2017 Rising Stars Award Winners


John Uhren, BMO Capital Markets

John Uhren is Senior Counsel and Director of the Legal, Corporate and Compliance Group within BMO Capital Markets Legal. He provides legal and advisory support to Global Structured Products (GSP), including through structuring and documenting a variety of investment solutions to retail, institutional and private-wealth clients. He played a key role in creating and manufacturing BMO’s recently launched Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Low Volatility Index Linked Principal Protected Note (ESG Note). The ESG Note was BMO Capital Markets’ first ever ESG-themed product and the first principal-protected note linked to an ESG-themed index in Canadian history. Uhren and a colleague recently organized a power of attorney clinic in partnership with Pro Bono Ontario, which is providing powers of attorney for 19 patients from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.