• Organization TypeService Providers
  • Staff1001-5000
  • Founded1996

First Derivatives

ABOUT First Derivatives (FD) is a software and services company with world-leading intellectual property in ultra-high-performance analytics (Kx) and extensive domain knowledge and capabilities in capital markets systems and technology.   Kx technology  Kx technology addresses one of the largest and most demanding challenges in analytics, namely how to capture and analyse data to make real-time decisions in a world where data volumes are increasing exponentially, and existing technologies fail due to technological or commercial limitations. Kx technology is widely adopted throughout the global financial industry, at banks, hedge funds and exchanges, and is employed across a range of data-intensive arenas, from high-frequency trading to market data storage and analysis. With this pedigree, Kx is now expanding across multiple sectors challenged by increasing data volumes and the need to make rapid, informed operational decisions.   Managed Services and Consulting FD provides a range of services worldwide to its clients in the capital markets sector, focused on supporting mission-critical systems as well as helping them to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance. These services can be delivered by operating either from the client site or on a near-shore basis (or adopting a hybrid approach). Clients include many of the world’s leading banks with FD supporting their activities across a range of operations including credit, interest rate, foreign exchange, equity, cash and derivatives markets. For more than 20 years FD has built a reputation for client-centric delivery that has enabled consistent growth from a growing base of repeat revenue.
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Staff at First Derivatives have experience in


  • finance
  • development
  • research & development
  • urban planning
  • economic policy


  • bloomberg philantrophies
  • test


  • ireland
  • canada
  • united kingdom


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • international experience

Company Offices

  • Ireland
  • Dublin
  • 6th Floor, Block A, 1 George’s Quay Plaza
  • United Kingdom
  • Belfast
  • The Weaving Works, Ormeau Avenue
  • United Kingdom
  • Newry
  • 3 Canal Quay