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 Ivy Schmerken

Profile of Ivy Schmerken

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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 2005

SunGard Data Systems Puts the Company Up for Sale

SunGard Data Systems is discussing a potential sale of the company to a group of private equity investors. Industry sources predict the potential buyers will sell off pieces of the financial software and services conglomerate.

Interacting With Algorithms

Miletus Trading, a quantitative broker that specializes in algorithmic trading, introduced a Web-based interface that enables buy-side traders to interact with the broker's algorithms.

FX Market Adopts E-Trading Platforms

Sixty percent of the $621 billion inter-dealer market for global spot foreign exchange is traded electronically and that figure will increase to 90 percent in 2007, according to Celent Communications.

The International Securities Exchange Goes Public

All eyes are on the industry's first electronic options exchange as other exchanges ponder going public. In an interesting twist, the ISE chose to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange, a floor-based market.

The Battle Over Index Options

An industry source reminded me recently that major events happen in the financial industry for three reasons: fear, greed and regulation.

The Hiring Game

Wall Street firms that have built algorithmic-trading teams are guarding their new hires as rivals enter the market hunting for scarce talent.

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