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 January 2013
As hedge funds face an onslaught of financial regulations and data reporting requirements from regulators and investors, they're scrambling to aggregate data and calculate risk metrics.
Citing demand from high-net worth retail customers, China Merchant Securities is providing eight common strategies for equities and equity derivatives, and plans to expand the offering to institutional clients in the future.
Exchange operator looks to combined unit for data distribution and product innovation as a revenue opportunity.
With mandatory clearing of derivatives set to begin on March 13, Woodbine Associates provides a checklist for buy-side firms to assess their readiness for new derivatives regulations, including clearing, execution venues and pre-trade analysis.
Futures commission merchant The Kite Group is tapping AlgoSpan for low-latency infrastructure and access to European exchanges/MTFs, to meet the demands of HFT clients and hedge funds.
In spinoff from ConvergEx, Eze Castle OMS and RealTick EMS will soon have a new financial backer, TPG Capital, focused on software. Will this impact buy side clients?
InterContinental Exchange is buying NYSE Euronext to become a global powerhouse in derivatives, but European equities are a different story.
The brokerage firm signed a definitive agreement to sell its popular software business consisting mainly of Eze Castle Software and RealTick to a private equity firm, TPG Capital, which will "create two optimal businesses," the company said.
Institutional broker BTIG opened an Atlanta office after hiring Beatrix Kondor, formerly with Knight Securities, who will head the new office and expand the firm's reach into the southeast region.
A proposal by Nasdaq OMX to offer benchmark order that are similar to algorithms offered by brokers, raised regulatory, risk and competitive issues at the SEC.
In an exclusive distribution deal with Bloomberg Tradebook, Hart Energy will create a new institutional energy research product aimed at buy side customers.
Online trading firm Gain Capital taps Joseph Wald, who ran Knight Direct, to spearhead its instituitonal business and spearhead growth strategy.
Hedge funds will turn to outsourcing providers to comply with new CFTC and NFA data reporting regulations, say ParkRiver and MIK.
A steady string of technical glitches at the nation's exchanges has cast a shadow over high speed trading.
Direct data feeds and in-house ticker plants have grown too complex to support.
Yesterday, BATS Global Markets notified clients that hundreds of thousands of transactions may have been executed at inferior prices, raising concerns about the resiliency of computerized trading.
With lower trading volumes and more regulations, capital markets firms look to open source and other technologies to reduce IT infrastructure costs.
The acquisition of XciteckSolutionsPlus will add specific expertise in corporate actions processing to SunGard's capital markets business.
Based on FPGAs, Celoxica released a low-latency platform for futures traders seeking to capitalize on short-term price disparities on CME/ICE and Liffe/Eurex.