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Commodities Fundamental Analysis Headhunter

HW Anderson has played an integral part in the development of fundamental analytics across the commodities sector via the recruitment of high value, high impact analysts coming from a variety of industry leading businesses. Each of HW Anderson’s co-founders were active as commodities fundamental analysis headhunters (cross-commodity) for over ten years allowing them to bring established market knowledge to the business from its inception. As commodities trading continues to proliferate as an industry, the need for strong fundamental analysts has become more and more pertinent, hence it is an area HW Anderson continues to target across the major US/European trading schemes. 

Our Coverage

Diverse Relationships

We have a proven reputation in delivering for an extensive array of clients. The following list displays a selection of the core firm types we most commonly work alongside when headhunting for fundamental analysts within the commodities sector.  

Firm Types

Cross Sector Expertise 

  • Producers/Utilities – Each of our utility clients have trading arms to their business which enables them to actively participate in the wholesale market. HW Anderson has played an integral role as a commodities fundamental analysis headhunter in strengthening their view across commodities by seeking out exceptional analytical talent to join their trading desks.
  • Commodity Trading Houses – Due to their ability to take on significant risk based on potential returns, our privately held trading clients are continually looking to expand their trading desks due to industry increases in liquidity e.g. within renewable energy.
  • Hedge funds – Whether they occupy a discretionary or systematic approach towards investment decisions, each of our hedge fund clients have leveraged HW Anderson to identify leading talent within the fundamental analytics space.
  • Investment Banks – Despite being less prevalent, particularly across Power & Gas due to their inability to trade proprietary, large investment banks have seen a recent shift towards facilitating such trading desks. We are therefore providing our expertise as a commodities fundamental analysis headhunter to help them enter this space in the most proactive manner.

Global Strategic Relationships

Our Clients

Geographic Coverage 

HW Anderson is the market leading commodities fundamental analysis headhunter to a range of clients active across multiple geographies and trading schemes. Our presence is mostly centred around the European and North American regions, working closely across the key hubs of Houston, California, New York, Calgary, Chicago, London, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands and Switzerland. In addition, we have recently been assisting such clients in developing an Asian presence due to the growth rate in trading this area has and will continue to see. We have comprehensively mapped the market looking specifically at analysts who can build, sustain and manage fundamental commodity models that are able to assist in hedging, trading and idea generation activites.


Nuanced Knowledge

HW Anderson takes pride in operating across a broad range of core commodity trading products predominantly within Europe and North America. We deliver a premium service for our clients within these markets, obtaining an excellent track record as headhunters within the fundamental analytics space. As aforementioned, we provide such active searches across a variety of core trading schemes/hubs, looking largely at the following commodity products.


From both a trading and hiring perspective, the most important locations are usually linked towards production, refining capacity and demand markets. There are several geographies  covered across both Europe and the US, including but not limited to, North West Europe, North Sea, Baltic, Mediterranean, West Africa, Arabian Gulf, New York Harbour, Colonial, Gulf Coast, US West Coast, and Canada.


The need for our clients to better understand the supply and demand of electricity markets is now at an all time high. We look towards the industry’s key hubs for extracting leading analytical talent, such as the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), Midcontinent ISO, California ISO and PJM. Core geographic regions within European regions include Central Western Europe (CWE), Central Eastern Europe (CEE), Southern Eastern Europe, UK and Nordic Power.


Due to the recent proliferation of the Carbon Emissions and Renewable Energy market, our primary focus as commodities fundamental analysis headhunters is fully targeted towards 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).


The European/US Gas markets have been at the heart of HW Anderson’s focus as a commodities fundamental analysis headhunter since inception. Our range of searches target multiple liquid hubs, including the Central European Gas Hub, the National Balancing Point (NBP), Title Transfer Facility (TTF) and Henry Hub, to name a few.


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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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