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First Derivatives (FD) is a provider of products and consulting services to the capital markets industry. Its Kx technology, incorporating the kdb+ time-series database, specializes in high-performance, in-memory computing, streaming analytics, and operational intelligence. FD's clients include banks with FD supporting their activities across a range of operations including credit, interest rate, foreign exchange, equity, cash, and derivatives markets.

HQNewry, GB
Employee Ratings3.3

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)2,400
Revenue (FY, 2016)£6.5 M
Share Price (Jan 2021)£31.2 (+2%)
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Key People/Management at First Derivatives

Donna Troy

Donna Troy

Chairman (Independent)
Donna Troy

Donna Troy

Chairman (Independent)
Seamus Keating

Seamus Keating

Chief Executive Officer
Graham Ferguson

Graham Ferguson

Chief Financial Officer
David Humphries

David Humphries

Chief Operating Officer
Kathy Schneider

Kathy Schneider

Chief Marketing Officer
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First Derivatives Office Locations

First Derivatives has offices in Newry, Belfast, London, New York and in 11 other locations
Newry, GB (HQ)
3 Canal Quay
Belfast, GB
Co Antrim, The Weaving Works, 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

First Derivatives Revenue

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 £862 m.
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First Derivatives News and Updates

First Derivatives (FD) hires Nicholas Dolan to shepherd Calypso business

First Derivatives (FD) has hired Nicholas Dolan to help drive the next stage of growth for the firm’s Calypso practice that sits within the firm’s 450-strong vendor practice.

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?

Today’s City Moves includes Colliers International, First Derivatives and Europa Oil & Gas Colliers International Colliers International has announced the The post City Moves for 13 March — Who's witching jobs at Colliers International, First Derivatives and Europa Oil & Gas? appeared first …

First Derivatives Blogs

Kx joins Ericsson Industry 4.0 partner program as Independent Software Vendor

Kx, part of First Derivatives (AIM: FDP.L, Euronext Growth: FDP.I), announced today that it has joined Ericsson’s Industry 4.0 partner program, delivering value by offering real time streaming and analytics, sensor data capture, workload optimisation and machine learning modelling through its Kx tec…

5 Minutes with… A Business Development Manager

    Brian, Business Development Manager In this week’s FD Hot Seat Q&A series, we caught up with Business Development Manager, Brian. In this interview, Brian shares insights on his career journey and personal and professional development at FD. Tell us about your career journey so far. I have w…

Rebecca Kelly named Tech Evangelist of the Year at the Women in IT Awards NYC

At FD we are committed to excellence – and this extends right across our employee pool. We are delighted to once again celebrate in the success of the #FDFamily with Rebecca Kelly, Kx Technical Evangelist being named ‘Tech Evangelist of the Year’ at this year’s Women in IT Awards – New York.  The Wo…

FD announces Interim results for the six months ended 31 August 2020

FD (AIM: FDP.L, Euronext Growth: FDP.I) today announces its results for the six months ended 31 August 2020. Financial Highlights Six months to 31 August 2020 2019 Change Revenue £119.6m £116.7m +3% Gross profit £48.2m £48.0m – Adjusted EBITDA* £21.5m £22.0m -2% Profit before tax £7.4m £8.4m -12% Re…

FD Colleagues Secure 8 Nominations at Computing’s Women in Tech Excellence Awards

Out of more than 800 nominees who entered this year’s Women in Tech Excellence Awards, we are delighted to announce that seven FD colleagues  have been shortlisted for an incredible 8 awards! Learn more about each nominee as we shine as a spotlight on the women who are inspiring others in the indust…

FD Career Stories – Insights from a Software Engineer

  Following completing her placement year at FD’s Newry HQ in 2016, Katie returned as a Software Engineer on the Options Graduate Programme in 2018. Katie shares insight into her career journey so far, her role as a Software Engineer and her advice to students currently entering the job market.   My…
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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 Donna Troy, Donna Troy and Seamus Keating.

  • 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 Capco, Sapient and Deloitte.

  • 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, New York and in 11 other locations.

  • How many offices does First Derivatives have?

    First Derivatives has 16 offices.