The HC Insider Podcast – Episode 16

Published on September 16, 2020

Building a commodity trading business: rewards and risks

The HC Insider Podcast

Each day, around the world, HC Insider has fascinating one-on-one conversations with their connections. Their collaborators are uniquely informed, creative and inspirational in their fields. HC Insider want to provide their community a seat alongside them, listening in to these conversations in that special way podcasting provides, as they tackle topical and people related issues with the leaders and leading minds in our sector.

In part one of a two part series, founding partner of Energex and former Co-Head of Morgan Stanley’s commodity business, Colin Bryce, joins us to discuss building a commodities trading platform and dispel some of the myths.

2020 has highlighted how trading platforms can protect natural resource producers price shocks and boost earnings through extracting more value from the products and with better reach into the market place. Those oil majors with trading groups have significantly outperformed their peers without. With producers of natural resources around the world building or retooling trading platforms in response, it is a good time to consider what a trading business is, what it can offer and what factors lead to success or disaster. Colin and his partners at Energex draw on their real world experience at the very top level in this industry to help organisations master this difficult business and he shares his insights with us.