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Hedging with LME Futures and Options: One Day

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About the course

Our one-day introductory course will teach you how to use the tools of the London Metal Exchange (LME) for trading and managing your price risk. This training programme offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn directly from the LME on how best to use LME futures and options in order to benefit your business. Topics include how to lock-in future selling and purchasing prices, causes and management of price volatility. You will cover different hedging strategies and work through practical examples.

Classroom and virtual training

We offer our courses both in a classroom environment and virtually. Due to current UK government guidelines we are only able to offer our virtual solution at this moment in time.

All our courses, classroom and virtual, are trainer-led and offered in four locations or time zones: London, New York, Singapore, Dubai or their equivalent time zones. You will receive learning materials and if in London, have an opportunity to visit the Ring.

Why attend?

  • Access the most comprehensive education regarding the LME ecosystem.
  • Get to grips with LME pricing, hedging and delivery.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of hedging with both LME futures and LME options.
  • Get invaluable insight brought to you first hand by our expert trainers.
  • Work through relevant and practical examples to apply directly to your business.

Who should attend?

Our introductory courses are designed for those that have little to no knowledge of the LME or managing metals price risk. Whether you are a current user looking to understand how to use the LME more effectively, or a potential user looking to understand why and how to using LME services could benefit your business, this course is for you.

We strongly recommend that if you have no prior knowledge of the LME, you also attend our ‘Introduction to the LME: One Day’ course. The understanding gained from this course will give you the context necessary to grasp fully how to hedge with options on the LME.

This course could benefit:

  • Anyone new to the metals industry
  • new joiners to companies that are LME members
  • new traders on the LME
  • metal producers and consumers, in particular trading, risk management, procurement and finance departments
  • physical traders and merchants
  • warehousing and logistics organisations
  • anyone with exposure or interest in metals prices and metals trading.

Contact us

For further information please email our Education team.

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How to book

Our LME Education courses are run in conjunction with Euromoney Learning and all courses are booked via their website.


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“A robust, interactive, and engaging course. I found the experience really fascinating and this course went above and beyond my initial expectations.”- Nanhua Financial
“Astonishing. There was so much information and it didn’t feel like a video conference. It felt like you were in the room with me”- IMR Metal Powder Technologies
“Well designed and very interesting course about LME hedging. Special kudos to the trainer who was always open to answer any hedging related question. Highly recommend!”- Sberbank
“I gained the understanding of the foundation of the markets and things started to fall into the right place.”- Natixis
“Emma did a great job adapting the course to the webinar format and also interacting with participants.”- Vale
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