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    First Derivative appoints Karen O’Beacháin as Murex Practice Lead, Technology Services


    Dublin 12th April 2022

    First Derivative has today announced the appointment of Karen O’Beacháin as Murex Practice Lead, within its Technology Services practice. In the role, Karen will lead an international team responsible for building out sustainable delivery capabilities to help clients navigate their Murex programmes confidently, whilst simultaneously increasing First Derivative’s presence as a leading Murex delivery partner.

    Karen is an advocate for the role First Derivative can play in helping clients navigate complex business and technology challenges.

    “As regulatory and cost pressures mount, financial institutions need partners that can align to the banks agenda of improved efficiency and reduced cost of ownership. I have seen first-hand how effective First Derivative is when partnering with clients to deliver mission-critical technology services. Our deep understanding of capital markets technology, together with our strong delivery culture sets us apart.”

    Karen brings a wealth of experience to the role having spent the last twenty years in Capital Markets, primarily at leading investment banks including JPMorgan, Barclays and most recently, Bank of Ireland in a range of leadership roles within Risk, Operations and Markets. With a specific focus on business transformation, Karen has led teams through several complex and challenging programmes of change.

    Commenting on the appointment, David Collins Managing Director, First Derivative said:

    “For nearly two decades, First Derivative has been a key Murex Delivery partner. Our highly specialist people have successfully delivered insight and support to a number of clients. With Karen joining the team, we can take this delivery to a new level, helping clients enhance agility and performance to ensure greater efficiency, automation and ultimately, lower total cost of ownership.”


    Karen will be based out of the company’s Dublin’s office.

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