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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.

HQNewry, GB
Employee Ratings3.1

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Employees (est.) (Jun 2020)2,400
Revenue (FY, 2016)£6.5 M
Share Price (Jun 2020)£2.5 K(+2%)
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Key People/Management at First Derivatives

Seamus Keating

Seamus Keating

Chief Executive Officer & Director
Graham Ferguson

Graham Ferguson

Chief Financial Officer & Director
David Humphries

David Humphries

Chief Operating Officer
Keith MacDonald

Keith MacDonald

Senior Independent Director
Virginia Gambale

Virginia Gambale

Non-Executive Director
Pat Brazel

Pat Brazel

Chief Commercial Officer
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First Derivatives Office Locations

First Derivatives has offices in Newry, Belfast, London, Closter and in 11 other locations
Newry, GB (HQ)
3 Canal Quay
Belfast, GB
Weaving Works, 11 Ormeau Ave
London, GB
27 Bush Ln
Newry, GB
1 Marcus Square
Sydney, AU
201 22 Pitt St
Mississauga, CA
31 Lakeshore Rd E #201
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First Derivatives Financials and Metrics

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First Derivatives's revenue was reported to be £6.50 m in FY, 2016

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First Derivatives's current market capitalization is £686.1 m.
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First Derivatives News and Updates

First Derivatives names David Humphries as as global COO

First Derivatives, a global software and consulting company, has appointed David Humphries as Chief...

City Moves for 13 March — Who's witching jobs at Colliers International, First Derivatives and Europa Oil & Gas?

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First Derivatives Blogs

My Travels as an FD Consultant: London, Paris and New York

  Having joined a technology graduate programme in Edinburgh after her graduation, Gillian decided to return home to kick-start her global career with First Derivatives in 2017. Below, Gillian shares how working for a company 20 minutes from her family home has taken her to London, Paris, New York a…

From Placement in Newry to Calypso Consultant in Boston

Having travelled to work with a major Japanese Investment bank in London during his placement year, Andrew returned as a graduate Financial Engineer on the Options Programme in 2018. Below, Andrew reflects on his career journey so far, leading him to his current role in Boston.   My life with First …

Digital Transformation Series – Part 1

Part 1 – Why cartography is important in digital transformation and how to approach it In recent years there has been much focus on becoming more “digitally enabled” or a “running digital business”. The concept of digital transformation is not new, but it has gained significant traction and has beco…

First Derivatives plc appoints David Humphries as Global Chief Operating Officer

First Derivatives, a global software and consulting company, has appointed David Humphries as Chief Operating Officer reporting directly to Seamus Keating, First Derivatives’ Chief Executive Officer.   Humphries will have global responsibility for First Derivatives’ operations including its business…

From Placement in Newry to Software Engineering in Sydney

Having started her career with First Derivatives in 2016 as a placement student, Grace returned as a Software Engineer on the Options Graduate Programme in 2018. Below, Grace shares insights on her career story so far, leading to her current role in Sydney, Australia. My Career Story So Far I joined…

Preparing for Future Employment: An Employers Guide on using Lockdown Productively

With the end of exam season in sight, many students are burdened by feelings of uncertainty and fear regarding what the job market post COVID-19 might look like. While no one is in a position to advise on the future employment landscape at present, many of us assume that it will be a competitive one…
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First Derivatives Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was First Derivatives founded?

    First Derivatives was founded in 1996.

  • Who are First Derivatives key executives?

    First Derivatives's key executives are Seamus Keating, Graham Ferguson and David Humphries.

  • How many employees does First Derivatives have?

    First Derivatives has 2,400 employees.

  • What is First Derivatives revenue?

    Latest First Derivatives annual revenue is £6.5 m.

  • What is First Derivatives revenue per employee?

    Latest First Derivatives revenue per employee is £2.7 k.

  • Who are First Derivatives competitors?

    Competitors of First Derivatives include Sapient, Deloitte and Ernst & Young.

  • Where is First Derivatives headquarters?

    First Derivatives headquarters is located at 3 Canal Quay, Newry.

  • Where are First Derivatives offices?

    First Derivatives has offices in Newry, Belfast, London, Closter and in 11 other locations.

  • How many offices does First Derivatives have?

    First Derivatives has 18 offices.