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 2011
The latest version introduces Multiverb, a messaging transport to handle expanding volumes of data processed by mission critical apps.
EMS provider's clients get access to fixed-income trading system offered by BGC Partners, while deadline for raising the U.S. debt ceiling llooms.
Acquisition allows bank to offer Leverate's automated trading solutions to retail and institutional customers, while giving Leverate access to Saxo's liquidity sources in forex.
With the iPhone and iPad winning the popularity contest among consumers, while BlackBerry stumbles, financial services executives are apt to support multiple devices.
Sets up network for portfolio managers and buy-and sell-side analysts to share trade ideas.
The wealth management firm will use the FIX engine to automate the flow of trades between an internal system and ITG's Triton EMS.
The sell side anxiously is awaiting clarification on the Volcker Rule. Meanwhile, how regulators distinguish proprietary trading from market making and hedging could dampen liquidity for the buy side.
As cost-effective third-party data centers increasingly become liquidity hubs where exchanges house their matching engines and firms colocate their trading strategies to minimize latency, the traditional data center may be vanishing from the Street.
Among the criticisms of high frequency trading is the charge that colocating trading strategies in the same data centers as exchange matching engines gives HFT firms an unfair speed advantage.
The dark pool reports a single-day trading record, following six months of growth when average daily volume was 68 million shares.
CVC Capital Partners will buy the stake held by GTC. ConvergEx sets aside plans for an I.P.O.
BofAML Express delivers sub 10-microseconds of wire-to-wire latency with pre-trade risk controls required by SEC rule.
Mark Benfield will head BGC Market Data from Asia Pacific, taking over for Bernie Weinstein, who will focus on Kleos and intellectual property.
Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan are tied with 11.5 percent share in insttiutional trading, followed by Goldman and Citi with 10 percent each.
Plans to focus on consulting for the short-term, related to market structure changes in Europe.
The new app 'wRD Investor' delivers analysis and reports from three independent research firms.
Hedge funds and asset managers can reduce and optimize their stock borrow costs.
Hedge funds need to install monitoring systems to plug gaps in internal controls, says technology executive.
The alliance will help financial services firms meet record retention and e-discovery guidelines.
The London-based proprietary trading firm focuses on exchange traded derivatives and spot foreign exchange markets.
The dark pool is focusing on bringing block liquidity to international exchanges.
Appoints Michel Finzi, previously with ConvergEx RealTick, to drive product development in U.S. equities and other asset classes.
SunGard extended its SaaS-based market access services to reach fixed income venues, including EuroTLX, Borsa Italiana's MOT or Hi-MTF.
As regulators delay writing the final rules for the sweeping Dodd-Frank financial reforms, the Volcker Rule's ban on proprietary trading continues to cause confusion among the investments banks that must comply with the rule.
The CRM solution for private equity firms is built upon salesforce.com's cloud computing platform.
Deal will give Lightspeed formidable presence in the equity options markets.
With derivatives regulations still uncertain, Commissioner Scott O'Malia wants more transparency in the final rule-making process.
Paolo Gilardi spent 20 years on the buy side, then worked at ING Capital Markets and Credit Agricole, before joining EMS provider TradingScreen to drive FX sales.
Broker's algos will be available to 2,000 asset managers in the SGN community across 24 European countries.
Math and computer science experts are drawn to entreprenurial Internet startups. Wall Street regulations don't help.
Based on an index of companies involved in the cloud computing industry, the ETF reflects the evolution of IT infrastructure.
Chile, Columbia and Peru chose the FIX standard to create network linking the three exchanges.
The Benche is offering new iPhone and Android apps for finance professionals.
With one connection to Direct Edge, the exchange offers clients connectivity to lit and dark markets, saving telco costs.