Bank of Scotia: Integrating Risk into Corporate Strategy

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Case Length : 12 Pages
Period : 2004
Organization : Bank of Scotia
Pub Date : 2004
Teaching Note : Not Available
Countries : Canada
Industry : Banking


Bank of Scotia (Scotia) is Canada's second-largest bank, behind Royal Bank of Canada. The bank provides retail, corporate, and investment banking services through more than 1,800 offices worldwide. Scotia's services include personal savings, checking accounts, lending, brokerage, and trust services. The company also offers asset management and investment banking services. Scotia has a presence in 50 nations overall and is further expanding its global presence. The bank faces many risks: credit, interest rate, foreign currency, equity, liquidity and operational. The case outlines these risks and the mechanisms Scotia employs to deal with them. MBA students, as part of the business strategy course, will find the case useful in understanding the various strategic approaches to risk management.


  Page No.
Introduction 1
Overview of Risk 1
Credit Risk 3
Market Risk 5
Liquidity Risk 9
Operational Risk 12
Exhibits -


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