American Academy of Financial Management
The American Academy of Financial Management, or AAFM as it is known, is a professional association dedicated to the finance sector and finance professionals. It has membership in over 140 countries with training centers and key offices in: Hong Kong, USA, Singapore, Dubai, Beijing PRC, Mexico, and more.
The AAFM was founded in 1996, via a merger between the American Academy of Financial Management & Analysts (AAFMA) and the Founders Advisory Committee of the Original Tax and Estate Planning Law Review. The AAFM is a professional association governed by a Board of Standards and a membership code of ethics and standards of practice. The AAFM operates in most countries as a ‘society’ or non-profit association, with the members of the local or regional chapter making up the ‘owners’ of the society. At all times the AAFM and its members are accountable to the community and to the board of standards. The Academy’s legal and operational structure is somewhat dictated by a landmark US Supreme Court case (Ibanez vs. Florida) and this case also dictates the use of the AAFM marks as respect its members.
Graduate Post Nominal designations
The American Academy of Financial Management maintains more than 20 designations in the finance arena, with highly specialized role-based post-nominal awards. Members must either have come through one of the AAFM Accredited University Finance programs (such as Universities within AACSB, ACBSP, etc), through an Executive Training Program, or in some rare cases through grandfathering by way of board/peer review. AAFM is best recognized for its designations being in alliance with the AACSB International Accreditation Agency, the ACBSP Accreditation Agency, and listed and disclosed with various authorities such as: Investor Education,Department of Labor, or National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), . AAFM Designations are available as executive certification courses for accredited degree holders in: North and South America as well as Asia, India, and the Middle East.