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 March 2004
NYSE Taps Pastina for Trading Floor; Futures Pro Joins Hotspot FXi; Merrill's Bottega Moves to CSFB; People on the Move.
Buy-side firms are facing more disclosure requirements and possible curtailment of soft-dollar commissions applied to investment technology.
Two new players are offering block-execution systems to buy-side institutions. Can they succeed in a crowded field?
CyberTrader is wooing active traders with online experts, interactive chat rooms and Web-based training courses.
NYFIX Millennium is giving buy- and sell-sell side traders the chance to execute listed stocks in Archipelago Exchange.
If Christopher Concannon were a linguist, then market structure would be his language. As executive vice president of transaction services for the Nasdaq stock market, Concannon is responsible for the management and operation of Nasdaq's transaction platforms, including SuperMontage, its automatic-execution system.
Next week Nasdaq plans to migrate trading in listed-stocks to SuperMontage in a move to capitalize on sector-based trading and cut costs.
A hedge fund run by Harvard Ph.D.s is building trading models drawing on evolutionary concepts, like survival of the fittest.
The NYSE's new Chief Executive John Thain is moving quickly to increase automatic execution on the floor. Will there still be a role for specialists? Will he dismantle the auction model? How far will John Thain go?