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 Ivy Schmerken

Profile of Ivy Schmerken

Editor at Large
Member Since: 5/8/2014
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Ivy is Editor-at-Large for Advanced Trading and Wall Street & Technology. Ivy is responsible for writing in-depth feature articles, daily blogs and news articles with a focus on automated trading in the capital markets. As an industry expert, Ivy has reported on a myriad number of topics including high frequency trading, algorithmic trading strategies, market structure, electronic trading in fixed income , colocation in data centers, Dodd-Frank regulation and the new derivatives landscape. Ivy meets with software companies and other innovators and writes about cloud computing, OMS/EMSs and other financial technologies.

Articles by Ivy Schmerken
posted in March 2013

Dark Pools Open Up About Surveillance Methods

Brokers operating dark pools have come out with more sophisticated methods for preventing trades at bad prices and profiling client behavior — both in response to buy side concerns and regulatory scrutiny.

Columbia University Professor Analyzes HFT

Based on what it calls 'the first meta-analysis of HFT,' Columbia Business School Professor Charles Jones finds that high frequency trading benefits liquidity and lowers trading costs, echoing other academic studies.

LME Joins TMX Atrium Community

The world's leading non-ferrous metals exchange has become part of TMX Atrium's community, to gain access to investors involved with electronic, multiasset trading.

Bloomberg Delivers Ultimatum to CFTC on Swaps Trading

An attorney representing Bloomberg LP threatened to file a lawsuit against the U.S. regulator for unfair margin requirements on swaps trading rules, which give a competitive edge to exchange platforms over SEFs.

Torstone Technology Rolls Out Systems Upgrade for FTT

The derivatives software provider said the taxation logic within Inferno has already been applied for the French and Italian FTT and can be adapted on the fly as regulations are clarified and other countries needs are defined.

Options Expands FX Connectivity for Quant Trading Firms

In response to customer requests, Options expanded connectivity to global FX markets and brokers from the NY2 and NY4 New Jersey data centers, and also upgraded the fiber route between New Jersey and Chicago.

PT Schroder's to Go Live with Omgeo CTM in Indonesia

PT Schroders Investment Management Indonesia will use Omgeo's central trade matching services to communicate trade details with broker/dealer counterparies, while advocating post-trade automation to Indonesian broker community.

Mixed Reactions to Dow's Hitting a Milestone

This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged past 14,000 for the first time since 2007, on the strength of corporate earnings and the Fed’s stimulus, but investors questioned the authenticity of the rally.

Swap Data Reporting: War Breaks Out

The U.S. regulator's decision to allow CME Group to report swap transactions to its own repository has inflamed tensions with the DTCC, which has called the CME rule 1001 "anti-competitive."

LCH.Clearnet Sees Surge in Buy Side Activity

In the run up to Dodd Frank's March 11 deadline for mandatory central clearing,LCH.Clearnet experienced a record month in February, clearing over $22 trillion notional interest rate derivatives for 73 buy-side clients.

The Buy Side's Elusive Hunt For Alpha

The buy side is crunching transaction data, automating algorithmic trading decisions and building analytics in an effort to more effectively track down alpha.

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