BNS.TO - The Bank of Nova Scotia

Toronto - Toronto Delayed Price. Currency in CAD

The Bank of Nova Scotia

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

IndustryMoney Center Banks
Full Time Employees88,645

Key Executives

Mr. Brian Johnston Porter B.Com., A.M.P.Pres, CEO & Non-Independent DirectorN/AN/A59
Mr. Sean D. McGuckin CPA, CAGroup Head & CFO1.4M243.83k53
Mr. Dieter Werner JentschGroup Head of Global Banking & Markets2.74M1.09MN/A
Mr. James P. O'SullivanGroup Head of Canadian Banking1.65MN/AN/A
Mr. Ignacio DeschampsGroup Head of International Banking & Digital Transformation7.68MN/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 CAD.


The Bank of Nova Scotia provides various financial services in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and the Asia-Pacific. It offers financial advice, solutions, and day-to-day banking products, including debit cards, checking and saving 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. The company also provides a suite of investment and wealth management advice, services, products, and solutions to customers, as well as advisors. Its asset management business focuses on developing investment solutions for retail and institutional investors; and wealth management services, including online brokerage, full-service brokerage, pensions, and institutional customer services, as well as operates as an independent advisor channel. In addition, the company offers corporate lending; transaction banking services, including trade finance and cash management; investment banking services comprising corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions; fixed income and equity underwriting, sales, trading, and research services; prime brokerage and stock lending; foreign exchange sales and trading services; commodity derivatives; precious and base metals sales, trading, financing, and physical services; and collateral management services for corporate, government, and institutional investor clients, as well as international banking services for retail and commercial customers. Further, it provides mobile, Internet, and telephone banking services. It operates 1,118 branches and approximately 3,500 automated banking machines in Canada; and 1,995 branches internationally, as well as contact and business support centers. The company was founded in 1832 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Corporate Governance

The Bank of Nova Scotia’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of December 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.