CALGARY, TORONTO, June 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Scotiabank's Global Banking and
Markets (GBM) executive Matt Giffen was acknowledged today as one of
Alberta's 50 most influential people by Alberta Venture magazine.
"I am honoured to be considered among the ranks of Alberta's 50 most
influential people," said Mr. Giffen, Global Head, Commodities, Energy
and Agriculture, at Scotiabank. "There is tremendous potential in the
Province of Alberta and it is exhilarating for me personally, and for
Scotiabank, to be an active participant in this dynamic economy."
Alberta's 50 most influential people are featured in the cover story of
the July issue of Alberta Venture. The publication is also available online at www.albertaventure.com. The publication highlights business, culture and public sector giants,
recognizing "50 people who had the biggest impact, both individually
and collectively, on shaping opinions, ideas and actions in the
province over the past year."
"Picking a list of the 50 most influential Albertans is not simple,"
said Michael Ganley, editor of Alberta Venture. "Not only are there 3.7 million people to choose from, but influence
can reside in the most unlikely of places."
Owner of a cattle ranch near Pincher Creek, Alberta, Mr. Giffen launched
Scotiabank's oil and gas trading business in 2008 and established the
headquarters for the Bank's trading and origination businesses in
Calgary in 2011. Last year, Mr. Giffen also initiated Scotiabank's
agriculture origination and trading business to provide hedging and
financing solutions to producers and consumers of grains and other soft
"Scotiabank is a leading lender to the energy and agriculture industries
in the U.S. and Canada and a global leader in oil and gas mergers and
acquisitions," said Mr. Giffen. "Our Commodities group helps clients
manage their exposure to the risk of fluctuating prices of energy and
agriculture commodities, and through our sales teams across North
America, we are well positioned to leverage our tremendous platform in
Scotiabank's Global Banking and Markets division provides corporate and
investment banking and capital markets products and services to
corporate, institutional and government clients across the globe. The
Bank has over 30 Global Banking and Markets offices around the world
and more than 300 relationship managers, organized around industry
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and
Canada's most international bank. With more than 80,000 employees,
Scotiabank and its affiliates serve some 19 million customers in more
than 55 countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a broad range of
products and services including personal, commercial, corporate and
investment banking. With assets of $660 billion (as at April 30, 2012),
Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS).
For more information please visit www.scotiabank.com.
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