Profile of Ivy SchmerkenEditor 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 February 2013
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.
In an effort to boost volumes and fees, Nasdaq OMX plans to extend its pre-market session to 4 a.m., to capture global participants. But will US traders wake up earlier?
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.
The EU's decision to push ahead with the financial transaction tax with support from only 11 countries, including France, Germany and Spain, triggered diverse viewpoints on Twitter.
AQR Capital Management will deploy Exegy's ticker plant and enterprise market data system in a colocation site to process foreign exchange, equities and futures data.
To encourage community engagement and build relationships with users, the browser-based algo platform startup said Tim Meggs, a derivatives trader, will become the first participant in its QIR program.
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.
The likes of Tom Glocer, former CEO of Reuters, and Lee Olesky, CEO of Tradeweb, invested in Selerity's series B financing, which the company will use to accelerate development of its Alerts platform.
Buy-side firms are diving below the surface to find out where their orders are being routed.
As it prepares for new OTC derivatives execution rules, Javelin Capital Markets joined the IPC Connexus' network to help its clients capture liquidity and seek best execution under Dodd-Frank.
Industry leaders added their own two cents to the mix as they took to the Twitterverse to discuss penny pricing and other issues in response to the roundtable.
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.
The Internet startup has created a browser-based platform where anyone with a mind for quantitative finance can learn to code, backtest algorithms and share them with others.
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..
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.
Clients will rest conditional orders in BofA Merrill's ATS, Instinct X, while leveraging liquidity from the firm's private and institutional clients trading with the firm's high-touch, electronic, ETF and equity derivatives desks.
BATS' captured 11.7 percent of U.S. equity market share in January, vs. 11.1 percent one year ago, but down from 11.9 percent in December.
Equity traders are concerned about how many "hops" their orders are taking in the electronic marketplace, so FIX message tags are a hot topic on the buy side.
Derivatives firms are concerned that lower margin levels and block trading thresholds will make futures cheaper and potentially hurt swap contracts.