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Margaret Kerins, CFA

Head of FICC Macro Strategy

Margaret is a Managing Director and Head of FICC Macro Strategy for BMO Capital Markets and a member of the FICC Management Committee. She has responsibility for the firm’s strategy product as part of its global fixed income platform. This platform includes the U.S. fixed income platform as well as the Canadian fixed income rates offering. In the U.S., the main focus currently includes treasuries, agencies, SSA paper, covered bonds, asset-backed securities, and mortgage-backed securities.

Margaret has over 20 years of capital markets experience focused on fixed income strategy. Prior to joining BMO Capital Markets, Margaret was Managing Director and Head of U.S. Agency Strategy at RBS Global Banking & Markets for 10 years. In 2012, for the sixth year, she was selected for the Institutional Investor First Team of the All-America Fixed Income Research ranking. She was previously Director of Agency Strategy at Bank One where she successfully built the practice. Further she was Director of the Quantitative Research team at ABN AMRO. For five years, she was also a Senior Bank Examiner at the Office of Banks & Real Estate with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Margaret holds an MBA in Finance with distinction from DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, and a B.S. in Finance & Political Science from Marquette University. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds series 24, 7 and 63 licenses. Margaret also served as BMO’s 2014 Employee Giving Campaign Co-Chair.

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