Physical commodity trading in Europe
i'm new and it's 3:20am in a beautiful city in Italy. Please keep all errors. They are welcome gifts from my part.
I have some questions regarding physical commodity trading in Europe, especially in Italy & Germany, since these are the two countries for which I possess the necessary language skills.
I have a hard time finding jobs / internships to be honest. Does anybody have some experience in Europe and can give me a hint where to start?
I'm finishing my M.Sc. in Finance at a good university in Italy, very good grades, lots of international experience but no relevant working experience, unfortunately. I have got some working experience, but was controlling work that is not of further help, I reckon.
I have spent some serious late hours reading many of the threads on WSO about physical commodity trading and I'm aware that even if my ultimate goal is my own PnL in a soft commodity, such as sugar, cocoa, grains etc., I have to do some time in operations etc. AND Now the plot twist: I actually would love to do that work. I got some experience since family members of mine work for a big shipping company that does some commodities in Africa and South America and it always fascinated me.
Back to my question: What is the European Market like? Small companies, or rather big ones? Where could I start looking? Which cities should I target? Rotterdam, Geneve, Genova, Hamburg?
Really anything is appreciated if it only contains commodities and Europe, since that seems to be missing on WSO :)