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 October 2010

SEC-CFTC Flash Crash Report Leaves Experts Unsatisfied

Many of us have read the long awaited joint SEC-CFTC report on the May 6th Flash Crash. By now everyone knows, that the regulators largely blame the sudden “Flash Crash” on a huge sale of E-mini futures contracts by a single fundamental investor, not named in the report, but which sources have identified as Waddell & Reed Financial, a conservative mutual fund company.

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The SECs Mission: Proving Its A Fair Game

wo former SEC Chairmen, Harvey Pitt, Kalorama Partners, and Richard Breeden, Breeden & Co., discussed the future of the SEC, with Maria Bartiromo, of CNBC, covering what the agency has done to restore investor confidence and why circuit breakers, the main course of action, have been problematic.

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