CoalFace is a FinTech Company using
Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Technologies
in the Investment Management Sector

Company Overview

CoalFace applies cutting edge technology to financial market data in order to deliver significant value to our clients and investors.

Our Mission

CoalFace is a Fintech company, founded in 2015, with a mission to create value for our customers and investors by monetising data.

Our Strategy

We extract value from our partners’ data sets by applying Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Technologies and Processes to produce Investable Signals.

Competitive Edge

We have positioned ourselves strategically between data providers and investors, enabling us to harness previously underexplored data.

Proven Technology Stack

We have entered into a partnership with First Derivatives and use their Kx technology in the Microsoft Azure cloud environment.

CoalFace Offices

CoalFace UK
(a 100% owned susidiary)
is authorised by the FCA

Coalface is in partnership with


Coalface has partnered with First Derivatives

First Derivatives

Key Personnel

Declan McEvoy

Chief Executive Officer

Declan has over 25 years of experience, mainly in sales and trading in the Fixed Income, Commodities and Currencies businesses of large Investment Banks in London such as CitiGroup, UBS, BarCap and JP Morgan Chase. He has managed trading and sales businesses at Citi. He holds a BBS from Dublin City University (DCU) and an MBA from London Business School.

Declan McEvoy

Paul Ward

Chief Technical Officer

Paul has over 30 years of management, technology and algorithmic trading experience and holds a BSc in Computer Applications from DCU. He served as an officer in the Irish Defence Forces before establishing Ward Solutions, a successful IT Consultancy. While trading on his own account, he advised and mentored many prominent entrepreneurs and businesses. Most recently he served as CEO of advertising technology company, Bionic.

Paul Ward


CoalFace Capital Limited
Nova UCD,
Dublin 4


CoalFace UK Limited
55 King William Street