Hi everyone, I've been in this forum for a long time and underwater, recently got an offer from Cargill, more specifically in their World Trading Group based in Geneva. I've always been work in the IB/Hedge Fund as a derivative quant/trader, but never heard Cargill before as I didn't touch aggs. Can someone in this field shed some lights on it, ideally I'd like to stay for a good job for as many years as possible, but if say I find I'm not a good fit there, what are the exit options? Thanks in advance!
10 Sep 2020
It seems like there's been an increasing amount of attention given to the physical commodities business on this site lately. If anyone can recommend any good books on the subject please post them here. Thanks. P.S.- Already read the King of Oil.
21 Jun 2011
What type of reputation do these groups hold on a national level? Obviously they are large and well-known locally and throughout the MW, but what about in NYC, Boston, Greenwich, San Fran, LA? Curious to hear.
05 Feb 2013
This is specific to Switzerland... The world trading unit of Cargill. Lately Cargill-GE has downsized their floor from 800 to 450 (lay offs and staff put on early retirements). - New-Hiring is on the ice, - Total freeze on the Commercial Management Trainee Program this year. -Additionally in the past years Cargill was sponsoring the admission of at least 3 to 5 undergrad at the Master of arts in international trading at UNIGE, but exceptionally they will not year I was told. I let you speculate on the economic context behind these decisions BUT they are always ahead of the curve of
19 Dec 2016
What do the top ten commodities trading firms have in common? To start off, half of the firms listed as the top ten (2010 survey) are headquartered in Switzerland. An excerpt from Commodities – Switzerland's Most Dangerous Business says
The top firms have a diverse business, while some specialize in oil and gas, others are focused on grains and food, and some on metals. Whatever their main area of "Because of tax privileges, a strong financial industry and weak political regulation [Switzerland] continues to attract trading and mining corporations as a dunghill attracts flies."
30 Apr 2012
Hi everyone, I have a first round interview with Cargill coming up for an entry-level program on the trading floor. Has anyone interviewed with them before? I'm trying to gain some insight on their interview style aka if it'll be non-stop prop-shop-style technicals or more of a focus on fundamentals. Thanks in advance.
31 Oct 2013