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 October 2014
A Fidelity survey found that investors relying upon mobile finance apps are more engaged with their finances, with over 40% earning a 20%-plus return over the past 12 months.
To find natural liquidity from investors, ITG launched an optimizer that learns from its trades to allocate different order type combinations across 25 dark venues.
DTCC released its recent "Systemic Risk Barometer" survey showing that cyber risk is among the global financial industry's top five concerns, along with the impact of new regulations.
Droit Financial Technologies appointed former ISDA CEO Robert Pickel, fintech specialist Mark Beeston, and former UBS executive Seth Cohen to join a new advisory board that will broaden the conversation about derivatives compliance.
Alpha was a front-office term, but now banks and brokers are looking to the middle and back office for profitability.
Wall Street professionals discussed a plan to create multiple competing aggregators for the Nasdaq SIP as a way to strengthen the market infrastructure.
Citing conflicts of interest in the voting process for a key market data feed, SIFMA letter presses for answers and for brokers and asset managers to get a seat at the table.
A financial markets trade body is bringing a model code of conduct to participants who work in interest rates, FX, commodities, and derivatives. After a series of fines, can this help banks repair their reputations?
S3 will distribute counterparty analytics through Portware to help hedge funds and asset managers understand the costs of prime services, swaps, and custody services.
The startup has launched an options search engine that filters and analyzes thousands of strategies based on an investor's stock price forecast, trade budget, and risk/reward parameters.
Buy-side concerns over insider trading led Castine Consulting and Integrity Research to launch a cloud-based platform that standardizes due diligence questionnaires posed to research providers.
The real-time platform is geared to Millennials who can use its social media features to share and compare returns with friends and other investors.
The interdealer broker hired fixed income technology expert Eric Hirschhorn to serve as chief information officer to expand its hybrid and electronic trading businesses.
Raymond Jamesís financial advisers are becoming more productive, partially through the use of new technology and data analytics provided by the firmís IT group, led by Vincent Campagnoli.
After a 10-year building boom that led to excess capacity, datacenters with access to matching engines and liquidity are gaining the edge, Tabb Group reports.
Fidelity Labs is running a pilot on LinkedIn that lets financial advisers interact with their book of customers. That's just one example of how the tech incubator is seeding ideas and developing future products for its parent company.
The low-latency trading race is almost over, but the in-memory analytics race is just beginning.