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London Stock Exchange Market Makers

London Stock Exchange market makers are effectively traders who wish to make a two-way market (buy and sell) in certain specified shares. These shares must be nominated in advance to the London Stock Exchange.

Generally, the more liquid a company is and the larger it's value, the more market makers will be willing to trade it. Quotes must be maintained for all shares in which they make a market between 8am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

When using the SEAQ system, here is what will happen ... You decide to buy or sell shares and so call your broker on the phone. Your broker will have on his desk a quotation system. He or she will input the details of the trade you wish to carry out into his system and be left with two options.

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The broker will either be able to trade online for you through a market maker, or will need to call a market maker to execute the trade. Either way, it should take just a few seconds to complete.

It is this two step approach that forces your stock broker to inform you about 'indicative prices' as he checks your willingness to proceed before contacting a London Stock Exchange market maker.

There are also 16 companies that approved by the Financial Services Authority to be gilt-edged market makers (GEMMs). This status allows them to offer a market in gilts (government bonds).

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