What is an aams financial advisor?

TOPICS THAT MUST BE MASTERED TO GAIN THE AAMS® DESIGNATION:
  • The Asset Management Process
  • Investors, Policy & Change
  • Risk, Return & Investment Performance
  • Asset Allocation & Selection
  • Investment Strategies
  • Taxation of Investment Products
  • Investment Opportunities for an Individual's Retirement
  • Investment Considerations for Small-Business Owners
  • Deferred Compensation & Other Benefit Plans for Key Executives
  • Insurance Products for Investment Clients
  • Estate Planning for Investment Clients
  • Regulatory & Ethical Issues for the Investment Professional
The College for Financial Planning® awards the ACCREDITED ASSET MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTSM AND AAMS® designation to students who:
  • successfully complete the program;
  • pass the final examination; and
  • comply with the Code of Ethics, which includes agreeing to abide by the Standards of Professional Conduct and Terms and Conditions. Applicants must also disclose of any criminal, civil, self-regulatory organization, or governmental agency inquiry, investigation, or proceeding relating to their professional or business conduct. Conferment of the designation is contingent upon the College for Financial Planning's review of matters either self-disclosed or which are discovered by the College that are required to be disclosed.

Continued use of the AAMS® designation is subject to ongoing renewal requirements. Every two years individuals must renew their right to continue using the AAMS® designation by:
  • completing 16 hours of continuing education;
  • reaffirming to abide by the Standards of Professional Conduct, Terms and Conditions, and self disclose any criminal, civil, self-regulatory organization, or governmental agency inquiry, investigation, or proceeding relating to their professional or business conduct; and