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 July 2013
Private equity firm appoints Richard Korhammer as senior adviser to make investments in fintech and capital markets sectors.
The third-largest stock exchange operator will distribute its EdgeBook Depth product through Interactive Data's consolidated feed.
Thomson Reuters released Eikon as the first native market data app for BlackBerry 10, in response to client demand as the once ubiquitous smartphone giant aims to make a comeback in financial services.
The new trueEX credit spread futures contract will be traded over CME's Globex platform, giving it global distribution.
The spin off of Goldman's trading platform follows similar moves from other brokers and has attracted a consortium of investors to grow the business as a broker-neutral platform.
As the volume of cybersecurity incidents increases, financial services firms are developing their own intelligence-gathering units and cooperating with the federal government to defend against hacktivists, cybercriminals and other state-sponsored groups.
With the CFTC finalizing the rules for swap execution facilities or SEFs, MarketAxess is moving ahead with plans to trade credit default swaps under the Dodd-Frank Act.
Wall Street may be holding its breath, but CFTC Commissioner Gary Gensler is close to finalizing overseas trading rules to meet tomorrow's July 12th deadline.
Citing buy -side demand for broker diversification, Trading Technologies is launching the MultiBroker ASP solution on the heels of running a six month beta program with 11 major brokers and 12 CTAS and global macro funds.
Adapt to change or face extinction, buy side firms are paying attention to the "investment book of record" or IBOR, along with crowdsourcing for alpha, while prioritizing compliance and post-trade cost savings.
With economic pressures impacting the sell side, social media technology could play a role in helping buy side firms form trusted relationships with counterparties.
Complaining about the sluggish state of innovation in trading technology, market participants pointed to cost pressures and low volumes.
Regulation is driving the importance of operational due diligence teams, with 70 percent having the power to veto hedge fund investment decisions, according to Deutsche Bank survey.