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Press Releases issued by the Academy, by members and partners in appear below. Press Releases generally approved for release on the association websites include: Member news, Events, Recognition, Charity Work, Courses, Alliances, Government Consultations. If you have a press-release you would like displayed on the member's website, please submit to News The USA Based - AAFM ® Global Board of Standards and Accreditation Council - Blazing Forward with Global Alliances and Recognition - Members in over 150 Countries

Latest AAFM ® Press Releases and Diplomatic Alliances

  • Jan 2011 - AAFM ® Consulting with World Bank for greater outreach and NGO participation

  • Jan 2011 AAFM cooperates with UAE Securities Authority for educational standards where leaders at SCA join AAFM Advisory Council for higher global standards.

  • Dec 2011 - AAFM® GAFM Consults again with US Department of Labor to assist people with Financial Careers and Job Information.

  • Dept of Labor

  • Dec 2011 - AAFM Consults and works with with UNITAR United Nations Training on Anti Money Laundering Training

    United nations

  • Nov 2011 - AAFM builds alliances in Asia, Latin America and Brazil assisting corporations and governments with standards.

  • Sept 2011 - California Labor Department Includes AAFM in its labor guide.

  • Sept 2011 - Arab League's Arab Academy Continues to Promote AAFM Certification


    August 2011 - August 2011 - MFP ® Master Financial Planner ® Program become Federally Recognized Trademark

  • IBS

  • May 2011 - See Prof. Dr. Mentz with new Law School Graduates who Completed AAFM ®Certification.

  • May 2011 - AAFM Enters MOU with Government of Brazil for Mutual Articulation Recognition for Wealth Management, Risk, and Insurance - Standards and Certification Education

  • Brazil

  • April 2011 - AAFM® Accreditation Standards - Seen in USA Today, Yahoo News and major media.

  • Read about our Designations in the IBD Investors Business Daily Finance Dictionary at

  • April 2011 - New Graduates from: Bolivia, Chile, USA, Taiwan, Korea, China, Africa and the MENA.

  • April 2011 - AAFM ® recognized by Global Certifications Council, Certification Intelligence, and Certification DegreeDirectory

  • April 2011 - AAFM listed as top 2 organizations for US Certification in Finance by CertificationsWeb.

  • April 2011 - AAFM included in list of Top Certifications in the ACFE Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

  • April 2011 - AAFM ® and the Economist Association are featured in


  • March 2011 - AAFM recognized by the IIEI International Trade Certification

  • March 2011 - AAFM ® Founder - Prof. George Mentz named to the "Dream Team of Wealth Management" for SBM Advanced Markets Intelligence.

  • Jan 2011 - New Handbook and Annual Report

  • Jan 2011 - AAFM Included in All Financial Advisors Authoritative Guide

  • Jan 2011 - AAFM Included in the E-how Money Guide

  • Jan 2011 - AAFM establishes the American Academy of Business and Management

  • Jan 2011 - AAFM recognized by School of Banking and Financial Management in Egypt

  • Dec 2010 - Member Advancement - AAFM ® Fellow and Certified Member T.J. Turner appointed to IRS Commission Committee. CNBC Business Wire, Morningstar

    Dec. 2010 - AAFM ® establishes new South African Alliance with -IITF International Institute for Tax and Finance.

    Dec 2010 - AAFM International Board of Standards - Included in the references and publications of: Department of Labor, Financial Authority Reference Guides, Investopedia, California Department of Labor, Member of Institute of Credential Excellence, and US Congressional Testimony.

  • News Nov 2010 - AAFM ® Offering Programs Internationally and 1st in the world to have Certification Programs with a USA Accredited Law School and Post Graduate Program.

    News October - AAFM ® Executive Board Meetings in New York and London.

    News October - AAFM ® Recognized as the Certification backed by Accredited Education By the Wall Street Journal. Various AAFM Certifications Featured by WSJ in their official reference guide. AAFM ® and CWM ® Featured also in the 2010 Forbes owned Investopedia Financial Dictionary:

    The AAFM legal offices provided a list of government approved & accredited programs, approved law school certification courses, evidenced consent forms from all relevant honorary advisors, and other evidence & documentation about the CFA/CFP trademark agreements and Hon. Awards to the WSJ. Documentation Here:

    Oct 2010 - AAFM - Benziga Media Features AAFM Certification Programs as the key promoter to mandate Accredited Education and exams from government approved institutions for credentials. Read Article

    Oct 2010 - AAFM Designations and Graduate Requirements Featured in Wall Street Journal - See Designations in the WSJ - WSJ Wall Street Journal Reference Guide Lists AAFM ® Designations along with outlining our AAFM ® graduate education requirements. See Link

    August 2010

    August 2010 - AAFM CEO, Prof. Mentz of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Graduate Program, has been added to the Panel of Experts for Advisor FX. Summit Media's - National Underwriter Co. and it's media companies have been providing services and research to the financial industry for 100 Years.

    National Underwriter

    July - AAFM

    July 2010, UK London - AAFM Board Meetings in London. Met with directors and deans about MBA and law school articulations with new schools.

    July - AAFM South Asia Expansions

    July 2010, Singapore – AAFM ® Asia is pleased to announce the accreditation of Financial & Biz-Ed Consultants (FBC) as our new training provider for AAFM’s Chartered Wealth Manager (CWM ®) program. AAFM ® Asia congratulates FBC on this accreditation and looks forward to a successful collaboration!

    June - AAFM Sponsors Conferences in China and Latin American Nov. 2010.

