The purpose of The Bond Club of Philadelphia, founded in 1922, is to encourage a spirit of cooperation among persons engaged in the business of investment securities, to provide professional educational opportunities, and to promote and maintain high standards and just principles in the profession.
The Bond Club of Philadelphia offers a regular schedule of educational events which emphasize fixed income, macro-economic and general market related subjects. Furthermore, members have the opportunity to network with like-minded investment professionals from across the Greater Philadelphia region through a series of social gatherings held throughout the year.
The Bond Club of Philadelphia holds in-person and virtual events throughout the year, convenient for both Center City and suburban members. Typically, we enjoy educational and thought-provoking presentations from our region’s leading financial thinkers and influencers, with plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.
The Bond Club of Philadelphia represents a wide cross-section of the Philadelphia investment community with all levels of seniority and aspects of our industry represented. Although originally founded by a cohort of bond practitioners, today our members represent the buy and sell-side of all asset classes; and firms ranging from global asset managers to local and regional boutiques. The diversity of our membership and our common curiosity in all aspects of the financial industry and each other, makes the Bond Club a special and unique organization. If you are interested in applying to become a member, please visit the Membership section of the website for more information.
The Bond Club of Philadelphia Scholarship Fund is our affiliated organization that makes annual scholarship awards to local college students majoring in Finance or Economics and nominated as especially deserving by their Faculty. In addition to the monetary award, each year’s recipient is offered the opportunity to meet with various Bond Club members at their place of work for a “behind the scenes” look at the business.
Celebrating 100 years
On November 22, 2022 the Bond Club of Philadelphia will celebrate the centenary of its founding. A centenary year of special events will commence with an invitational launch reception at iconic Carpenters’ Hall in Philadelphia Independence National Historic Park on November 22, 2021. Additionally, the Bond Club of Philadelphia is fundraising throughout the centenary year with a target of $100,000 to permanently endow The Bond Club of Philadelphia Scholarship Fund to mark the close association of the Bond Club throughout its history with the City, the importance of our industry to the City, and our commitment to the financial education of the next generation. Please contact us for press information or how to be part of this exciting series of events.
We are proud to have received a Citation from The House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania honoring The Bond Club of Philadelphia in our centenary year.