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 Ivy Schmerken

Profile of Ivy Schmerken

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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 2007

Retail Traders Apply Algorithms to FX

"We're seeing retail traders now come in building their own models and who are involved in high-frequency trading," says Thomas Plaut, CEO of online foreign exchange broker FX Solutions.

ATSs Favor Independent Tech Supplier

New alternative marketplaces that are gearing up to compete with traditional exchanges are staying clear of the exchange-aligned technology solution providers.

Expert Analysis of Thain's Move to Merrill

John Thain is reportedly leaving the top position at NYSE Euronext to assume the CEO mantle at brokerage house Merrill Lynch & Co., which is reeling from its write-downs in the sub-prime mortgage mess. Larry Tabb, founder and CEO of TABBGroup, says," It's surprising from the standpoint that he's already run a brokerage business and the question is why would he want to do that again," poses Tabb.

BATS Trading Seeks Exchange Status in SEC Filing

BATS Trading, the alternative equity marketplace, moved to become a fully licensed securities exchange, filing an application with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday.

CEO Crisis at Citi and Merrill: How About a Crash Course in Risk?

The swift ouster and resignation of two powerful Wall Street CEOs within a week of one another shows there is a serious management void in the executive suite of financial institutions that went whole hog into derivatives tied to sub-prime mortgages.

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