Commodities

Commodities

Commodities, whether they are in the form of food, metals or energy, are an important part of everyday life. One of the earliest major commodity trading names in Switzerland was that of Volkart Brothers; founded in 1851 on the Lake Contance, it grew to become the fourth largest cotton trader globally. Today, Switzerland is currently the 15th largest export economy in the world, with annual exports of $302bn. According to the Swiss Trading & Shipping Association (STSA), commodity trading firms account for over 35,000 direct jobs and four percent of GDP in Switzerland. STSA is the CEO-led industry association representing commodity trading in Switzerland.

Overall, commodities were on a mostly sound footing in the first half of 2019. The S&P GSCI returned more than 13% as of June 30, one of the best first six months in recent memory. The S&P GSCI is a composite index that measures the performance of the commodity market. The index made up of 24 exchange-traded futures contracts covering physical commodities spans five sectors. The sectors in 2019 are energy, industrial metals, precious metals, agriculture, and livestock. Energy was the largest sector at 62.63% of the index. Agriculture had a 15.41% share, while livestock came in at 6.66%. Industrial metals accounted for 11.16% of the GSCI, and precious metals were 4.14%. In a repeat of last year, crude oil was the top performing commodity, up 28.76% as of June 30.

Demand for commodity trading specialists is increasing, with employment for all commodities, securities, and financial services traders and sales agents expected to grow by ten percent between 2014 and 2024. Our consultants are specialists in their markets, recruiting top talent for organisations across the commodities job markets throughout Switzerland and Europe.

Commodities Jobs

Junior Commodity Trade Finance
Negotiable, Germany

Key Responsibilities: - Will be working closely with the Finance Director on all aspects of the b...

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Team Lead Gas
Bonus, London

A leading firm is currently looking for a Senior Natural Gas Analyst individual to help manage th...

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Metal Derivative Trader
Negotiable, Zürich

A growing metal focused trading house is hiring a proprietary trader to join their existing team....

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Global Trade Analyst - Agri
Negotiable, Dubai

Global Trade Analyst - Grains and Oilseeds, Dubai We are currently working with a Trading House w...

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Trading Operator
Negotiable, Singapore

Trading Operator We are currently working with a NOC who is seeking to hire an experienced Oil Tr...

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Grains & Oilseeds Trader
Negotiable, Singapore

Senior Grains & Oilseeds Trader- Agricultural commodities, Physical, SE Asia. Location; Asia - Si...

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Light Ends Physical Trader
£80000 - £90001 per annum, England

Key Responsibilities: Trading of physical oil products in particular Naphtha, including both 3rd ...

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SVP, Counterparty Risk Exposure Management
Negotiable, New York

A major global investment bank is hiring a senior risk manager with experience in counterparty cr...

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Head of China - Steel Trading
S$100000 - S$100001 per annum, China

Job Title: Head of China (Steel Trading) Location: Shanghai Job Responsibilities Head of Office/ ...

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