Merit Securities' staff have extensive experience in the stock market and Merit Securities  provides the appropriate  means for the monitoring and the fulfillment of all market making requirements. Merit Securities provides the requisite professional and technical know how to implement the necessary risk analysis relevant to the market making function. 
The Company fulfills its role as a Market Maker pursuant to the rules and regulations set by HELEX.

The Market Making dept of MERIT SA offers currently its market making services to thirteen large and mid cap shares.

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Market participants require that all efforts should focus on improving constantly the first and foremost feature of the market; its liquidity. The Market Maker's institution is contributing to a great extent to this end, as it is being adopted by more and more of its members and the listed companies. The Market Maker's orders in the trading system contribute to the rising confidence of all type of investors towards the stocks as there is always a buyer and a seller available. The largest benefit to be earned by these transactions is the ability offered to investors to buy and sell shares without "severe turbulence" from share price fluctuations.

Therefore, the objective of this dept is:

  • to improve share liquidity
  • to increase volume of trade
  • to reduce extreme volatility and hence,
  • to boost the share’s price and reliability as well as the company’s and
  • to allow easier access to the share by the institutional investors and in general by large portfolios as well as by private investors

The Athens Exchange gives special attention to the Market Maker institution and evaluates the performance of the market makers on a quarterly basis, a fact which clearly states the importance and significance of this institution.

MERIT SA offers one of the most reliable, efficient and, with a proven track record, one of the best market making depts., which is shown not only from the large number of market making contracts undertaken but also from its superb performance.

The listed firms that have a market making contract with MERIT SA are recording sufficient daily volume of trade, have a "rational stock trading image", an excellent stock performance and consequently draw the attention of foreign funds.

Hence, the companies' achievements are being reflected on their stocks' behavior, a fact that contributes directly and indirectly at the realization of their business development plans, via the effective capital funding access provided in the stock market.

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