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First Derivatives Overview

Newry, Northern Ireland (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1996
Company - Public (FDP)
IT Services
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Capco, Iridium Consulting, FDM Group
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 ... Read more

Mission: To create the preferred derivatives consultancy for banks, insurance firms and corporate treasuries worldwide.

At current we have a head count of 1800 + staff members

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    Current Employee - Financial Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Engineer in London, England (UK)
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    I have been working at First Derivatives full-time

    Pros

    - If you’re really good you get to be place on great projects
    - Great expenses package. Helps you save way more than your pairs after University
    - Okay work life balance Depending on your client
    - You get to huge responsibility early your pairs from uni would hardly have
    - Generally a great place to start off.

    Cons

    - Too many lousy young people.
    - When you’re not good you can get placed on a crap project.
    - High Attrition rate

    Advice to Management

    - Do well to keep your intelligent staff
    - Reduce the rate of Irish Hire and be more diverse country wise
    - Recruit smarter graduates from top universities and not mainly Irish students
    - Improve your recruiting base globally.
    - Give higher perks to top prospects to retain them.

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First Derivatives Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Newry, Northern Ireland (UK)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at First Derivatives (Newry, Northern Ireland (UK)) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Had a telephone interview with first derivatives. I was told this would only last about 15 minutes but I think it depends how long your answers are as mine was about 25 minutes. Firstly they ask about your academic background, then about the company itself - make sure to do thorough research as I was caught out on some specific stuff! And then basic competency questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work in the capital markets industry?   Answer Question
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First Derivatives Awards & Accolades

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