First Derivatives has named David Collins as managing director, managed services and consulting. He will report to Seamus Keating, CEO of the firm, and will have global responsibility for all aspects of First Derivatives’ managed services and consulting operations.
Collins started his career in banking, spending 10 years in derivatives trading at DLJ, BNP and Standard Bank. He then joined City Practitioners, a newly-formed professional services firm, where he built the trading systems business in London and New York. In 2007, the firm was sold to Capco and Collins joined the executive team of SuperDerivatives, where he held various leadership roles across product strategy, strategic sales and business development. Prior to joining First Derivatives, Collins was managing director of the UK, US and Canada and member of the group executive board of GFT.
“FD has a strong reputation for its exceptional people and deep expertise of capital markets,” says Collins. “It’s an exciting time to join as we look to accelerate our growth by building on the success FD has achieved across its practice areas serving the financial services industry.”
Keating adds, “We are thrilled to welcome David to the First Derivatives leadership team. He brings extensive expertise in the business processes and technology underpinning capital markets as well as a successful track record leading professional services organisations serving trading firms.”