First Derivatives expands in Dublin to meet client demand

28 November 2019

New flagship office will satisfy growing demand for services and software and enable creation of new jobs.

First Derivatives (FD) announces a major expansion in Ireland, with the opening of a new 8,000 square foot office at George’s Quay, in the heart of Dublin. The office opening is a result of significant growth across the Group in the Dublin market in recent years. The ultra-modern facility also has expansion capability, ensuring it can assist the Group’s growth plans in the years to come.

The Group has continued to experience significant growth in demand for consultancy services in Dublin, in particular in the areas of risk management, regulatory and compliance, and treasury management.  Within our Kx business, the new office space also allows us to increase team sizes, develop more state-of-the-art solutions and continue to deliver first-class service to our customers across finance and industry.

Seamus Keating, Executive Chairman said: “We are delighted that the strategic vision of our founder and former CEO, the late Brian Conlon, to grow our presence in the local market is being realised through the recent award of a number of new delivery projects and the addition of a number of new banks to our existing blue-chip client list.  The new office space at George’s Quay provides us with a suitably impressive platform for both our staff and clients as we enter the next exciting phase of expansion within the Irish market.”

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Pat Brazel, Chief Commercial Officer, Julie Conlon, Ciaran Conlon, Kathy Kearns, John Murphy, SVP Innovation, Dublin


About FD
FD is a global technology provider with more than 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s largest finance, technology, automotive, utility, manufacturing and energy institutions. The Group’s Kx technology, incorporating the kdb+ time-series database, is a leader in high-performance, in-memory computing, streaming analytics and operational intelligence. Kx delivers the best possible performance and flexibility for high-volume, data-intensive analytics and applications across multiple industries. FD operates from 15 offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, including its headquarters in Newry, and employs more than 2,500 people worldwide.
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