ISO Certified 9001 & Accredited Education & Training ™
Wealth Management Risk & Financial Planning Training and Certification ™
The GAFM ® Board is the 1st Graduate Certification Body to Become Accredited and Certified for: ISO 9001 Quality and ISO 29990 Training in the World. GAFM ® owns the former AAFM ® Certifications and Programs
AAFM ® American Academy of Financial Management ®
AAFM ® Legal Trademark Agreements CFA CFP
AAFM ™- Co-Existence Agreements with Leaders of CFA/&CFP
Counselor Mentz successfully negotiates with CFA-Insttute, the CFA-Board
1) AAFM ® accepts CFP™ Board of Standards co-existance trademark agreement November 8th, 20022002 AAFM ® reaches co-existence agreement with CFP™ Board Worldwide. MFP ® Master Financial Professional ™ , RFA Registered Financial Analyst™, and RFS Registered Financial Specialist™ Designations are agreed upon for AAFM ® global use and will become Worldwide Financial Designations. AAFM is an independent self regulatory financial organization, but it was agreed that there would be no objection by CFP™ to AAFMs use, registration or proliferation of the marks MFP Master Financial Professional or RFA Registered Financial Analyst™, and RFS Registered Financial Specialist™ if used. In November, an older AAFM designation - Char. Fin. Prof. Designation & Trademark was abandoned by AAFM at the request of the FP Board in consideration of the agreement. All member holders were notified by email of the agreement and the substitution of MFP ® Master Financial Planner Professional is posted prominently on website. Throughout negotiations CFP ® lawyers had no objection to AAFM® pre-existing use and ownership of CWM®, CPM, CRA, CPM, CTEP, RFS, CAM or other board designations offered.
2) AAFM ® and AIMR Agreement - Notice
The AAFM ® Board and the CFA-Institute/Assn. for Investment Mgt. & Research have reached a global trademark and co existance agreement. The agreement allows AAFM to use some 15 financial and executive training board certified designations worldwide while AAFM has agreed to abandon 2 older registered trademarks Chartered Financial Management Analyst CFMA & Financial Analyst. The AAFM Board of Standards had decided to abandon any disputed designations at issue so as to achieve this landmark trademark agreement. The AAFM's New Financial Analysis Designation will be Financial Analyst Designate FAD™ and CMA Chartered Market Analyst. This month, the older disputed AAFM Char. Fin. Mgt. Analyst Designation Trademark would be abandoned by AAFM at the request of the AIMR.
Because AAFM ® has reached agreement with AIMR ™ Worldwide, MFP ® Master Financial Professional™ and RFS Registered Financial Specialist™ Designations are designated for AAFM global use and will also become Worldwide Financial Designations under a similar agreement with the CFP™ Board this year. AAFM is an independent self regulatory financial board of standards with members in over 100 countries, but it was agreed that there would be no objection by AIMR™ of AAFMs use, registration or proliferation of 15 designations and brand marks including MFP Master Financial Professional and RFS Registered Financial Specialist™.
AIMR has also agreed to allow AAFM ® to use the following trademarks without objection.
RBA Registered Business Analyst
MFM Master Financial Manager
FAD Financial Analyst Designate
MCA Master Corporate Analyst
MAC Master Accredited Controller
MFC Master Financial Controller
MFP Master Financial Professional
CAM Certified or Chartered Asset Manager
RFS Registered Financial Specialist
CTEP Chartered Trust and Estate Planner
CPM Chartered Portfolio Manager
CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ®
CRA Certified Risk Analyst
CCF Certified in Corporate Finance
Registered Market Analyst
Signing Ceremony would be held on Jan. 7th, 2004 All Rights Reserved 2004 - This Article may not be duplicated by anyone who is not an approved member of the AAFM ®
Attorney and General Counsel Prof. G. S. Mentz, Esq. states, "This is a strategic Brand Recognition and Trademark Protection move by AAFM to be able to move aggressively in 2003-4 with expansion in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thialand, and the EU countries. In the US and Canada, AAFM is already growing quickly.
As of August 2010, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has 828 member campuses, 134 of which are located outside of the United States. Of those member campuses, 529 have achieved accreditation and more than 220 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual membership now exceeds 8,000