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.
Mike is Managing Director and Founder of Q15
and has over 25 years’ experience in providing
services to the banking and finance sector.
Having worked in London, New York, Sydney, the
East, the Nordic region and Northern Europe, Mike has
gained extensive expertise in brokerage and leasing, business
continuity planning, disaster recovery, trading, risk management
and trade processing solutions.
2008, following three years of hosting breakfast briefings in London,
New York, Stockholm and Paris,
Mike launched Q15, with the inaugural Quorum being held in London's "Gherkin" building in the City
of London. Other UK Quorums followed before overseas expansion into New York, Hong Kong, Sydney,
Melbourne, Singapore and Boston.
Today with over 200 members meeting > 60 times p.a. in five countries, Mike has been focused on growing
the team, establishing Associates in key locations and developing new opportunities.
Dominique joined Quorum 15 in 2012, initially with responsibility for finance and accounts and is now responsible for all membership invoices and monitoring receivables worldwide.
Prior to joining Quorum 15, Dominique was Area Manager for a large bluechip retail operation where her team generated sales of >£5MM per annum.
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.