 cities with Beijing as the Asia headquarter, BMO in Asia is active in Investment & Corporate Banking, Fixed Income & Currency, Securitized & Structured Products, Trade Finance & FI Banking, Private Banking & Family Trusts, ETF & Asset Management. The Bank has further strategic business interests by way of equity partnership in COFCO Trust in Beijing, and Fullgoal Fund Management Company in Shanghai.
Mr. Yu is also a Director of the Board and the President of Bank of Montreal (China) Co. Ltd., a wholly owned locally incorporated banking subsidiary in mainland China. The only Canadian and one of five North American banks with that status in China. He also serves as a Director of the Board of COFCO Trust in Beijing, as well as BMO Global Asset Management (Asia) Ltd. in Hong Kong.
Mr. Yu started his Canadian career with Bankers Trust in Toronto, followed by CIBC World Markets in Toronto and New York, and HSBC in New York before joining BMO. From derivatives trading, investment banking to senior management, he is an accomplished banker with many years of global experience across capital markets and wealth management. This includes senior management experience leading businesses in Canada, US, Latin America, and currently, China and Asia Pacific.
Mr. Yu has a Master of Science in Business Administration from the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, and an Honors Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor.
BMO Capital Markets is a trade name used by BMO Financial Group for the wholesale banking businesses of Bank of Montreal, BMO Harris Bank N.A. (member FDIC), Bank of Montreal Europe p.l.c, and Bank of Montreal (China) Co. Ltd, the institutional broker dealer business of BMO Capital Markets Corp. (Member FINRA and SIPC) and the agency broker dealer business of Clearpool Execution Services, LLC (Member FINRA and SIPC) in the U.S., and the institutional broker dealer businesses of BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. (Member Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and Member Canadian Investor Protection Fund) in Canada and Asia, Bank of Montreal Europe p.l.c. (authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland) in Europe and BMO Capital Markets Limited (authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) in the UK and Australia.