Our team

Mike Burton

Mike Burton

Mike Burton is Founder and CEO of Quorum 15, the global financial markets think tank. For over a decade, Mike has been working with buy and sell side firms, stock exchanges, regulators and industry trade associations to foster dialogue, build consensus and drive positive change in global financial markets.

Under Mikes leadership, Quorum 15 has built a membership of over 180 senior industry professionals drawn from around the world, who meet regularly throughout the year to identify common opportunities, challenges and solutions in respect of equities, fixed income and FX trading.

Prior to setting up Quorum 15, Mike was head of European sales at Iris Financial Software and head of Nordic sales at SunGard Trading & Risk Systems.


Stéphane Malrait

Non-Executive Director, Quorum 15

Stéphane Malrait is Managing Director and Global Head of market structure and innovation for Financial Markets at ING Bank. Stephane is responsible for following market structure and industry challenges impacting the financial market industry.

Stéphane joined ING in 2015 to lead the bank e-commerce initiatives across all financial market products and to develop on the financial market group’s cross-asset ecommerce strategy. Before joining ING, Stephane spent eight years at Société Générale, where he was Global Head of FIC eCommerce, creating an eCommerce business covering credit, rates, money market, emerging market and FX. Prior to this, Stéphane worked at JPMorgan Chase for ten years, serving in different roles in Global FX E-Commerce Business Management and cross-asset eCommerce technology and was based in London and New York.

Stephane is also a board member for several Fintech market initiatives and trading associations. Since 2005 he has been active with the ACI Financial Market Association – an international non-profit organisation that represents the interests of market professionals in foreign exchange and money markets.


Grace Baker

Grace joined Quorum 15 in June 2017 shortly after returning from Australia where she spent 2 years working and travelling.  As Head of Global Events, she is responsible for the delivery of over 40  quorums each year. In addition to this, she is also PA to the CEO.  Prior to joining Quorum 15, Grace spent 3 years working for one of the top ten accountancy firms in London, organising a wide range of events for high profile clients and contacts.




For twelve years Quorum 15 has been bringing together senior executives from across the buy-side and sell-side to build consensus and help drive change in global financial markets. Through quarterly meetings around the world, Quorum 15 fosters dialogue, builds mutual understanding and identifies common opportunities and challenges. We work with and support regulators and industry associations in the promotion of fair, efficient and well-functioning financial markets.


Quorum 15 is independent and self-financed. 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 any discussion that could be considered in any way to be anti-competitive.


To ensure the agendas at each of our quorum’s only focus on what is most important to our members, an advisory board comprised of both buy and sell-side members has been established in each quorum location. In the run-up to every event that we run, three or four key topics are identified, put to the vote and from there the primary and secondary topics are determined – along with any guest speakers.

Latest News

If you are looking for the latest news about Quorum 15 or for more information about our quorums, take a look out our ‘Latest News’ page. With videos, photos and information from speakers at our international events, it’s a great place to start it you’d like to learn more about who we are and what we do. Our events calendar is also a useful tool – why not take a look at it today to find out more about our upcoming events?