Profile of Ivy SchmerkenEditor at Large
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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 2013
ETRE Financial has launched an analytics and trading platform to bring the transparency of equities to electronic trading of commercial real estate properties and REITs.
Big data has been a buzzword for a couple of years. In 2014, financial services are hoping to see some return on their big data investments.
Tradeweb said the derivatives to be 'made-available to trade' on its SEF constitute about 80% of standardized swap volumes based on market data.
Following numerous technical problems in the markets, regulators might be moving to overhaul market rules and are insisting that market participants take a closer look at their own technology.
Emphasizing its independence and the richness of its data and analytics, Markit is offering its TCA service to both the buy-and sell-side community.
Swap execution facilities officially started on October 2, 2013, but 2014 is the year when they will really hit their stride.
Portfolio managers and traders on the buy side are outperforming their sell-side peers due to the drag from regulations and cost controls at banks, according to a new study from Greenwich Associates and Johnson Associates.
The interdealer broker appointed Laurent Paulhac as CEO of ICAP SEF as volumes begin to shift to the new swap trading platforms.
The proposed merger between securities exchange operator BATS Global Markets and rival Direct Edge Holdings LLC passed an anti-trust review by the U.S. Justice Department.
Two startups, Javelin Capital Market and TrueEX are taking different approaches to offering swaps on their trading platforms, sparking some debate.
Eight SEFs have used MarkitServ for trade routing to clearinghouses, SEF confirmation and regulatory reporting, the company said.
SEC Commissioner Dan Gallagher said that immunity of exchange SROs in market glitches is something that will come up in a holistic market structure review.
The combined firms will offer more indepth investment analytics, research and reporting solutions to institutional investment managers, pension sponsors and consultants.
The bank will provide liiquidity and clearing services in swap futures on the US-based futures exchange, which is seeing increased migration as the 2014 trading mandate gets closer.
The broker launched algorithms and high-touch trading for Chilean equities, as well as high-touch trading for equities in Chile, Peru and Columbia.
Tech spending is on the rise and biting into the revenues available for innovation, which is why CIOs need to understand how the cloud can change tech economics, said two speakers at Interop 2013.
DelphX will facilitate anonymous trading to buy-and sell-side customers via SunGard's network and link to other fixed income ATSs.