ACT Commodities & Entering Commodities Trading

Hello all,

I was recently contacted by a firm called ACT Commodities, which specializes in the niche environmental commodities trading space. They are a small Dutch-based firm trading a variety of environmental commodities, such as renewable energy, biofuels, etc. After talking to their HR staff, it sounds like the job is 80% sales (cold calling) and 20% trading. Sales commodities traders must find their own client base, including buyers & sellers, and execute their respective deals.

My current background is supporting Procurement/Operations for a large supermajor oil company, however I am interested in getting into trading by leveraging my oil & gas background. Would a company/role like this be a good starting place for entering commodities trading? Does anyone have any similar experiences or career moves?

Thanks in advance!

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Oct 24, 2018

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Feb 5, 2019


Jacob Juneau

Feb 5, 2019

back to back kings of the bio market. buyer beware

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Feb 6, 2019

If you're already at an oil major I would try and get on the trading desk there or leverage your experience to move to a larger trading house.

Nothing against ACT but they are just having you cold call and back to back a physical transaction. High volume, low margin, and as little risk as possible.

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Feb 6, 2019

If you're already at an oil major I would try and get on the trading desk there or leverage your experience to move to a larger trading house.


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Feb 6, 2019

Thanks - I agree with all of your points. It was not the best opportunity for me, so I am looking elsewhere.

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