Quorum 15, Greenwich Launch Q15 Digital

Terry Flanagan

Quorum 15, a financial markets think tank, and consultancy Greenwich Associates are expanding their partnership via a Q15 Digital video-conferencing initiative that will enable more global buy-side and sell-side firms to participate in industry dialogue.    

Launched in 2008, Quorum 15 members gather quarterly in New York, London and other global financial centers to discuss pressing issues in equity, fixed income and FX trading. Collective recommendations are then communicated to regulators, industry associations and government bodies as appropriate, with the aim of assessing and improving industry practices.  

Wellington Management, State Street Global Advisors, T. Rowe Price, AXA Investment Managers, and J.P. Morgan Asset Management are among buy-side members of Quorum 15; sell-side member firms include Barclays, Citi, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and BNP Paribas. Greenwich Associates analysts facilitate discussions and provide data-driven research.

Q15 Digital leverages video conferencing to enable more senior-level decision makers to participate.

“For 10 years, Quorum 15 has been bringing together leading market participants in the world’s major financial centres as equal stakeholders to engage in a frank and constructive exchange of views,” Mike Burton, Founder and CEO of Quorum 15, said in a statement. “In today’s interconnected world, the candid exchange of expert views has never been more important, and firms are looking for smarter, more cost‐effective models to deliver that deeper level of engagement.”

“Mike and the entire Quorum 15 team have been great partners these past few years, and we’re extremely excited to expand our relationship with this new Q15 Digital offering,” Greenwich Associates Managing Director Dan Connell told Markets Media. “With the financial markets evolving as quickly as they are, this is a critical time for both the buy and sell side to exchange ideas, share best practices and come to consensus on how to best advocate for positive change.”

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