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 2008

Updating Record Volumes

With volatility back in the stock market, institutional investors are routing orders with a vengeance and boosting the volumes at some of the newer equity trading venues. Here's an update on the volume records that occurred this week.

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Columbus Avenue Chooses SuperDerivatives As Independent Platform for Valuing Credit Derivatives

Hedge fund administrator Columbus Avenue Consulting, LLC, selected the Super Derivatives Credit derivatives platform, SD-CD, to price its hedge fund clients' portfolios of credit default swaps. The decision points to a growing demand for independent valuation sources, as hedge fund portfolios are hedging or placing bets on the fixed-income market using credit default swaps or indexes.

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Is NYSE's Purchase of Wombat a Response to Nasdaq-OMX?

Larry Tabb, founder and CEO of TABB Group, doesn't see the acquisition of Wombat as a response to Nasdaq acquiring OMX. "I don't see it as a counterpart to that. I think it gives them another acquisition and it's certainly another feather in Duncan's cap, but it doesn't really help them combat or parry OMX."

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