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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 March 2011

OTC Derivatives Coming Under Regulatory Scrutiny

After operating for years in the shadows, over-the-counter derivatives are coming under scrutiny from regulators. While some critics fear fragmented markets will dry up liquidity, others worry about the details of clearing. What's in it for the buy side?

Hedge Funds Bet on Asia Pacific

While the aftershocks of Japan's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis continue to unfold, hedge funds are sprouting up in Asia Pacific and U.S. investors are buying Japanese ETFs.

Merger Mania: Bigger Is Not Always Better

Stirring up national passions and regulatory obstacles, a slew of cross-border deals that threaten the survival of national stock exchanges are in the works.

Direct Edge CTO Steps Down

The exchange operator said Steven Bonnano will leave the company in May and that a search for candidates has commenced.

Custom Algos Growing in Popularity

Today's buy-side trader needs made-to-order formulas for pursuing alpha, and the algo designers are scurrying to meet the demand.

SEC's Ethics Under Scrutiny

Congress wants to know why the SEC hired an attorney with a financial interest in the Madoff fraud, and did he reverse the agency's view on how to compensate victims.

ICAP Launches Financial Tech Incubator

Euclid Opportunities will offer a seed funding and acceleration program to early-stage companies in post-trade risk management, data and other financial market applications.

Bonds.com Raises $6.5 Million

New ATS for professional fixed income traders receives additional financing from Oak Investment Partners and GFINet to focus on small-size executions.

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