BMO Nesbitt Burns is a part of BMO Financial Group. It's a full-service investment firm with approximately 1,300 Investment Advisors at 70 branches across Canada. The origins of BMO Nesbitt Burns’ predecessor firms date back to 1912. In 1987, BMO Bank of Montreal acquired Nesbitt Thomson, then one of Canada’s oldest investment houses. In 1994, BMO Bank of Montreal also acquired Burns Fry, a dealer of Canadian equities and debt securities. Nesbitt Thomson and Burns Fry then merged to become BMO Nesbitt Burns.