CAPITAL MARKETS

Kx (and First Derivatives plc) is a global provider of products and consulting services to the Capital Markets industry. It supports institutions in designing, developing, implementing and supporting a broad range of mission critical data and trading systems across front, middle and back-office operations. Services are provided both on-site and from its strategically located Near Shore centres.

Kx technology is widely adopted through the global financial community, at banks, hedge funds, trading houses and exchanges. It is employed across the entire range of data intensive arenas, from high frequency trading to market data storage and analysis, as well as in risk management activities and throughout the back office.

Kx FOR ALGOS

Kx for Algos is an algorithmic trading solution designed for capital markets participants. It provides buy side and sell side institutions with the tools to research, engineer, backtest and deploy a wide range of trading and risk management strategies. Kx for Algos is a modular system covering the complete trade life cycle, and is used by portfolio managers, trading desks and risk managers across the capital markets industry.

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Kx FOR ALGOS

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

Kx for Flow is a HTML5 white label foreign exchange trading platform offering users the ability to create bespoke liquidity pools and distribute price information to clients and markets. Our comprehensive turn-key solution provides in-depth risk management functions as well as real-time in-memory analytics.

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE

Kx FOR SURVEILLANCE

Kx for Surveillance enables financial institutions to instantly detect known trading violations like layering, spoofing or marking the close. Customers can calibrate their parameters in real time to improve their detection quality and accuracy. The flexibility of the historical database and replay engine eases retrospective investigation for new types of fraudulent behavior and suspicious activity.

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Kx FOR SURVEILLANCE

REGTECH

Turn your regulatory compliance into a competitive advantage with fast and reliable RegTech data management and reporting solutions from Kx

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REGTECH

OUR PRACTICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

FD's Managed Bench Practice can help align your Institution’s staffing needs with critical success factors required for success.

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REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE

FD is a leading global financial consultancy firm focused on execution. We understand Regulatory change and deliver it.

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3RD PARTY VENDOR SERVICES

With over twenty years experience in the Financial Services and Capital Markets, we are an end to end solution provider.

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MANAGED SERVICES

We are able to manage your complete financial services applications and interfaces. We provide a 24/7 service oriented operating model.

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Kx Technology

Kx TECHNOLOGY

The basis for Kx Technology is a unique integrated platform which includes a high-performance historical time-series columnar database called kdb+, an in-memory compute engine, and a real-time streaming processor all unified with an expressive query and programming language called q.

Designed from the start for extreme scale, and running on industry standard servers, the kdb+ database has been proven to solve complex problems faster than any of its competitors.

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Kx's core technology, the kdb+ time-series database, is renowned for its computational speed and performance, as well as the simplicity of its architecture for large-scale data analytics.

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