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 Ivy Schmerken

Profile of Ivy Schmerken

Editor at Large
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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 February 2013

Dark Pools Grab Market Share —Rosenblatt Report

A sharp decline in volatility in January set the stage for dark pools to gain market share in January, especially those focusing on institutions and block trading, according to Rosenblatt Securities' report.

Newedge Pushes into OTC Derivatives Clearing

Newedge said it cleared its first OTC interest rate swap on CME Clearing as it expands to take advantage of new regulations amid reports that the company is up for sale.

Buy Side Could Seek Alpha in Post-Trade Data

While the traditional focus has been on TCA and best execution, buy side firms can also add returns to the bottom line by reconciling their bills and contracts with brokers.

Tick-Size Issue Sparks Debate

Market participants discussed the pros and cons of increasing tick sizes to a nickel or dime on small cap stocks, urging the SEC to adopt a pilot program.

Spot Trading Promotes Brodsky to CEO Role

Chicago-based proprietary trading firm Spot Trading elevated the company's founder and CEO Robert Merrilees to the role of chairman, while appointing CFO Stephen Brodsky as CEO..

Swaps Exchange Gears Up for Dodd Frank Mandates

Preparing to go live in 2013, trueEX LLC, a CFTC-regulated swaps exchange, chose Interactive Data Corporation's 7ticks global network for hosting and supporting its matching engine architecture.

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