physical commodity trading in Miami

Which commodity trading majors (glencore/cargill/trafigura/etc..) have the largest/most prestigious desks in the Miami area?

I am aware Stemcor has sizeable operations servicing latin america, and know that Bunge has a small desk that takes most of its orders from geneva...

I have a family member interested in getting into the physical commodity business in the Miami area and I could use connections to land him an internship but would like to know which desks are moving large volumes and making their own decisions as opposed to just being regional agents receiving orders ferom GVA/Stamford...

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Sep 26, 2010 - 3:18pm

I just joined a physical trading firm as a trainee. Am supposed to spend the next two years rotating between traffic, the coal desk, one of the aggricultural desks and in the business development dpt (basically researching new markets to see wether they are worth entering).

As far as the full names of the firms go, those are the full names!

Sucden and ED&F Man are big sugar players, Bunge is Cargill's main competitor and Stemcor is a large steel trader.

If you don't mind me asking, what do you do?

Sep 26, 2010 - 5:14pm
ado88:
I just joined a physical trading firm as a trainee. Am supposed to spend the next two years rotating between traffic, the coal desk, one of the aggricultural desks and in the business development dpt (basically researching new markets to see wether they are worth entering).

As far as the full names of the firms go, those are the full names!

Sucden and ED&F Man are big sugar players, Bunge is Cargill's main competitor and Stemcor is a large steel trader.

If you don't mind me asking, what do you do?

I am a power trader for the biggest power trading firm in the world. Formerly of a few bb's as well

Sep 26, 2010 - 4:32pm

Could you please PM a list of the firms, their full names, and their office locations (if available)? Maybe there's more energy trading in MIA than I (or monty09) originally thought. Thanks!

Sep 26, 2010 - 4:36pm

Please also include in your PM the name, email, and phone of all the individuals at the firm with hiring authority and their favorite tv shows, foods, and sexual orientation. Thanks in advance

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Sep 26, 2010 - 6:41pm

ado is correct. At least my firm has a small office in miami which supplies Ags to places in the Caribbean and South America. These offices typically tend to be small from what i understand.

Getting in at the regional level will take a lot of luck and networking. I would apply at the base offices first....

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