A stable and reliable prime broker

24-hour coverage and execution in global markets to help drive your business forward.

Prime Services Indexes

Scotiabank’s Prime Services global business offers enhanced leverage, broad access to securities lending supply, competitive pricing, capital introduction, and equity execution services. Our highly experienced client service teams based in Toronto, New York and London provide 24-hour coverage, delivering expertise and insight in global markets. With an A+ credit rating by S&P1, The Bank of Nova Scotia offers safety, security and an extensive global presence that enables connectivity around the world, wherever business takes you.

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Cash and synthetic prime brokerage

We offer flexible cash and synthetic prime brokerage platforms. In addition to enhancing portfolio leverage, both platforms offer access to global loan stock supply, competitive pricing, and proactive service and local market insight.

Securities Lending

Our inventory is sourced globally through an extensive network of agent and institutional lenders. This includes exclusive supply, allowing access to easy and hard-to-borrow securities.

Capital Introduction

We provide a value-added service to help our hedge fund clients reach potential investors in Canada – one of the largest and most sophisticated institutional investor segments globally. With a well-established footprint of buy-side relationships, we can facilitate your capital raising efforts by providing access to relevant hedge fund allocators.

Equity execution services

We deliver a broad range of electronic trading products including high-touch, low-latency, market access and a broad algorithmic trading suite. Our team services a wide range of clients globally and is able to accommodate specific client trading requirements, pricing models and post-trade workflows.

Global capabilities

Core Products and ExpertiseCanadaUnited StatesEurope
Synthetic Prime Brokerageyesyesyes
Research, Sales and Tradingyesyesyes
New Issuesyesyes 
Foreign Exchange Executionyesyesyes
Multi-Currency Platformyesyesyes
Capital Introductionyes  
Securities Lendingyesyesyes
Margin Financing, Clearing and Custodyyesyesyes
Multi-Asset Class Capabilityyesyesyes
Client Servicesyesyesyes
Futures Execution and Give-Up Arrangements
Customized Real-Time Reporting
Risk Management Tools, Analysis and Reporting

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