Margaret Kerins

Margaret Kerins, CFA

Managing Director

Head of FICC Macro Strategy

II Award Categories

  • Federal Agency Debt Strategy
  • Fixed Income Strategy
  • Investment Grade Strategy
  • U.S. Rates Strategy
  • Short Duration Strategy
  • Cross Asset Strategy

Recent Publications, Articles and Podcasts:

Article: Top 5 Client Questions (June 23, 2021)

Podcast: “The Cash Trap-Monthly Roundtable” (June 1, 2021)

For questions or additional information, please email Margaret Kerins.

Margaret Kerins is a Managing Director and Head of Global FICC Macro Strategy for BMO Capital Markets and a member of the FICC Management Committee. Margaret built the U.S. Fixed Income strategy platform within Global Markets and her role has expanded to include Foreign Exchange strategy, Canadian Credit strategy and Fixed Income Analytics. In the U.S., the main focus currently includes treasuries, agencies, SSA paper, investment grade corporates, green bonds and FX.

Margaret leads a team of award winning strategists and has been ranked number one for Federal Agency Debt Strategy in the Institutional Investor Global Fixed Income Team survey seven times. She is also the host of the award winning podcast, Macro Horizons, delivering weekly and monthly updates on the Fixed Income markets.

Margaret has over 20 years of capital markets experience focused on fixed income strategy. Prior to joining BMO Capital Markets, Margaret was Managing Director and Head of U.S. Agency Strategy at RBS Global Banking & Markets (formerly Greenwich Capital Markets) for 10 years. She was previously Director of Agency Strategy at Bank One where she successfully built the practice drawing on her prior experience in ABN AMRO’s Quantitative Research team. For five years, she was also a Senior Bank Examiner at the Office of Banks & Real Estate with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Margaret holds an MBA in Finance with distinction from DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, and B.S. in Finance & Political Science from Marquette University. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds series 24, 7 and 63 licenses. Margaret also served as BMO’s 2014 Employee Giving Campaign Co-Chair, and since 2018 Margaret has served on BMO’s Benefits Investment Committee.