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  • First Derivatives update
    20 days ago

    FD (AIM: FDP.L, ESM: FDP.I), a leading provider of software and consulting services, announces the formation of FD Labs, its new R&D division based in Ottawa, Canada. Collaborating with FD's global product teams, the mission of FD Labs will be to identify, innovate and develop new software product opportunities in key emerging areas such as SaaS analytics, Fast Data visualisation and the Internet of Things. It will also focus FD’s global expertise in embedded software, programming languages, Cloud/SaaS environments, User Experience and IDE technology, machine learning and predictive analytics.

  • First Derivatives update
    30+ days ago

    FD acquires Prelytix for up to $20m to boost presence in marketing technology sector FD (AIM:FDP.L, ESM:FDP.I), today announces it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Prelytix Inc. ("Prelytix") for an initial consideration of US$7.5m (£4.9m) and a maximum total consideration of US$20m (£13.0m). The acquisition, which will be earnings enhancing in the Company’s financial year to 29 February 2016, expands FD’s presence in the fast-growing marketing technology sector.


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First Derivatives CEO Brian Conlon
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    Great Opportunity to work in the biggest capital markets int he world. Good flexibility to work on multiple projects.

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    Current Employee - Capital Markets Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Capital Markets Consultant in New York, NY
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    I have been working at First Derivatives full-time (More than a year)


    Competitive Pay, Expenses paid for when traveling, ability to work in different cities on different projects enabling you to get a diverse set of skills.


    Lack of communication between account manager and onsite consultants. Small project teams can make you feel disconnected at times from the company.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication among project teams

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    Junior Consultant Interview

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    No Offer
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    Average Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at First Derivatives.


    Phone and Skype interview. Human Resources is not as responsive as I would have liked. However in the end it was fine. Interviewers were very polite and direct with questions. Quick and to the point.

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Best Place to Work , The Irish News, 2015
Managing Talent Award , The Irish News, 2015
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Additional Info

Headquarters Newry, United Kingdom
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Public (FDP)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

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 ... More

Mission: To create the preferred derivatives consultancy for banks, insurance firms and corporate treasuries worldwide. At current we have a head count of 1300 + staff members

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