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 Ivy Schmerken

Profile of Ivy Schmerken

Editor at Large
Member Since: 5/8/2014
Blog Posts: 2629
Posts: 638

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 November 2006

Creditex Completes Merger With CreditTrade

Ivy Schmerken, Wall Street & Technology Creditex completed its merger with CreditTrade, underscoring plans to create a global leader in voice, hybrid and electronic execution in the credit derivatives market. The transaction, announced on July 25, has received both NASD and FSA approvals, according to Tuesday's release.

Trading Strategies, Swapping Opinions

What matters to buy-side traders? Simplicity in technology, responsiveness from service providers and, yes, relationships, which, on a scale of one to 10, still rank a 10.

The New Soft Dollars

Have you noticed that no one in the industry uses the term "soft dollars" anymore?

The Buy-Side Dilemma: Research vs. Execution

Commission-sharing arrangements are a big trend in the U.K. Now, the buy side is evaluating CSAs as a way to pay for research and consolidate their trading relationships in the U.S.

Citi's Richardson to Head BeX

The Boston Equities Exchange (BeX) hired former Citigroup managing director Thomas Richardson as its new president.

NeoNet Eyes Asian Expansion and New Hires

Ivy Schmerken, Wall Street & Technology Direct market access broker NeoNet Securities plans to offer connectivity to Asian markets next year and will expand its staff at its Jersey City, New Jersey headquarters. The expansion of its exchange connectivity will start during the first half of next year, with the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan, according to Greg Treacy, dir

Fidessa Expands Buy-Side EMS into Asia

Ivy Schmerken, Wall Street & Technology Eyeing the global market for institutional trading, Royalblue'sFidessa launched an execution management system (EMS) workstation for buy-side trading desks in Asia. The EMS is a global, broker-neutral, multi-asset execution platform for buy-side trading desks in Asia, according to Wednesday's release.

NYSE Group Cuts 520 Positions

Ivy Schmerken, Wall Street & Technology NYSE Group will reduce its workforce by 520 positions as part of an organizational downsizing aimed at cutting costs and improving efficiencies, it announced on Wednesday. The staff cuts impact approximately 400 employees and 120 full-time consultants from its New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NYSE Arca and Securiti

Fidelity Launches ATS

Ivy Schmerken, Wall Street & Technology Fidelity Capital Market Services, a unit of Fidelity Brokerage Company, has launched CrossStream, an alternative trading system (ATS) that anonymously matches brokerage clients' buy- and sell-side orders against the diverse order flow of the agency brokerage house. The new ATS will not publish bids and offers before client's orders hit the Street, according to yesterday's announcement.

Amex Selects Lava for Outbound Routing

Ivy Schmerken, Wall Street & Technology The American Stock Exchange (Amex) has selected Lava Trading to provide private linkage services for sending outbound orders to other market centers publishing protected quotes in compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission's Regulation NMS. The linkage service will be rolled out with the Amex's new Auction and Electronic Market Integration (AE

Nomura to Acquire Instinet

Ivy Schmerken, Wall Street & Technology Nomura Holdings, the Japanese financial services conglomerate, has agreed to acquire Instinet Inc., the global agency broker, in an all cash transaction, according to today's announcement. The purchase price was not disclosed.

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