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 Ivy Schmerken

Profile of Ivy Schmerken

Editor at Large
Member Since: 5/8/2014
Blog Posts: 2629
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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 November 2009

Why Is ConvergEx Buying NorthPoint To Go Mini-Prime?

I spoke with Tom Galvin, CEO of Eze Castle Software and Douglas Nelson, CEO of NorthPoint, yesterday, to find out what motivated the transaction and how ConvergEx expects to leverage Northpoint's offering to expanding into the hedge fund space.

StreamBase Connects to Chi-X Canada

StreamBase connected its CEP technology to alternative trading system Chi-X Canada, enabling customers to trade Canadian equities.

IND-X To Merge with Enzard Ltd.

IND-X combines its execution and commission management platform with with Enzard's independent research provider offering to expand in Asia.

Catching Up On OTC Derivatives Reform

Regulators really want to mandate clearing and trading on exchanges to bring transparency into the market and save taxpayers a fortune from bailing out the banks again.

New Regulatory Requirements Require Data On-Demand

With a plethora of proposed regulations in the pipeline, financial services firms are facing more strenuous audits and data reporting requirements that could result in penalties if firms get them wrong.

Derivatives Clearing Gives Congress Fits

The Challenge Congress is working on legislation for OTC derivatives reform, but there is still no agreement on mandatory clearing of standardized instruments or on how exotic instruments will be handled.

High-Frequency Trading Controversy Continues to Swirl

Regulators are scrutinizing the surge in high-frequency trading strategies, which account for more than 60 percent of equities executions by some estimates. Charges of unfair access likely will continue to drive the HFT controversy in 2010.

Madoff's Ex-Auditor Pleads Guilty

David Friehling, the accountant who audited Bernard Madoff's books, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court, claiming he was unaware of Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

Quod Financial To Demo Adaptive Cross

Releases white paper outlining the importance of internal crossing mechanisms as a liquidity source within next generation trading technology.

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