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 Ivy Schmerken

Profile of Ivy Schmerken

Editor at Large
Member Since: 5/8/2014
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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 March 2012

BATS IPO Business Still Open

After a humiliating meltdown when its own initial public offering had to be withdrawn, the exchange operator will continues with its IPO listing business nevertheless.

BATS' Software Glitch: Bad Things Happen

After Friday's technical fiasco, BATS Global Markets was forced to withdraw the company's own I.P.O. and aplogize to its customers. But the computerized stock market shouldn't be crucified.

LCH.Clearnet to Launch OTC FX Clearing

In coming weeks, LCH.Clearnet's new service ForexClear will provide clearing for FX non-deliverable forwards in coming weeks, with support from 14 major market participants.

Newedge Launches Phase 2 of Smart Order Router

The new inhouse, low latency SOR provides direct market access to major equity options and cash equity exchanges for Newedge's executing partners — including small and mid-sized broker dealers and high frequency trading firms.

Who's Hiring in Financial Tech?

Two different companies hiring service and support staff are involved in social media compliance and derivatives trading solutions.

Dodd Frank Confusion Reigns on Buy Side — Study

While sell side firms are investing heavily due to Dodd Frank, a new study finds that buy side firms are confused about clearing deadlines and favor Bloomberg as the execution venue of choice.

Scottrade Chooses Fidessa for Order Routing

The online retail broker will utilize Fidessa's order routing and order managment capabilities, citing dynamic markets, high volumes and an active regulatory environment.

Swaps Participants Gear Up for July Reporting Deadline

Even though the CFTC's rules pertaining to recordkeeping and swaps data reporting put the burden on dealers, asset mangers will still want systems for record keeping, monitoring, reconciliation and analytics.

The 3 Biggest Pain Points on the Road to Swaps Clearing

Central clearing promises to bring transparency to the OTC derivatives market and reduce participants' risk. But dragging swaps out into the open is a difficult road. Here are three challenges adding to the buy side's pain -- and insight into how they can be overcome.

Who Do Buy-Side Firms Trust With Their Money?

In the absence of clear rules on customer collateral protection, the question of default risk weighs on investment managers entering the swaps clearing game, and some market participants argue that custodians offer a safer option than brokers.

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