What is Armstrong Wolfe?

Armstrong Wolfe is a global firm which brings together the financial services COO community to address market wide, non-proprietary challenges.

We manage this connectivity through the International COO Community (iCOOC), our paid corporate membership programme. We invite our members to participate in our high-quality and engaging discussions within the COO community, leveraging their expertise.

An Overview of our Programme

Our round table discussions take place during dinners, breakfasts, or through online forums. The intimate in-person settings offer valuable opportunities for engaging in high-quality conversations with influential decision-makers and thought leaders and their deputies.

The round table discussions primarily involve groups of COOs (Chief Operating Officers), groups of Chief  Control Officers, and COOs reporting to the Chief Risk Officers. The topics for discussion are driven by the community and cover a wide array of topics including: Innovation, Transformation, Regulation, Conduct and Culture, DE&I, and Talent development.

We organise additional formats that enable more focused discussions on topics of immediate interest to our COOs and CCOs: Member firms can request small “cluster” calls on narrowly defined challenges or topics with 2-6 of their peers, as well as broader debates on topics of industry interest that gather a broader cross-section of the industry.

Our Alliance Partners


Behavox is a security software company that specializes in communication surveillance: As a market leader in the application of Artificial Intelligence to monitoring of text and voice communications, Behavox’s software protects companies and their employees from bad actors engaged in illegal and malicious activities. Compliance, surveillance, legal and SOC teams rely on Behavox software to reduce false positives and increase detection rate across a broad range of risks.

There are many solutions to protect companies from outside risks; Behavox protects companies from inside risks. Founded in 2014, Behavox is headquartered in Montreal and has offices in New York City, London, Seattle, Singapore, and Tokyo.


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NTT Data

NTT DATA – a part of NTT Group – is a trusted global innovator of IT and business services headquartered in Tokyo. We help clients transform through consulting, industry solutions, business process services, IT modernization and managed services.

NTT DATA enables clients, as well as society, to move confidently into the digital future. We are committed to our clients’ long-term success and combine global reach with local client attention to serve them in over 50 countries.


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Global Economics Group

Global Economics Group has expertise in multiple industries with a particular focus on financial services companies.

Our professionals assist clients across a broad range of needs, including: regulatory compliance; operations and technology; treasury/liquidity/capital management; financial and non-financial risk management; customer experience; litigation and policy.


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What is an Alliance Partner?

An Alliance Partner (AP) is a trusted firm, either known to Armstrong Wolfe or recommended by one of our Member Firms, contributing expertise and gaining visibility within the International COO community.

Within our iCOOC community, senior AP executives
can participate in our roundtables and host or sponsor iCOOC calendar events. These interactions are held under Chatham House Rules, ensuring private and trusted conversations. The role of an AP in these discussions is to provide analysis, insights, considerations, and potential solutions that complement the cross-industry COO dialogue and debate managed through iCOOC and our other forums.

The expertise of an AP aligns with COO responsibilities, offering effective solutions for the COO community to address challenges such as crypto, blockchain, AI, regulation, and geopolitical risk management.


An AP is not allowed to engage in direct selling within these forums. These events are designed to be consultative and collaborative, focusing on building relationships and trust with members.

Individual follow-ups after the forums are allowed, with the expectation that the AP acts professionally and continues to nurture the relationship. There is no expectation for Armstrong Wolfe to oversee or manage these follow-ups.


  • Attend events within our program such as round table dinners, online fora, and working groups, providing thought leadership and content for the COO community based on your expertise.
  • Based on expertise and interest, participate in steering committees and contribute expertise as needed
  • Share content with the global iCOOC membership through various channels such as the Armstrong Wolfe COO Magazine.
  • Participate in diverse roles, such as being a panelist, facilitator, or judge, as opportunities arise, and support diversity initiatives like Women in the COO Community (WCOOC) to address gender inequality in the Financial Services industry.


We recommend two-year contracts for APs to ensure ongoing participation, raising the profiles of their executives, the AP itself, and industry-wide awareness of their capabilities.

There are three levels to Armstrong Wolfe’s Alliance Partner structure. Each AP agreement will delineate the rules of engagement between the AP, Armstrong Wolfe, and the iCOOC membership at the outset of the engagement. This includes, but is not limited to, selecting specific events to attend, choosing events to host, and determining marketing/sponsorship opportunities, as appropriate.

Entry level pre-partner: Event or Dinner sponsor (1 year term)

Single Region AP: Contact us to discuss further

Global AP: Contact us to discuss further

Become a Member

Email us today or complete this form and join the only global membership committed to the advancement of the Financial Services COO.

Be engaged, connect with the industry and your peers, empower your people through knowledge transfer and learning.