The LME Clear core clearing platform has been delivered by Cinnober’s TRADExpress Real-Time Clearing (RTC). The solution is a Java-based application utilising the FIX 4.4 messaging protocol. This provides improved straight through functionality via FIX.

The LME Clear Graphical User Interface (GUI) provides Members with a comprehensive real time view of their core clearing activities. From the GUI a member can view their positions, manage their collateral, maintain a real time view of their portfolio. The GUI also provides members with the ability to manage the option expiry process with reports delivered direct to the GUI immediately upon completion at 11:15am.

The LME Clear platform automatically produces a full set of reports and data files daily at the times dictated by the relevant business triggers.  These reports are available in a variety of formats on the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) server and GUI. When each automatically generated report or data file is created it generates a news message on the FIX feed. This news message is only issued if the data has changed from the previous day.

Mechanisms available for delivery of reports 

The following mechanisms are available for the delivery of reports to Members:

  • File Transfer Protocol – members can connect to a nominated server and collect Member dedicated reports, SPAN parameters and data files as needed. Members are notified when reports are available via email and a FIX message
  • The GUI interface provides access to both generated and ad-hoc reports and allows LME Clear to update and offer new capabilities without having to release new applications to Members for installation.

LMEmercury live system status

Status: Green

Last updated: 16 October 2018 - 09:03

No system issues

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LMEmercury MT-A 

Status: Green

Last updated: 4 May 2021 @ 11:40

LMEmercury MT-B

Status: Green

Last updated: 4 May 2021 @ 11:40

Important: As per Notice 20/169

LMEselect, LMEselectMD and LMEsource applications in MTB environment will not be available for Members and other market participants to perform their own system/software testing from 03 August 2020 until further notice.

Members are advised to use above applications in LME Member Test A (MTA) environment for any testing.

For the avoidance of doubt LMEsmart, LMEmercury and all other applications in MTB will still be accessible.

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