First Derivatives (AIM: FDP.L, ESM:FDP.I), a leading provider of software and consulting services to global investment banks, brokers, hedge funds and exchanges, today launched its Global Centre of Excellence for Financial Market Analytics and Surveillance in Sydney, Australia.
First Derivatives' new Centre of Excellence located in Sydney joins existing Centres in London and New York to extend its network of learning and thought leadership for financial markets worldwide.
First Derivatives' Director APAC, Rob Hodgkinson, said "FD has worked on many complex implementations for market participants, exchanges and regulators across the globe and has a wealth of knowledge to bring to the Australian market. We will offer thought leadership workshops and seminars for Surveillance and Compliance professionals as well as training for developers, analysts and administrators working in the area of data analytics using First Derivatives Delta suite of products."
"Training courses have been developed and refined over the past 5 years and can be delivered either on or offsite by our qualified and highly experienced FD engineers."
Free workshops will be held regularly for Surveillance and Compliance professionals and Quantitative Analysts. First Derivatives will be reaching out to capital market experts within the trading community and academia to share knowledge on topics like HFT Monitoring, Risk Management, algo tracking, surveillance and compliance.
In addition, regular free sessions will introduce developers and analysts to the concepts of Data Analytics using q and kdb+, the most popular language and tick capture database used in financial markets.
Fee based multi-day training courses using First Derivatives Delta Suite of products and in-depth seminars will be scheduled beginning early 2014.