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Associate/AVP Risk Capital Model Analyst
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Tampa, Florida
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description A top international investment bank is actively building out their highly selective and instrumental Risk Capital team and is looking for a strong quantitative mind to join their team in Tampa
VP, Credit Portfolio Convergence Risk Analyst
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description An American Bulge Bracket Investment bank is looking for a driven and energetic VP, Credit Portfolio Convergance Risk analyst to join its enterprise wide convergence risk team
Senior Manager, Credit Risk Review
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Salary: US$130000 - US$170000 per annum
  • Description A leading financial services organization is seeking a risk management professional to assume ownership of the Bank's Commercial Credit Review program. The qualified individual will assume overall
Credit Risk Review Officer
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Washington, District of Columbia
  • Salary: US$140000 - US$180000 per annum
  • Description A leading financial services organization is seeking a risk management professional to assume ownership of the Bank's Commercial Credit Review program. The qualified individual will assume overall
VP Tax Accountant
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description We're looking for a VP Tax Consultant to assume responsibility for the preparation of the tax returns for inclusion of the consolidated federal and state income tax returns
Senior Infrastructure Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Salary: US$150000 - US$185000 per year
  • Description The Senior Infrastructure Manager will have the opportunity to: Join a highly energetic and talent team to work with and create a next-generation digital platform
Senior - Principal Software Engineer
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Salary: US$135000 - US$155000 per year
  • Description These Software Engineers will have the opportunity to: Join a very successfull and well established national organization but get to work in small highly innovative and collaborative teams
Model Risk Officer
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: Bonus
  • Description My client, a top firm in the capital markets space, is seeking a model risk professional to join the second line of defence. The group will be responsible for providing effective challenge and model
Senior Credit Risk Analyst
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Luxembourg
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description A large corporate bank in Luxembourg are looking to fill a Senior Credit Risk Analyst role working within their structured loans operations.

Commodity trading specialists negotiate and arrange the purchase or sale of raw materials such as coffee, electricity, natural gas, livestock, gold or other types of physical goods. Through extensive research, commodity traders obtain up-to-date information about market conditions, communicate with their clients about the sale and purchase of specific commodities and ensure settlement guarantees. Also known as commodity brokers, there are many types of commodity traders who specialize in a wide range of specific commodities.


Commodity Trading Employment Outlook and Salary  
The average earning potential for a commodity trader in the United States is $78,582 per annum with salaries ranging from $48,843 - $184,705. In the United Kingdom, commodity traders receive an average salary of £49,665 per year with wages ranging from £27,181 - £104,376. Salary varies from person to person based on commodity trading skills, industry knowledge, expertise, and experience.
Demand for commodity trading specialists is increasing, with employment for all commodities, securities, and financial services traders and sales agents expected to grow by 10% between 2014 and 2024. 

Job Description  
Commodity brokers buy and sell physical commodities on behalf of commercial or private clients, and are compensated on a commission basis. The main goal of a commodity broker is ultimately to make money for clients.
While the role varies based on the specialization in question, the responsibilities of a commodity trader are likely to include:

  • Agreeing on selling or buying prices, optimizing for profitability
  • Making offers or bids to sell or buy commodities and securities
  • Sell or buy stocks, commodity futures, bonds, or foreign currency based upon the client’s requirements
  • Develop and maintain client and supplier relationships 
  • Analyzing investment opportunities in order to inform buying, selling and investment decisions
  • Identify opportunities for sale or purchase of commodities or securities 
  • Formulate appropriate hedge strategies and trading options 
  • Monitor market conditions, including price, volume, dynamics, and competition
  • Ability to analyze a multitude of factors that may affect price movement, including weather conditions, trade policies, political developments or changes to supply and demand conditions
  • Make arrangements for transportation of purchased or sold commodities 
  • Preparation of detailed financial reports

Typical employers for Commodity Traders Include:

  • Commodity brokers
  • Investment banks
  • Financial clearing houses & exchanges.

Key Skills & Qualifications

Commodity brokers typically come from a range of different backgrounds, however, an understanding of the technical aspects of trading and complex financial topics is essential. Additionally, commodity trading requires an interest in trading business and trading markets, as well as the ability to perform well under stressful conditions. Commodity traders must possess strong numerical skills as well as  having a natural ability to negotiate. A Commodity Trader also should possess the following skills:

  • Strong mathematical, problem-solving, analytical, and logic skills
  • Ability to negotiate and communicate effectively, 
  • Work under pressure, adhere to deadlines, and be decisive.