Commodities: currently 183 jobs.The latest job was posted on 06 Mar 15.
Ultimately, a bank’s commodities activities are about the trade of physical goods, including metals, oil, and agricultural products like wheat, coffee and cattle. A complex and challenging sector to get into initially, the rewards for those who stick it out can be huge.
Sales is the customer-facing aspect of commodities. It includes building relationships with clients who might be looking to buy or sell commodities, and acting as a middleman between the customer and the trading colleague at the bank to complete the deal. Sales is about discovering what a client wants, and making it happen through the trader. While a financial qualification is beneficial, and sometimes necessary, commodities sales is more about building and maintaining working relationships, so it is vital to be a good communicator, with a combination of strong verbal and written skills.
Trading is where the deals are done. Trades originate from the sales team , and the traders use their knowledge of the market to buy and sell at the right times to make profits for the bank. Commodities traders need both a generic knowledge of financial products, because much of the trading involves derivatives such as futures, as well as an in depth knowledge of the specific commodity they’re working with. This is why you’ll find jobs listed on efinancialcareers.com that are specifically for metal commodities traders, or oil commodities traders for example.
Structuring is, perhaps, the most challenging area of commodities to get into, particularly as a new starter. However, while it is uncommon for banks to hire juniors within structuring, it’s not unheard of providing the individual has a strong mathematical background. The role of structurers is to create bespoke solutions that enable the client to manage the price at which they sell commodities they produce, or buy the commodities they need, so that some of the uncertainties they face are removed. An example would be structuring a product that enabled an oil producer to know in advance how much revenue would be generated from the sale of oil for the next few weeks, months or even years.
The Commodities Market
Whether or not now is a good time to jump onto the commodities bandwagon is something that’s up for debate. You may have heard that many major international banks, including Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan, have sold off parts of their commodities units due to regulatory pressures and a significant reduction in profits – a drop of around 9 billion USD in the past 5 years according to Bloomberg. This has led to job cuts within the sector. However, it’s also deterring some potential job seekers from heading down this route, resulting in fewer applicants per vacancy, and increasing the chances of finding employment within this branch of banking.
In the United States, commodities brokers are required to take the National Commodities Futures Exam – more commonly called the Series 3 exam – in order to work in commodities professionally. This is a requirement of two regulators, the NFA (the National Futures Association) and CFTC (the Commodity Futures Trading Commission).
A top investment bank in New York City is looking for a Swap Dealer compliance specialist to join their team.
A top investment bank in New York City is looking for a Swap Dealer compliance specialist to join their team.
The successful candidate will work directly with the CCO and the firm's lines of business to provide compliance coverage for swap dealer activities in commodities, energy, metals, credit, equity, loan assets, and interest rates.
- Work directly with the lines of business to implement controls pertaining t…
I currently have a Software Developer opportunity with one of the most recognised and reputable multi-strategy Hedge Funds in the world.
My client has a global presence with exposure to a multitude of different asset classes and markets. The company is renowned for their ability to build and utilise cutting edge technology to support their systematic and electronic trading efforts, offering the opportunity to work with some of the brightest people in the industry.
The firm is looking for a smart, talented Software Developer in London …
Job Requisition Number:40383
Bloomberg is building a world-class commodity analysis platform for its clients. We are attracting top talent from the industry to work with in this growing team helping expand our North American Natural Gas & Power offering. Your role will be to build analytical tools/models which can be used by our clients to help analyze the North American Natural Gas market. You will specialize in NYMEX or certain basis markets and develop yourself into a subject matter expert in the regions…
ETF Securities is looking to appoint a junior sales person to join its growing US office. This is an ideal opportunity for an energetic and motivated individual with a strong interest in Financial markets/asset management.
The successful candidate will work with and support the regional sales managers by actively contributing to the development of existing and new relationships of key accounts by considering sales messages and how to effectively target new leads, as well as prospecting for new business. Other duties include:
A New York based software products and services company specializing in solutions specially designed for the Energy Trading and Risk Management space is looking for a Candidate experienced in Client Support.
