220: Erik Swanson – Meet the Market Makers on the Other Side of Your Trade

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Erik Swanson's the CEO of Simplex Trading...

While unknown to many, the Chicago-based trading firm is one of the top market makers in U.S. equity options—providing liquidity in (almost) every listed options contract, and in recent times, transacting upwards of 2-million contracts daily.

In our chat, Erik pulls back the curtain, giving a rare insight to how market makers operate; from quoting to hedging, and the complexities that take place in between.

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