Profile of Ivy SchmerkenEditor 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 September 2013
The exchange operator is now live with ITRS Geneos, setting up a real-time dashboard to see across its matching engines and core customer connections.
As fixed income and swaps go electronic, buy-side looks to pull together multiple asset classes on a single platform, according to a Greenwich Associates study.
InterTrader Direct launched spread trading for UK residents on its MT4 platform with multiple liquidity providers in forex, indices and commodities.
With tight deadlines for rolling out new derivatives trading platforms, GFI Group's CTO, Jerry Dobner, is relying on the firm's in-house development staff to launch a swap execution facility by October.
Fidelity Enterprise CTO Stephen Neff coordinates with other CIOs on technology standards and strikes a balance between individual business unit needs and the overall organization's IT goals.
Citing demand for an integrated order and execution management system on the buy side, Citadel Technology joined forces with REDI Global Technologies to combine their OMS/EMS products.
Last week, the CFTC granted "cursory" approvals to several firms setting up swap execution facilities in compliance with the Oct. 2 deadline.
The FX trading provider appointed Graeme Whittington as chief technology officer, directly from Blackberry, the Canadian mobile device maker.
The tech provider also released Version 3.0 of Anova, its post-trade investment data management product for asset managers and wealth management.
The firm hired Vinesh Jha, the former head of quantitative research at StarMine, who also was executive director at Morgan Stanley's internal quant fund PDT, to head the project.
The consolidated data feed for options markets had an outage yesterday, leading to a brief shutdown of trading across 12 options exchanges in the latest technical malfunction.
An expert says exchanges must focus on policies and procedures and make sure their systems failover to a previous version, rather than stop trading.
The acquisition is a sign that the barriers between retail and institutional e-bond trading are coming down.
Apcon announced a new time stamping and packet slicing blade aimed at financial firms providing service level agreements to HFT shops.
After the Nasdaq outage, SEC officials should find out if the securities information processors are up to handling a new and complex role with the market-wide Limit Up-Limit Down mechanism.
NYSE Euronext acquires minority stake in ACE to develop an independent technology backbone for private placements that matches investors with issuers.
The market operator's Kansas City-area employees reported to a DR site and conducted daily business from a remote location, mirroring what would happen in an actual disaster.
The market operator said ICAP SEF will operate across multiple asset classes and offer trading through fully electronic or hybrid voice/electronic platforms.