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Anyone here work in HY/distressed broking?If you do, specifically in the US, please PM me (this isn't about asking for a job, or an informational interview or anything like that). 3 weeks 6 days
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers ExamsMy resume currently screams 'Buyside Equity Analyst' but that's not really where I would like to be at. I've wanted to get into physical commodities for a while, but unfortunately hadn't really looked into the field before going to grad school (I may have gone to Cass or HEC Geneva in retrospect).... 1 year 19 hours
Metals/Coal Marketing/OriginationI'm currently working part-time for a small equity research outfit that has its own tiny L/S fund but I've been looking to get into physical commodities for a while. My background is a BA in International Relations in the US and an Msc. in Finance in Europe. It's probably foolish for me to want... 1 year 2 months
Coking Coal TradersThis is kind of a long-shot but does anyone know who the big traders in coking coal are? I don't mean producers like BHP-Mitsubishi. Glencore, Noble, Oxbow? 1 year 4 months
The Philipp Brothers CollectionIf any of you are at all interested in market history or physical trading, this site has the archives for most of the materials that were used by Helmut Waszkis to write "Philipp Brothers: the Rise and Fall of a Trading Giant, 1901-1990," a book that costs over $200 used on Amazon right now.... 1 year 5 months
Physical Traders & Buying AssetsThe trend at really big physical traders has been moving up the supply chain into production, with the obvious example being Glencore. Are the people buying up assets at a place like Glencore or Noble former traders or are they brought in from say PE funds/miners for that express purpose? 1 year 5 months
Distressed Real Asset InvestorsI wasn't entirely sure where to ask this but is there much of a market for distressed natural resource investors? By that I mean opportunistic investors in farmland, timber, mining etc… PE firms, vulture funds, commodity traders? Anyone know of good examples of this or what kind of background would... 1 year 5 months
Global Macro in Europe vs. U.S.So I'm working for a start-up HF as an analyst, we do mostly L/S with a global macro overlay. I'm French/American and long-term I would very much like to stay and work in Europe. What difference does working in London vs. NYC make in terms of schedule for a macro PM? Does a macro PM in London... 1 year 6 months
Trading vs. OriginationCouple questions: 1. Does anyone here have access to this survey? 2. I've noticed in that survey and elsewhere that Origination is a separate role from trading. But judging from books like Metal Men or some comments on WSO, I... 2 years 3 months
Freight/Trading CharteringAnyone know what's the typical background of a freight trader/charterer at major commodity traders? Shipbroking? 2 years 5 months


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How do you guys deal with negative press about...Best answer is just to not care. If you really need to respond, talk about a deal you were on that actually added value. 1 week 16 hours
21 Short Videos Worth More Than an MBAMore than any MBA except Harvard, amirite Brady? 1 week 4 days
Which MS finance?Tufts is the anti-business school par excellence. If you really wanted to do IB in London, I would add Bocconi. Easyish to get into and has excellent placement in London IBs. One of the academically toughest Msc. Finance programs out there though so keep that in mind. 1 week 5 days
New To Formal Fashion? Start Here. PT1[quote="GoodBread"]This isn't even semi-formal.[/quote] Does absolutely no one get this? 2 weeks 1 day
Who earns more at quant hedge funds?Would you actually give up pay to have a more 'prestigious' position at a quant shop? I'm sure if you ask the fund's head he can accommodate that. 2 weeks 3 days
Phillips 66 Commercial InternAdding to that, don't think that dealing with assets is a hindrance to your trading career, far from it. You'll gain experience that you can't get elsewhere and could make a big difference down the line. That's why starting off at Shell/BP and then moving to Glencore/Vitol/Traf makes sense if you... 2 weeks 5 days
Phillips 66 Commercial InternThat is definitely not how you should be thinking about this. BP and Shell are more agressive traders and much larger. That's the difference that matters. 2 weeks 5 days
Middle office to Front office in energy trading (...Traf is physical. Considering you have experience, try looking at job postings at BP, Shell and the like, the banks... Maybe talk to a headhunter. 2 weeks 6 days
Commodity career adviceAre you actually juggling between multiple offers? Do you have previous experience in the field? If your answer is no, I would strongly suggest taking the job. Breaking into energy/commodities is ferociously difficult but once you're in you're, you should be marketable at a bunch of places. 2 weeks 6 days
Middle office to Front office in energy trading (...If the UK is your first choice I would focus on the supermajors, the banks, Centrica... 3 weeks 2 days