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 Ivy Schmerken

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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 August 2010

A Bright Spot for Agency Brokers

As agency brokers expand into the alternative research area, they are becoming alpha generators, which turns out to be a more stable, if not growing, piece of the total commission pie.

SEC Adopts New Proxy Voting Rules

Shareholders who own at least three percent of a company's shares continuously for the prior three years, would be eligible to nominate directors to a company's board.

The New Alpha Generators

With commissions growing ever tighter on the execution side, agency brokers are entering the research business to capture a larger share of the buy side's alpha-generation wallet.

DTCC Pushing for Larger Industry Role

DTCC's Rob Hegarty explains Depository Trust Clearing Corp.'s role during the Lehman Brother's crisis and reveals how the utility is evolving to meet the buy side's needs.

Regulatory Revolving Door Raises Ethics Questions

Last week, Elizabeth King, a long-time regulator at the Securities and Exchange Commission, joined the electronic market making firm's regulatory staff, raising questions about the ethics of such a move.

FXall's Acquisition of LavaFX Consolidates FX ECNs

Kicking off 2010 with consolidation, FXall, an online foreign exchange marketplace, said it would purchase LavaFX from Citigroup to become the multi-bank destination for the active trader market.

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