First Derivatives

Kx Systems Embarks on Middle-Office Expansion

The vendor is pushing its kdb+ database for middle office applications including real-time portfolio risk modelling, monitoring traders' behavior, and reacting instantly to regime-changing market events

First Derivatives Spends £36M to Up Kx Stake

Newry, Northern Ireland-based data technology provider First Derivatives has increased its shareholding in Palo Alto-based time-series database provider Kx Systems, giving the vendor a majority stake in the company.

Ex-Harco Execs Reunite at Datactics

Datactics, a Belfast, Northern Ireland-based provider of data quality software, has appointed former NYSE Technologies managing director Steve Cowler chief technology officer, replacing Sarah Bearder, who has served as CTO since 1999 and will remain as…

Data Vet Richards Starts New Advisory Firm

Data industry veteran Dale Richards has founded Island 20 Ventures, a Toronto-based advisory firm specializing in financial markets technology, including information products, Big Data, analytics and data management.

New FX Liquidity Hub From Tullet Division

Foreign exchange (FX) agent and Tullet Prebon division Chapdelaine FX has deployed a liquidity hub, supported by UK-based First Derivatives’ Delta Flow technology.

NYSE Tech, First Derivatives Ally for As-a-Service Offerings

NYSE Technologies, the data and technology arm of NYSE Euronext, is working with Northern Ireland-based data management software vendor First Derivatives to develop a suite of historical data-as-a-service solutions, dubbed Tick as a Service, that will…

NYSE Tech and First Derivatives Offer Tick-as-a-Service

NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext, will be working with First Derivatives, a provider of software and consulting services based in Northern Ireland, to create a new suite of historical data “as-a-service” solutions.

First Derivatives Picks Pruett for US Growth

Newry, Northern Ireland-based data management technology vendor First Derivatives has appointed former SIX Financial Information executive Jonathan Pruett head of strategic business development for the Americas, responsible for expanding the vendor's…

First Derivatives Plans FX SEF Launch

First Derivatives has announced that it will register as a swap execution facility (SEF), dealing with foreign exchange (FX) swaps that fall under incoming US regulatory mandates.