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​Innovative solutions and seamless execution to help reduce your risk exposure.

We recognize what it takes to remain competitive – and the importance of reducing your exposure to economic, market, and accounting risks. For corporations, institutions or governments, we work with you to address your currency, commodity, equity, interest rate and credit market risk needs by delivering leading-edge ideas with seamless execution.


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Risk Management

Hedging in the new commodities reality

Nick Likakis and Nicky Shiels discuss how Scotiabank works with clients to mitigate risks across precious metals, base metals, and energy.

June 12, 2019

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Foreign Exchange

Managing FX risk: Solutions and strategic insights

Ryan O'Keefe and Shaun Osborne discuss Scotiabank's approach to deliver tailored foreign exchange risk management solutions and currency insights.

May 6, 2019

View Content Managing FX risk: Solutions and strategic insights

Risk Management

Interest rate derivatives: Mitigating risk through hedging

July 2, 2019

View Content Interest rate derivatives: Mitigating risk through hedging

Credit and Interest Rate Derivatives

Our risk management professionals are the Canadian market leaders in providing innovative derivative products – consistently ranked #1 in independent surveys. We have an exceptional track record of lead mandates that exemplify our excellence in delivering customized solutions and superior execution. We specialize in government debt trading and derivatives, with Primary Dealer Status in a growing number of countries including Canada, France, Germany, the United States and the U.K.

Commodity Derivatives

We deliver customized risk management and financing solutions to producers and consumers of energy, precious and base metals products globally. Our team’s expertise encompasses a range of commodity products across Energy (crude oil, refined products, natural gas, electric power and emissions), Precious Metals (gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium), and Base Metals (aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, tin). Our clients benefit from our detailed knowledge of the commodity markets and full-service product suite, from vanilla hedging to structured financing solutions.


Our Commodity Index team develops and markets indexes including enhanced Beta and Risk Premium strategies. The underlying sectors include Energy, Precious Metals, Base Metals, Grains, Livestock, and Softs. Our commodity hedging and structuring expertise is extended into the indexing area, and enhances our commodity index and strategies business.

Equity Derivatives

Our equity derivatives team creates tailored equity-based hedging and risk management solutions. We work with institutional and corporate clients to offer compensation hedging, enhanced share buy-back and share disposition strategies, as well as structured financing solutions. Our team also provides hedging and equity monetization solutions to high net worth individuals.

Foreign Exchange

Scotiabank is a leading provider of foreign exchange services for institutional, government, corporate, commercial and small business clients. We have the expertise and resources to manage your foreign exchange exposure in developed and emerging markets. With trading desks and sales presence around the world, we provide 24-hour global coverage and trade execution through currency experts in major financial centres. We also provide comprehensive e-trading solutions through multi-bank platforms and our proprietary platform ScotiaFX.