This firm has developed a suite of products, (analytics, risk, counterparty credit, portfolio optimization and reporting) tailored to the needs of Energy Trading firms, Electric Utilities, Power Generation Companies and Commodity firms. These products focus on derivative accounting and regulatory compliance, back and middle office wit…
Global leader in business financing is looking for a Senior Economist who will be responsible for determining key economic risks with a focus on commodities prices, in support of risk management.
This person will be responsible for building models used to determine base case scenarios and stress case scenarios as part of their Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) as mandated by the Federal Reserve. Candidates should have a PhD in Economics and 5+ years building models to determine various economic variables with a focus on Co…
A top-tier investment management firm with a fund of hedge fund in the Washington, DC area is looking to hire a Senior Investment Analyst with 5+ years of hedge fund due diligence experience. The role reports to the Chief Investment Officer of the firm.
Senior Investment Due Diligence Analyst – Fund of Hedge Funds
• Work directly with CIO of an alternative investment firm to conduct investment due diligence and risk oversight on a $1 billion portfolio which invests in multiple strategies. Role will involve both quantita…
A top-tier investment management firm is looking to hire a Director of Marketing and Communications with 10+ years of experience in overseeing a marketing and communications platform for an asset management firm including marketing materials and presentations. Alternative investment product experience is preferred, not required.
The Director of Marketing and Communications will work closely with the Firm’s management team to initiate, organize and carry out investor relations, sales and marketing activities on behalf of the Company and it…
As a Senior Research Associate on the U.S. Chemicals team, you will Acquire expertise in your sector working with a Senior Analyst who is a seasoned industry expert.
We are looking for a Senior Research Associate to join our U.S. Chemicals team in New York, covering companies such as Monsanto, Dupont, Dow, LyondellBasell, Potash Corp, and Mosaic. Our industry teams are typically only two or three professionals in number, and you will have a high level of responsibility and be empowered to make an important contribution.
As a Senior Resear…
Job Requisition Number:43415
Bloomberg's Global Post-Trade Processing Business (Bloomberg STP) is expanding, and now offering an exciting opportunity for a new individual to join our Bloomberg STP Product team where they will work on the Foreign Exchange suite of post-trade services. Applicants should possess a deep body of knowledge and experience in the FX markets at either a bank or a post-trade vendor. The candidate should have a strong understanding of the financial markets, FX post-trade processes and …
Day-to-day activities of an Associate include: financial analysis and modeling, creating and preparing client presentations, interacting with clients, managing deal processes and providing guidance to Analysts, among other activities.
At Lazard, Associates work as part of client teams which provide a wide range of services, including: general financial advice, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, special committee assignments, takeover defenses, corporate restructurings, strategic partnerships/joint ventures, advice on capital structur…
The Mutual Fund Wholesaler will act as the primary contact for Superfund’s national accounts, in addition to overseeing the development of all new national account relationships.
Superfund USA, LLC is seeking a Mutual Fund Wholesaler to manage and develop its selling account relationships. The Wholesaler will act as the primary contact for Superfund’s national accounts in addition to overseeing the development of all new national account relationships. He/she will also be responsible for planning and attending industry conferences on beh…
Highland Capital Management is seeking a bright and hard-working Senior Portfolio Analyst to join its world-class credit research team and focus on energy. The position is located in Dallas, Texas.
• Within the energy sector complete due diligence on the firm’s investment ideas, including fundamental credit analysis
• Communicate extensively with firm’s credit committee members, analysts, and portfolio managers to identify new opportunities and risks
• Responsible for developing investment recommendations
• Benchmarking a…
Established broker seeks experienced energy brokers or current traders for expanding desks based in their Houston office. Candidate MUST be willing to live in Houston area and have US citizen/permanent resident status. Only commercially experienced candidates will be considered.
A well-established, multi-national interbroker-dealer / commodity and energy firm seeks Candidates for multiple teams, including Renewable Energy, Emissions, oil & gas, physical feedstocks, and LPG/NGL desks.
