Armstrong Wolfe

Connecting the global Chief Operating Officer communities of Financial Markets, Investment Banking and Asset Management.

We are a Chief Operating Officer advisory company with over 25 years focused on serving the Financial Services COO and business management. We are uniquely positioned to support this executive group, and through the International COO Community (iCOOC) and Women in the COO Community (WCOOC) we are their trusted partner.

iCOOC provides a Chatham House Rule platform for open debate, information sharing and solutions development to meet market wide non-proprietary challenges; we provide industry expertise through our global advisor network (AWA); education and training through our institute (AWi); extensive content through the AW Knowledge Centre; and have a network of over 2,500 women in executive business management roles supporting WCOOC and its mission to inspire tomorrow’s leaders and address inequalities.

We are the sole proprietor of this global COO network and do not underestimate the responsibility and privilege bestowed upon us.

COO Magazine
Q1 2023
Special Edition

The role of the COO in developing and implementing ESG strategies

Environmental, Social and Governance Data Management Industry Paper

Debate: Embedding the Regulatory Principles of Operational Resilience

2022 Industry Papers out now!

An aggregation of the voices, opinions, and thoughts of the International COO Community

The International COO Community (iCOOC)

Bringing together the worldwide business management community to share ideas, expertise and thought. To collaborate and develop solutions and common approaches to produce efficiencies and better outcomes, helping to shape the industry of the future.

Women in the COO Community (WCOOC)

Our diversity, equity and inclusion programme strives to support the underrepresented by leveraging the influence and good will of the female global COO community.

Armstrong Wolfe’s Women in the COO Community (WCOOC) initiative has been running since 2017. Well-established globally, in New York, Toronto, London, Hong Kong and Singapore, we have members from over thirty different organisations.

Asset Management Working Group Programme

The Asset Management COO community working together to generate thought leadership and develop solutions to address market wide non-proprietary challenges.

Participating Members: Amundi, Baillie Gifford, Barings, Credit Suisse Asset Management, DWS, First Sentier Investors, Franklin Templeton, Legal & General, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Morgan Stanley Asset Management, Ninety One, Northern Trust Asset Management and PIMCO.

Financial Markets Working Group Programme

The Financial Markets COO community working together to generate thought leadership and develop solutions to address market wide non-proprietary challenges.

Participating Members: Bank of America, BMO, BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon, CIBC, Citi, Credit Agricole, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, ICBC, ING, J.P. Morgan, Lloyds, Mizuho, MUFG, Natixis, NatWest Markets, RBC Capital Markets, Scotiabank, Standard Chartered, State Street, TD Securities, TP ICAP, UBS and Wells Fargo.

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iCOOC Membership

Our membership is one degree of separation from the executive. They are the ambassadors of conduct and the ‘COO’ a trademark for innovation, execution and ethical behaviour. They are uniquely positioned to transform financial services, add value to the society of nations and support the global economy.

​iCOOC’s mission is to help them meet this challenge by working better together to build a brighter future for all.

Gift Aid for Ukraine

GCF Bosnia, the charitable foundation of Armstrong Wolfe (, has established a means to directly support the mothers and children of the Ukraine escaping the ravages of war, this effort will come under the name Korczowa Children’s Foundation (KCF), Poland (For the children of Ukraine).

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