Awards and Ranking

Corporate Recognitions

  • Top 10 global wholesale/commercial banking brand and top Canadian brand (2015), The Banker/Brand Finance.
  • Best Investment Bank in Canada (2015), Global Finance.
  • Bank of the Year awards from The Banker:
    • 2014 Bank of the Year in Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago
    • 2013 Bank of the Year in Canada, for the second year in a row
    • 2013 Bank of the Year in Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, and the British Virgin Islands
  • Best Bank in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and U.S. Virgin Islands (2015), Global Finance.
  • Ranked among the Top 20 World's Greenest Banks in 2014, Bloomberg Markets.
  • Best Sub-Custodian bank in the Caribbean (2013-2015), Global Finance.
  • Best Corporate / Institutional Bank in 16 Latin American countries (2014), Global Finance.
  • 2013 Bank of the Year in the Caribbean, Latin Finance.
  • Best Consumer Internet Bank in North America, Canada (2013) and 22 Latin American countries (2013-2014), Global Finance.
  • Best Consumer Internet Bank awards by Global Finance:
    • Best Online Deposit, Credit and Investment Product Offerings in the world (2014) and North America (2013-2014)
  • #7 World’s Strongest bank (2013), Bloomberg Markets.
  • Third-Safest Bank in North America (2013-2014), Global Finance.

Equity

  • Equity Research Earns #1 Spot in various categories (2015), StarMine Analyst Awards, Thomson Reuters.
  • Named "Best Investment Bank in Canada" (2015), Global Finance.
  • Ranked #1 underwriter for Canadian equity financings (January 1 – December 31, 2014), Bloomberg.
  • Top Tier in various categories in Canada for 2014, Brendan Wood International survey:
  • Sales Coverage:
    • #1 for Penetration of Sales Professionals (Most Citations)
    • #1 for Quality of Investment Ideas & Original Thinking
    • #1 for Understanding Client Portfolio & Trading Style
    • #1 for Valuable and Timely Contact
    • #1 for Share of ‘TopGun’ Sales Professionals
    • #1 with Clients for Commissions >$8mm
    • #1 with Clients for Commissions $2mm-$8mm
    • #1 with Clients for Commissions <$2mm
    • #1 in Ontario, #1 in the West, and #3 in the East
    • #1 for top 3 client rankings and the most 1st, 2nd and 3rd rankings  
    • #1 for Providing Top Investment Ideas
    • #1 for Top Conferences and Ranked #2 for Corporate Access/Management Visits
    • #1 for Top Morning Notes (5th year in a row)
    • #1 for Top Sales Coverage of Resource Portfolio Managers
    • #1 for ‘TopGun’ Sales Relationships
    • #1 for Impacting Corporate Issuers
    • 14 ‘TopGun’ Ranked Analysts
    Trading Coverage:
    • #1 in Quality of Trader Service and Put Client Interests First
    • #1 on Execution of Illiquid Stocks
    Research Coverage:
    • #1 in Penetration of Analysts
    • Three #1 Ranked Analysts  
  • Reputable independent third-party survey of Canadian equity markets (2014):
    • #1 for Providing Intensive Service
    • #1 in Energy & Energy Income Trust Sales
    • #1 in Trading Coverage for Pipelines, Power, Utilities & Related Equities
    • #1 for Important Research Firm
    • #1 for Most Creative Ideas or Themes
    • #1 Ranked Sector Analysts Include: Economics, Portfolio Strategy, Diversified Financials, Fertilizers and Agriculture, Gold & Precious Metals – Large Cap, and Pipelines/Power/Utilities/Related Trusts
  • Ranked #2 in Canada in Preferred Equity, Full Credit - by The Dealmakers 2014, The National Post.
  • Scotiabank’s Investor Solutions Group in New York teamed up with Raymond James Financial to create the Raymond James Analysts’ Current Favorites Index (RJACFI) linked notes, which won two prestigious awards in 2014:
    • Retail Deal of the Year, Structured Products Magazine
    • Multi-Asset Class Diversification Award, mtn-i

Debt Underwriting

  • SSA Rising Star Bank in Niche Currencies, 2015 Global Capital Bond Awards, Global Capital.
  • Ranked #3 on the Bloomberg league tables of top bookrunners of the U.S. electric utilities bonds in 2014, (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2014).
  • Ranked #2 on the Chilean league tables of international corporate bond deals, Bloomberg
    (as at October 31, 2014).
  • Ranked among the Top 20 Debt Underwriters in 2013, Bloomberg Markets.
  • Ranked #4 on the ranking of Top global underwriters of Clean energy project bonds in 2013, Bloomberg Markets.

Global Foreign Exchange

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Global Fixed Income

  • Ranked overall second in Estimated Canadian Fixed-Income Market Share in the 2013 North American Fixed Income - Canada survey by Greenwich Associates.

Loan Syndications

  • Best Syndicated Loan in Australia, by Asia Money’s 2013 Best Country Deals, (Origin Energy AUD$7.4 billion syndicated loan facility).

Infrastructure, Power and Project Finance

  • National Award for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships (2014) – Gold award for Project Financing from The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (BC Hydro).
  • National Award for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships (2014) – Silver award for Infrastructure Sustainability from The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (North Island Hospitals).
  • Deal of the Year awards from IJ Global (formerly Project Finance):
    • North American Oil and Gas Deal of the Year 2014 (Freeport LNG)
    • North American Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year 2014 (North Island Hospital)
    • North American Project Bond Deal of the Year 2014 (Enbridge Southern Lights)
    • Latin American Mining and Metals Deal of the Year 2014 (Aurora)
    • Asia-Pacific PPP Deal of the Year 2014 (Wellington Gateway Partnership)
    • Asia-Pacific Water & Waste Deal of the Year 2014 (Victorian Desalination)
  • Deal of the Year 2014 award from Trade Finance (Freeport LNG).
  • Infrastructure Financing Awards 2014 from Latin Finance:
    • Best Oil/Gas Financing (Sete Brasil)
    • Best Infrastructure Financing in Brazil (Sete Brasil)
    • Best Mining Financing (Cerro Verde)
    • Best Loan (Cerro Verde)
    • Best Infrastructure Financing in Central America (Revantazón hydroelectric)

Trade Finance

  • Best Trade Bank in Canada (2015), Trade Finance.
  • Deal of the Year 2014 – Americas (Trafigura Peru), Trade Finance.
  • Deal of the Year 2014 (Mercuria), Trade Finance.
  • Deal of the Year 2013 (CHS Agronegocio), Trade Finance.
  • Best Overall Trade Bank in Central America and the Caribbean (2009-2011, 2013), Trade Finance.