We are a Market Access company servicing the Financial Services’ COO community and its supporting industries.

Our reputation is defined by what we do, how we do it and an adherence to our corporate responsibilities and ethical principles.





With the effect of Covid-19, we are going digital. Our executive networking forums will now be running as online conference calls to our COO community.

If you would like to get involved please take a look at our Covid-19 response brochure.

We are the world’s

leading authority in banking and asset management executive search,

cross-industry collaboration and career management

for the COO community. 

We support our global COO community and clients with

three lines of business:

1.  Executive Search 
a.  Chief Operating Officer (COO) • Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) • Chief Control Officer (CCO) •  Chief of Staff (CoS)
b.  Business leads for strategy, innovation and regulation •  Middle Office, Operations, Technology •  Compliance and Risk Management

2.  Industry executive COO and CCO forums  
a.  We promote cross-industry teamwork, partnerships and dialogue 
b.  Facilitate sharing of experiences to help meet common challenges within testing market conditions 
c.  Through our sponsors we offer insights into today’s thinking and solutions

3.  Women in the COO Community
a.  Encouraging more women into senior positions within Financial Services 
b.  Facilitating a cross-industry dialogue amongst women in executive business management positions
c.  Creating a global network with a common purpose to share knowledge and insight

Executive Search

We work across Financial Services, focusing specifically on Banking, Financial Markets and Asset Management.

Our clients are global companies that understand the value in hiring people with proven capabilities in driving change - be it responding to regulatory or institutional needs - to realise operational efficiencies and cost savings.

We have completed on searches in 25 countries.

Our COO and CCO 1LOD forums take place quarterly in London, New York, Toronto, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Executive Forums


Partnering with some of the world’s leading companies, Armstrong Wolfe runs quarterly Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Control Officer (CCO, 1LOD) forums and workshops in New York, London, Toronto, Singapore and Hong Kong.

The firm also supports the industry through its regular Brexit dinner, FinTech conferences, and its commitment to behavioural change through events focused on conduct, ethics and leadership.​

"Thank you so much for moderating the session and to the Sponsor's team for valuable inputs and guiding the conversation. Very enjoyable and insightful evening – I look forward to being involved in the 2019 initiatives."

“A thank you to Armstrong Wolfe for organizing the COO forums. I look forward to discussing key topics in the industry with peers at other organizations, as well as gaining the perspective from your sponsor. 
It’s a great platform for further building the COO network, so we can coordinate on initiatives important to us.”

"At Societe Generale, we recognize and value what diversity brings to an organization, and we’re happy to partner with WCOOC to foster diversity and inclusion throughout the financial services industry. We believe that by continuing to seek out ideas and opinions from those that are different from us, we can build on stronger foundations."



Armstrong Wolfe's Women in the COO Community initiative is focused on encouraging more women into senior positions within Financial Services and facilitating a cross-industry dialogue amongst women in executive business management positions.



In January we were delighted to announce that Microsoft would be our Market Insight Partner for the COO Technology and Innovation forum in New York.

The impact of the COVID-19 crisis has seen us working with Microsoft to restructure the forum to be virtual and to ensure we deliver value at this point of need.


This virtual forum will take place on April 23rd with its focus looking into adapting to the new norm – WFH


If you would like to attend this forum of future technology forums,

please get in touch: 




We are delighted to announce that Sionic is our Market Insight Partner for our COO Dinner in Toronto.

This event is hosted by Ian Matthews, Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer, CIBC World Markets.



If you would like to find out more about this event, please contact execnetwork@armstrongwolfe.com

 Upcoming Events


Our global COO and CCO forums take place every quarter. 

Hosted by Banks and supported by our Market Insight Partners. 


 Send us your CV


We work with over 25 Global Investment banks and hire at an MD-level within financial services.


Send over your CV to be considered for a role.



If you would like to sponsor or host one of our Executive Networking forums, please get in touch to find out how we can give you exposure to our COO community. 

For initial enquiries, please contact our UK headquarters during GMT business hours.

+44 (0) 203 664 8863