DEFINITION of 'American Academy Of Financial Management - AAFM'
A globally-recognized academic institution that issues a variety of financial credentials for various types of financial professionals. American Academy Of Financial Management designation holders involve professionals in a multitude of areas, such as banking, wealth management, market analysis, trading and financial planning.
BREAKING DOWN 'American Academy Of Financial Management - AAFM'
The AAFM was founded in 1996 when the American Academy of Financial Management & Analysts merged with the Founders Advisory Committee of the Original Tax and Estate Planning Law Review. Although the Academy maintains strict academic and experiential standards for its students, its certifications require less rigorous study and are less widely accepted/respected than the CFA or CFP.