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Matt Giffen
Managing Director & Global Head, Energy & Agriculture Commodities
+1 (416) 863-7668 / +1 (403) 817-5712 

Global Energy Solutions

Scotiabank is a leading lender to the energy industry in the U.S. and Canada and a global leader in oil and gas M&A. Global Energy Solutions is a trading and sales platform that delivers financial and risk-management solutions to producers and consumers of energy.

We help clients manage their exposure to the risk of fluctuating prices of energy and other commodities through development and implementation of effective customized financial hedging strategies. Our truly integrated energy platform unites origination and structuring, trading, financing and research. Our clients benefit from our detailed knowledge of the commodity markets and the full-service product suite, from vanilla hedging to structured financing solutions, like VPPs and inventory finance. Through our sales teams placed across North America, we are well positioned to leverage our tremendous energy footprint in the region.

Our product capabilities include:

Derivative products

  • Commodity Swaps
  • Commodity Options
  • Commodity Collars
  • Customized Strategies

Financing Products

  • Volumetric Production Payments (VPPs)
  • Commodity Inventory Finance (CIF)
  • Natural Gas & Power Prepays
  • Structured Products and Bespoke Solutions

Our teams offer:

Origination and structuring

  • With our extensive knowledge of commodity markets, we develop innovative and competitive hedging structures


  • We provide competitive market quotes on futures, forwards, swaps, options, calendar spreads and basis swaps
  • We provide advise on commodity markets with a focus on crude oil and refined products, natural gas and electric power


  • We provide structured financing to commodity producers and end users
  • Our products include Volumetric Production Payments, Inventory Finance, Natural Gas & Power Pre-Pays and other custom structures


  • Our Research team publishes market updates with market insight and pricing
  • We provide in-depth research and analysis on domestic and international markets
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