Our UK staff are talented individuals drawn from diverse business backgrounds and we incentivise them to align their interests with those of our clients.
The intellectual capital and property asset management expertise of our investment professionals is one of the most important factors in our success. Local knowledge, expertise and experience allow us to deliver above-average returns and investment solutions for our clients.
The combination of our professional teams and international offices gives us both a breadth of vision and an in-depth view of local markets together with excellent access to property investment stock. We have a highly co-ordinated approach to all aspects of investment strategy, financing, asset and property management, development, planning, research and fund administration.
Chief Executive Officer
Stewart Bennett joined the business in May 2019 as Global Head of Alternatives. Stewart oversees BMO Global Asset Management’s newly formed Global Alternatives offering, incorporating its existing private equity, real estate and real estate securities businesses, which will provide investors with a broader range of innovative real asset investment solutions.
Stewart is responsible for developing and executing BMO Global Asset Management’s alternative investments global growth strategy, building on the track record of delivering superior risk-adjusted returns by effectively leveraging synergies across the three businesses and significantly expanding its reach globally.
Stewart joined BMO Global Asset Management with 25 years of experience in investment banking and private equity, including 10 years as a partner and Head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) at Ondra Partners, the London based independent investment banking firm. His previous experience includes Dresdner Kleinwort, where he was Managing Director and Head of FIG, Strategic Advisory, and the private equity firm Botts & Company.
Director, Property Funds
Richard Kirby is Director of Property Funds at BMO Real Estate Partners having joined in 1990. He became a member of the executive committee in August 2010.
Richard is lead manager of the flagship F&C Commercial Property Trust, an investment trust domiciled in Guernsey with assets of approximately £1.2bn.
He has been a fund manager since 1995 initially with responsibility for Friends Provident unitised funds and then for the retail assets across client portfolios.
Responsibilities include advising on and implementing on portfolio strategy, sales, acquisitions, asset enhancement and management. Prior to joining BMO Real Estate Partners, Richard gained experience in professional practice and an investment agency. Richard is a chartered surveyor.
Head of Business Development
Angus Henderson is Head of Business Development within BMO Real Estate Partners and became a member of the executive committee in March 2017.
Angus joined the company in July 2009 and leads the business development team responsible for targeting new business opportunities, working with new partners and the launch of new structures. He works across the platform focusing on the growth of the existing product range as well as new products and joint ventures and with a diverse investor base.
Angus joined from AXA REIM, one of the largest real estate managers globally, where he worked as a Business Development Manager responsible for launching new products in Europe and Asia across the risk spectrum and all sectors. He worked across the group on a number of successful product launches.
Angus holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MA in Economics from The University of Edinburgh.