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Title:  Associate Director, Global Equities Structuring and Governance - Toronto




Requisition ID: 191476

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


Global Banking and Markets (GBM) is a leading Canadian Capital Markets and Investment Banking business with a growing platform in the US and Latin America, operating globally for over 100 years. Scotiabank’s strong U.S. presence provides our clients an important bridge to this key global market for 
trade and investment flows across the Americas and the world.

Global Banking & Markets provides a full range of investment banking, credit and risk management  products and services relevant to the financing and strategic development needs of our clients. Our products include debt and equity financing, mergers & acquisitions, corporate banking, institutional equity  sales, trading and research, fixed income products, derivatives, energy, foreign exchange and precious & metals. We also cross-sell the full range of wholesale products and services offered by the Scotiabank Group.

Be part of an innovative, Global Capital Markets and Investment Banking business with a unique geographic footprint that puts capital to work for our clients across industries! We work together to drive ambition for every future!

The successful candidate will support the Managing Director, Head of Equity Financial Resource Management in providing structuring expertise across Global Equities, assisting in the management of legal, tax and regulatory risk across the global platform. In particular, the candidate will play an integral role in supporting Global Equities in developing governance processes leveraging their knowledge of taxation as it relates to equity capital markets products, including securities lending transactions, total return swaps, futures and structured notes. The candidate will work with a large group of stakeholders across Global Equities, including Prime Services, Global Equity Derivatives and Equity Sales and Trading teams, as well as other areas of the Bank, including Taxation, Legal, Finance, and Securities Operations teams. 

Global Equities operates in a fast-paced and demanding environment. The successful candidate should demonstrate flexibility, strong attention to detail, the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, initiative and excellent organizational skills. The successful candidate will be an exceptional team-player and communicator, with a strong work ethic and relevant experience to the role. The candidate will be based in Toronto and will report to the Managing Director, Head of Equity Financial Resource Management.
What You'll Do:

  • Support Global Equities in managing legal, tax and regulatory risk across the global platform (Canada, US, Europe)
  • Work with other members of Global Equities, Legal, and Taxation to:
    • Review and structure existing and potential transactions/business activities
    • Work with external counsel to obtain and refresh legal and tax advice and opinions
    • Ensure any tax related operational processes and procedures are implemented and documented 
    • Review and resolve residual legal and tax matters
  • Work with Equity Financial Resource Management team in structuring transactions to meet liquidity risk management and regulatory objectives
  • Keep abreast of legal, regulatory, and tax law changes in the markets in which the Global Equities team operates
  • Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decision

What You'll Bring:

  • 3+ years of professional experience in law or financial services with a focus in equity capital markets and related tax law matters; and
  • LLM, JD, or university degree in business, finance or a related discipline, depending upon experience. 
  • CFA candidate or charter holder is an asset
  • Fast learner, strong analytical skills and critical thinking capabilities to frame and structure complex issues effectively and develop insights and recommendations
  • Superior attention to detail and comfort reviewing legal opinions
  • Knowledge of capital markets products, and Canadian, US and/or Global tax law 
  • Familiarity with Basel and OSFI Banking regulatory frameworks is an asset
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Drive and motivation to work in a target-driven and high-performance culture and contributes to an inclusive workplace
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness and initiative in an evolving and sometimes unstructured workplace

Work Arrangement: 
This position is currently an Onsite role, with the expectation that you will work 4+ days a week in the office. Please note that this is subject to change based on the needs of the business

If your experience is closely related but doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we do encourage you to apply - you might be the right candidate for this or other roles at Scotiabank!

At Scotiabank, every employee is empowered to reach their fullest potential, respected for who they are and, embraced for their differences. That’s why we work to grow and diversify talent and engage employees in a performance-oriented culture.

What's in it for you? 
Scotiabank wants you to be able to bring your best self to work – and life, every day. With a focus on holistic well-being, our many flexible benefit programs are designed to help support your unique family, financial, physical, mental, and social health needs.


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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