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 November 2010
Cybersecurity is top of mind at financial firms, which are vulnerable to rogue traders, hackers and other forms of unauthorized access.
Offers U.S. Treasury traders access to Currenex's (GovEx) fixed income platform combined with CQG's server-side order management.
Partnership will provide software and infrastructure to high frequency firms trading FX, fixed income and futures.
Debate rages over what is a swap execution facility, but even as regulators craft the rules, there are many contenders.
his is the first OTC financial derivatives central counterparty clearing service in Asia.
Citi's sale of ColorPalette OMS to FlexTrade, reflects the broker's decision to differentiate itself in trading-related IP, and not run a front-end software business.
Offering 2x leverage linked to the S&P 500 VIX Futures Index, the exchange traded notes are to enable institutional traders to manage their daily equity market trading risks.
New feature allows traders to control losses and minimize risks with automatic trading.
Brokerage looks to handle growth of basket trades and reduce latency with integrated order and execution management.
Traditional EMSs don't provide the speed that high-frequency traders require, contends Redline Trading CEO Mark Skalabrin.
The new functionality will allow MIXIT to offer more sophisticated trading strategies through its OMS/EMS.
Cognito whips up drink recipes for its annual party reflecting reflecting financial regulations and Fed activity.
Automates the firm's equities, fixed income and foreign exchange investment operations.
Integration with European MTFs has been costly and complicated, claims Finnish software vendor.
Users of the UNX Catalyst EMS can now access markets across Canada, Europe and South America when they use the UBS DMA and algo strategies.
New service to help Chinese banks to reduce risk and increase transparency.
With the Flash Crash raising concerns about algorithmic strategies, BofaML has devised a quant algo for futures that slices up an order to deal with volatile events such as releases of economic data.
Mutual customers will be able to integrate wide range of data on multiple asset classes into a consolidated view.
This is a response to the Cassiopeia Committee to implement recommendations for the introduction of corporate bond platforms in Europe
The fourth largest US exchange operator is jumping into the connectivity business with Connect Edge as a way to lower telco costs for sell side customers.
FlexTrade will make a substantial investment in the ColorPalette platform.
Regulators push for safety of financial system, while banks say tough rules will undermine profits.
Allows institutional customers to seamlessly access each other's dark pools in Asia.
Asia's first dark liquidity aggregator offers participants the ability to trade anonymously on a low-latency basis.
The SEC needs to clear up misconceptions about the Flash Crash, especially whether quote stuffing or denial of service attacks really went on.
The stock exchanges continue to roll out new equity trading platforms, arguing that competition drives innovation. But some traders, fearing increased fragmentation, are calling for a moratorium on new exchanges.
The Russell-Axioma Factor Indexes are optimized to provide a highly tradable, basket of securities that closely track each specific factor's returns.
The proprietary equity options trading firm appointed Stephen Brodsky, a former executive with the Chicago Stock Exchange's holding company, who most recently worked in private equity.
Throughout the financial crisis, the SEC has identified a host of equity market structure issues that are critical to ensuring safe and fair trading. But, already burdened by enacting the Dodd-Frank financial reform act, the regulator isn't likely to enact any new rules too quickly.
GATE Pro is a recently approved ATS targeting the $1.2 trillion of private company, restricted securities.
The CCP will provide exclusive clearing services for Liquidnet's Streaming Liquidity Providers in seven new markets.
Introduces a new approach to measuring liquidity risk as a separate module within StatPro Risk Management.
SunGard's Valdi Execution Services caters to high-velocity traders executing across Pan European equity markets, providing a broker-managed solution that includes clearance and settlement.
Web-based application using cloud computing allows users to purchase historical Level 1 tick data online, for US equities.
HFA warns that potential hedge fund self-regulation organization (SRO) under investigation by the GAO would raise regulatory costs for funds to operate and also limit the industry's growth.
Asset manager will benefit from lower operational costs without an on premises installation.
CME will begin offering FX VolContracts under a licensing agreement with VolX.
Agreement enables Algo Span to add access to CME and ICE as well as major liquidity venues in Europe and the United States.
Orc Hosted is a fully supposed trading infrastructure, that includes Orc Trader, Orc Spreader and Orc Liquidator, with connectivity options.
Middleware appliance provider to use financing to expand its rapid global expansion.
Instinet's Execution Expert consists of ten individual strategies customized to meet the trading challenges in Asia-Pacific.
NSX and Sidera announce Exchange in a Box, a new fiber-option-based network solution, allowing customers to connect with NSX in the New York Metro region at a reduced cost, in microseconds.
Orc's will offer out-of-the-box low latency trading infrastructure to deploy high frequency trading strategies to customers of Alpes.
Interactive 7Ticks will provides low-latency connectivity to derivatives exchanges out of Chicago-based data center.