First Derivatives (FD) is a leading provider of products and consulting services to some of the world’s largest finance, technology and energy institutions. FD is the developer of the world-leading database technology kdb+.
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. The Company’s software is also used in a range of industries including telecoms, digital marketing, pharma and utilities to help organisations solve their most demanding data management and analytics challenges.
From their headquarters in Newry, Northern Ireland, First Derivatives 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 recognised as one of the fastest growing capital markets service providers in the world. FD now employs over 1,700 employees worldwide.
FD are widely renowned for the quality of their service, product portfolio and pragmatic and commercial approach. The company's growth is the direct result of the importance attached to clients, understanding their businesses and building and maintaining strong relationships.
First Derivatives know that ensuring people are well motivated, well rewarded and have the opportunity to develop their true potential is critical to meeting the varied client needs and continued commercial success.