BNS.TO - The Bank of Nova Scotia

Toronto - Toronto Delayed Price. Currency in CAD

The Bank of Nova Scotia

Bank of Nova Scotia Building
1709 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3B7

SectorFinancial Services
IndustryBanks - Global
Full Time Employees89,809

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Brian Johnston Porter B.Com., A.M.P.Pres, CEO & DirectorN/AN/A1958
Mr. Dieter Werner JentschGroup Head of Global Banking & Markets2.74M1.09MN/A
Mr. Sean D. McGuckin CPA, CAGroup Head & CFO (Leave of Absence)1.4M243.83k1964
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 and solutions, and day-to-day banking products, including debit and credit cards, chequing and saving accounts, investments, mortgages, loans, and related creditor insurance to individuals and small businesses; and commercial banking solutions comprising lending, deposit, cash management, and trade finance solutions to medium and large businesses, including 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 solutions include private customer, online brokerage, full-service brokerage, pension, and institutional customer services. In addition, the company offers corporate lending; 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 services; 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, corporate, and commercial customers. Further, it provides mobile, Internet, and telephone banking services. The company operates a network of 963 branches and approximately 3,600 automated banking machines in Canada; and approximately 1,800 branches internationally, as well as contact and business support centers. 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 July 1, 2018 is 1. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 1; Shareholder Rights: 1; Compensation: 3.

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.