Making a good commodity trader

The HC Insider Podcast - Episode 17

23 September 2020

In part two of our series with Colin Bryce, founding partner of Energex and former Co-Head of Morgan Stanley’s commodity business, we discuss the unique role of a commodity trader – that rarefied blend of science and art. The rewards can be exceptional, but so can the risks.

We look at the common attributes and behaviours required to be a successful trader. We examine how the environment of the trader can support or hinder performance. We also look at how motivations and performance can change over time and what career paths are open to individuals. Finally, we look at how the skillset itself is changing as technology continues to evolve the role.

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