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Commodities Portfolio Manager Talent

Commodities Portfolio Managers and Traders are primarily responsible for the development and live execution of trading and investment strategies and therefore sit within the core of successful businesses looking to deploy capital across a diverse range of assets. HW Anderson has industry leading credentials in its services for identifying Commodities Portfolio Manager talent and we have worked closely with market-leading fundamental, systematic and macro funds across the US, Europe and Asia. Our specialists have the knowledge and key relationships required in order to understand the subtleties across different products and geographies, as well as comprehending the evolving needs and requirements of our clients, in order to continually produce a long-running track record of placing high performing Commodity-focused Portfolio Managers and Traders at the centre of profitable trading strategies.

Market Coverage

Broad Reach

HW Anderson has experience delivering commodities portfolio manager recruitment services across all major commodities on both a retained and contingent basis. We also have an excellent track record preforming Co-PM as well as PM/Analyst team lift outs.

Led by the US and China, increasing demand for traditional energy-related products such as oil, gas and power has promised a continued outlook of price volatility and subsequent opportunity for investment decision makers and speculative traders.  This is in the backdrop of the shifting focus from traditional to renewable energy as well, and the opportunity granted by carbon emissions trading that also offers platforms in terms of profitable strategies. We operate at a key nexus in terms of relationships and expertise across the world’s main energy trading hubs and are well placed to understand the modern challenges faced by our clients in these markets.

HW Anderson has a strong reputation for placing Commodities Portfolio Manager talent with expertise across the spectrum of both linear and non-linear metals derivatives trading. Precious metals continue to play a key part across investment and trading strategies in an ever evolving macroeconomic outlook and remain a core area of interest for our clients. As well as this we have been actively involved in the base metals space, across ferrous, non-ferrous and battery metals where increased production and shifting consumption patterns has presented opportunities for arbitration and niche strategy deployment for Portfolio Managers globally.

Agricultural and Softs
Soft and agricultural commodities, such as grains, oilseeds and livestock, further offer investors increased exposure to diversifying their exposure and ability to arbitrage opportunities across the supply chain through listed futures and OTC contracts. Although one of the oldest openly fundamentally traded markets, it has recently been an area of interest across particular quantitative alternative investment strategies, and our key relationships with both sets of platforms leaves us best placed to seek out the best agriculturally-focused trading expertise.

Global Strategic Relationships

Our Clients

We are the select executive recruitment agency for a number of market participants and have undertaken successful mandates across the world’s traditional major trading hubs, including Chicago, Houston, Geneva, London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong. HW Anderson has also strengthened its links to a growing market Dubai as a centre of commodity trading activity over recent years and has key links across both clients and knowledge in this region.


Nuanced Knowledge

We are most frequently engaged on the following type of hiring mandates by the following firm types.


We work in partnership with a number of global investment managers that utilise diversified portfolios of quantitative and systematic strategies across a range of commodities. In these environments, Commodities Portfolio Managers can utilise a range of cutting-edge technology platforms and large-scale data or weather analytics to formulate commodity trading ideas.


Fundamentally driven traders are able to identify short and long-term trading strategies based on bottoms-up supply and demand models and overarching macroeconomic trends. HW Anderson is well placed in recognising and understanding different fundamental strategies and how they fit within new or existing businesses.


Commodities Portfolio Managers are often supported by individuals responsible for providing fundamental and quantitatively-driven research and analytics, as well as support in allocating capital and managing risks. Investment managers often look to diversify their capital across different geographies and strategies and in order to replicate the success of existing strategies, HW Anderson is able to offer an understanding of the advantages and nuanced approach of lifting out front-office trading teams or desks into our clients’ organisations.


HW Anderson works with a diverse and growing number of funds in the search for top Commodities Portfolio Manager talent across the globe. We have undertaken and successfully placed individuals with both fundamentally driven analytics and those who have developed innovative systematic trading strategies into a variety of different firms, including those with a commodity-focus, as well as into multi-strategy or macro funds looking to deploy capital and diversify their platform with commodity trading strategies.


Since our inception we have built strong links with trading houses at the forefront of the world’s commodities markets who actively look to expand and diversify their platform with traders and Portfolio Managers who can best identify and capitalise on arbitrage opportunities, as well as provide insight into directional market views and strategies, in order to provide well-rounded alternative speculative commodity trading opportunities.


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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.

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