First Derivatives is a leading provider of products and consulting services to the capital markets industry.
Focused on financial institutions that work cross-asset, often with multi-system and/or high volume trading
activities, the Company scopes, designs, develops, implements and supports a broad range of mission critical
data and trading systems across front, middle and back-office operations.
Incorporated in 1996, First Derivatives has served the capital markets industry since its incorporation. The
Company holds a niche market position in terms of domain knowledge of capital market asset classes (equities,
fixed income, foreign exchange, commodities, etc), as well as expertise in leading financial services systems
(such as Calypso, Murex, Opics, Summit, Principia, Opus, Wall Street, kdb+, etc). The Company continues to work
closely with leading global financial institutions to enable client proprietary and 3rd Party systems cope
with the demands of high volume, complex trading in an increasingly regulated market. This combination of
domain knowledge and technical expertise in leading financial services technologies has motivated the Company
to invest in developing its own product suite.
First Derivatives is a publicly held company, trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSE FDP.L) and Irish Stock
Exchange (IEX:GYQ.I). The Company is headquartered in Newry, Northern Ireland from where it has established its
research and development centre, its Capital Markets Competency Centre and its near-shore support facilities.
The Company has continued to expand its service offering and now has operational bases in Europe, North America,
Asia and Australia to service its global client base. It is recognized as one of the fastest growing capital
markets service providers in the world. First Derivatives now employs over 700 employees worldwide.
First Derivatives’ distinct competitive advantage derives from its unique combination of knowledge of financial
markets and expertise in financial services technologies. The Company believes that its consultants need to fully
understand the client’s business requirements in order to produce the right technical solution. This saves our
clients development time, and ultimately money.
We are widely renowned for the quality of our service and our product portfolio and for our pragmatic and commercial
approach. Our growth is the direct result of the importance we attach to our clients, understanding their businesses
and building and maintaining strong relationships.
Key to our market position is continuing our strong track record of profit growth and our international reputation
for the quality of our services in our target sectors.
We know that ensuring our people are well motivated, well rewarded and have the opportunity to develop their true
potential is critical to meeting our varied client needs and our continued commercial success.
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