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BMO CEO Bill Downe is photographed at the Bank of Montreal branch at First Canadian Place in downtown Toronto, Ont. Aug.20/2010.
BMO CEO Bill Downe is photographed at the Bank of Montreal branch at First Canadian Place in downtown Toronto, Ont. Aug.20/2010.
(Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

BMO helps launch ‘flight simulator’ for traders

If Bank of Montreal’s trading volumes are down a bit Thursday, it was for a good cause as many of the bank’s senior traders were helping business students open a new trading simulator at one of Canada’s top business schools.

Thursday marked the grand opening of an upgraded simulation lab at the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto, where students can try out trading strategies and subject them to real-world risks. BMO funded the lab with a $1.75-million donation.