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Job Code: 1235558

Skill Band: Front Office

Location: London

Type: Temporary

Date Posted: 7 May 2024

Division Summary

The Global Markets division of ICBCS offers sales, structuring and trading expertise to our clients across a range of products, with particular strengths in Emerging Markets. The Global Markets division comprises of two core businesses, namely Commodities and Fixed Income and Currencies (FIC).

The Commodities business provides trading, sales, working capital solutions and structuring expertise through its Metals and Energy teams. The division’s expertise extends to the management and financing of physical commodity inventories across these asset classes.
The FIC business offers a comprehensive set of foreign exchange, interest rates, credit, money markets, capital markets and structured financing products.

Our clients include financial institutions, corporations, governments and institutional investors around the world.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the COO of Commodities in London, this role presents a unique opportunity to build a career in the Front Office of a Global Markets business. The role will encompass:

  • Assisting Global Markets in developing and implementing its climate change and sustainability frameworks
  • In depth research and analysis of sustainability policy and regulation as it applies to our products and clients
  • Benchmarking sustainability best practice in the Commodities sphere (both sustainability reporting and aspects more broadly)
  • Facilitating the decision making process by preparing sustainability briefings for senior management to summarise emerging risks and opportunities
  • Contributing to the development of the Bank’s sustainability strategy
  • Working across departments and with senior internal stakeholders on a regular basis

Preferred Qualifications and experience:

Your Degree or equivalent studies will have included modules that are directly relevant to Climate Change and/or Sustainability and you will have a passion for adding value in this area.

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of some of the key issues as they apply to business and finance, and you will be able to show an appreciation of the commercial risks associated with the energy transition. Work experience in banking and/or Commodities would be beneficial.

You are likely to have already completed or be in your final year of studies, with flexibility to extend the duration of the work experience


About ICBC Standard Bank Plc

ICBC Standard Bank is a joint venture between ICBC and Standard Bank Group specialising in commodities and emerging markets serving a global client base from four international offices. The Bank represents a strategic partnership between our parent companies with its strong Chinese and African heritage and supportive shareholders. We specialise in global markets traded products including commodities, fixed income, and currencies, with a focus on frontier and emerging market jurisdictions.


We have a global presence, headquartered in London with offices in New York, Shanghai and Singapore.


We share the same values, challenges and opportunities. We are a diverse, close-knit, global team with a unique heritage and purpose. We put people first, and give talented, self-driven professionals the flexibility, rewards and freedom to grow their expertise, seek new opportunities and realise their potential.