FINANCIAL MARKETSKx (and First Derivatives plc) is a global provider of products and consulting services to the Financial 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.
CONSOLIDATED AUDIT TRAIL (CAT)Solving the CAT reporting challenge is a complex internal discussion for the broker/dealer community. Gathering together all the required data elements in an operationally efficient manner is now capturing most of the attention. What then?
Kx for CAT is a full stack solution built to publish reports to the CAT Utility and communicate with your front- and middle-office systems. It collects all order event data in native messaging formats, configures it to a unified data model for multi-application usability, and further configures CAT specific message fields to the CAT data model. It publishes the report, receives the exceptions file, and manages the correction/resubmission processes.
Kx for CAT maintains a full audit log with state recreation and market reconstruction capabilities, in a regulatory compliant and performant datastore.
Kx FOR ALGOSKx 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.
FOREIGN EXCHANGEKx 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.
Kx FOR SURVEILLANCEKx 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.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO SUPPORT TECHNOLOGYAs a complement to Kx technology, First Derivatives Regulatory and Compliance Practice boasts practical, execution-focused professionals who implement change across prudential, market structural, and conduct-related regulatory regimes. The technology DNA of Kx coupled with the business insight of FD’s Regulatory and Compliance Practice present a unique perspective on deploying technical solutions for regulatory purposes and the common challenges that often occur.
Deep domain knowledge, regulatory understanding, and technology DNA drive the engagements we undertake across European, US, Canadian, and Asian regulations, ultimately delivering solutions for our clients for current and anticipated regulatory demands.
FD's Managed Bench Practice can help align your Institution’s staffing needs with critical success factors required for success.MORE INFO
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FD is a leading global financial consultancy firm focused on execution. We understand Regulatory change and deliver it.MORE INFO
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With over twenty years experience in the Financial Services and Capital Markets, we are an end to end solution provider.MORE INFO
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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.LEARN MORE