Ivy Schmerken

Ivy Schmerken

Editorial Director at FlexTrade Systems
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Bio Writer of blogs and whitepapers about electronic trading, financial regulation, capital markets and technology. I turn complex topics into stories. Career History More than 25 years of experience as a financial tech and markets writer with Wall Street & Technology and Advanced Trading.


Capital Markets Technology

Multiple Protocols Boost Liquidity in E-Trading of U.S. Treasury Bonds

11 Dec 2020

With so many traders working from home, the pandemic is said to have accelerated the shift to electronic trading in U.S. Treasury bonds. Now industry leaders are debating the future of trading protocols in the world’s largest and most liquid market. On a recent industry webinar, bond experts said that supporting multiple trading protocols is key t...

Big Data

CAT Compliance Ramps Up on Sell Side with Interfirm Linkages

13 Oct 2020

No one could have predicted that Wall Street’s top compliance project would go into production during a pandemic. The securities industry is submitting data to the Consolidated Audit Trail, a long-delayed database for tracking the lifecycle of orders and transactions for U.S. listed and over-the counter equites and options in one place. Even thou...

Capital Markets Technology

The Buy Side's Hunt for Bond Liquidity

21 Aug 2020

Fixed-income traders reflecting on the bond liquidity crisis and volatile markets caused by the global pandemic in March and April are pushing ahead with more automation to solve the liquidity and data-quality issues they faced. Citing the value of aggregation tools to bring in direct pricing streams, portfolio trading, and all-to-all trading proto...

Capital Markets Technology

AI and Machine Learning Gain Momentum with Algo Trading & ATS Amid Volatility

21 Jul 2020

An increasing number of capital markets firms are adopting machine learning and other artificial intelligence techniques to build algorithmic trading systems that learn from data without relying on rules-based systems. With the hiring of data scientists, advances in cloud computing, and access to open source frameworks for training machine learni...