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LME Strategic Pathway 2017

Published in September 2017, the Strategic Pathway set out our vision to drive growth, following a comprehensive period of engagement with the market.

The Strategic Pathway is underpinned by four key principles:

  • serving the physical market by providing pricing, risk management and terminal market services to the global physical metals industry
  • ensuring fairness and non-discriminatory access to our market
  • increasing user choice and meeting the varied needs of all the LME’s users
  • maximising trading efficiency for customers.

Following the 2017 discussion paper and taking into account market feedback, the LME implemented:

  • 2017: carry-fee reductions; tick size review
  • H1 2018: Financial OTC Booking Fee introduction; introducing broker membership; B share initiatives; optional T2 booking model
  • H2 2018: new product launches; implied pricing; TAS functionality
  • 2019: enhancements to clearing services and electronic trading platform.

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