I have been a Commodity Trader for 25+ years working for various banks and Commodity houses specializing in all Commodity markets advising clients with ideas to facilitate their businesses and needs to maximise their profits and limit their risks but also to maximise my profits and limit our exposure to a manageable level while maintaining a very profitable track record while working on the floor of the London Metal Exchange overseeing trading and from the office.
GF FINANCIAL SEPTEMBER 2017
Since September I have set up a business with GF a Chinese Brokerage offering trading solutions to various companies across the whole Commodity Complex on different Exchanges interfacing with them to maintain good working relationships.
I also own ACGC Consultants which offers impartial advice on the commodity complex.
MERCATOR METALS LIMITED
SENIOR FUTURES TRADER JANUARY 2011
For the last few years I turned my attention to prop trading applying my strengths to operate a fund style commodity trading desk analysing and executing trades using options and futures as a trading vehicle returning 15-25 per cent revenues across a portfolio of Metals, Energy and Mining assets/shares and Foreign Exchange.
ARCHER DANIEL MIDLAND
COMMODITY BROKER FEBRUARY 2005
I joined ADM to focus primarily on Broking Futures Business to a variety of customers across the commodity spectrum. I analysed price patterns weather indicators political unrest and supply/demand factors across the markets to advise customers of risks and to apply full profitability to their needs while generating very good profits for the company keeping risks to zero.
CREDIT LYONNAIS WHICH CHANGED TO CALYON
SENIOR COMMODITY TRADER JANUARY 1995
I was headhunted for CLR as Senior Trader on Base Metals responsible for all trading activities globally running the floor team on the London Metal Exchange. I traded our Metals Portfolio book whilst running a propriety book along side our customer flow book. I had regular exposure to Fund/Corporate clients and large Mining companies. I added knowledge and understanding to all our clients needs and developed trading/sales to streamline trade capture. I use technical and fundamental analysis to make profitable and low risk decisions. I was also involved in the Physical side of the Business trading warrants, managing Warehouse deals and financing material. I was also involved with the daily risk parameters set by the bank and used my experience to limit our exposure and have championed and trained junior members of staff to ensure their ability and understanding grew along with the desk.
BARCLAYS METALS LIMITED
SENIOR COMMODITY DEALER SEPTEMBER 1992
I was employed as a Senior Dealer primarily focusing on Copper but aiding the other books and Physical trading desks working on the London Metal Exchange. Again I used my knowledge and understanding to make good returns for the bank but also to facilitate client flows from a wide and large industry.
MOCCATTA AND GOLDSMID
LME CLERK/DEALER JUNE 1987
This was my first company involved in Futures trading and I started as a Clerk checking client’s deals providing accurate profit/loss statements to the traders providing date positions so we could analyse risks to the company and at the age of 19 I became one of the youngest traders focussing on Aluminium and at 21 I became a ring trader on the London Metal Exchange.
NATIONAL INSURANCE AND GUARANTEE CORPORATION
INSURANCE UNDERWRITER JUNE 1985
I was employed by NIG to underwrite car insurance process quotes and claims against the company maintaining risks were kept to a minimal level and quotes were competitive.
ENFIELD GRAMMAR SCHOOL
ENGLISH LANGUAGE GCSE
I am a qualified Football Coach and have been coaching for the last 10yrs. My hobbies are Football, Cricket, Golf and I regularly exercise in the gym.