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September 8, 2021

Steven W. Poser
Director, Product Development, NYSE

Market Making and the NYSE DMM Difference


Market makers1 play a key function in markets, committing capital to bridge timing differences between buyers and sellers. With the industry debating underlying market structure tenets such as tick sizes there has been renewed focus on different types of market making activity. NYSE Research has produced a white paper examining market making in US cash equities and highlighting the value of the NYSE Designated Market Maker (DMM) model compared to other U.S. equity market making models.

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