Energy Trading: BB vs. Supermajor vs. Commodity Trading House

I've seen paper vs. physical energy trading discussed in the past. However, I was wondering what a day in the life would look like mid-career at a BB vs. a Supermajor vs. a Commodity trading house (Glencore, Trafigura, etc.)?

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Jun 18, 2013

BB vs a Glencore or a Traf is massively different. It's a differnet type of stress all together and there is alot more travelling in the commodity trading houses, because you are heavily involved in both the upstream and downsteam operations you have to go to places like the DRC, China etc. to see the warehouses and everything. SO if you would like to do alot of travelling then that's the way to go.

Jun 18, 2013

Thanks a lot, that clears up some questions.

Jun 18, 2013

Supermajor

Jun 18, 2013
monty09:

Supermajor

What elements of a supermajor trading position make it more desirable?

Jun 18, 2013

Where do the traders from every BB and merchant come from?

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Jun 18, 2013

But what about analyst training programs at the BBs?

Jun 18, 2013
Alexander Supertramp:

But what about analyst training programs at the BBs?

some offer trading seats but most dont

Jun 19, 2013

How different would it be between majors and trading houses then? Both in the physical aspect, is there much differences between these two?

Jun 19, 2013
energyenergy:

How different would it be between majors and trading houses then? Both in the physical aspect, is there much differences between these two?

from a training stand point.. I would say HUGE

Jun 19, 2013
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