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George Mentz, JD, MBA, CWM - GAFM & AAFM ® Board of Standards - Founder
The AAFM ® Academy of Financial Management ® International - Founder
Founder of The GAFM Global Academy of Finance and Management ™
Prof. Dr. George Mentz, JD, MBA, CWM ®, QFP - Doctor of Jurisprudence - International Lawyer - GAFM & AAFM ®
The AAFM ® Board of Standards 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 AAFMA was originally established in as a professional organization for investment managers, lawyers, and analysts. The Law Review was founded to examine strategic wealth and estate planning issues for Law, CPA, PhD, and MBA graduates and to award the wealth management, estate planning, and tax designations. AAFM ® currently recognizes over 50,000 PhDs, Lawyers, CPAs, AACSB Graduates, & Masters Degree Holders as executive members in over 151 nations. As there had not been a graduate professional financial organization specifically requiring Accredited Education and Exams, the AAFM ® has met this need and become the organization of choice for highly educated individuals or industry experts because AAFM requires an accredited college degree for membership and certification.
The AAFM ® Board of Standards, Academy, Fellows, and Financial Commission: issues policy statements, white papers, publishes books, produces reports, analyzes industry trends, issues press releases and makes resulotions. The AAFM Financial Accords and Standards are reviewed each year to increase world financial harmonization and cultural exchange.
The Recognized Board of Standards for AAFM® has been composed top professionals including faculty from several universities, financial executives and managers, lawyers, judges, and world renowned financial planning practitioners. Doctorate level professionals sit on our academic committees overseeing standards and ethics. AAFM ® was begun by executives and faculty to provide financial standards and certification worldwide through the recognition of accredited programs and sanctioned executive training. AAFM'S Board of Standards committees are a honorary voluntary board that creates the standards for professional membership and charter board certifications. AAFM ® owns the intellectual property, copyrights, designations, and marks used herein. ©
AAFM ® is the regulatory body for the much sought after AAFM ™ Designations, Credentials, Fellow Status and Academy Status. The AAFM ™ Executive Designation Programs provide the assurance that the holder has met the suggested criteria for graduate credentials set out in the Ibanez US Supreme Court Decision. Further, the AAFM board certification requires passing 6 different levels of standards. Acceptance into the AAFM is a high distinction and requires the holder to possess a graduate level portfolio of skills and knowledge. Acceptance statistics are not high, and the designation when achieved is a high honor strictly for accredited degree graduates.
Furthermore, AAFM ® has 8primary compliance friendly board certifications that are listed and recognized on the United Nations Civil Society Registry, the Department of Education Registry, International Investor Education ™ registry, and AAFM is also recognized on the US Department of Labor BLS Registry. The AAFM ™ also has negotiated global trademark agreements with the CFP ™-Board of Standards and the CFA ™-Institute. AAFM ® is well known for its articulation with the ACBSP and recognition of the ACBSP which are the 2 accreditation agencies for business schools and the AAFM directly recognizes courses and degrees from 560+ accredited institutions. Through these accreditation articulations, AAFM is able to accept course credit for advanced standing from the government recognized business schools globally. Moreover, AAFM has graduate online executive training available worldwide to accommodate those seeking fast track board certification.
The AAFM ® has seen a meteoric rise to affluence and membership in recent years, as financial executives and managers strive to maintain and augment their education, credentials, integrity, and skill sets. AAFM has strategic alliances and partnerships with over 800 business schools and programs globally through the top two business school accreditation agencies worldwide, The AACSB ™ International and The ACBSP ™. AAFM® also has an alliance with the Indian Finance Institute, The Asian Bankers Organization, & The RSOF Royal Society of Fellows Worldwide. The AAFM ® and its partners have sponsored some of the most elite global conferences on finance, tax, investments, law, wealth management, portfolio management, economics, and ecommerce issues on several continents.
AAFM’s mission is to serve its global membership and stakeholders as a world leader in educating and reinforcing the international knowledge of executives and potential leadership of financial based institutions. AAFM ™ now has representative offices in NY USA, LA USA, Hong Kong, Beijing, India, Athens, Cairo, Latin America and South America, Singapore, The Caribbean, Europe, and more. AAFM ™ mandates consent to high standards of professional conduct, and AAFM activities are International in nature and scope.
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About Professor and Founder: George Mentz, Esq - International Lawyer
Mentz is first person in the United States to achieve "Quad Designation" Status by earning and achieving a Juris Doctorate Degree, AACSB recognized MBA Degree, Licensed Qualified Financial Planner Registration, and Certified Financial Consultant credential. Author of over 200 Books and Articles and Teacher of over 175 graduate, law, and college accredited courses globally. Featured and quoted in the Reuters, The Hindu National, The Financial Times Asia, The Arab Times, El Norte Latin America, Forbes News, The Business Wire, EuroInvestor News UK, Yahoo Finance, Morningstar News, Wall Street Journal, Digital50 News, Direkt Broker Germany News, Ad Hoc News, Centre Daily News, Earth Times, Yahoo News, University of California News, ArabianBusiness.com NEWS, Express Computers Business News in India, and more. Mentz is winner of a 2009 Excellence in Teaching Award, several faculty awards, and a meritorious service award for charity.
George Mentz has been a professor for the post-doctorate program at the Diamond Law School program for several years along with serving as a JSD/PHD panel/mentor for the law school. Mentz is a licensed attorney. Dr. Mentz has taught over 175 graduate and undergraduate law and business courses and is the winner of several faculty awards for excellence along with earning 3 certifications regarding online education, mentorship, e-platforms and e-learning design. Prof. Mentz is the author of dozens of books and essays and has been featured or quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Hindu National, El Norte Latin America, Reuters, the Financial Times, The China Daily, & The Arab Times. Mentz's Guides and books address: law, tax, management, operations, and compliance, including Wealth Management.
Prof. Mentz continues to consult as an expert with the Federal Government USA, volunteers as a Civil Society member to the United Nations, and serves on the advisory boards of the: AAFM ® American Academy International Board of Standards, The Latin American Capitulo - Analistas/ Financiero, The AABFS Arab Academy of Banking and Financial Sciences, the India Institute for Financial Management, the African Economists Association, the International Assn. for Qualified Financial Planners, and has also served on the advisory boards of the Global Finance Forum in Switzerland and the World E-Commerce Forum in the UK. Also, Mentz has won academic awards for his delivery of Ethics and Professionalism Courses along with serving on the boards of charities, schools, and foundations.
Mentz is formerly with the KSF Class Action and Securities Law Firm. Mentz was accepted as an expert in NASD Arbitration. The Mentz law firm continues to be a leader in Securities Fraud Consumer Protection. Mentz previously worked with the firm KG, LLC which was founded in 2001 by Wendell Gauthier, the nationally prominent class action attorney and lawyer most responsible for the national tobacco settlements in excess of $200 billion, and numerous other recoveries for thousands of plaintiffs in excess of $3 billion.
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