Having a clear understanding of market conditions is an essential component of Trafigura’s day-to-day business. The Research Team is responsible for the Company’s views and understanding of all the different commodities and geographies in which we trade and do business. Whether it is looking at Global Crude flows, Chinese consumption of Zinc, Chilean production of Copper concentrates or Indian use of LNG, the Research Team provides the Company’s in-house view on how these markets are operating and evolving.
By creating an independent view, using both internal and external information and data, we are able to craft a real-time picture of market conditions in order to help Trafigura’s traders make informed decisions and to spot market opportunities as they develop. A role with the Research Team requires the ability both to examine the detailed data and also to form a broad market perspective. As such, a strong analytical toolkit, knowing how to form an independent view, clear communication skills and an understanding of market dynamics are all key components of the role.Expand / Collapse