Private investor distribution

What is a Private Investor Distribution Licence?

The Private Investor Distribution licence covers the distribution of real-time, Level 2 LME Data to Private Individuals via a display application.

Who is it for?

LME Members and Clients of LME Members in the following jurisdictions, for distribution to Private Investors within the same jurisdictions plus PRC. 
  • China Taiwan
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Singapore
  • South Korea

How much does it cost?

Annual license fees are currently waived until 2023. There are per user fees of $1 per month.

How do I apply?

Application for a Private Investor Distribution Licence can be complete via the Online Licensing Portal. The LME will aim to review your application within 6 weeks of receipt of your submitted order. Please note that this review period may be extended where applicants have not provided all the information requested.


Market Data Licence Agreement – Private Investor Distribution – 04 October 2021  

LME Private Investor Licence – Guidance and FAQs