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Cover Story: In Search of Market Makers

Regulators and Industry Call On Liquidity Providers to Take On More Risk

Traders Magazine, November 2010

Peter Chapman and James Ramage

The marketplace, having once largely cast aside market makers as a hindrance to efficiency, is now actively embracing them. There is a sense that bona fide market makers--with obligations to provide two-sided quotes at prices as close to the top of the book as possible--are necessary and should once again assume a place of importance in the fabric of the market.

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