  • May 2010 AAFM ® As seen in the 2010 Forbes and Investopedia Financial Dictionary: CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ® - CTEP Chartered Trust And Estate Planner - CPM Chartered Portfolio Manager - CAM Chartered Asset Manager - AAFM American Academy Of Financial Management ®

  • March 2010 - The University of Atlanta becomes new AAFM American Academy Chapter. - Graduates from the the University of Atlanta Finance programs are eligible to apply for MFP Master Financial Professional Certification. Dr. R.-L. Etienne Barnett, PhD, MFP, ChE, will be be the Chairperson in charge of nominations and approvals for applications to the AAFM for board certifications and charters awarded by the American Academy. See Press Release

    Feb. 2010 - News: The AAFM ® Board USA works again this year with US Government to provide opinion and insights on financial innovation, reform, and employment analysis. The AAFM ® Board - Academic Standards and Quality Commission to lead this AAFM® Task Force.

    Feb. 2010 - AAFM ® Academic Alliance Articulation with Aristotle University Graduate programs and Aristotle Law School- Prof. Dr. Tom. Gionis of USA and Greece and Prof Mentz agreed to the mutual cross recognition and terms. Read more about Aristotle The programs at Aristotle Law School and Aristotle University will count for educational credit toward certifications

    Jan. 2010 - AAFM ® continues international alliance with The GAFM © Global Institute of Finance and Management Training and Consulting. The GIFM was chartered & founded by industry professionals, Revenue Professionals, Lawyers, CPAs & government officials.

    Jan. 2010 - AAFM ® Now working with Pan Asia Companies, UK Training, The International Tax Institute, The Securities and Commerce Institute, OET India.

    DEC. 2009 AAFM ® Forms diplomatic Alliance with Egyptian Finance Institute.

    DEC. 2009 AAFM ® Cooperating with China Government for Existing and New Certifications in Finance.

    Nov. 2009 AAFM ® Rolls out its New Law School Certification Schedule.

    Nov. 2009 AAFM ® CEO - Prof Dr. Mentz joins the Advisory Board for the International Association of Qualified Financial Planners as Chair of the Education Committee

    Oct. 1st 2009 - AAFM ® becomes 1st in the world to achieve 100% transparency, listing, membership recognition and disclosure with : NBEA, ISBE, AACSB, ACBSP, RSOF, ANSI, AABFS, IIFM, UNESCO, DOE, DOL, IBA, IMA, AFMLA, and NOCA.

    Sept 2009 - AAFM USA Global Board Celebrates 10 Years as a Chartered Board of Standards. Before that, the AAFMA USA was the founding organization in the United States.

    September 2009 - New Offices in: Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Brazil.

    August 2009 - AAFM is Honorary Co-Host of China Finance Forum - Leaders from AAFM agree to serve as advisory members.

    August 2009 - AAFM Signs Middle East Alliance with Arab Academy of Banking and Financial Sciences. See Press Release - AAFM and AABFS will be offering joint certification programs in 17 Arab Countries of the Arab League. Prof. Mentz will co-chair the new Arab Academy Certification Board that was chartered under the alliance.

    August 2009 - AAFM Sponsors 3 law school scholarships for special courses at TJSL. The Judge Byrnes and Judge Mentz Memorial Scholarships will be assisting the best and brightest in achieving legal education.

    Aug. 2009 - AAFM Sponsors the Best Paper Award for Latin America Conference.

    News New Offices in South Africa with TRM and ITI Global

    News: The AAFM are global sponsors of the IX IFC International Finance Conference, this time to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Please visit the Conference’s website at:

    News: Chartered Economist Graduate Inauguration Ceremony

    News: AAFM forms alliance with the WMSCC Wealth Management Standards Council of China and AAFM Board members are appointed as new members to the board.

    News: AAFM "non profit" Asia is the new representative of the AAFM Board for managing membership. AAFM Asia is based in Singapore, Beijing, and Delhi, India.

    News: AABFS is the new Middle East representative of the AAFM Board in the UAE for issuing secure certification.

    News: The Indian Presidential Advisors have recognized the AAFM with a letter of positive estimation and full recommendation from the advisors of the President and Prime Minister of India.

    Alert - Former training sub-chapter in Dubai Knowledge Village loses its Global Recognition. Trainer Certificates and Diplomas printed in Dubai or Africa are NOT recognized by the "AAFM Board of Standards and Presidential Commissioners" The AAFM Council of Justice has also made a determination to mandate that all training must be by a licensed and registered company. Any phony emails from www.aafm.ORG or are from an unrecognized hacker group who are Phishing for money ..

    News: AAFM International Board of Standards enters cross recognition with Egyptian Finance Association in Cairo which has governmental recognition from the Capital Markets Authority.

    News: AAFM International Board of Standards officially recognized by the Indian Finance Institute and the Indian Business Academy. Prof Mentz and Dean Byrnes added to the Advisory Board of the India Institute.

    News Only the US Board and Commissioners at can issue authentic certifications. The Dubai training group has zero recognition from anyone and has been closed. The government recognized AABFS is now in charge of supervising certification in the UAE

    News: AAFM Establishes the Chartered Certified Economists Board of Standards. 500 New members join this month.

    News: AAFM has new partners in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Asia.

    News: AAFM Articulation with JIU Jones International MBA program

    January 29, 2009 - University of California Silicon Valley Awarded Prestigious Chapter Membership and Recognition from Key International Project Management Organizatio

    AAFM Training India and China Institute of Financial Markets

    January 22, 2009

    AAFM Expands Training Distribution through Global Channels.

    AAFM & AAFM India, IIFM, IBA, BLB and BIFM Alliance offers: New Offices in Mumbai/Bombay, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and more.

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