Financial OTC booking fee

The London Metal Exchange (LME) introduced a new Financial OTC Booking Fee in March 2018.

Any entity using LME data in OTC transactions will need to comply with the Financial OTC Booking fee policy.

The $1.14 2020 fee is designed to be fairer and put OTC contracts and “Client Contracts” on a similar fee construct, follows a market-wide consultation.

We have produced a quick guide (PPT) for all market participants and it explains what the fee is, who it applies to and how it works.

Those affected by the policy are required to register by completing and returning to us a Form 1 (for Members) or Form 2 (for Non-members).

We highly encourage you to engage with us if you have any questions after reading through the relevant documentation below.

Related documents

Financial OTC Booking Fee Policy Reporting Template (XLS)

19 351 Financial OTC booking fee policy update to reporting template (PDF)

A Quick Guide to the Financial OTC Booking Fee January 2020 (PDF)

18 060 Decision notice – Consultation on LME rule changes for financial OTC booking fee policy and use of LME data and facilities (PDF)

Appendix II - LME Rules Rider (PDF)

Appendix III - LME Rulebook Redline (PDF)

Appendix IV - LME Rulebook Clean (PDF)

Appendix V - Financial OTC Booking Fee Policy Redline (PDF)

Appendix VI - Financial OTC Booking Fee Policy (PDF)

Financial OTC Booking Fee Policy - FAQs (PDF)

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