News & Expertise

Firstwaters strengthens its management team

08.2020 | News

Swati Buderbach was appointed as a further managing director of Firstwaters GmbH with effect from 01.08.2020. With her appointment, the management of Firstwaters will be further strengthened. Swati Buderbach started at Firstwaters in September 2009 and has passed through all career stages within the company during her professional career. In the future, she will be responsible for business development at Firstwaters. With this decision, Firstwaters is setting another milestone in the planning and implementation of a long and successful future. The entire company congratulates Swati on this step and looks forward to working with her to shape and expand Firstwaters' consulting business.


Firstwaters celebrates its 20th anniversary

07.2020 | News

As of today, Firstwaters looks back on 20 years of successful company history. Since its foundation in 2000, Firstwaters has developed into a leading and innovative medium-sized consulting firm for clients in the financial services industry with more than 50 employees. Our consulting focus lies in the areas of Capital Markets, Treasury, Corporate Banking and Risk & Regulation with a strong implementation focus. We support our customers from the project idea to the successful implementation of new processes and systems. Then as now, our consultants are characterized by a high level of competence and many years of experience in the banking and consulting industry. With innovative concepts and creative approaches, our teams lead our customers' projects to success. Our work has constantly changed due to new professional challenges, new technologies and procedural models. But still, in our company and in our work, every single employee as a human being is the focus of our attention. In the coming years, we will continue to successfully advise our clients in a constantly changing world and together we will help shape the changes in the financial sector.

Firstwaters supports second client in Calypso Release Upgrade to R16

06.2020 | News

Another customer wants to upgrade the Calypso installation to a new release. The Calypso release upgrade from version 12 to version 16.1 requires extensive technical and functional adjustments and can therefore not be considered a "like to like" upgrade. Firstwaters takes over the planning and implementation in an agile working environment with a team of business analysts and developers. Our many years of Calypso expertise as well as the successful R16 upgrade at a further client make us a strong partner.

Firstwaters successfully supports client in the digitalization of the change management process

05.2020 | News-Typ News

An international financial services provider has digitalized its group-wide change management by setting up a central IT platform with standardized roles, processes and quality gates. This has resulted in considerable time savings in the approval of change applications within the group. Firstwaters contributed significantly to the successful completion of the project by taking over the business analysis.

Firstwaters supports clients with their projects even in times of crisis

04.2020 | News

Despite the Corona Pandemic and the associated social distancing, we have been able to maintain and further advance important projects together with our customers in recent weeks. We would like to thank our customers for the high flexibility in setting up remote access and digital workstations via home office regulations as well as for the close communication and cooperative partnership. We wish everyone good health!

Firstwaters supports migration of a front office platform into the cloud

03.2020 | News

A financial service provider migrates its front office platform from its own hardware to a public cloud. Planned benefits include better and demand-oriented scalability of the computing power in the EOM process as well as an overall higher reliability and cheaper maintenance of the platform. Firstwaters supports with the implementation of the proof of concept, the selection of service providers and technologies and the migration of the platform.


Firstwaters is an "engineering office for banks", combining technical expertise and technical know-how. We are specialized in the design and implementation of organizational and IT projects for banks and financial service providers in highly complex business areas. We implement these projects by powerful dynamic teams with highly qualified and solution-oriented experts. Our teams work effectively towards success, hand in hand with our customers.