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Videos and Podcasts

Energy markets never stand still, so neither do we - and we're taking you along the ride. Whether you're curious about what we do, how power markets work or the people of DC, we've got you covered. Check out our videos and podcasts, and get a feel of what we're all about. 

VIDEOS

CHALLENGE. COMPETE. REPEAT. 

Get a look behind the trading screens of Danske Commodities in our company video.

Business areas in DC: Trading

Ever wondered what it is like to be a trader? We've asked our traders - and some of their closest colleagues - what it's like to work as an energy trader.

Trading floor myths: pt. 1

Traders work around the clock, they’re arrogant and they are all men. True or false? Watch how DC’s traders react to some of the most common myths surrounding the trading floor.

A DAY AT DC - IN DEVOPS

Experience a workday in DevOps through IT Systems Developer Rane's eyes and get a sense of what it's like to work at Danske Commodities.

MEET KIM

Meet our Head of Meteorology, Kim, who monitors weather conditions at and off work, where he braves the waves as an open water swimmer.

MEET SANDU

Meet Senior Trader, Sandu Vallentin, who never backs down from a challenge, and loves to push himself to find the power zone - behind his screens and his kite.

Meet Jakob

Meet software developer, Jakob, whose ability to immerse himself in complex assignments may stem from his PhD in theoretical physics, or his background in music, playing lead saxophone in a band.

Trading floor myths: pt. 2

Is it really true that traders pop champagne every day? This time, we're taking on assertions on everything from expensive watches to skillset, education and working hours.

TOUR DE HOME OFFICE

Working from home has become the new normal. Meet some of our colleagues, who will take you on a tour of their home offices.

MEET ASTRID

Meet Head of BI Operations, Astrid Storm Graversen, who motivates people to excel – both as a leader and as a personal trainer.

Trading floor myths: pt. 3

Are traders really just cold-hearted, money-seeking beasts as best known from the movie, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’? In this third instalment of our trading floor myths series, our traders explore the highs and the lows of the trading job.

Meet Mia

Meet IT Partner and Project Manager Mia Busk Hedegaard, an amateur chef with a knack for IT project management and people development.

Trading floor myths: pt. 4

Can you be a trader and still have a family? And what does branded vests have to do with the job? In this fourth and final episode in our series of trading floor myths, we zoom out and investigate both technical and personal aspects of life on the trading floor.

Meet Nicholas

Meet Nicholas O'Keeffe, who keeps his balance both as a Senior Sustainability Specialist and on a skateboard.

BRINGING LIGHT TO MALI

Learn about our CSR project Light over Mali and the impact the project has made on the Malinese people in its first year.

MEET PERNILLE

Meet Market Risk Analyst Pernille Refsgaard. When she's not assessing risk for our renewables portfolio, she's jumping over sky-high obstacles on the back of a horse. 

MEET JAKOB

Meet Senior Gas Trader Jakob Hauberg Møller. Every year, he helps his family with the summer harvest, processing more than 750 hectares of barley, wheat, rape, oats and beans.

How renewable energy commercialises

Ever wondered how renewable energy commercialises? In this video, we explain how PPAs work and what DCs role is in the PPA market.

HOW POWER MARKETS WORK 

Ever wondered what actually happens when you flip the switch and turn on the lights?

MEET ARNE 

Meet Arne Højgaard, who's Head of our Project Management team. Besides IT projects, Arne also manages bees. 80,000 bees to be exact. 

MEET RIKKE

Meet Portfolio Manager Rikke who uses her intuition and solid understanding of weather fundamentals to map out a course both at sea and on the trading floor.

DIRECTOR CASE COMPETITION 

Get a glimpse of our ambitious 24-hour strategy case competition, where the DC Directors had to compete against the clock - and each other. 

MEET FABRICE

Meet Senior Software Developer Fabrice, who's also a swing dance teacher.

MEET ANDREAS

Meet Junior Executive Assistant Andreas Moltke-Leth. As a former professional tennis player, Andreas is used to making decisions in a high-paced and sometimes hectic environment. Along with his keen eye for strategy, Andreas employs these skills every day as a student employee in our CEO team.

MEET PAOLA

Meet Trading Analyst Paola Andrea Barrientos, who grew up in the mountains of Bolivia before taking on the trading screens of DC. 

PODCASTS

CAN YOU HANDLE 15 SCREENS AT A TIME?

Ever wondered what it's like to be an energy trader? In the first episode of 'Behind the Screens', two of Danske Commodities' most experienced traders talk about life on a trading floor, how the job as an energy trader has evolved over the years - and how you handle 15 screens at a time.

METEOROLOGIST ON A TRADING FLOOR

Meteorologists become increasingly important for energy trading companies. In this episode, Danske Commodities’ Head of Meteorology, Kim Bentzen, talks about what it’s like to work as a meteorologist on a trading floor, how he and his colleagues map out our trading strategies, and how he was hired as a bit of an experiment.

THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF POWER TRADING

We’re zooming out to give you the big picture of how the production, supply and consumption of power have changed over the past 50 years. Andreas, Head of Commercial Business Development, and Peter, who now heads DC’s team for trading in Central and West European power markets will be your guides.

HOW DATA IS CHANGING THE TRADING WORLD

Data has become a hot topic in energy trading. Quality, speed and use of data in all processes and across the entire organisation is essential for the success of a trading company. But what is data? This question, and many more, is answered by DC's Chief Data Officer and Head of BI, Lars Kühn Thomsen.

THE RISE OF AUTOMATED TRADING

Algorithms and automated solutions are rapidly changing the world of energy trading. But what is automation exactly? Dive into the world of algorithms and automation in a guided tour by two of Danske Commodities’ first-hand experts – Head of Gas Systems and Automation Tobias Basse and Senior Quantitative Analyst Kristian Tanggaard.

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19

The covid-19 virus has turned our lives upside-down, and as our lives have changed, so has our consumption of energy. In this episode we dive into the impact of the pandemic on the energy markets and on the trading floors, guided by our Head of Intraday Trading Anders Kring Jensen and Head of People & Culture Marie-Louise Brebøl Christensen.

THE NEAR FUTURE OF WORLD-WIDE ENERGY MARKETS

How will the global energy markets evolve in the coming years? We've invited our Head of Business Development, Andreas Schwarz Knudsen, to talk about the green transition, digitalisation, decentralisation and all the other major trends that are going to impact energy trading on a world-wide scale in the next 3-5 years.

ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS AND THE ENERGY TRANSITION

How can you be sure that the power you consume is actually green? One way is through certificates that connect the power to renewable energy. But how do they work and what about the green transition? Our Head of Climate Markets Casper Elgaard and Senior Business Developer Alexandra Münzer gives you the insights.

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