New initiatives


LME Strategic Pathway
The LME Strategic Pathway was published in September 2017 and set out our vision to drive growth. It includes our key principles and new initiatives like; fee discounts, tick-size review, new products and a financial OTC booking fee.

New products
The London Metal Exchange will be launching two option contracts in December 2018 and eight cash-settled futures in January 2019 (subject to regulatory approvals and rulebook consultations).
Open interest Financial OTC booking fee
The LME has introduced a new Financial OTC Booking Fee. The new fee is designed to be fairer and put OTC contracts and “Client Contracts” on a similar fee construct, following a market-wide consultation.
Futures banding
Implied pricing
As part of the LME Strategic Pathway, the London Metal Exchange (LME) is expanding implied pricing functionality on LMEselect to include aluminium, copper, lead, nickel, tin and zinc.

Electric vehicle battery materials
As set out in the LME Strategic Pathway, the LME are actively exploring new risk-management tools for electric vehicle battery materials.

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