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Online-LME.com has been produced by Berkeley Futures Limited with the aim of answering your questions about LME trading and assists traders and hedgers with setting up cost efficient LME solutions.

Berkeley Futures, active in derivatives since 1986 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK is a member of the London Metal Exchange (LME), in addition to being a member of the Dubai Gold & Commodity Exchange (DGCX), the London Stock Exchange and Futures Industry Association (FIA) Europe.

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Free exchange fees via the LME New Market Participant Programme

The New Market Participant Programme is available for client trades placed by new individual traders at clients of members who have not traded on the market before. Members will receive rebates of LME trading and clearing fees for a defined period of time in respect of client contracts (and the accompanying exchange contract) for outright 3 months and outright third Wednesday contracts for aluminium, copper and zinc placed on LMEselect.


Electronic Trader Programme

The Electronic Trader Programme applies to trades executed on LMEselect in aluminium, copper, lead, nickel, tin and zinc. The programme is available to all clients of members, and entitles registered clients to a discount of two-thirds of the LME total execution and clearing fees levied by the exchange, with respect to outright 3rd Wednesday contracts and 3 months to and from 3rd Wednesdays.


Volume Based Programme

The Volume Based Programme, is a trading incentive scheme designed to foster increased liquidity via electronic trading on LMEselect. It is available to existing proprietary participants, the programme is available on 3 month contracts in aluminium, copper, lead, nickel, tin and zinc.


Find out if you’re eligible for up to 100% off exchange fees for the first six months.

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8 Good Reasons Traders Use Berkeley For Trading On The LME

Online or Phone Trading

LME access via all leading trading platforms including cost free access to our LME dealing desk which will use multiple sources to obtain the best rates for trading carries or broken dates. For more information Contact us.

Mobile Trading Application

LME execution via all the leading trading platforms and/or mobile trading for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. For a free demo click here.

Margin Finance for LME Arbitrage Traders

For LME/CME Copper arbitrage we offer margin financing from just 13% of the total initial margin. Berkeley also understands the need for speed of execution across multiple exchanges as well as the ability to immediately hedge any currency risk requirements. This is essential for successful arbitrage trading. For more information Contact us.


As a category 4 member, we can trade freely with any other member which provides clients with access to a deep liquidity pool. This liquidity is sourced across several market makers as opposed to trading solely with a single provider.

LME Options

Berkeley offer very keen pricing on both buying or writing of options due to our ability to independently source pricing from multiple providers. In addition we can run standardized portfolio analysis of risk (SPAN) margin scenarios to optimize funding requirements. For more information Contact us.

Clearing Give-In and Give-Up Services Available

Flexible clearing arrangements are offered across major exchanges whether give-in or give-up services are required

Segregated LME Accounts

As a firm, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), we segregate all client money held for the purposes of trading LME products and other listed derivatives from company funds.

Currency Denominations

LME contracts can be denominated in Euro, GBP, JPY as well as USD.