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The Market Maker: Part 1 - Spencer Crooks ex Director of Market Making at Winterfloods

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Spencer Crooks, ex Director of Market Making at Winterfloods talks to Tamzin Freeman, piworld.

Spencer gives us a fascinating insight into the day in the life of a Market Maker. This is the first of two parts. The second part goes into more technical details of market making. Both parts are a must watch, to understand what’s going on behind the scenes to determine how stocks are priced.

Spencer’s background – 00:22

What do Market Makers do? – 01:35

Risk management by Market Makers 04:29

Market Makers: the institutions & retail 06:22

Market Makers: the business model 08:04

How do you set a price? 11:37

How do you set the spread? 14:32

How do you set the market size? 16:11

The difference between quote driven or order driven stocks 17:37

How helpful is Level 2 to the retail investor? – 19:18

The relationship with the broker – 21:40

What’s the relationship like between Market Makers? 25:38

How large is the research function at Winterfloods? 29:23

How many companies does an individual Market Maker cover? 30:45

How is a stock priced on the morning of a profit warning? 33:04

What makes a good market maker? 35:34


About Spencer Crooks:
Joined Bisgood Bishop in 1985. After takeover of Bisgood Bishop, traded at County NatWest until 1988, before leaving to join Winterflood Securities. Became a director in August 1999. Appointed FSI 2006.

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