Armstrong Wolfe Institute Offering

Armstrong Wolfe Institute

The Armstrong Wolfe purpose is to empower the COO community by providing thought leadership, promoting cross industry dialogue, and supporting collaboration, design and execution.

This led to the creation of the Armstrong Wolfe Institute, to build on the dialogue and answer the question “so what?”; to find practical ways to enhance the impact and influence of the COO and CCO with a view to bringing a greater degree of professionalism.

Our particular strength is to bring insight to the human decision making that underpins Conduct and so the health of the firm’s Culture. This latter is key to the success – or failure – of any strategy that is conceived to achieve a firm’s purpose, because Culture eats Strategy for Breakfast … and Transformation for Lunch.

The Purpose of the AWI is to identify or develop frameworks, solutions and drive new thinking to raise standards and capabilities across banking and asset management so that the function becomes a valued profession at all levels, from school leavers to experienced finance professionals. All of this is in response to priorities and the dialogue at iCOOC.

Managing Your Career Into 2024 and Beyond 

As 2023 draws to an end, the current geopolitical climate, marked by uncertainties such as the Israel/Gaza and Russia/Ukraine conflicts, is having a significant impact on career landscapes, particularly in the Financial Services sector, which is highly sensitive to...

Artificial Intelligence – Where Are We Now?

Forum Summary Dec 2023 The evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) has been a journey of transformative technological advancements. Once it was big data that dominated the tech scene; now, AI is at the forefront. AI encompasses a wide spectrum of technologies, which...

Consumer Duty – A Hot Topic

Terry Yodaiken, Armstrong Wolfe Advisor The July 2023 deadline for firms to have completed effective implementation for the FCA’s Consumer Duty initiative is fast approaching and exactly where asset managers are in their implementation journey’s is a hot topic.  To...

Converging Paths: The Synchronicity of Product Visionaries

In the realm of innovation, where revolutions unfold, it is crucial to comprehend the profound significance of design.Design is not about mere appearances; it is the fusion of aesthetics, functionality, and human experience. Our duty as pioneers of the digital age is...

Management challenges within hybrid working

Hybrid working has become the pyramidal battleground between the authority of the company to define its working patterns and the right of the individual to select their own. This point of tension rests upon an understandable, although some would say aged corporate...

3 of 24 things on the Control Officer’s mind

1. What’s in a name? 2. Can you measure culture? 3. Emerging technologies 1. What’s in a name? Within the continued evolution of controls and 1st line risk management, some banks are renaming their control function, risk management. Most say it would make sense to...

Workforce Management: Caught in the hybrid cul-de-sac

The honeymoon period for hybrid working is over, the hopes of a new epoch in working practices has hairline cracks, and companies that embraced this new dawn are facing difficult decisions. It is too simplistic to draw a line mid-Atlantic to define where banking and...

Mental Health Forum Summary – UK Mental Health Week 2023

The use of data to manage stress and mental health in the workplace is crucial for maximising productivity. In 2022, Armstrong Wolfe launched an ESG data management programme with our alliance partner Sutherland. From this programme, we concluded three things: Many...

The role of the COO in developing and implementing ESG strategies

Armstrong Wolfe are looking to establish the current roles and responsibilities of the COO where they relate to managing and interacting with their organisation’s ESG strategy, and to offer a possible framework of solutions to facilitate productive ESG management. In...