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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

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. www.theiitf.org

Dec 2010 - AAFM Included in the websites of: Department of Labor, Financial Authority Reference Guides, Investopedia, California Department of Labor, 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: http://www.aafm.us/wsj.html

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.

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 ® forms international alliance with The GIFM © 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. www.llmprogram.org/spring2010.html

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: http://www.financeconference.cl/

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. http://www.aafmgcc.com/aafm.html

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 theiafm.org 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 www.aafm.us 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

The Board and Silicon Valley University of California Alliance
January 29, 2009

University of California Silicon Valley Awarded Prestigious Chapter Membership and Recognition from Key International Project Management Organization

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley, (ucsc-extension.edu) a continuing professional education division of the University of California, announces that it has been awarded the rare distinction of full chapter membership and is now a certified training partner of the American Academy of Project Management.

As the only university in Northern California and one of only three institutions in the state to have been granted this designation, the distinction further validates the Project and Program Management (PPM) Certificate program at UCSC in Silicon Valley as one of the finest in the country. "We do not offer chapter recognition very often," said Prof. Dr. George Mentz, General Counsel and Director of New Alliances for AAPM. "But after analysis, this program ranks among those of the highest level, for several reasons - including proximity to Silicon Valley, and the excellence of its instruction."

The AAPM TM is an international graduate board offering the Master Project Manager (MPM TM) and Certified International Project Manager (CIPM TM) certifications to qualified applicants who meet rigorous requirements in education, training, experience, industry knowledge and ethics. The credential recognizes those project managers who both excel professionally and continue to expand their knowledge base with advanced training.

"I'm absolutely delighted to receive this new designation," said Michael Taylor, Coordinator of the PPM program at UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley. "This confirms that what we're teaching to potential and actual project managers is not only current, but directed toward practical application, and not high theory content that they can't use."

The graduate PPM Certificate at UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley is a Bay Area exclusive offering.  The PPM Certificate is also recognized for graduate-level credit toward Master's degrees in project management from leading national universities as well as the AAPM certifications.

"Because our PPM Certificate Program has been so successful providing practical project management skills that can be immediately applied, many students are asking for a higher level of instruction," said James Desrosier, Executive Director of Business and Management Education at UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley. "To meet this demand, an Advanced Applied Project Management Certificate has been approved and it is targeted to launch this summer."

About UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley:

Serving the South Bay for nearly three decades, UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley is the continuing and professional education arm of the University of California Santa Cruz. With 1400 courses in 43 disciplines and over 17,000 enrollments annually, Cupertino-based UCSC Extension is the region's largest provider of advanced training for working professionals.

More than 250,000 alumni have benefited from cutting-edge programs at UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley, with courses explicitly tailored to serving the needs of local industry. Instruction is targeted at working adult professionals, with 85 percent of the student population already holding Bachelor's and advanced degrees. Instructors are accomplished practitioners from name-brand companies-skilled at teaching in a collegial, student-centric learning environment.

Program content is graduate-level and application-oriented, providing knowledge that can be immediately put to work on the job. Offerings include a combination of degree credit, professional credit, credentialing and re-certification programs in business and management, engineering and technology, applied natural sciences, and education. For more information: ucsc-extension.edu.



UCSC Extension Barry Salberg, 408-861-3876 bsalberg@UCSC-Extension.edu


AAFM Training India and China Institute of Financial Markets
January 22, 2009

BIFM India Articulation Alliance

AAFM Expands Training Distribution through Global Channels.

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

The CWM and other AAFM programs can now be offered on site to thousands of alumni and new students of BIFM/BLB



BLB Institute of Financial Markets
4th Floor, Gulab Bhawan,
6, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,
New Delhi - 110002

SMS <BIFM> to 54646
Email: contact@bifm.edu.in

Global Board of Standards Chairman Prof. Dr. George Mentz said, "The IIFM and BIFM organizations are "Top Shelf" with the best practical training facilities and materials in India.  Combining our award winning faculty and recognized certification programs with the BIFM/BLB organization is a perfect Fit to best serve the India Markets."

BIFM has a tie-up with the American Academy of Financial Management TM (AAFM), USA for the internationally acclaimed Chartered Wealth ManagerTM designation. BIFM is an AAFM TM Licensed Training Provider (AAFM LTP) and has world-class trainers to assist students qualify for the CWMTM designation that promotes best practices in International Wealth Management and opens doors for international jobs in this sector. AAFM Board Certification and Designations like Chartered Wealth Manager provide an assurance that the holder has a high level of skill and knowledge. Designation once achieved is a high honour and is much sought after by employers world-wide.

Press Releases For 2009
Date Press Release
2009-01-29 AAPM Silicon Valley University of California Alliance
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2009-01-22 AAFM Training India and China BLB BIFM Institute of Financial Markets
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International Phishing Warning: All authentic certifications must have the mark of the AAFM USA registered agent as per the US company Charter. Fake companies outside of the USA that sell certificates online from the Middle East or Africa or offer unauthorized training and phony member toolkits are not recognized by the USA Parent and Founding Company. Any illegitimate company such as the aafm.org and theiafm.org may be trying to contact customers to illegally and fraudulently collect money. The formerly recognized Dubai Training offices have been closed and the authority has been transferred to several government recognized Arab Based Companies. The USA Founding company does not endorse, recognize or authorize any activities by previously recognized staffs or event organizers in Dubai.

Previously recognized event organizer, Brett King is disciplined and terminated. King's name is stricken and banned forever from the rolls of the Academy by the AAFM USA Supreme Tribunal of Justice.

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