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The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)

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The Bank of Nova Scotia

Scotia Plaza
44 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 1H1

IndustryMoney Center Banks
Full Time Employees88,804

Key Executives

Mr. Brian Johnston Porter B.Com.,A.M.P.Chief Exec. Officer, Pres and Non-Independent DirectorN/AN/A59
Mr. Sean D. McGuckin CPA, CAChief Financial Officer and Group Head1.03M179.01k53
Mr. Dieter Werner JentschGroup Head of Global Banking and Markets2.01M797.52kN/A
Mr. James P. O'SullivanGroup Head of Canadian Banking1.21MN/AN/A
Mr. Ignacio DeschampsGroup Head of International Banking and Digital Transformation5.64MN/AN/A
Amounts are as of December 31, 2016 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


The Bank of Nova Scotia provides various personal, commercial, corporate, and investment banking services in Canada and internationally. It offers financial advice, solutions, and day-to-day banking products, including debit cards, checking accounts, credit cards, investments, mortgages, loans, and related creditor insurance products to individuals and small businesses; and commercial banking solutions comprising lending, deposit, cash management, and trade finance solutions to medium and large businesses comprising automotive dealers and their customers through a network of approximately 980 branches, 3,500 automated banking machines, and specialized sales teams in Canada. The company also provides a range of financial products, solutions, and advice to retail and commercial customers in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Central America primarily through a network of approximately 1,800 branches. In addition, it offers wealth management services for retail and institutional investors. Further, the company provides wholesale banking and investment solutions to corporate, government, and institutional clients, which comprise corporate lending; transaction banking, including trade finance and cash management; investment banking, including corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions; fixed income and equity underwriting, sales, trading, and research; prime brokerage and stock lending; foreign exchange sales and trading; commodity derivatives; precious and base metals sales, trading, financing, and physical services; and collateral management. It also offers its products through mobile, Internet, and telephone banking. The Bank of Nova Scotia was founded in 1832 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Corporate Governance

The Bank of Nova Scotia’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of May 1, 2017 is 1. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 1; Shareholder Rights: 1; Compensation: 2.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.