Commodity Trade Finance?
Maybe it's because it's more of a Euro bank thing but I don't think I have ever seen commodity trade finance discussed on WSO aside from somebody asking about a job opportunity years ago. It's one of my default recommendations for people looking for internships before applying to physical trading jobs but I must confess I don't personally deal with commodity bankers much because I'm at a larger player.
Does anyone on here work in the field? Any idea what lifestyle, comp is like? I would think the more vanilla stuff ends up being like general trade finance (Citi TTS style) that is becoming almost entirely automated, but structured products like pre-export financing, borrowing bases, inventory financing... is that reasonably interesting and ok lifetyle-wise?
I'm just kind of surprised this field has gone so under the radar on here even if it's not super sexy.