COO Magazine

The COO Magazine is the only publication for Chief Operating Officers across the Financial Services Industry. Providing the latest news and views from industry leading experts, it’s your essential guide to the Financial Services COO world.


Industry Papers

A compilation of views and contributions from leading industry experts on numerous current industry specific topics, compiled from our regular forum.


Points of View (POVs)

Fast paced and constantly updated articles following movements of the COO and banks. Featuring Point of View Article’s, RTO Surveys,  Session minutes & In The Spotlight Articles.


WCOOC Library

Armstrong Wolfe’s Women in the COO Community initiative. Our Purpose is to provide a network of COOs, senior managers and leaders, and their staff. We promote the cause of diversity, equity and inclusion for corporate success.


Knowledge Centre

Welcome to our Knowledge Centre

Our forums are conducted in a Chatham House Rule environment, a haven for debate. These peer-to-peer exchanges are unique, giving insights to the thoughts of the COO community, which is married to the trust this community has in Armstrong Wolfe to translate their thoughts, views, and perspectives to provide content.

We have a purist approach to what we do, with the provision of industry papers, articles, points of view, surveys and the COO Magazine provided by our in-house research team, supported by our business advisors, and validated by contributing iCOOC members.   

In a world where social media and AI provide a tsunami of information, which is becoming increasingly challenging to decipher, interpret and reference with confidence, our knowledge is reliable, with a golden source, which is the free-flowing examination of today’s market wide challenges by the worldwide COO community.

No Place to Hide

The Role of the Banking Chief Operating Officer (COO)

There is no definitive answer to the question ‘what does a chief operating officer, the COO, actually do?’ Every COO’s role is different, and more so in banking. It is to understand this exclusivity that Maurice Evlyn-Bufton has written the series of papers that are brought together in this book.

​If you are an established COO, aspiring to be one, seeking to hire one, or are 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.


To Catch A Thief

The Evolution of the Head of Non-Financial Risk (NFR)

To Catch a Thief is the sequel to Maurice’s first book, No Place to Hide, released following the Conduct and Culture, Purpose over Profit 2021 Summit.

With contributing chapters from various firms -including ForcePoint, Ivey Business School, EY, Pall Mall Risk Reduction and FTI Consulting- and individuals, this book is an in-depth exploration of the CCO role and its challenges in the new regulatory era.