The only organisations able to trade contracts on the LME are its member firms, of which there are various categories. LME members provide industry with access to the market and to the delivery mechanism.
Prospective users of the Exchange can be assured that they are dealing with professional, recognised and experienced trading firms who are fully regulated for the capital and conduct of their business. Regulation of the market is carried out by the LME while the UK’s Financial Services Authority is responsible for regulating the business of LME members.
Brokers buy and sell futures and options contracts on behalf customers and themselves.
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Members can trade electronically using LMEselect via Independent Software Vendors (ISV), as well as Ring and telephone trading.
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