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Liquidity Roadmap - Membership enhancements

The London Metal Exchange is changing some elements of its membership structure to encourage increased market participation and to enhance liquidity on LMEselect.

These membership changes, which form part of our wider Liquidity Roadmap suite of initiatives, cover two main areas – access to LMEselect for Category 3 and Category 4 members, and additional flexibility in admission criteria for all categories of membership.

Direct LMEselect access for Category 3 and 4 members
Category 3 and 4 members will now be able to trade directly on LMEselect for the first time. This will reduce trading latency, give greater access to market depth, and give these categories of member a presence on the LMEselect screen.

More flexible eligibility criteria for all categories of membership
The FCA authorisation requirement for members can be exempted in certain circumstances. Subject to providing certain specified information, this increased flexibility will allow greater access to our markets for a wider range of participants.

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Our Client Advisory and Membership Team are happy to answer any questions you may have about membership of the LME – please email