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 March 2012
The electronic trading platform's research arm is offering a proprietary method for analyzing and reducing transaction cost in less liquid corporate bond markets.
According to BATS COO, Chris Isaacson, the electronic exchange operator successfully completed the IPO auction, but had a problem transitioning to continuous trading.
After a humiliating meltdown when its own initial public offering had to be withdrawn, the exchange operator will continues with its IPO listing business nevertheless.
Larry Tabb will help the CFTC subcommittee to create a definition of high frequency trading.
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.
A professor at the Unversity of California has developed a model based on discovering patterns in Twitter, suggesting that mining social media feeds can pay off.
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.
In a management overhaul, Deutsche Bank named Henry Ritchotte COO with oversight of technology and operations, as new co-CEOs put their stamp on the bank.
Along with the portal, Smartleaf is offering a Model Distribution Service (MDS), to create a marketplace for the sale and purchase of model portfolios.
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.
Two different companies hiring service and support staff are involved in social media compliance and derivatives trading solutions.
The futures brokerage will utilize FFast Fill's Trading Pro, SaaS offering, within its European and U.S. operations for futures, options, FX, equities, repos and CFDs.
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.
In the wake of MF Global, the first proposal would require FCMs to file daily reports on segregated and secure accounts, enabling regulators to track fluctuations in the amount of customer funds maintained by the firm.
More than 56 percent of buy-side repondents said they are not confident in their accounting systems, while recognizing that positiions should be centralized a single accounting system, according to a SimCorp poll.
The online retail broker will utilize Fidessa's order routing and order managment capabilities, citing dynamic markets, high volumes and an active regulatory environment.
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.
Installation of Calypso system to support the bank's growing interest rate derivatives was completed in less than four months.
The middleware provider announced a single point of access for FX participants to route OTC derivatives trades to CCPs worldwide including CME, SGX and LCH.Clearnet.
Three of the top 10 industry insurance sector companies have deployed Trading Screen's EMS for compliance reasons.
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.
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.
The broker updated its iPad app so that investors can make 2011 contributions to their IRAs in time for the April 17th deadline.
Tradar teamed with Nedelma, a data aggegation and mobile reporting company, to provide asset values and detailed portfolio views on-the-go.