Ivy Schmerken

Profile of Ivy Schmerken

Editor at Large
Member Since: 5/8/2014
Blog Posts: 2629
Posts: 638

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 January 2007

Thomson Integrates OMS, TradeWeb

To enhance the workflow of asset managers and buy-side traders active in fixed-income markets, Thomson Financial launched TradeCentral, an order management system (OMS) that comes pre-integrated with Thomson TradeWeb, the electronic fixed-income and derivatives marketplace.

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Liquidnet Decides to Acquire Miletus Trading

By Ivy Schmerken, Wall Street & Technology Today Liquidnet, the leading electronic marketplace for block trading, revealed plans to acquire Miletus Trading, an agency-only broker that supplies quantitative execution strategies and analytics to institutional investors. Liquidnet signed a definitive agreement to purchase Miletus Trading, according to the release, though financial detail

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GL Trade Acquires FNX Solutions

Ivy Schmerken, Wall Street & Technology With over-the-counter products showing faster growth than exchange-listed instruments, Paris-based GL Trade is acquiring FX Solutions, a provider of front-to-back-office products used by capital markets firms and hedge funds to manage and process OTC products. The deal will be closed in February of 2007, according to Monday's release. FNX will enhance

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James Leman Joins Westwater Corp.

Ivy Schmerken, Wall Street & Technology James Leman, an industry veteran who brings 20-plus years of expertise in electronic trading as well as middle and back-office technology strategies, has joined Westwater Corp. as managing director and head of its Capital Markets Practice.

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NYSE Expands Global Strategy to India

Ivy Schmerken, Wall Street & Technology Expanding its global reach to Asia, yesterday, NYSE Group announced that it has agreed to acquire a five percent stake in the Mumbai-based National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE). The parent of the New York Stock Exchange will pay $115 million in cash for the shares being purchased from a consortium of selling shareholders.

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OptionsHouse Goes Lives with Online Trading Site

Ivy Schmerken, Wall Street & Technology OptionsHouse, a new discount brokerage firm launched its online Web site on Monday offering stock and options trading at a simple, flat-fee rate to retail investors and institutions. Targeting savvy traders, the start-up is a spin-off of PEAK6 Investments LP, a Chicago-based equity option market maker based which leased space on the Chicago Board of Trade's original 1930 trading floor.

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