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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 January 2008

Turquoise Taps Apama and Detica to Build Market Surveillance System

Turquoise, the high-profile multilateral trading system (MTF) in Europe founded by nine investment banks to compete with the London Stock Exchange and other traditional exchanges, has hired Progress Software and Detica to develop a market surveillance system.

Updating Record Volumes

With volatility back in the stock market, institutional investors are routing orders with a vengeance and boosting the volumes at some of the newer equity trading venues. Here's an update on the volume records that occurred this week.

Columbus Avenue Chooses SuperDerivatives As Independent Platform for Valuing Credit Derivatives

Hedge fund administrator Columbus Avenue Consulting, LLC, selected the Super Derivatives Credit derivatives platform, SD-CD, to price its hedge fund clients' portfolios of credit default swaps. The decision points to a growing demand for independent valuation sources, as hedge fund portfolios are hedging or placing bets on the fixed-income market using credit default swaps or indexes.

Market Tumult Lifts Volume at Liquidnet and Pipeline

The jittery behavior of institutional investors and hedge funds could be good for alternative trading systems (ATSs) judging from the recent highs in dark pools. Two of the dark pools, Liquidnet and Pipeline, announced record high volumes last week.

All Trading Desks Are Not Equal

With all of the resources spent on giving traders an edge, asset managers are benchmarking their trading capabilities to learn how they stack up.

NYSE Euronext Buys Amex to Snare Options Jewel

By acquiring Amex, NYSE Euronext will add a second U.S. options exchange license to its quiver and beef up its market share in U.S. equity options, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and structured products.

Is NYSE's Purchase of Wombat a Response to Nasdaq-OMX?

Larry Tabb, founder and CEO of TABB Group, doesn't see the acquisition of Wombat as a response to Nasdaq acquiring OMX. "I don't see it as a counterpart to that. I think it gives them another acquisition and it's certainly another feather in Duncan's cap, but it doesn't really help them combat or parry OMX."

Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan Invest in BATS Trading

Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan have each invested in BATS Trading, operator of BATS ECN, acquiring a minority stake in the fast growing alternative market center in U.S. equity securities.

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