Base Metal Sales & Trading

RBC Capital Markets' rich history in the global resource sector has spurred the development of a world class base metals sales and trading practice. Our team of commodity sales and trading experts provide pure trade brokering, with no proprietary trading, and have more than 80 years of collective industry experience.


We provide advice and trading services to both corporations (industrial risk management) and the full spectrum of the alternative investor community covering  all products on the London Metal Exchange including aluminum, copper, nickel, lead, zinc, tin, plastics and (in April 2008) steel in futures, options, OTC swaps and structures.


We are a Category 2 Associate Broker London Metals Exchange (LME) Clearing Member and Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.

We offer our clients access to an extensive and diverse liquidity pool which includes a mix of investment banks, industrial hedgers, floor-broking ring members, market-makers and various electronic trading platforms.


The Base Metals Team also provides clients with value-added fundamental and technical information and remain in direct contact with you via instant messaging and telephone.