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 August 2005

How Neutral Is Your OMS?

Broker neutrality is a phrase that providers of order management systems (OMSs) and execution management systems like to throw around to convey that customers are free to route orders to any broker or execution venue they choose.

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BAS Evaluates ETS Group

Banc of America Securities hired former Nasdaq corporate strategy senior executive Bill Harts as a consultant to assess the future direction of its Electronic Trading Services (ETS) group, according to a BAS spokeswoman.

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ITG to Acquire OMS Provider Macgregor

Eyeing the buy-side community's demand for tying electronic execution and cost-measurement tools into the rest of the portfolio management process, Investment Technology Group (ITG) announced plans to acquire Macgregor, a provider of buy-side trade order management systems (OMSs), for $230 million in cash.

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CHX Seeks OrderRouting Partner

With every regional stock exchange gearing up for Reg NMS, the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) is looking at potential partnerships with technology companies and brokers that offer smart-order routing, according to Dave Herron, the exchange's CEO.

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