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 trading platform New trading platform
The LME will be launching a new trading platform and enhancing the existing LMEsource market data platform in the second half of 2021.
Trade at settlement
The London Metal Exchange (LME) is introducing trade-at-settlement (TAS) functionality on LMEselect for 3-month LME Nickel Closing Prices on 18 February 2019.
Electronic Closing Price trial
The London Metal Exchange (LME) is introducing an electronic Closing Price trial for LME Nickel, beginning 18 March 2019.

New products
The London Metal Exchange launched seven cash-settled futures on 11 March 2019, with one further futures contract and two options contracts to follow (all subject to regulatory approvals and rulebook consultations).
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.
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.

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