BMO Global Asset Management has announced it will transition its remaining F&C branded products to the BMO brand following its acquisition of F&C Asset Management in 2014.
All of the open-ended funds and corporate entities in Europe will adopt the BMO name as well as the direct-to-consumer arm assuming the parent brand.
The move comes as BMO continues its expansion drive across EMEA, which has included seven office openings in six countries since 2014, and seeks to bolster its global proposition.
David Logan, head of distribution, BMO Global Asset Management, said: "Clients increasingly look for strong international investment solution providers and our goal has always been to provide effortless access to investment solutions for our clients. Having more of our global and local capabilities under a single brand helps us to deliver on that as well as further simplifying the way we communicate with clients across all of our regions.
"The investment we have made in the business and the BMO Global Asset Management brand in EMEA over the past three years provides us with a solid platform from which to take another step towards our unified brand ambition, as we continue our growth in the UK, EMEA and globally."
In March, it was announced that the £3.5bn Foreign & Colonial investment trust would become known as the F&C Investment Trust in the year of its 150-year anniversary.
A spokesperson for BMO GAM added: "While we see the benefit of ensuring individual trust names align with the name of the related savings and investment platform, ultimately, any decision to change the name of a specific trust is one for the board to make at the appropriate time."
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