The ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FINANCIAL ADVISORS (AAAA) was created to address the needs and concerns of African American Financial Professionals. AAAA is a non-profit membership organization for African American financial advisors and affiliated professionals. We work in alliance with academic leaders at HBCUs that support financial planning degree programs, legislative and regulatory bodies, financial services firms and consumer interest organizations. AAAA fosters the value of financial planning and advances the financial planning profession.
AAAA’s vision is to be the leading organization for African American financial advisors by promoting meaningful networks among peers, sponsors and affiliated professionals. With a commitment to learning, business development, outreach, and support, our members are empowered to advance themselves and the financial planning profession.
Founded in 2001 by LeCount R. Davis, CFP®, our mission includes developing and fostering professional relationships among African American and other minority professionals working in the financial services industry. The organization strives continuously to expose its members to cutting edge trends and opportunities which will assist them in advancing their businesses and careers. AAAA is the leadership and advocacy organization connecting those who provide, support, and benefit from professional financial planning. The lack of financial literacy plagues African American communities throughout the U.S. Financial illiteracy is not just an African American issue; it is an American issue. AAAA members demonstrate and support a professional commitment to eradicating financial illiteracy via education and a client-centered financial planning process.
OCTOBER 17 | 1:00p EST | WEBINAR:"CHARITABLE PLANNING STRATEGIES IN A NEW GIVING ENVIRONMENT”
OCTOBER 21 | 6:00p EST | WEBINAR: AAAA INTRODUCTORY MEETING
OCTOBER 30 | 5:00p -8:00p EST | MEETUP: AAAA ATLANTA MEETUP
Joining AAAA gives you the ability to engage in dialogue with peers who can share a diverse perspective, that may help to advance your career and business. It also creates networking opportunities with like-minded African American professionals who understand distinct opportunities that can help you stand apart in a very competitive environment.
The VISION Conference is a unique gathering of financial professionals who value the expertise, contributions, and collaboration of African Americans in the financial services profession. Our flagship event, is September 15 – 18, 2019 at the Crown Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront.
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LeCount R. Davis has always approached financial planning as more of a calling than an academic pursuit, a job or even a profession. During his more than 40 years as a financial planner—he is the first African American to hold the Certified Financial Planner designation.
"My mission in life has been to help my people handle money well so as to be able to create and transfer wealth," he said.
He has helped hundreds of clients and their family members, influenced students as a teacher at Howard University, reached a broad audience through his television show, and has served as a mentor and inspiration to younger generations of financial planners who help carry out his mission through the Association of African American Financial Advisors, which he founded in 2001.