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    Senior Executive Appointment

    6 July 2020
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    FD (AIM: FDP.L, Euronext Growth: FDP.I) announces the appointment of David Collins as Managing Director, managed services and consulting, reporting directly to Seamus Keating, CEO. In this role, David will have global responsibility for all aspects of FD’s managed services and consulting operations.

    David started his career in banking, spending 10 years in derivatives trading at DLJ, BNP and Standard Bank. He then joined City Practitioners, a newly-formed professional services firm, where he built the trading systems business in London and New York. In 2007, the firm was sold to Capco and David joined the executive team of SuperDerivatives. There, he held various leadership roles across product strategy, strategic sales and business development. Prior to joining FD, David was Managing Director of the UK, US and Canada and member of the group executive board of GFT.

    David Collins commented: “FD has a strong reputation for its exceptional people and deep expertise of capital markets. It’s an exciting time to join as we look to accelerate our growth by building on the success FD has achieved across its practice areas serving the financial services industry.”

    Seamus Keating, CEO of FD, commented: “We are thrilled to welcome David to the First Derivatives leadership team. He brings extensive expertise in the business processes and technology underpinning capital markets as well as a successful track record leading professional services organisations serving trading firms.”


    For further information please contact:

    First Derivatives plc
    Seamus Keating, Chief Executive Officer
    Graham Ferguson, Chief Financial Officer
    Ian Mitchell, Head of Investor Relations
    +44(0)28 3025 2242
    Investec Bank plc (Nominated Adviser and Broker)
    Andrew Pinder
    Carlton Nelson
    Sebastian Lawrence
    +44 (0) 20 7597 5970
    Goodbody (Euronext Growth Adviser and Broker)
    David Kearney
    Don Harrington
    Finbarr Griffin
    +353 (0)1 667 0420
    FTI Consulting
    Matt Dixon
    Dwight Burden
    Darius Alexander
    +44 (0) 20 3727 1000

    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, 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 2,400 people worldwide.

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