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As you know, many other organizations attempt to set up their own college, universities or training programs that lead to their own certification in the USA. AAFM is the first organization in the world to enter joint education recognition agreements with the AACSB and ACBSP which includes the 800+ of the top ACCREDITED business schools worldwide that are recognized by the department of education.
From a legal standpoint, you must realize that AAFM has recognized (in mutual and legal agreements) 800 + business schools and graduate law schools worldwide through agreements with the AACSB and ACBSP and ABA Law Schools. Thus, we have accredited and sanctioned over 800 + NON Profit colleges and universities that provide government approved or sanctioned education.
So, AAFM accepts successfully completed credits and degrees completed from these top 800+ business schools, MBA programs, and law schools worldwide. It is an unprecedented move by AAFM that has NEVER been achieved by ANY organization worldwide. AAFM also accredits and approves qualified ABA Accredited Law School Courses and degrees that lead to certification.
Thus, AAFM is the first financial organization in the WORLD to achieve this status and legal arrangements with 1000 + Business schools and law schools worldwide. AAFM has the Most Registered and Approved business schools and laws schools in the world. More than ANY other independent financial organization.
We are a Board of Standards that offers charters & board certification to qualified individuals who have met our experience and ethic requirements. Further, on its face, we offer certification to those who have successfully passed multiple courses and exams at ACCREDITED SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES through our legal recognition agreements worldwide.
In general, any of our members who have applied from our 1000 + accredited and approved law and business school relationships HAVE MET THE MOST STRENUOUS CRITERIA FOR COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE, COURSE REQUIREMENTS, COURSE COMPLETION, COURSE TESTING AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS IN THE WORLD.
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** Unlike other organizations, the AAFM has always required accredited college education for membership. Moreover, the bulk of AAFM membership are not "salespersons" or so called producers. Most of AAFM members are in positions of management such as: Financial Managers, Asset Managers, Estate and Trust Managers, Wealth Managers, Accountants, Economists, Corporate Finance Managers and so on.......
*Candidates at a young age should realize that they can: Apply for admission to an accredited program and college, earn acceptance to an accredited program, excel in a focus area, pass all of the course exams from accredited programs, and then become eligible for board certification if they meet the other requirements such as experience, ethics and continuing education. It can be a 4-7 year certification process depending on if you go into a masters program, but our Board of Standards has the most respected path and method of certification which cooperates directly with government recognized schools.
NOTE on designations and credentials:
AAFM mandates that all members subject to US Jurisdiction abide by the rules and regulations of the SEC, NASD and local, state and federal regulators and laws. Any member who uses an AAFM designation or board certification should understand that policy and regulation differs from broker-dealer to broker dealer and possibly from state to state thus reducing the ability to use any or all designations. All members that advise clients on investments or insurance products are encouraged to earn and hold an investment advisors license, series 65, 66 or RIA registration or licenses for the sale of insurance products. Moreover, any AAFM member should know that they may be subject to the rules of suitability, client objectives, diversification of client assets, to NOT use risky investments, anti- fraud, rules of representation, the way you hold yourself out to clients & prudent investing for any client who may be nearing retirement or has fixed income needs.
For anyone who holds themselves out as an Analyst and provides analsis on investments, you must be familiar with all rules under the SEC and NASD. Please review this one also http://www.sec.gov/divisions/marketreg/mregacfaq0803.htm#parta as you may be subject to this rule
You comprehend that we do not offer any degree or diploma from the USA, but we do offer professional designations to those who have met the accredited education and training and experience requirements. You understand that the AAFM effectively recognizes and accredits over 560 double accredited business schools globally. You agree that you have read the terms and disclaimers and other requirements publicly listed on the websites. Any offers for membership and certification are good for 5 days. If not accepted, the offers act as though they never existed.
If you are applying from outside of the USA, the Board has the legal right to refer your application to the organizations who are in charge or have authority over and in your region or territory. Even if you believe that you are qualified under the requirements, the Board has the full right to request that you complete an AAFM recognized or required course and exam in the territory who may have oversight from your region. ALSO The International Headquarters for Certification and Designation Training is based in Singapore with government license to manage, operate and consult along with rights to legally issue certificates or international diplomas from that sovereign region. The secondary headquarters is based in Beijing and Delhi. The Board consists of members in several countries and the situs of the board can move at any time.
