The primary objective of IXM’s Research department is to support the company’s trading and investment decisions through the analysis of supply and demand fundamentals and associated economics across value chains.

Supply projections are informed by production economics and the detailed study of investment projects.

In order to support demand projections, our researchers develop consumption models for various downstream markets in view of relevant macro and micro economic data points.

Regional trade flow balance sheets help to identify arbitrage and basis trading opportunities in specific geographies. In combination, these analytical approaches are used to formulate the outlook for the forward curves of prices of raw materials and refined metals, as well as associated derivatives.

Main roles within the Research department:

  • Research Analyst
  • Regional Head of Research

At our Research team, we are looking for people who can demonstrate:

  • Inquisitive, lateral thinker with strong logical reasoning skills
  • Exposure to delivery markets and physical trading
  • Sound background in quantitative analysis and economics
  • Persuasive communication and presentation skills (both written and oral)
  • Ability to absorb and interpret large quantities of information
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver high quality analysis to tight deadlines
  • University degree in Engineering, Economics, Computing, Mathematics or the Physical Sciences
  • MS Office, PowerPivot, Python, PowerBI
  • Skills in data management and automation techniques