A Message from the Founder of AAFM® and The International & Global Board of Standards
We are the first organization in the world to recognize and promote accredited program and exam standards worldwide. Professional credential and executive development programs are undergoing a revolution globally. We’re learning through new methods of standards, accreditation, & pedagogy and development styles, that we can promote greater learning principles and new strategic thinking to professionals much more efficiently than traditional methods. While some certificates of training, the Certification Process of the Academy was established largely by graduate professionals and experts from the ‘real world’ by integrating top professional development criteria, graduate and governance standards.
We offer several specialized designations rather than create a broad, all-encompassing financial designation such as those for ‘financial analysis’ or ‘financial planning’. The AAFM® has taken a research based approach to our charter and certification structures and created specialist designations for a wide range of careers in the banking, management, risk, and finance sector. Each designation is targeted at a specific skill-set required to perform a role in the finance domain with world-class expertise. As such, AAFM approved certification degree paths, executive programs and enrolment requirements ensures that each professional maintains the highest standard of demonstrated capability in their area of proficiency. Key advancements for Board have been made in the last 10 years. We have expanded our operations globally with new offices in the EU, Middle-East, China, Latin America, India, West Indies, Africa and throughout Asia. Our Founding Parent Entity, The AAFM® Board of Standards USA was originally chartered and is based in the Americas, and AAFM® listings or recognition is with top educational & certification authorities such as: the US Department of Education, US Dept. of Labor, Capital Markets Authorities, Ministries of Finance, United Nations Civil Society, and other international governmental and NGO agencies
Graduate applications for our core qualifications are possible through more than 800 of the world’s leading government recognized business schools as a result of our mutual articulation agreements with AACSB International and ACBSP Accreditation Agencies. Member growth is accelerating with AAFM Members & Fellows in over 150 countries as of the time of printing. Our fastest growing regions are Latin America, China, the Middle-East, South Asia, Africa, and India at this time, with several hundred members joining each month through our providers in California, New York, Cairo, Beijing, Singapore, India, Hong Kong, UK, Africa, India, Mexico, and elsewhere. Corporate players like Reuters, UBS, HSBC, Kaplan, BISYS, The TJSL Law School, Half of the top 10 banks in the world, ACBSP, AACSB, Chinese Government, and others have been of great assistance in establishing a strong reputation as a key player in the International sector. The 2003 opening of our Offices in Singapore was one of the steps we’ve taken to support this exciting demand in the EU, India, Asia, The Middle East region and beyond.
I welcome you to learn about our unmatched standards and accredited programs recognized by the AAFM® Certifying Board.. With each year, the value of certification and masters designations grows. However, the best way for our network to expand is through word of mouth. Make sure you use your designation and mark at every opportunity. Be proud of your certification from the Council, it makes you one of the next-generation of global leaders.
Together we are truly “Building the World’s Future Leaders in Finance ™”
Sincerely and Kindest Regards,
Prof. Dr. George Mentz JD, MBA, CILS, MFP®, CWM®
AAFM® International Board of Standards– Chair, General Counsel & CEO
Doctor of Jurisprudence - International Law - Attorney & Notary Public