The wealth management arm of Bank of Montreal, BMO, reported a net income of $401m in Q3 2021, $60m or 18% up year-on-year.

In addition, adjusted net income was $406m, a rise of $57m or 16% year-on-year.

This was attributed to a 11% increase in net revenue which was offset by higher expenses.

Furthermore, the Traditional Wealth arm recorded net income of $328m, $57m and 21% up compared to the same period in 2020, with adjusted net income of $333m in Q3 2021. This cam from higher revenue, primarily from growth in client assets, including stronger global markets.

BMO in Q3 2021

Overall, the BMO group witnessed a net income of $2,275m, a year-on-year increased of 85%. In terms of adjusted net income, the rise is $2,292m and 82%.

Also, reported EPS was $3.41, an increase of 89% year-on-year.

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