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

Oil Analyst
Negotiable, England

Requirements for this role: - Background knowledge in Oil analytic as well as the fundamentals - ...

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Contracts Analyst
Negotiable, Singapore

Responsibilities Handle Purchase and Sales Agreement, Storage Agreements, Tenders etc. Handle neg...

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Senior Light Ends Trader - Growing Trading House
Negotiable, Singapore

Responsibilities Capable in light ends trading (Physical and Derivatives) Entrepreneurial trading...

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Senior Light Ends Trader - Growing Trading House
Negotiable, Singapore

Responsibilities Capable in light ends trading (Physical and Derivatives) Entrepreneurial trading...

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Commercial Analyst
Negotiable, England

Requirements: - must have 2 + or equivalent experience - Oil industry Background - open to produc...

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Light Products Trader
Negotiable, England

They are looking for an experienced trader to join their already established team based in Europe...

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Treasury & Accounts Manager
Negotiable, Singapore

Treasury & Accounts Manager Responsibilities: Provide leadership to Accounts & Treasury Teams for...

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Chief Financial Officer
Negotiable, Singapore

CFO - Commodities, Location: Asia - Singapore We are currently working with an international comm...

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Asst. Chartering Manager
Negotiable, Singapore

Assistant Chartering Manager, Commodities, Location: Singapore We are currently working with an e...

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