BMO Family Office
Chief Investment Officer and National
Head of Investments
BMO Wealth Management - U.S.
Michael Stritch is Chief Investment Officer and National Head of Investments for BMO Wealth Management – U.S.
As head of the Investment team, Michael chairs the Personal Asset Management Committee and is responsible for setting investment policy and strategy for our clients throughout the United States. He joined the organization in 2013 as a Managing Director of Investments for our Ultra High Net Worth group, and remains a board member of BMO Family Office, LLC. Michael became National Head of Investments in 2015, and in January 2018 took over the role of Chief Investment Officer. With over two decades of experience in money management, Michael has a deep background in economic analysis, portfolio construction and risk management.
Michael earned a BA in economics from Northwestern University and an MBA with distinction in finance and decision sciences from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, CFA Institute, CFA Society of Chicago, and Chicago Quantitative Alliance. He is also a board member of WITS, an institution focused on early childhood literacy.
Michael is frequently quoted in the financial press and media outlets, including Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Marketwatch and U.S. News. He resides in LaGrange, IL with his wife and children.