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

Senior Vessel Operator
US$130000 - US$150000 per annum, Houston

Role Description for Senior Vessel Operator: Preparation of documents, records maintenance...

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Agricultural Broker/Sales
£80000 - £80001 per annum, Chicago

Responsibilities: Brokering between suppliers and a large and broad customer base, primarily f...

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Broadbean Test
£35000 - £35001 per annum, Sheffield

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Broadbean Test
£35000 - £35001 per annum, Reading

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Maritime Analyst
Negotiable, City of London

Role Responsibilities for Maritime Analyst: Leverage in-house technology and collaborate with ...

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Senior Sales Manager
Negotiable, London

Role Responsibilities for Senior Sales Manager: Manage every stage of the sales process across...

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Agricultural Broker/Sales
Negotiable, Chicago

Responsibilities: Brokering between suppliers and a large and broad customer base, primaril...

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Risk Analyst - Brussels
Negotiable, England

Key Responsibilities: Improve risk analytics for the whole middle office function through s...

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Senior Cement Trader (China)
Negotiable, China

Global Commodity house, with multiple products in the cementitious space, expanding significantl...

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