Calypso services with First Derivative
Calypso is an end-to-end trading, treasury, risk management and regulatory compliance platform which enable financial institutions globally to consolidate and streamline their operations. As a software application it specialises in capital markets, Investment Management, Central Banking, Risk Management, Clearing, Collateral and Treasury & Liquidity. Their integrated suite of trading and risk applications is used by banks and financial institutions globally.
First Derivative Calypso practice has been implementing, maintaining, supporting and upgrading Calypso since Version 5 of the application. We are a top tier Adenza partner, and our practice has been recognized by new and existing clients for the diversity of skills we bring to strategic, delivery and support projects on a global scale.
Combined with our flexible delivery model and the ability to scale engagements on-demand, our calypso practice is in the prime position to service financial institutions globally both onsite and from our low-cost nearshore centres of excellence in Ireland and North America. Our practice is currently active at over twenty Calypso clients across five continents where we are able utilise best practices developed over many years of experience in highly successful engagements. We can be flexible to meet your requirements:-
Given our numerous years of calypso experience we are able to bring to market various service offerings tailor made to meet your specific requirements:-
Our calypso resources cover the complete scope of your landscape application from both a functional and technical perspective. We can engage on all aspects of the Front to Back processes for an implementation whether full greenfield or specific modules e.g. collateral, DTCC..
Full Managed Service Calypso Support for L1 to L3 support for 3rd Party System supported by strong SLA.
Decommissioning your legacy system, we have extensive experience in supporting your application to end of life.
We have delivered training to numerous clients globally to include tailor made onsite training course on both calypso and capital market expertise.
We have a long-term track record of delivering successful upgrades and our methodology ensures we can deliver fixed price, enhancements on new functionality where required, post implementation training and test automation.
Testing is at the heart of what we do. We our global leaders in CATT expertise and delivery. We have extensive experience in automation and execution. Given this experience we can provide testing advisory services to provide accelerators, implement best practices and reduce your overall TCO and time to market
Using deep domain technical knowledge we can ensure that you get the most of our existing calypso system
Using our 20+ years of vendor experience across not only calypso but all vendor platforms allow our senior advisor layer help you shape the future.
“First Derivatives’ combination of financial product knowledge and deep Calypso platform expertise helped deliver a 9-month critical system upgrade within our firm on time and on budget. In addition to system development they also facilitated our user testing, affording us the opportunity to work on additional projects internally. Their structured approach to knowledge transfer resulted in a smooth system handover to us upon completion of the upgrade. “
Sean McDade, Head of Business Operation and Change, Nephila Capital
“All of the First Derivative team have been as professional and resourceful as we have come to expect, their work has been exceptional and it is greatly appreciated by all within AIB.”
Joe McDonagh, CISO, Allied Irish Bank.
“Thanks again for your team’s support of the program. They were really fantastic to work with – always having great attitudes regardless of the challenges and extremely knowledgeable about the Calypso product. We already miss them.”
Kathie O Brien, Director, Fidelity
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with First Derivative. Over the course of the past seven years since I joined the company I have worked for clients in London, Sydney, Boston and Ireland helping to deliver testing and upgrade projects for our calypso team. Not only have I been presented with challenging and rewarding roles over the years which have aided my professional development, but I have also been lucky enough to make lifelong friends along the way.
In joined First Derivative in 2013 and my initial role was working as a calypso tester for a US based implementation before transition to the production support team for Swedbank in Stockholm. Both of these projects allowed me to develop my skills before becoming a Calypso business analyst in AIB, where a joined a large First Derivative team with forty consultants which helped deliver numerous go-lives and upgrades over a three year period. I have enjoyed my time with First Derivative so far as it has allowed to me to visit different places, learn a lot and meet some great people.