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

Battery Metals Trader
Negotiable, England

Must have the ability to work in the EU. -The right to work in Europe. -Active/recent Battery Met...

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Senior Chemical Sales Manager
Negotiable, Singapore

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES This is a key position covering the chemicals space including, automotives, ...

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Quantitative Developer (Commodities)
£150000 - £250000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits, England

Quantitative Developers with a Commodities background, we have a client that can offer your next ...

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Senior Business Development - Energy
Negotiable, Singapore

A leading energy business is growing its commercial activities across Asia and is looking to expa...

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Junior Power Trader/Analyst
Negotiable, Pittsburgh

Power Trading Analyst We are partnered with one of the industry's top producing power trading fir...

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Operations Analyst
Competitive Salary , London

Responsibilities: Performing core start-of-day and end-of-day controls to ensure all risks is acc...

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Credit Analyst - Commodities - Leading Investment Bank
Negotiable, London

Key responsibilities of the Position: Responsible for the management of the Banks credit portfoli...

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CTRM Project Manager
Negotiable, Switzerland

Key responsibilities of the role: Management and Implementation of a new CTRM system. Completion ...

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Risk Manager, MNC
Negotiable, Singapore

Responsibilities for Risk Manager Implementing and evaluating risk management strategies and poli...

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