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 August 2010
In building out their research capabilities, agency brokers are encroaching on the bulge bracket's turf.
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.
Cross Research's analysts provides focuses on the global tech sector.
Knight Direct will offer its suite of execution algorithms to Orc's trading customers.
French investment manager selects unified CEP and Database system rather than multiple systems.
Supports regulatory harmony between the European Commissions proposals and the U.S Dodd-Frank Bill's private clearing initiatives.
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.
Equity exchange surpassed 100 million shares in daily volume for the first time since it was launched in 2007.
The broker will offer Retail Service Provider (RSP) trading to users of +TRADER.
Tivo to improve the visual experience and interactive nature of NasdaqMarketSite.
Hong Kong's monetary authority will use the system to trade across multiple asset classes, while monitoring the underlying risks in real time.
The Japanese brokerage firm picked Fidessa for its high-performance capabilities and its hosted-Software-of-As-Service solution.
The IQ/MAX Turret will provide specialized communication applications for GFI's brokers in Santiago, Chile.
Colt is now offering a measured latency of 4.22 milliseconds between London and Frankfurt and 2.65 milliseconds between Paris and Brussels.
Appointment of JP Morgan executive reflects commitment to buy-side OTC derivatives clearing offering.
The technology provides real-time cross-market risk management and surveillance at a time when regulators are pondering new mandates for sponsored and naked access.
Cites the unknown causes of the May 6th 'flash crash' and the complexity of fragmented trading venues as reasons.
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.
With the addition of Platts' end-of-day data sets, customers can do all of their analysis within the CQG environment.
BATS received SEC approval to operate a second US equities exchange last Friday, putting it on a level playing field with NYSE and Nasdaq.
Joint offering will give non-members a real-time, low latency alternative to OPRA consolidated feed.
In today's increasingly volatile markets, buy-side firms are arming their trading desks with near-real-time transaction cost analysis tools to adjust their strategies intraday and combat the edge enjoyed by high-frequency traders.
ESP Technologies offers post-trade ticket aggregation for equities, helping buy-side firms lower settlement costs as they seek best execution in a fragmented market.
In a complex trading environment, transaction cost analysis tools will help the buy side capture alpha, SJ Levinson's senior managing director and head of the quantitative research and trading team.
New SYNC TCA system offers pre- and post-trade analytics in a single platform.
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.
Institutional broker partners with independent research provider of investor perception research.
The patent covers the proprietary technology and methodology allowing users to pool and manage their commission dollars from multiple executing brokers and authorize payment of research invoices.
Smith joins Citi after ten years with Credit Suisse where he was head of AES in Asia Pacific.
Agency broker will use SuperFeed to more cost effectively offer pre-and post-trade TCA tools to customers.
CQG's hosted trading gateways enable traders to route orders to TurkDEX and manage both inter-and intra-exchange spread strategies.
CNBC moderated a debate between two panelists on the question of whether high frequency trading should be slowed down.
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.
The problem is that mergers of banks and brokers will lead to redundancies in the backoffices and other areas, causing massive layoffs across the country.
SmartPool's focus has been on Europeans blue chip securities, but now it's moving into European mid-caps, where liquidity is scarce and completing larger trades is more complex.
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.
The U.S. Senate passed the financial reform bill last Thursday, though I'm not sure that there are any champagne corks popping on Wall Street.
He will expand Netik's role into delta one trading data, managed reference data services and data warehousing.