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4. I authorize the AAFM organization to make available to any federal, state or municipal agency, or any securities or commodities industry self-regulatory organization, any information they have concerning me or to request confirmation of my status, and I release those organizations, employees and agents, from any and all liability of whatever nature by reason of furnishing such member or designation holder information.
5. Furthermore, I agree that any part of the information contained in this application and any subsequent documents in my AAFM registration file may be divulged to interested parties as part of the referral system maintained by the Association for the benefit of members and the public.
6. I hereby certify that I have a sound record of business integrity with no suspension or revocation of any professional licenses, and I hereby subscribe to the AAFM Code of Ethics, a copy of which I have read and understand.
7. It is agreed and understood that any material misrepresentation of facts or information given in this or subsequent application or renewal will be cause for immediate revocation of membership and all its privileges, without refund of any dues or fees paid.
8. I agree to maintain proficiency in my work by completing a minimum of forty (10) units per year of continuing education in the field of financial counseling or my specialty field - which can include subjects relating to practice management or financial product application.
9. As an applicant for registration, I understand and agree that my registration with the AAFM will not become effective until submission of all required documentation in proper order and upon written acceptance by the AAFM.
10. I understand that all AAFM certificates remain the property of the Academy and must be destroyed or returned to the Academy AAFM at my expense should my membership be suspended, revoked or terminated for any reason.11. I understand that this is a certifiate and not a diploma. We are not a university or college, nor do we offer degrees. Therefore, you are applying to a society which has a board of standards and designations. These designations are available to individuals who have submitted a resume and other biographical information regarding their experience education and other training. If you submit all of this information to AAFM in good faith and become a member and designation holder, then you have an ethical and legal agreement to us not to speak negatively about our organization. Thus, you are agreeing not to use any means of communication to disparage or attack the credibility of our organization while you are a member or after you have processed any transaction with us.
* Any and All transactions with this organization must be properly documented by the applicant and applicant must notify the herein organization of any intended payment or registration payment with the officially recognized and formal expense notification from your jurisdiction with name, business name, tax ID, business ID, address, email and phone. If the applicant or new member does not provide all of the required documentation of registration by mail or email, then any and all non-formalized and compliant transactions are considered a donation or gift until otherwise noted or established while the membership and certification is also a gift or scholarship.
YOUR DIGITAL SIGNATURE AND DATE SHOULD BE AFFIXED TO YOUR APPLICATION AFFIRMATIVELY CONFIRMING THAT YOU ARE THE PERSON WHO IS APPLYING FOR MEMBERHIP AND DESIGNATION AND ALL FACTS THAT YOU CONVEY TO US USING E-COMMERCE ARE TRUE AND CORRECT TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE.ADDENDUM MANDATORY: This application must be accompanied by proper documentation of all requirements. A copy of any license, diploma, or similar documents is acceptable. AAFM will not assume responsibility for loss of any original documents sent through the mail.1. Applicant must have earned a baccalaureate or graduate degree, with strong emphasis on subjects relating to economics, accounting, business, statistics, finance, investments, and similar studies, or one of the following degrees or professional designations: AAMS, AEP, CAM, CEP, CFA, MFP Master Financial Professional, chartered financial professional, ChFC, CWM, CLU, CMA, CPA, CPA/PFS, CPIM, CTEP, EA, MSFS, MS, MBA, JD, LLB, LLM, or completed a master financial professional equivalent or AAFM approved college curriculum at an accredited college or university. If not, an AAFM qualifying examination is available.
2. Application must have met licensing requirements for securities and life and health insurance. (Send copy of licenses, etc.) OR
3. Applicants who are fee-only planners or advisors and are not licensed must submit RIA affiliation information or explanation.
NOTE: Licensing requirements are solely to establish an applicant's proficiency with areas in which financial consultants should be knowledgeable. It is not required that an AAFM sell a product or maintain such licenses or other professional designations.The information and services provided by the AAFM website ("Website") does not constitute legal, financial, investment or tax advice. The Website is intended to provide general information only and does not attempt to give you advice that relates to your specific circumstances. You are advised to discuss your specific requirements with an independent financial adviser lawyer or licensed professional prior to entering into any binding contracts or making important decisions..
While we try to make the Website comparison service as comprehensive as possible, the information on financial products and services provided by the Website may not include all products and services that are available on the market.
Some products and services may be available at a lower or higher cost than listed on the Website, for example, where an someone has negotiated special terms with a product provider.
