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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 June 2003

SunGard Rocks With Direct Access To BRASS

With competition heating up in the direct-access space, SunGard Trading Systems/BRASS (booth #s 2411 and 2609) is unveiling a new front-end interface called U2 from which broker/dealers and buy-side institutions can launch smart-order routing to multiple trading destinations.

Bullrun's Adviser Tool Targets Client Relationships

Turning the spotlight on equities, Bullrun Financial, Inc. (booth #1740) is launching a portfolio-management tool today that aims to help financial advisers strengthen the client relationship with retail investors.

IPC Touts the Power of VoIP in Trading Turrets

Two years ago, IPC Information Systems (booth #1509) led the charge in adopting voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) for trading turrets. This year, IPC is taking it to the next level by demonstrating trading turrets as native IP-devices that can talk to any device with an IP-address.

IT Spending Wanes as Security Industry Mends

Like a patient who has undergone a heart transplant and needs to recover before resuming full activity, the securities industry is still suffering from the corporate scandals and excesses of the Internet bubble.

The Market Makers' Makeover

Decimal pricing and razor-thin profit margins are pushing wholesale market makers to overhaul their trading operations.

Electronic Trading is King

One look at the floor of this years SIA Technology Show will reveal that electronic trading is becoming a prerequisite to doing business.

MSRB Preps Muni Dealers for Real-Time Shift

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board will issue guidelines today for real-time transaction reporting that will impact all municipal securities dealers. The goal is to create a price feed for public dissemination.

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