This website uses cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to the use of cookies as set out in our cookie policy.


Carbon Trading

HW Anderson have played a significant part in the resurgence of the Carbon markets enabling the recruitment of high profile Carbon Emissions book lead placements with several top energy merchants. Prior to founding HW Anderson our Partners were active carbon trading headhunters in the Emissions markets as early as 2009. With consumer and investor pressure mounting upon corporations around the world Emissions trading schemes are once more being embraced as valuable solutions to the climate crisis. We remain fully engaged across the major trading schemes – California Cap-and-Trade System (CCA), the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), and the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS).


Functional Scope

We operate across all major Emissions trading schemes in Europe and North America. We have an excellent track record as Carbon trading headhunters recruiting talent across speculative and compliance based trading. We also have a market leading position within Carbon origination, marketing and analysis recruitment.


  • Portfolio Managers and Speculative Traders: We work with hedge funds and commodity trading houses to identify individuals with speculative Carbon Emissions strategies.
  • Compliance and Voluntary Traders: We work with a variety of organizations both energy/industrial emitters as well corporates with voluntary Carbon programmes to find them the traders they need to realize their goals.
  • Project and Environmental Certificates Origination: In addition to our role as Carbon trading headhunters we also have a strong track record placing originators with can secure certificate offtakes or invest directly into certificate bearing general decarbonization projects.
  • Carbon Credit Sales and Marketing: We work with our clients to identify individuals capable of sales of Carbon credits internationally as well as energy attribute credits worldwide. This can include the creation of tailored portfolios of Carbon credits for large corporate buyers.
  • Fundamental Analysis: We have thoroughly mapped the market covering the analysts who develop, maintain and manage fundamental Carbon models that can support hedging, trading and investment decisions.

Global Strategic Relationships

Our Clients

We are the preferred Carbon trading headhunter to clients across a range of geographies. We have helped US organizations enter the European market and vice-versa. We are most active in North America and Europe and have a terrific track record across the key hubs of Houston, California, the NY metro area, Calgary, Chicago, London, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland.


Diverse Relationships

We have experience delivering for a variety of clients but we are most commonly engaged by one of the following three firm types.


Our privately held trading clients are rebuilding their Carbon and Emissions trading and origination desks as the industry increases in liquidity and commercial viability.


Whether bottom up fundamental style investors or global macro players our hedge fund clients have leveraged us to identify talented discretionary and systematic Carbon markets investors.


Asset backed energy and industrial players as well as corporates with voluntary emissions reduction goals benefit alike from the access to talent derived from developing a close relationship with a leading Carbon trading headhunter like HW Anderson.


Engaging HW Anderson

For further information regarding our ability to deliver talent to your firm please get in touch.

* Required fields


Our People

Within the hyper-competitive and tight-knit trading and investment community our growth as a firm since inception has been exponential and truly organic. Every specialist HW Anderson consultant has been trained in-house and from-scratch. This ensures our methodology is original and consistent and that our culture is unique. Thanks to this growth we are positioned as a leader in Trans-Atlantic front office search. With three established offices, in the USA, UK and EU, our talented team is uniquely positioned to deliver meaningful value for our clients into the future.

Meet The Team