Every year, and across four continents, Quorum 15 brings together senior executives from financial institutions, firms and service providers in over 30 Q15 forums in London, New York, Boston, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. Today, our Q15 network embraces 80 organisations and more than 250 senior industry professionals.
Self-financing and entirely independent, we are not an industry association or lobbying body. Rather, we bring industry leaders and market practitioners together in a trusted, confidential environment for frank debate around topical industry themes and challenges.
Through open dialogue we aim to develop mutual understanding and to capture industry consensus around key opportunities and challenges that impact financial markets worldwide. This information can, in turn, be fed back to member organisations and, as appropriate, to industry associations and supervisory and regulatory bodies.
Outside of specific Q15 forum activity, we work closely with regulators and industry associations to support the establishment, maintenance and promotion of fair, efficient and well-functioning financial markets. Regulators including FCA, CFTC, ASIC, MAS, SFC and others recognise Q15 as thought leaders and a trusted ‘industry voice’.
A highly experienced financial marketeer and industry practitioner, Mike established Q15 in 2008. Created originally to bring together buy and sell side firms in a trusted, collegiate environment to drive positive change in global financial markets, membership has evolved to include trading venues, service providers, regulators and trade associations Mike’s previous industry roles include head of European Sales, Iris Financial Software, and head of Nordic Sales, SunGard Trading & Risk Systems.
Grace is responsible for delivering more than 30 Q15 forums, worldwide, every year. Prior to joining Quorum 15, Grace spent 3 years working for one of the top ten accountancy firms in London, where she organised a wide range of events for high profile clients and contacts. Grace joined Quorum 15 after working and travelling for 2 years in Australia.
Stéphane is Managing Director and Global Head of Market Structure and Innovation for Financial Markets at ING Bank. Previously, he led the bank’s financial markets e-commerce initiatives. Before joining ING, Stéphane was Global Head of FIC eCommerce at Société Générale. Stéphane is a board member for several Fintechs and trading associations, including ACI - Financial Markets Association and ICMA.