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With global Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) demand expected to reach up to 700 million tonnes by 2040, recruitment demand, in turn, for talented traders, originators and project development individuals is soaring. As the North American markets continue to open, Gas continues to be preferred to dirtier energy sources and geopolitics remain pronounced the opportunity set offered by LNG to our trading clientele is an increasingly attractive one.

LNG Coverage

Market Scope

We have an excellent track record recruiting talent that generates value across physical and financial trading, long term deal making and asset optimization. We operate as an LNG headhunter across trading, analytics, origination and asset investment talent pools predominantly in Europe and North America. 


  • LNG Financial Trading: We recruit individuals who express LNG views through trading market index positions in products like Brent crude oil, US natural gas, UK/European natural gas and JKM for either risk management or proprietary speculative trading purposes.
  • LNG Physical Trading: Our physical trading clients leverage us as their LNG headhunter to identify individuals who focus on physical LNG cargo trading, physical arbitrage and maximizing value from storage, terminal and shipping assets.
  • LNG Origination: We work with leading industry players to recruit sophisticated originators who can structure LNG deals globally, from sourcing and marketing product to negotiation regas terminal capacity to identifying acquisition and joint-venture opportunities to own assets.
  • LNG Marketing: We place individuals that specializing in developing marketing plans for producers and merchants. These individuals negotiate HoA and SPA’s for long term sales into major LNG consuming counter-parties around the world. 
  • LNG Asset Management: A core part of our LNG headhunter practice focuses on working with asset owners and developers to recruit individuals who can optimize key LNG assets both from a physical throughput as well as a financial hedging perspective.
  • LNG Project Development: The surge in LNG projects being developed globally has create unprecedented demand for savvy project development managers. These individuals originate and propose high value projects, negotiate with potential development partners and lead feasibility studies.
  • LNG Analysis: As LNG’s correlation to other energy products continues to evolve the need to have high quality LNG supply and demand modelling and trade strategy recommendations has continued to increase. As LNG headhunters We help our clients recruit best in class fundamental LNG analysts.

Global Strategic Relationships

Our Clients

We are the preferred LNG headhunter to clients across a range of geographies. Our clients are active in the growing North American LNG markets as well as the more established European region.  We have a terrific track record recruiting LNG talent across the key hubs of Houston, the NY metro area, Calgary, Chicago, London, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland. We operate regularly as far east as Dubai and help our clients in Singapore on a spot basis.


Diverse Relationships

We have experience delivering for a variety of clients but we are most commonly retained by any of the following five firm types.


We work with a handful of the worlds largest privately held energy traders. These firms trust us as their LNG headhunter and as such we ensure they have access to the markets strongest physical and financial LNG trading and origination talent.


We are seeing a generational shift of financing in the LNG markets on the horizon as traditional integrated energy players rethink priorities. Private Equity and Infrastructure funds are stepping into the void attracted by the long term upside offered from small and mid-scale LNG projects through to large scale Regasification and broader LNG to power projects. We help them recruit lateral subject matter experts, portfolio leadership talent as well as associate level sector specialists.


We help gas producers identify LNG marketers, traders and analysts to enable them to monetize their gas assets internationally in line with their own unique risk profile.


We have a long track record working with trading floors of power generators across the globe helping them identify individuals who can either physical source and trade in the LNG markets or focus more on speculating in the relevant paper index markets.


We are the LNG headhunter of choice for owners and operators of LNG carriers, floating regasification vessels and floating liquefaction vessels that are seeking to commercialize and protect their assets in-house.


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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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