Senior Trade Analyst

May 22, 2023
St. Louis, Mo
Job Type



  • Use all available resources, including the Company’s proprietary models and tools, to identify attractive risk/return trades and build a balanced position within the risk parameters prescribed by the Group Leader
  • Use market knowledge to identify discretionary/non-core strategy opportunities and make recommendations for execution to the Group Leader
  • Monitor market news and data for information impacting the portfolio and available opportunities
  • Develop daily trading strategy for entry and exit of softs positions, including intra-day changes
  • Work with the Trade Operations Analyst to optimize trade execution and minimize slippage
  • Complete operational tasks associated with accurate reporting and reconciliation of the softs portfolio
  • Support the Group Leader in continuous improvement of the investment process and developing long-term strategy
  • Participate in agriculture capital allocation and portfolio discussions regarding positioning and available opportunities in multiple sectors
  • Participate periodically in meetings to allocate capital and risk across sectors
  • Perform fundamental research and analysis to support portfolio management decisions and identify attractive risk/return opportunities
  • Evaluate and manage 3rd party research and data subscriptions, identifying opportunities based on gaps in current data and analysis
  • Build standard reports and analysis for internal use
  • Develop and nurture industry relationships within the softs sector
  • Attend industry conferences and events to build industry network
  • Assist the Group Leader in organizing meetings to host industry contacts and external stakeholders to discuss current and future market developments


  • Bachelor’s degree with strong academic performance in finance, economics or a technical field (engineering , math, or hard science).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in commodity trading or merchandising role, or similar role in an agricultural business with significant exposure to commodity trading
  • Understanding of commodity trading and fundamental analysis
  • Significant experience and competency in Microsoft Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
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