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 Ivy Schmerken

Profile of Ivy Schmerken

Editor 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 October 2005

Streaming Liquidity

Seth Merrin, the visionary founder of Liquidnet, is at it again. This time, Merrin, who launched Liquidnet in 2001, is hoping to fix the inefficiencies of the U.S. equity market with a new version of Liquidnet that brings in retail-size order flow to match against the existing wholesale liquidity pool.

Brokering Deals With Exchanges

Hot cakes, get your hot cakes! CEOs of regional stock exchanges might as well be standing on a street corner hawking Philly cheese steaks or Boston funnel cakes judging from the recent flurry of deals with brokers.

Resurrecting the Regionals

With Reg NMS on their side, the regional exchanges are enhancing their technology and seeking partnerships to better compete with the NYSE and Nasdaq.

Algorithms Sweep Dark Books

Institutions are asking brokers to sweep multiple crossing networks and dark books to find hidden liquidity.

ESP Central Clearing Aids Buy Side, Irks Sell Side

Central clearing offers buy-side firms aggregated electronic stock trades, eliminating the hassle of writing thousands of tickets to clear and settle trades with multiple counterparties.

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