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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 May 2012

Commission Shrinkage Complicates Life for Buy Side

As the trading slump caused equity brokerage commissions to contract through Q1 2012, institutions upped their research payments to the sell side. But where does that leave electronic trading?

Omgeo and Blackrock Push for T+O in Taiwan

Omgeo is working with investment managers across Taiwan, including Blackrock, the world's largest money manager, to eliminate inefficiencies and trade fails through same day affirmation of trade details on T+0.

Lone Pine Capital Taps SS&C's Form PF Solution

Hedge fund chooses SS&C's web-enabled Form PF application for compliance with a new rule that requires investment advisers and private funds to provide data to the Financial Stability Oversight Council for monitoring systemic risk.

Guggenheim Investments Picks NAV Platform

In a move to eliminate spreadsheets and reduce operational risk, Guggenheim chose Milestone Group's pControl platform to automate the production and control of net asset values.

Netik Launches vMobile for Data Management

Emphasizing security and entitlement, vMobile positions Netik to extend the reach of its data management solutions to iPads, Androids and Blackberry Playbook devices.

Thomson Reuters Launches Intraday FX Analysis

Reuters FX Buzz will provide "pithy" summaries and commentary on how events impact the FX market, and will be delivered through Thomson Reuters Eikon and Reuters 3000 Xtra platforms.

AlphaHedge Launches SMA Platform

A new platform promises to offer long/short equity hedge fund strategies to investment advisors without the high minimums and limited liquidity of traditional hedge funds.

TradingScreen Launches Real Time TCA

Based on its SaaS-based model, TradingScreen is providing real-time TCA for multiple asset classes, including FX, to help traders control costs in a fragmented liquidity environment.

Why Hedge Funds Flock to the Private Cloud

As a sign of hedge fund adoption of cloud-based IT services, Eze Castle Integrationhas more than 2,000 users at 600 hedge funds on its private cloud, surpassing over a pedabyte of data.

Mountaineer Hedge Fund Implements Imagine

New event-driven hedge fund implements Imagine's cloud-based service for portfolio and risk mangement on equity and distressed debt-related instruments.

BATS Europe Completes Tech Migration of Chi-Ex

The pan-European equity markets operator completed the migration of Chi-X Europe's order books over to the BATS Europe technology, recording 24 percent market share yesterday.

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