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 Ivy Schmerken

Profile of Ivy Schmerken

Editor at Large
Member Since: 5/8/2014
Blog Posts: 2629
Posts: 638

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 November 2008

AIG's Bailout Spend: Parties and Seminars, Okay?

Controversy is swirling again over whether AIG used some of the bailout money it received from Congress to entertain and conduct seminars for financial advisors that sell its products.

AIG's New Bailout Package: Banks Can Unload CDOs

To give you an idea of how complex this mess is and why it threatened the financial system, AIG wrote insurance (credit-default swaps) contracts on more than $400 billion of complex debt securities.

Risk Models Missed the Human Factor

There's another story that deserves your attention and one that Senator Barack Obama ought to read before he appoints his cabinet of regulatory czars to fix the financial mess.

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