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Post-trade services

Matching and clearing are important functions of LME trading and reduce counterparty risk.

Matching

Matching starts the clearing process to reduce counterparty risk. Transaction details of a trade are compared to ensure both parties agree on the terms of the deal.

Clearing

A process that helps protect both parties of the trade against default. The clearing house sits between the two clearing members who have negotiated the deal.

LMEwire

LMEwire is a service that enables members to meet their regulatory trade reporting requirements.