First Derivatives plc

A global technology provider with over 20 years experience working with some of the world’s largest finance, automotive, manufacturing and energy institutions. The group's Kx technology, incorporating the kdb+ time-series database, is a leader in streaming analytics, high-performance and in-memory computing.

Company Announcements

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Kx technology selected by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation to power next generation e-FX infrastructure

30th January 2020

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation is the latest bank to turn to Kx to meet its advanced trading, analytics and risk management requirements, extending Kx’s market-leading presence in Foreign Exchange. Kx, a division of First Derivatives plc, announces that it has been selected by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation to build and manage...
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Kx named as Google Cloud Global Technology Partner of the Year – Financial Services

9th April 2019

[9 April 2019] — Kx announces that it has received the 2018 Google Cloud Global Technology Partner of the Year for Financial Services award. The award was presented today by Google Cloud, at Google Cloud Next ‘19 in San Francisco. Kx was recognized for the company’s achievements in the Google Cloud ecosystem, helping...
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Kx offers kdb+ on the Amazon Web Services Marketplace for deployment speed and efficiency

7th February 2019

(7 February 2019) Kx, a leader in high-performance computing, announces that its kdb+ time-series database is now offered on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. Kx provides a managed cloud migration service and kdb+ on demand which allows customers to leverage the speed and performance of kdb+ for time-series analytics on large-scale...
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Kx technology powers trading analytics platform for GIC

12th December 2018

(12 Dec 2018) Kx announces that it has been selected by GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, to innovate and enhance its trading analytics offering. Using Kx technology, GIC has implemented an advanced enterprise trading analytics platform which will extend GIC’s strategic capabilities and allow it to analyze multi-asset,...
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First Derivatives/Kx wins ‘Best Technology Award’ at 2018 AIM Awards

12th October 2018

Kx parent company First Derivatives (FD) has been awarded the ‘Best Technology Award’ at the AIM Awards on 11 October 2018. The AIM Awards identify quoted companies and entrepreneurs that have harnessed the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) to help them fulfill their ambition and growth potential in the last twelve...
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Kx technology selected by Canadian Securities Administrators for advanced market surveillance

13th September 2018

CSA members are the latest regulators to turn to Kx to meet their advanced surveillance requirements to ensure market integrity. Kx, a division of First Derivatives plc, announces that it has been selected by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) to build and manage a next generation market analytics platform designed to assess,...
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Kx awarded ‘Best e-Surveillance Provider’ at the 2018 e-FX Awards

12th July 2018

Kx is pleased to announce that the company has won ‘Best e-Surveillance Provider’ at the 2018 FX Week e-FX Awards on 9 July 2018. The 2018 awards spanned 24 different categories to cover all areas of electronic trading. The awards aim to recognize the visionary companies that are driving the market to a better place. With over 130...
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Kx technology helps support research infrastructure at Citadel

28th March 2018

LONDON/PALO ALTO, CA (28 March 2018) – Kx Systems, a subsidiary of First Derivatives plc (FD), announces that Citadel, a global investment firm, has expanded its use of Kx technology to help support its investment research process. Kx’s time-series database kdb+ is widely used in the financial services industry for trading and risk...
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Kx strengthens FX Platforms business with appointment of Richard Kiel as Global Head of Forex Solutions

27th November 2017

Kx, a division of First Derivatives plc (AIM:FDP.L, ESM:FDP.I), announces that it has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Richard Kiel as Global Head of Forex Solutions. Rich will be responsible for growing Kx’s Forex Platforms business including Trading, Aggregation, Price Distribution, Smart Order Routing, and Pre-...
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Kdb+ powers trading platform for BitMEX high-frequency Bitcoin exchange

29th June 2017

Kdb+ powers trading platform for BitMEX high-frequency Bitcoin exchange LONDON/PALO ALTO, CA (29th June 2017) – Kx Systems, a subsidiary of First Derivatives plc (FD), and provider of the industry-leading kdb+ time series database, announces that Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, has expanded its...