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

Market Risk Analyst
Negotiable, England

This roles job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Supporting improvem...

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JD Light Ends Trader
Negotiable, City of London

Physical LPG Trader Location: London, UK. Position: Permanent. Salary: Negotiable. A globally int...

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Risk Analyst
Negotiable, England

This roles requirements include but are not limited to the following: Generating risk metric calc...

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Senior Precious Metals Trader / Sales - London
£70001 - £90000 per annum, London

Senior Precious Metals Trader / Sales - London Job Type: Permanent Location: London Salary: £70,0...

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Head of Agriculture Trading
Negotiable, Singapore

Job Responsibilities: Maintaining relationships with existing clients and fostering new relations...

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Senior Credit Analyst - Commodities
Negotiable, London

Responsibilities of the role: Analysis of the credit risks and of new and existing counter partie...

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IT Operations Engineer
Bonus, City of London

Our client, a leader within the hedge fund world is seeking an IT Operations Engineer to join the...

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Analyst - Chemicals (Malaysia)
Negotiable, Malaysia

Responsibilities: Contribute to work relating to proposal preparation. Assist in the execution, d...

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Management Accountant
Negotiable, Singapore

Job Description Responsible for timely and accurate analysis of the Company financial to support ...

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