Profile of Ivy SchmerkenEditor at Large
Member Since: 5/8/2014
Blog Posts: 2629
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 December 2013
Amid regulatory concerns over SIP outages, the Options Price Reporting Authority, known as OPRA, will issue an RFP seeking bidders to run the mammoth options quote and trade data feed.
A report in the Wall Street Journal, which disclosed that a securities information processor operated by Nasdaq runs on Windows 2003, has sparked debate on the failure of exchanges to upgrade critical market infrastructure.
The connectivity will enable RTS clients to use algorithmic strategies to execute between interest rate futures swaps, cash and other futures products.
New trading venue IEX relies on Redline's high-speed software solution to calculate the national best bid and offer (NBBO) in stocks, providing high reliability and speed.
Sapient Global Markets launched a close of business (CoBS) transaction reporting service for capital markets and consulting firms that is gaining traction.
MSET's technology platform can help traders enter new markets in weeks, rather than months.
Alliance Bernstein, MKP Capital, JP Morgan and SocGen used TrueEX's portfolio termination compaction (PTC) platform to automate a manual, error prone process.
Now that regulatory bodies have voted for the Volcker Rule, there are a slew of new rules, definitions and exemptions that banks must build compliance mechanisms around to avoid violating the ban on proprietary trading.
Caplin Direct enables a bank to develop a modern FX single-dealer platform, that's fully hosted, in a matter of weeks, eliminating technical and cost barriers.
The neutral outsourced service is aimed at helping investment managers and corporate entities to report their trades in both listed and OTC derivatives, as required by February 2014.
A study by Aite Group found that traditional asset managers, more so than hedge funds, are venturing into portfolio management systems with risk analytics and core infrastructure for derivatives products.
London-based Clarus Financial Technology has created software apps that help the public understand complex trade feeds aggregated by the swap data repositories.
Based on feedback from buy-side institutions, Javelin SEF has simplified its CFTC filing to focus on the most obvious kinds of swap transactions, known as benchmarks.