First Derivatives is a leading provider of consulting and bespoke software solutions 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 date and trading systems across front, middle and back-office
Incorporated in 1996, First Derivatives has served the capital markets industry for 15 years. The Company holds a niche market
position in terms of domain knowledge and 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 has been working 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 business models and technology solutions.
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, Co.Down, and operates from purpose built premises, where it has
established its training and on-shore/near-shore support facilities. The Company has continued to expand its service offering and now has
operational bases in Europe (Belfast, Dublin, London), North America (NYC, Philadelphia) and Asia-Pacific (Singapore, Sydney) to service its
global client base. It is recognised as one of the fastest growing capital markets service providers in the world First Derivatives now employs
over 450 capital markets consultants worldwide.
Why clients choose First Derivatives?
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. The Company is very customer focused and
concentrates on building strong relationships with its clients. This is evidenced by the consistent repeat business, generated from long standing
client relationships. Our first ever client is still a client!
First Derivatives shortlisted for four GradIreland Awards 2013 including 'Graduate Employer of the Year'
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