Organisation: Now in it’s 9th year, Quorum 15 was established to provide an independent and neutral environment for financial market leaders to exchange ideas and formulate responses to our industry’s most pressing challenges. Membership has grown from that initial meeting of 15 members to > 200 heads of desk from leading buy-side and sell-side firms who meet every quarter in 15 Quorums spanning four continents.
To ensure quarterly discussions are relevant and current and our future direction continues to reflect our members’ best interests, each Quorum has an Advisory Board, comprised of a subset of buy and sell-side members, that meets between Quorums.
In 2013 we further strengthened the Advisory Boards in all Quorums, doubling the number of members from four to eight. This provides diversity of views and ensures that even when some of our members are travelling or conflicted, we always have a strong representation to plan topics and where appropriate, for subsequent Quorums.
Q15 membership provides quarterly, targeted and balanced discussion amongst genuine buy-side, sell-side and Service Provider leaders at a fraction of the investment in time and money of a single conference. Quorum 15 is independent, self-financed and operates fairly by charging an annual membership fee. Neither a lobbying body nor industry association, we bring leaders together in frank discussion to identify areas of consensus that can be fed back into their respective associations.
Frankness is encouraged through our policy of operating under the Chatham House Rule. Fairness is ensured by our Competition Law policy which prohibits and discussion that could be considered in any way to be anti-competitive.
To ensure that topics, speakers and content of our Quorums are always relevant and the growth and direction of the firm remain fair and aligned with the interests of its members, we operate advisory boards comprised of a subset of members in each of our global Quorums. To ensure further fairness and diversity, we rotate the advisory board from time to time and maintain a Topics Register, where all members may anonymously nominate key issues they would like to be considered in any given Quorum.
Strategically Driven Outcomes
Q15-SP members join our buy and sell-side Q15 members for biannual executive breakfast meetings and at the annual Q15 evening event.