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 April 2007
Following the market turmoil in late February, hedge funds are redoubling their disaster recovery and business continuity efforts.
Hedge funds reexamine their infrastructures and applications to ensure they can withstand higher trading volumes and volatility.
After expelling third-party algorithms one month ago from passing through its block market, Pipeline Trading Systems LLC has invented a method of predicting the performance of third-party algorithms that
its customers can still access through DMA platforms.
On Friday, Pipeline said it has created an Algorithm Switching Engine that is able to predict the performance of third-party algorithmic trading strategies and offer these algorithm
With more multi-asset trading on the horizon and buy-side firms clamoring for streamlined integration of OMSs and EMSs, London-based royalblue group, the company behind Fidessa, has agreed to acquire LatentZero, a provider of buy-side order management systems, for $125 million.
According to Fidessa CEO Mark Ames, the reason for the acquisition is that " LatentZero offered us a unique opportu
As the industry struggles with increasing data message rates with no end in sight, market data technology providers are searching for alternative solutions to the current method of throwing more boxes at the problem.
Two weeks ago, ACTIV Financial, an aggregator of data feeds and low-latency direct-exchange feed technology, announced that it's porting, its next generation market data ticker plant solution, directly onto silicon.
Interactive Brokers (IB) reported the results of its 2007 Collegiate Trading Olympiad with the top three winners creating automated trading programs utilizing different strategies with stocks and options and futures.
Brian Eckerly, 22, who won first place, received $100,000 in prize money. Eckerly recently graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in electrical an
ING Investment Management Americas upgraded its buy-side trading floor in New York City recently, deploying IPC's IQ/MAX trading turret there and in Hartford, Conn. The 10-person trading floor, located at 230 Park Ave. in New York, made the move to the newest version of the turret last November. In addition, the firm installed the new turret for a single individua
Dallas-based Placemark Investments, went live with FIX Flyer's online service for formatting equity block trades and automating the allocations that are sent back to the brokers offering these programs, the investment adviser announced today.
With the boom in unified managed accounts for retail investors, Placema
Buy-side traders who use instant messaging to communicate with and route order flow to the sell-side community now can use IM to sweep crossing networks and dark pools.