Candidates not meeting the below parameters will not …
Our client, a global investment bank, is looking to recruit a Compliance Director for its Commodities and Financial Market (CFM) Group in New York.
You will be responsible for managing all compliance matters as they relate to the Firm's Commodities and Financial Markets Group (CFM) with a specific emphasis on products related to Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC). As a senior management member you will provide advice to key business stakeholders and senior desk supervisors.
The ideal candidate will have:
Extensive CFM comp…
I am working with a well respected MD in the market that has headcount for a number of seniority levels.
My client, a top Asian investment bank, are looking to make the hire of a VP or Director relationship manager for their Commodity business in New York.
If you are an ambitious Commodity Finance professional with good experience in the NA and Latam space then please do pay attention to this advert.
Working with one of the top Head's of business and teams in the market. You will have a very client facing role – maintaining…
Castleton Commodities International (CCI) is hiring a Corporate Paralegal in Houston, TX, to support legal functions relating to its energy asset businesses (upstream, midstream, power plants).
This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to legal advisory, contract administration, and M&A work within energy field. For strong performers, CCI offers tremendous growth opportunities within both the legal department and other areas of the company.
Primary responsibilities will include assisting and working on t…
The Desktop Support Engineer person will be a very hands-on senior member of a technical team responsible for companywide desktop, mobile device, and application support including Windows operating systems and software such as trading systems, and other applications.
This is an internal customer facing role and requires excellent prioritization, responsiveness, and customer service, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills. This position provides first and second level support from the Information Technology help desk …
This is an excellent opportunity to either start or further your career in Compliance at a best in class commodity trading firm. In this role, you will gain exposure to both physical and financial trading of commodities, particularly in the Asia region.
Preparation of Policies & Procedures
Development and implementation of monitoring tools to test for compliance with regulatory and policy requirements
Track and ensure completion of recurring reporting requirements
Review, understand, and summarize rules applicable to com…
CCI is hiring a Senior Partnership Accountant reporting to the Head of Reporting in Stamford, CT. This is an excellent opportunity to have significant exposure to senior leaders throughout the organization by taking full ownership of the accounting for current and future carried interest plans.
Castleton Commodities International (www.cci.com) is hiring a Senior Partnership Accountant reporting to the Head of Reporting in Stamford, CT. This is an excellent opportunity to have significant exposure to senior leaders throughout the organiza…
The Desktop Support Engineer is a hands-on member of a team responsible for companywide desktop, mobile, and application support including Windows and software including trading systems, and other applications. This is an internal facing role and requires prioritization, responsiveness, and customer service, requiring excellent communication.
My client is a leading merchant energy company and an active participant in the global markets for energy commodities.
Ability to interface with all levels of employees, t…
The Commodities Equity Analyst will join HMC’s Commodities team, which allocates risk capital across liquid commodities and commodity equities.
Harvard Management Company (HMC) provides world-class investment management focused solely on generating strong results to support the educational and research objectives of Harvard University. Located in Boston’s financial district, we currently manage endowment related assets of approximately $36 billion. As a leader and pioneer in our unique approach to endowment management with our hybrid mo…
Responsible for managing in-business editorial control activities for Platts’ price reporting in the Americas region (AMRS) to ensure effective controls are in place across the function and to provide assurance from a first line of defense risk and compliance standpoint
The position is responsible for managing in-business editorial control activities for Platts’ price reporting in the Americas region (AMRS) to ensure effective controls are in place across the function and to provide assurance from a first line of defense risk a…
Our major client in New York City urgently seek an experienced Middle Office Analyst to come on a temp-to-perm basis ASAP. The client is a big player in the commodities markets, though prior knowledge of commodities is not essential.
Our major client in New York City urgently seek an experienced Middle Office Analyst to come on a temp-to-perm basis ASAP.
The client is a big player in the commodities markets, though prior knowledge of commodities is not essential.
The successful candidate will ensure that there is a continual focus on co…
New York, NY, USA
Temporary, Full time
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Posted on: 13 Feb 15