Much of the information and data about financial products and services on the Website is provided to us by third party . While we take reasonable care to ensure that the information on the Website is accurate and up to date, there may be occasions when this is not possible. For instance, when a product provider changes product rates or features, a period of time may elapse before we are notified of such a change and are able to update the Website. While we take reasonable care to ensure that the information on the Website is accurate and up to date, neither AAFM nor its suppliers warrant that it is. You acknowledge and agree that neither AAFM nor its suppliers have any control over the accuracy or completeness of third party data and all liability in respect of the same is expressly excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.
If you intend to act on any information on the Website you should first confirm the details of the product or service (including costs and key features) with the product provider.
If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of a product or service that you are intending to purchase or any aspect of your personal finances, we recommend that you seek independent advice from a licensed professional first.
The Website is specifically designed for use in the State of Louisiana, USA only and the information on it relates to products and services marketed to residents of the Louisiana only. You must not use the Website in countries where its use is restricted or prohibited by local laws, regulations, codes or customs. We recommend that Non LA, US residents should refer to a source of financial information within their own country.
QUESTIONS RELATING TO BUSINESS AND ETHICAL CONDUCT
Have you ever had a license, permit, certificate, registration or membership denied, suspended, revoked or restricted, or had an application withdrawn for cause? Have you ever been refused a surety bond? Have you ever been enjoined permanently or temporarily from selling or dealing in securities or from functioning
as an Investment Advisor?
Have you ever become insolvent, failed in business or compromised with creditors? If "Yes" - please give date, name and location of court, disposition, liabilities, and assets.Have you ever been the subject of any order, judgement, decree or other sanction of a foreign court, foreign exchange, or foreign or domestic governmental or regulatory agency? Have you ever been arrested, indicted, or convicted for any felony or misdemeanor, except for minor traffic offenses? Have you ever been known personally by any other name, or have you ever conducted business or carried brokerage or bank accounts in any other name?IF THE ANSWER TO ANY OF THE ABOVE QUESTIONS IS "YES", PLEASE EMAIL A WRITTEN EXPLANATION.
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"AAFM American Academy of Financial Management, LC" Privacy Statement
1. Acquisition of Information. We do not acquire any more information about consumers than is required by law or is otherwise necessary to provide a high level of service efficiently and securely.
2. Our Employees and Privacy. We train all of our employees about the importance of privacy. We give access to information about consumers only to those employees who require it to perform their jobs.
3. Security Measures. We make access to privacy-sensitive information subject to rigorous procedural and technological controls, consistent with legal requirements and the demands of customer service.
4. Disclosure to Third Parties. We will provide individually-identifiable information about consumers to third parties only if we are compelled to do so by order of a duly-empowered governmental authority, we have the express permission of the consumer, or it is necessary to process transactions and provide our services.
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You must also contact AAFM regarding any mistake or action regarding this organization that relates to this organization or website. You must contact us 30 days before taking any action against AAFM or its affiliated persons or entities. You agree that AAFM has the right to mediation or arbitration in the State of Louisiana and in Metairie, LA USA regarding any dispute.
* This new handbook applies to all international members and at this juncture, there are many agencies and laws that already regulate US and Canadian Citizens. All members agree to abide by the respective laws of their respective jurisdictions, cities, states, countries and sovereign nations. . The statements, policy and information in this handbook apply to all viewers and members outside of North America. Please also read disclaimer and terms. Handbook in no way constitutes a contract, agreement or otherwise with viewers, members, certificate holders or fellows. All Names and Company names in the handbooks are the respective intellectual property, copyright or trademark of the owner. All Rights Reserved 2005-8 and The AAFM is a Global Academic Organization that supports high ethics and professionalism within all regulated industries.
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Points to remember: Directing users to the full-size images on the infringing websites isn’t a direct infringement, since the other website was displaying the image. http://www.publicknowledge.org/node/947
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1. Acquisition of Information
We do not acquire any more information about consumers than is required by law or is otherwise necessary to provide a high level of service efficiently and securely.
2. Our Employees and Privacy
We train all of our employees about the importance of privacy. We give access to information about consumers only to those employees who require it to perform their jobs.
3. Security Measures
We make access to privacy-sensitive information subject to rigorous procedural and technological controls, consistent with legal requirements and the demands of customer service.
4. Disclosure to Third Parties
We will provide individually-identifiable information about consumers to third parties only if we are compelled to do so by order of a duly-empowered governmental authority, we have the express permission of the consumer, or it is necessary to process transactions and provide our services.
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