Scotiabank Appoints Brett House as Deputy Chief Economist

Brett House will join Bank of Nova Scotia as deputy chief economist as Aron Gampel retires.

House, 45, will report to chief economist Jean-Francois Perrault effective Oct. 31, according to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg. Gampel will be retiring Jan. 1, 2017 after nearly 32 years at Scotiabank.

Spokeswoman Myra Reisler confirmed the appointment and Gampel’s departure in an e-mail Thursday.

House was most recently chief economist at Alignvest Investment Management. He previously worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund and as an adviser in the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General. House also worked as global strategist at Woodbine Capital Advisors LP.

House is a Rhodes Scholar with a master’s degree in economics from the University of Oxford. He has taught at Oxford and McGill University in Montreal, and held research roles at Columbia University in New York and Massey College at the University of Toronto.

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