Publications | Armstrong Wolfe
  • GCF BOSNIA
  • ST. GEORGE’S SOCIETY
  • SIGHTSAVERS


NO PLACE TO HIDE; THE ROLE OF THE BANKING CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
A series of papers investigating the evolution of the COO in the new regulatory era
By Maurice Evlyn-Bufton



No Place to Hide was published in February 2017 and shortly afterwards launched at exclusive events in London and New York.

Four thousand complimentary copies of the book are currently being distributed to individuals within the international COO banking community, with the option to make a charitable donation.

One hundred per cent of donations given will be distributed between our three worthy charitable causes:

So far we've raised

£15,815.30

as of

September 9, 2017

Help us reach our target

of £20,000!

NO PLACE TO HIDE; THE ROLE OF THE BANKING CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
A series of papers investigating the evolution of the COO in the new regulatory era
By Maurice Evlyn-Bufton

No Place to Hide was published in February 2017 and shortly afterwards launched at exclusive events in London and New York.

Four thousand complimentary copies of the book are currently being distributed to individuals within the international COO banking community, with the option to make a charitable donation.

One hundred per cent of donations given will be distributed between our three worthy charitable causes:

So far we've raised

£15,815.30

as of

September 9, 2017

Help us reach our target

of £20,000!



There is no definitive answer to the question, ‘What does a Chief Operating Officer, the COO, actually do?’ Every COO’s role is unique, and more so in banking.

It is to understand this exclusivity that Maurice Evlyn-Bufton has written the series of papers that have been brought together in this newly published book.

If you are an established COO, aspiring to be one, seeking to hire one or generally interested in the subject of executive management and leadership, this book offers an informed analysis of one of the most important and yet largely misunderstood leadership roles within banking today.

 

In 2014, Maurice Evlyn-Bufton wrote an article investigating the evolving role of the Chief Control Officer (‘Defining the Indefinable, the role of the Chief Control Officer’), which was at the time a new phenomenon. He invited 25 COOs from within his network and 25 turned up to debate his paper; an indication as to the interest in the subject itself.

This initial event evolved into ongoing quarterly forums held in New York, London and Toronto, and hosted by the participating banks themselves, entitled ‘The Markets’ COO’ and ‘The 1LOD Business, Risk and Control’ forums.

In the interim period, drawing on the input and observations of those attending the forums and from his own personal executive network, Maurice has continued to write and publish numerous articles focused on the role and challenges of the banking Chief Operating Officer.

These articles have now finally been brought together in Maurice’s first book, entitled ‘No Place to Hide; the role of the banking Chief Operating Officer.’

The preface for the book has been written by John Weisel (Global Financial Services Advisory Leader, Ernst & Young LLP).

The book was launched at exclusive events in London and New York with all donations and proceeds going to our three worthy charities: GCF Bosnia, (a charity founded by Maurice) Sightsavers and St. George’s Society of New York.

The London launch was hosted by Doris Honold (Group Chief Operating Officer, Standard Chartered Bank) on March 16, 2017 at Standard Chartered Bank’s London headquarters. The New York launch was hosted by John Weisel (Global Financial Services Advisory Leader, Ernst & Young) at an event sponsored by Ernst & Young at The Metropolitan Club on July 13, 2017.

Four thousand complimentary copies of the book are currently being distributed to the international COO community, along with information on how to make a donation to the charities.

For all queries, please contact


“Maurice’s experience and unparalleled understanding of the financial sector COO provides him a unique vantage point on the profession, and his thought leadership has made him a guiding light in the COO space.”

DORIS HONOLD. GROUP CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK

 

“Having known and worked with Maurice for over a decade and through a period of dramatic changes in financial services, I am confident that he has a unique understanding of the COO role in this industry: its evolution, skill demands, questions of organisational design and sponsorship, and value to stakeholders both internal and external. Anyone interested in this topic can benefit from Maurice’s insights.”

DAVID ORNSTEIN. MANAGING DIRECTOR AND FORMER GLOBAL MARKETS COO, BARCLAYS

 

“Maurice’s genuine interest in and understanding of the evolving role of the COO - the skill set required and the demands of the role – is both refreshing and unique. This book should be a valuable guide to any newly appointed or experienced COO.”

ANDRE CRONJE. COO, GLOBAL BANKING AND MARKETS, HSBC

 




  • New York

  • London

  • Dubai

  • Moscow

  • Singapore

  • Mumbai

  • Hong Kong

  • Tokyo

  • Sydney

Armstrong Wolfe