Listed Commodities Sales & Execution Trader

London, UK
Not disclosed
20 May 2021
20 Jun 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant


Listed Commodities Sales & Execution Trader

Company Profile:

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Department Profile:

The Fixed Income Division is comprised of Interest Rate and Currency Products, Credit Products and Distribution. Professionals in the Division assess and actively manages risk, trade securities, and structure as well as execute innovative transactions in the fast-paced and constantly changing global markets. The Commodities Division is a market leader across a broad range of commodities markets, with expertise in areas including client risk management, financing solutions and investor products Sales & Trading.

From the largest global institutions to innovative new hedge funds, investors come to Morgan Stanley for sales, trading, and market-making services in almost every type of financial instruments including stocks, bonds, derivatives, foreign exchange, and commodities. Our professionals provide liquidity and content to clients around the world, actively assessing and managing risk, trading securities, and planning and executing transactions in the fast-changing markets. As the needs of our clients become increasingly complex, we often develop customized solutions.

Role Responsibilities: 

As a Commodity Sales Execution Trader in Morgan Stanley’s Prime Brokerage business the candidate will be responsible for the execution of listed commodities futures and options trades across global electronic trading platforms for Morgan Stanley clients.

The position is also jointly responsible for supporting and growing the Listed Derivatives business, part of the Prime Brokerage division, within Morgan Stanley. This will require budgetary decisions on the expenses required to achieve growth, advise and develop strategic initiatives to enhance growth, and generate an independent revenue stream that is complimentary to the existing business.

The candidate will interact with institutional clients such as hedge funds, pension funds, asset managers, and index replicators on commodities futures markets providing services such as market colour, investment themes, delivering Morgan Stanley house research, and possible trade ideas. The ideal candidate will source liquidity and pricing for clients where appropriate in all commodity markets using an extensive list of client contacts. They will have the ability to produce daily written notes with a roundup of market activity, opportunities, and news to be read by a global distribution list of investment professionals. Carrying out detailed analysis of financial derivatives positioning to report on investor trends and sentiment to a corporate and institutional client base. Knowledge of in house and external trading platforms to advise clients on system use, algorithmic trading tools, and option activities will be essential.

Listed Derivative markets are key growth drivers in revenue for Morgan Stanley in the current financial market and represent an overall critical cornerstone of the company’s business.


Key Skills and Experience: 

  • 3-5yrs minimum Commodity markets experience.
  • Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer.
  • We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential.
  • Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences.
  • Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.
  • Interested in flexible working opportunities? Morgan Stanley empowers employees to have greater freedom of choice through flexible working arrangements. Speak to our recruitment team to find out more.

Given the continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), all interviews will be conducted by phone or virtual connection to protect our candidates and employees.

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