Physical Trading to HF
I am a physical arbitrage trader with one year of experience as a junior trader (1 year out of school). While I am elated to have a risk-taking position out of school, I am looking to move out of the rural area that I am in, in search of a similar role on the paper side or a seat at one a better shop in NYC or Boston. Is there any shot that I can move to a hedge fund or asset manager or would I have to stay in the physical space? My company only operates in the spot market and trades 3 types of commodities that are not widely traded by the top shops (ie. Louis Dreyfus, Trafigura, Cargill) (Salt, Steal, Lumber). I know that the nature of the physical trading means that you sometimes are stationed in VERY undesirable areas but I need out. What are my exit ops?