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Base Metals Trading Desk Assistant (0089)

The Role

Base Metals Trading Desk Assistant

We have a unique opportunity for a graduate to join our busy base metals trading team within our Capital Markets business unit.

We are looking for an individual with an interest in building a career in a fast paced Financial Services environment.   The successful applicant will enjoy working as part of a successful team and have a keen attention to detail. We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and a team player who has the ability to develop effective relationships with internal and external clients.


  • To ensure trade tickets and electronic trades are processed promptly and input accurately in to internal systems
  • To prepare/check trade confirmations for accuracy, and informing clients of their trade
  • Top day (today) and T+1 (next day looking retrospectively) trade reconciliations
  • Calculate and report daily profit and loss
  • To liaise between the operations team and dealing room to resolve problems/ queries
  • To prepare month-end senior management reports

Skills & Qualifications

  • Working towards or achieved an undergraduate degree or post graduate qualification
  • An interest in Financial/Capital Markets
  • Strong commercial acumen and analytical skills
  • Intermediate level in MS office applications desired
  • Team player with a can-do attitude
  • Collaborative and inclusive style, actively engages stakeholders, colleagues and peers
  • Determined, resilient and prepared to make a long term commitment to ED&F Man’s business
  • At ease building and growing relationships
  • Confident and articulate, able to communicate ideas clearly to a diverse audience (written & verbal)

Who We Are

Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 7,000 people in 60 countries and annual revenue in excess of $10bn.  We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed, grains and pulses. We help our counterparties manage price risk through hedging and provide access to commodity and capital markets through our brokerage business.

Our global financial brokerage blends the heritage and experience of ED&F Man with our capital markets expertise. Our business ethos centres on integrity, trust, client care and astute risk management. We execute orders for institutional investors, hedge fund managers and professional traders across a broad range of asset classes including: metals; ags & softs; energy; foreign exchange; equities; fixed income; and futures & options.

Our services include trade processing, clearing, execution, market making and agency based electronic and voice brokerage. Using our world-class IT infrastructure, we also offer specialised connectivity, hosting, network and infrastructure services to firms seeking optimised low latency derivative trading and clearing solutions. Our strong capital base and balance sheet enable us to offer stability, assurance and strength.

Equal Opportunities Statement

ED&F Man is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment.  All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.  

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3 London Bridge Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9SG
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