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GAFM Global Academy of Finance and Management ® Press Release about Certification Accreditation – ACBSP and CHEA

GAFM  Global Academy of Finance and Management ®  Press Release about Certification Accreditation – ACBSP and CHEA

ACBSP Accreditation News – Winter Update 2016 – our GAFM continues its global alliance with Nationally Accredited Business Programs Worldwide.   Thanks and Regards, George

For more than a decade, the GAFM Global Academy of Finance and Management® has been the leading certifying body for business school graduates in the world. Through a 2004 articulation agreement with ACBSP, GAFM certifications such as:  MFP®, CIPM® and CWM® are awarded and conferred to graduates of ACBSP programs in the areas of:  Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics, Tax, Project Management, Risk, and more.

The GAFM® International Board of Standards is the first certification body in the world to offer certification eligibility to students and faculty of double-accredited business schools where ACBSP has been the leader in honoring accredited education and exams as a path to GAFM® board certification and professional designations. While the accredited degree and exam path to certification is more strenuous than what other certifications require, the GAFM and ACBSP are proud to have the highest standards and to have accredited business school education as a direct path to credentialing.

GAFM® is a USA-based NGO/company led by Counselor George Mentz, JD, MBA, CWM®, with offices and chapters in the USA, Europe, Asia, Russia, Africa, Latin America and India. The GAFM® has government recognitions from esteemed international countries such as: China, India, Bahamas, Indonesia, Ghana, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai/UAE. ** The GAFM® Board of Standards Certification Body is TUV-OE European Accredited. The GAFM® is ISO 9001 Certified for Quality Assurance, and the GAFM® Certification Body is first  U.S.-credentialing organization to become ISO 29990 Certified for Educational Standards. Further, the GAFM® certifications are sanctioned by the Arab League’s Arab Academy, which enhances credential portability for more than 20 Arab Nations. The GAFM® also works directly with ABA accredited law schools to provide certification and training programs online and globally.

Further, the GAFM is a member of the CHEA Quality Group and is one of the founding organizations to sign the quality assurance Memorandum with the CHEA IA for global skills and educational standards.

The GAFM® top certifications are available to successful graduates of ACBSP programs including the: AFA Accredited Financial Analyst®, AMA Accredited Management Accountant®, AMC Accredited Management Consultant®, MMC Master Management Consultant®, ChE Chartered Economist®, CIPM Certified International Project Manager®, MFP Master Financial Planner®, CRA Certified Risk Analyst®, CTEP Chartered Trust and Estate Planner®, and the world recognized CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ®.

GAFM® Professional Certification
helps applicants:

• Compete for jobs
• Enhance their résumé with relevant credentials
• Achieve promotions and increases in salary
• Complete continuing education requirements
• With immigration and global jobs
• GAFM® certification also provides a way for employers to screen and hire certified employees.

George Mentz, The CEO of the GAFM® stated, “It
is great to continue this 10 year accredited education relationship which raises certification standards globally.”
Go Global Every Day ™ with GAFM® Professional Certifications for your faculty and students! Learn more about the GAFM Board of Standards at www.GAFM.com

Chartered Wealth Manager ® – The First Global Wealth Management Credential from the USA – Since 1996

Chartered Wealth Manager ® – The First Global Wealth Management Credential from the USA – Since 1996 Posted November 19th, 2015 In 2004, Robert Frank of the Wall Street Journal published an expose of the top Wealth Management educational programs and certifications including the Academy of Financial Management ® , Wharton School of Business and New York University. Since then many other graduate finance and accounting programs have integrated a wealth management curriculum worldwide. While major organizations have offered financial planning certificates for years, the top wealth management designations today are the CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ® from the GAFM, and others form the from the IMCA, the College for Financial Planning, and the Cannon Inst. While Wharton and NYU offer courses, diploma – certificates, or degrees with a focus on wealth management , they do not offer the actual board certification or charter designation. This is where a certification body comes into play. Today, the Chartered Wealth Manager ® is conferred by the Academy which is TUV Accredited and ISO 9001 Certified for Quality and the first certification body in the world to earn ISO 29990 Accreditation as Certified for Global Training Educational Standards. Further the CWM is the first wealth credential to be Approved & Sanctioned by India Government’s NISM and also the the Arab Leagues Arab Academy for over 20 Arab Nations. The GAFM’s CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ® Board Certification requires knowledge in 12 key areas: and is referenced in the Global Designation Directory and on the FINRA US Government Regulatory Website and the Wall Street Journal. The primary required skill sets of a CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ® would include: 1. Estate Planning and Trusts 2. Asset Management 3. Portfolio Management 4. International Taxation 5. Retirement Law 6. Economics 7. Investments 8. Money and Banking 9. High Net Worth Consulting 10. Relationship Management, Compliance, and Ethics 11. Business Entities & Organizations 12. Risk Management and Insurance. The CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ® Program also sanctions an actual graduate law degree courses that can be taken as a path to certification. The CWM ® Chartered Certified Wealth Manager ® professional certification awarded from the GAFM ® Global Academy of Finance and Management ® is the first graduate wealth management Charter & Board certification in the world – as featured in the FINRA, NASD, Investopedia, Forbes, China Daily, Financial Times, Black Enterprise, Wall Street Journal, and Money Manager magazine that was created and founded by the GAFM Global Academy of Finance & Management International Board of Standards USA. The internationally trademarked CWM ® Chartered Certified Wealth Manager GAFM ® Certification and credential is only available for wealth managers with an accredited graduate education and experience who abide by the good standing, continuing education and ethics requirements. The Wall Street Journal also lists the GAFM Certifications as the only organization with accredited business program education and exam requirements from ACBSP and AACSB . With so many designations out there, accredited education and exams must become an important criteria for those to obtain any charter or certification. As the Wall Street Journal reported about the GAFM ® certification and accreditation policies in 2010, The Academy’s standards and policies of “double accreditation would signal that you’ve completed a double accredited degree from one of the top schools in the world.” It helps show that an individual is engaged in a higher code of conduct.” Thus, graduates of an ACBSP masters program or AACSB masters program in finance or ABA LLM program in tax and finance would all qualify for certification provided the candidate passed all of the exams and has 3 years of relevant experience. Further, the CWM Certification program has been accredited by the Supreme Court’s Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education of a USA State and the General Legal Counsel of a UK Commonwealth Realm for Continuing Education General and Ethics Credits. The Chartered Wealth Manager ® program has been wildly popular in Asia, India, China, Africa and Latin American for about a decade. Academic Institutions, educational institutes and training organizations must petition to the GAFM www.GAFM.com to become a registered and accredited provider of the CWM Chartered Wealth Manager program or other programs such as the: MFP Master Financial Planner ® CRA Certified Risk Analyst ® AFA Accredited Financial Analyst ® AMA Accredited Management Accountant ® AMC Accredited Management Consultant ® CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ® is a registered trademark in the EU and the USA 4553651 & International Trademark in the European Community Reg. # 010772176