At the London Metal Exchange we are committed to the highest standards of corporate governance and recognise that good governance is pivotal in helping the business to deliver its strategy.

We operate within a well-defined governance structure and embed governance principles and practices in the business which have been established upon the four cornerstones of:

  • accountability
  • transparency
  • fairness 
  • integrity

The objective of the London Metal Exchange is to provide facilities, along with the management and regulatory structure, for trading in LME contracts. It is a Recognised Investment Exchange (RIE), regulated directly by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Although its activities are closely related to the physical markets, it operates within the regulatory framework of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. The Act closely defines the conditions under which the Exchange operates and requires that, as an RIE, it maintains orderly markets in all its contracts.

When it carries out its activities in the United States (US), the Exchange is governed by the relevant US legislation and by the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). It is also subject to any relevant directives of the European Union.

Contact us

For further information please get in touch.

Contact us

Board of Directors
The LME Board is responsible for providing leadership to deliver long-term value to shareholders and other stakeholders.
Executive and board committees
The LME Executive Committee represents all key roles and functions of the day-to-day management of the LME.
Advisory committees
The advisory committees consist of the metals committees, the User Committee, the Physical Market Committee and more.
Rules and Regulations committees
The LME Rules and Regulations provide for a number of committees to enforce discipline on the premises of the Exchange.
Financial statements
Explore our available company documentation.
Stay up to date

Register with LME.com

Receive full access to all our price data and gain access to our monthly LME newsletter, packed with market tips and insights from our on-staff specialists.