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Explore our Equity Sales and Trading services

We offer distinctive views and innovative ideas, combined with advanced trading analytics, execution and settlement capabilities. Our cash trading, portfolio trading, electronic execution and ETF services desks maximize access to liquidity while minimizing market impact – whether through blocks, working orders or other mandates, including ETF market making. 

Learn more about our state-of-the-art electronic trading tool through ScotiaRED.

Discover what we have to offer

Specialized global coverage

  • Global dealer with coverage teams in Canada, Latin America, United States, Asia Pacific and Europe.
  • Build relationships locally and deliver global expertise and execution capabilities.

Expertise in Latin America

  • Dedicated sales and trading coverage teams focusing on Latin American equities.
  • On-the ground expertise in Santiago, Bogota, Lima, Mexico City and New York.

Energy Specialization

  • Teams in Toronto, Calgary, Houston and New Orleans focus on the Energy sector.
  • Professionals apply knowledge of industry and company-specific events and trends.
  • Expertise spans small, mid, and large market capitalization companies.
  • Dedicated coverage of the energy sector in the U.S. through Scotia Howard Weil, our U.S.-based energy investment business.

Corporate Access

Using the knowledge of our top-ranked research analysts, as well as the experience of our sales and trading professionals and desk sector specialists, we connect corporate management teams with their institutional shareholders to target potential new investors. Our Corporate Access team provides customized non-deal roadshow programs, strategic planning, industry conferences, bespoke tours, panels and group meetings.

Electronic Execution

We provide comprehensive advice and solutions to simplify and optimize trading for institutional clients. We work with a variety of vendors to offer:

  • Comprehensive trading solutions
  • Trade desk workflow optimization
  • EMS/OMS advice and integration
  • Flexible CSA programs
  • Top-tier electronic trading services
  • Customized reporting
  • Canadian access for Broker-Dealers
  • Currency management solutions

Our in-house Algorithmic Trading platform is supported by dedicated local trading desks.

  • Enhances execution based on order and market-specific parameters
  • Fully integrated with Cross-market Order Router (SCOR)

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ETF Services

Our team provides access and execution in a range of products spanning the global investment spectrum. We combine our ETF insights with aggressive capital commitment to deliver unrivalled service to our clients. Our technology is developed in-house with the most modern tools and industry-leading expertise.

  • Institutional block facilitation and execution
  • On-exchange market making for ETFs, including new product seeding
  • Trusted and actionable advice and commentary

Portfolio Trading

Our Portfolio Trading platform combines trading expertise and quantitative tools with multiple liquidity sources, providing institutional clients with performance-driven results. It is our most advanced quantitative trading tool that dynamically optimizes trading schedules to help reduce overall risk – with a view to minimize opportunity cost and provide more predictable outcomes.

  • Leverages sophisticated trading systems and proprietary tools to deliver efficient and seamless execution
  • Allows traders to dynamically adjust, monitor and measure executions in real-time
  • Developed and managed in-house by a team of financial engineers and programmers, to reflect the changing demands of today’s markets

Index Strategy

In addition to trading, we offer a framework to make informed decisions around major index events. Our top-ranked Index Strategist provides trade ideas for most Canadian and select international indices.

Speak to our professionals

Gonzalo Escoto
Managing Director and Head, Equity Sales, Canada. Specialty & International

Phone: 416-863-7242

Paul O'Hea
Managing Director and Head, Trading, Canada

Phone: 416-863-7296

Matt Sheehan
Managing Director and Head, Canadian Equity Capital Markets
Phone: 416-863-7045