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Peter Bradley, Javelin Global Commodities

When Peter Bradley quit his job at Goldman Sachs last year to launch a new commodity merchant, the move raised plenty of eyebrows among his peers.

"Many people said to me, ‘you started this company at the worst time imaginable, commodity prices are low, and it is tough'," says Bradley, referring to Javelin Global Commodities, the firm where he is now chief executive officer. "But I get up every morning and I'm excited about our industry because it is very dynamic. There are still huge gaps in

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