The American College of Financial Services hosts the 15th
King of Prussia, Pa., Aug. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – 2021 marks the 15th Annual Conference of African American Financial Professionals (CAAFP), hosted by the American College of Financial Services, the largest gathering of its kind in the field of financial services. CAAFP’s mission is to advance and foster professional relationships and development among African Americans working in the industry.
# CAAFP2021 will be held virtually August 10-11 and this year will focus on Four Steps Forward, a bold plan by the College’s Center for Economic Empowerment and Equality to foster upward mobility and wealth creation in black America. Racial injustice and inequality have continued for decades, but everyone says it’s different this time. The financial services industry has the opportunity – and the obligation – to make sure it is truly different by coming together to create lasting generational change in black communities across America.
The two-day event features inspiring and thought-provoking keynote addresses led by diverse change agents and industry experts, delivering timely and engaging breakout sessions including:
- Master of ceremonies – Mike James, Head of Individual Solutions and President, NFP Life Solutions
- Main speakers:
- Tiffany Aliche, author and founder of “The Budgetnista”
- Maggie Anderson, JD, MBA, Author, CEO and Founder of The Empowerment Experiment
- Chris Gardner, author, entrepreneur, award-winning film producer, philanthropist and CEO of HappYness
- Pamela Jolly, EdD, Author, CEO and Founder of Torch Enterprises
- Wes Moore, author, veteran and former CEO of Robin Hood
- Ramesh Srinivasan, author and professor at UCLA
- Words: Ras Asan, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of BREAUX Capital
- Music Entertainment: Rob Base, Recording Artist
- Inspirational message: Caroline Clarke, author
- Comedy Break: Dwayne Perkins, Comedian, Podcaster and Actor
âCAAFP celebrates the history and achievements of African Americans in the financial services profession, fosters professional development and facilitates learning to help professionals on their path to success,â said George Nichols III, President and CEO of the American College of Financial Services. âThe company’s commitment to fostering change can sometimes be fleeting, but we have a responsibility to make sure we don’t miss this opportunity to build solutions that live beyond the present moment. Join us for this historic event as we take four steps forward to promote upward mobility and wealth creation in Black America and be part of a network of your fellow financial services professionals dedicated to creating change. sustainable.
Financial professionals are responsible for the financial well-being of the public and play an important role in helping individuals and families achieve long-term financial security. The CAAFP was designed to advance the careers of participants and deepen their expertise to better serve their clients from all walks of life in need of guidance and financial security.
To learn more about CAAFP, please visit: TheAmericanCollege.edu/CAAFP2021.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
The American College of Financial Services was founded in 1927 and is the nation’s largest nonprofit educational institution dedicated to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, the College has trained one in five financial advisors in the United States and offers two masters in financial management and services, as well as prestigious designations in financial planning such as Retirement Income Certified ProfessionalÂ® (RICP Â®), Chartered Life UnderwriterÂ® (CLUÂ®), Wealth Management Certified ProfessionalÂ® (WMCPÂ®), Chartered Advisor in PhilanthropyÂ® (CAPÂ®), Chartered Special Needs ConsultantÂ® (ChSNCÂ®), Chartered Financial ConsultantÂ® (ChFCÂ®) , and training leading to Certified Financial Planner â¢ (CFPÂ®) certification. The College’s faculty represent some of the greatest thought leaders in the financial services profession. Visit TheAmericanCollege.edu and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.