Energy & Commodities

Energy • Metals •  Agriculture

Physical and financial strategies

To partner specific clients in building world class commodity platforms; enabling them to become market leaders in either physical and/or derivative based strategies

Candidate Knowledge

Revenue generative functions: Trading / PM • Analytics • Principal Investing • Origination & Structuring • Sales

Upstream: C-level leadership • Asset based strategies

Organizational Coverage

Worked for: Funds • Merchants / Corporates • Banks • Private Equity

2 long term clients who we have partnered for a decade.

Plus 2-3 boutique specialists who evolve over the years.

Minimal hands-off and maximum market coverage.

Global Placements

Over 100 placements across the globe including:

Houston, Chicago, New York, Connecticut, Montevideo, London, Geneva, Zug, Singapore, Shanghai.

360 degree referencing for all candidates.

Over 3000 references taken.

Revenue generative functions: Trading / PM • Analytics • Principal Investing • Origination & Structuring • Sales

Upstream: C-level leadership • Asset based strategies

 I start every search with a global outlook. It is only after we explore options from Asia to America that I feel confident we are delivering a world class solution. 

James Platt

Partner and Business Head for the Energy & Commodities

James is the Partner and Business Head for the Energy & Commodities team at Rice Search Partners. James joined Rice Search Partners in 2006. Prior to this he worked with a peer in the market, Watmough Mallett where he focused on both the Emerging Markets area and subsequently Commodities.

Prior to the joining the Executive Search world, James graduated with an MA in Philosophy and German from New College Oxford in 2001. On completion of his degree, James joined Marsh (MMC) as an Emerging Markets Re-Insurance Broker focussing on Directors’ and Officers’ liability. With Marsh, James worked directly with Latin American energy and utility companies. Following this James moved to Deloitte and Touche.