Profile of Ivy SchmerkenEditor at Large
Member Since: 5/8/2014
Blog Posts: 2629
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 2014
In the wake of the Mt. Gox bankruptcy filing, Wall Street firms are unlikely to get involved in virtual currencies unless there is regulatory oversight.
The UTP SIP committee unanimously approved technology enhancements for a key market data feed, and also hired Jordan & Jordan to conduct two RFPs to replace Nasdaq when its contract officially runs out.
As fixed income markets shift to electronic trading, Bloomberg unveiled the new Electronic Trade Order Management Solution (ETOMS) to help US regional broker-dealers source liquidity in US corporate, municipal and government bonds.
A new generation of startups is making financial analysis easier, with open, collaborative and visually intuitive, cloud-based platforms.
The retail multi-asset broker is launching a new TradeStation TradingApp Store that offers over 650 products including strategies, indicators and other tools, created by third-party software developers, traders and other professionals.
In the run-up to the CFTC's mandatory trading deadline on SEFs, NISA Investment Advisors indicated that sponsored access is the preferred approach for accessing the swaps market.
A FIX TCA Working Group released initial guidelines for TCA best practices after finding there's a lack of defined standards and consistency across TCA providers.
With Middle East financial markets rapidly changing, SHUUA Capital wants to offer clients a global institutional standard trading platform, with access to regional and international securities.
With SEF trading becoming mandatory on Feb. 15 for certain interest-rate swaps and continues to evolve, industry watchers are waiting to see if SEF aggregation will emerge to help the buy side connect with multiple SEFs.
Bloomberg will utilize OneMarketData's CEP engine and tick database to develop real-time intraday analytics for clients of EMSX to perform transaction cost analysis and analyze trading venues.
Hedge fund managers are demanding compliance aggregation and risk measurement tools to generate alpha and prove they have institutional quality controls.
The new algorithm provides buy-side traders with the same sophisticated liquidity tactics used by market makers, while reducing exposure to signaling and other predatory techniques.
The trend is driven by new regulations, market structure changes in derivatives and growth in compliance demands across asset classes, according to a new Greenwich Associates study.