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 Ivy Schmerken

Profile of Ivy Schmerken

Editor at Large
Member Since: 5/8/2014
Blog Posts: 2629
Posts: 638

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 October 2011

Pipeline’s Misuse of Client Information

As a journalist who wrote about Pipeline many times over the past 7 years, I can’t believe the firm would deceive its clients about how and where it was executing trades.

Who’s Afraid of Volatility?

Todd Hurlbut of Everett Capital Management uses algorithms and dark pools to cope with volatility in equities and alternative asset classes. Find out what this buy side trader thinks of HFT.

The High-Speed Chase for Liquidity

Options exchanges are going after market share by upgrading their trading platforms and moving to third-party data centers -- all in the name of lower latency.

The Rush to Alternative Investments

Extreme volatility and macroeconomic uncertainty are driving the buy side into alternative investments. But firms are using options to boost returns, not just hedge positions.

ConvergEx Launches Portfolio Algo

ConvergEx is offering Spectrum, a new algo, to help portfolio managers precisely manage risk and cash balances, while executing in domestic dark venues.

CME's Colo Service to Go Live on Jan. 29

The derivatives exchange operator will offer colocation services to high speed trading customers out of its own 428,000 sq. foot data center in Aurora, Ill.

Nasdaq OMX Introduces UltraFeed

Partners with Quodd Financial Information Services to deliver a feed that combines equities, options futures and index data into a single stream.

Volatility Pulls the Buy Side into Alternatives

While the popularity of alternative asset classes, ranging from equity options to currency and gold futures, has been growing for several years, participation in alternatives among asset managers and retail investors has skyrocketed this year as traders have sought to cushion their portfolios against the zigzagging stock market or, conversely, to make bets on the volatility.

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