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Oil Trading Analyst


Our Global Oil Trading team in Houston is looking for a highly technical individual to join our team as a trading analyst. Our desk trades across the entire barrel of oil products with a wide range of customers including producers, refiners, consumers, investors and other institutional clients. The desk is focused on growing its customer franchise and delivering derivative and physical solutions to clients.

As you spend more time in the role you will build up a highly specialized knowledge of commodities markets and complex financial products, including over the counter (“OTC”) derivatives, as well as Macquarie’s proprietary trading approaches, policies, strategies, and systems, including its proprietary risk control framework.

Your key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Leveraging the data and technical tools at Macquarie to improve our research in commodity market fundamentals and identify possible trading opportunities
  • Maintaining, updating, and improving trading and analysis tools
  • Performing ad hoc analysis/research for all traders on desk
  • Supporting the trading team to ensure traded risk is properly reflected in position and scenario analyses
  • Performing daily tasks such as running risk reports, running profit and loss reports, and marking forward price curves
  • Developing risk taking skills

You will need to bring the following skills and experience:

  • 2-3 years’ relevant commodities experience in a trading, research, investment banking or consulting role strongly preferred
  • degree in finance, economics, math, engineering, or sciences;
  • demonstrated consistent success in:
    • working closely within a team environment
    • highly driven and self-starting
    • handling high pressure situations
  • excellent analytical, numerical reasoning, written and verbal communication skills
  • entrepreneurial and creative in your approach to problem solving
  • experience working with large quantities of data both in Excel as well as familiarity with database systems such as SQL
  • technically skilled in Excel, and programming experience will also be essential

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Commodities and Global Markets provides clients with an integrated, end-to-end offering across global markets including equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities.

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A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 18,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

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Job no: CGM-971038
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Houston
Category: Mid-level, Junior, Commodities, Technology, Operations, Trading
Group: Commodities and Global Markets
Division: Commodity Markets and Finance
Recruiter: Danielle Scaife
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