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Bill Shepherd
Jeff Waite
Karen Theobald

Tel: 705-740-0368
Toll Free: 1800-787-4014


311 George Street N
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3H3

Managed & Fee Based Portfolios


At BMO Nesbitt Burns, we offer a number of managed portfolio solutions for clients. Access to world-class money managers, top-ranked research and a customized approach to investing are key reasons to consider a managed approach. Below is a brief overview of the options. If you would like further information, please call me to discuss how one of these could work for your investments. ~ Bill

BMO Nesbitt Burns Managed Portfolio Account
Bill Shepherd, Portfolio Manager

For some investors, maintaining a traditional investment account simply doesn’t suit their needs or lifestyle. These individuals prefer to enter into a relationship with a personal Portfolio Manager† to take them to the next level of investing. The BMO Nesbitt Burns Managed Portfolio Account offers you a direct relationship with an accredited Portfolio Manager and gives you the peace of mind that comes from having a direct connection to the person making the investment decisions in your portfolio. Yet, by delegating the day-to-day decision-making, you have more time to pursue your other goals and interests.

Discretionary portfolio management means giving a professional Portfolio Manager the authority to make investment decisions on your behalf. Your investment strategy will be designed and managed according to your clearly-documented needs and goals. However, unlike a traditional investment account, it is not necessary for you to review and approve every transaction.

It’s a win-win situation. You are directly in touch with the person managing your investments, yet are not required to oversee each decision. These are handled by your Portfolio Manager whom you’ve entrusted to manage your investments on a discretionary basis.  

Find out more about our managed portfolio services. - Bill


BMO Nesbitt Burns Meridian Program
Meridian is a non-discretionary, fee-based brokerage program offering clients the benefits of advisor-based, full-service investing. This innovative program provides you with the benefits of an overall holistic approach to managing your entire wealth situation, the ability to hold almost any investment vehicle without paying additional costs or fees and regular portfolio monitoring and rebalancing. Clients pay an annual fee, instead of commissions on every transaction.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Architect Program
The Architect Program is the next evolution in unified managed accounts that allows you to achieve enhanced portfolio diversification within one account. The Architect Program combines all the advantages of separately managed solutions with the best of traditional investing within a single, coordinated account.
The flexibility to invest in managed and non-managed investment vehicles – all within one account.
Convenient approach –– one portfolio and one set of documents;
Facilitation of tax management;
Single annual fee (payable either quarterly or monthly as you so desire) and low investment minimums;
Single, comprehensive reporting package;
Access to a level of diversification previously available only in a complex investment structure using multiple accounts.

BMO Nesbitt Burns BluePrint Program
As a managed investment portfolio, the BluePrint Program allows you to benefit from the research expertise of our top-ranked institutional equity research analysts. All portfolios in the BluePrint Program are individually managed and are customized to meet your needs. Every quarter you receive a comprehensive personalized Quarterly Review. A single quarterly or monthly fee covers all professional portfolio management services and transactions costs.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Quadrant Program
Based on the principle of protecting and enhancing wealth, the Quadrant Program constructs a portfolio that consists of a range of specialized mutual funds - each of which combines the talents of some of the leading investment managers in the world. Research has proven that this approach provides the optimal combination of risk control and return enhancement.