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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 April 2003

Single-Bank FX Portals Duel Against Multi-Bank Platforms

Despite the impression that multi-bank foreign exchange platforms are killing off single-dealer sites, a research study by Greenwich Associations shows that single-bank sites are keeping up with the multi-bank platforms.

Amex Potential Sale Opens Debate On New Owner's Strategy

A potential sale of The American Stock Exchange, a traditional floor-based equity exchange, to a Chicago-based private-equity firm, is sparking industry speculation as to what the new owners will do to recoup their investment.

Nasdaq’s Battle Over Locked Crossed Markets

A phenomenon known as locked and crossed markets has plagued Nasdaq stocks since the launch of SuperMontage. Dean Furbush, evp, Nasdaq, says locks and crosses never occur in Supermontage. With Nasdaq, ECNs and market makers blaming each other, the issue is heating up.

NYBOT Builds a New Home

The New York Board Of Trade is building a sophisticated trading floor, preparing its return to lower Manhattan after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Archipelago Serves Microsoft an Ace

In a stunning blow, Archipelago is moving its OTC-stock trading off the Microsoft/Intel platform and onto Sun Microsystems' Unix servers.

FX Prime Brokers Rally Around Give-Up Trades

Three top foreign-exchange prime-brokers are joining forces to automate the process for reporting give up trades. The Harmony service will replace an existing manual process and reduce operational risk.

Nasdaq Cuts Trade Reporting and Connectivity Fees

Nasdaq is reducing trade-reporting fees and connectivity charges as part of an ongoing strategy to compete against ECNs. Volume discounts will benefit market makers, the heaviest users.

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