Asian Financial Society (AFS) is a globally oriented non-profit organization of business people and professionals in the financial community, sharing common professional, educational and philanthropic interests. Founded in 1984, AFS draws its membership from the many fields of finance including: international trade and finance, commercial banking, investment banking, securities research and trading, insurance, law, real estate, taxation, regulation, accounting, information services and entrepreneurship.
AFS sponsors Educational programs, Professional and Career Development programs, Specialized Professional Groups, and other networking events. Members have gained exposure and knowledge of other fields of interest from leaders in those industries defining the direction, evolution and basis for recent and historical developments. AFS also seeks to promote the advancement of individuals by helping them examine and identify opportunities for personal and professional growth, while opening doors to new business opportunities.
We currently have 20 Specialized Professional Groups focusing on specific industries. Click to AFS Specialized Professional Groups.
Looking into the future, AFS is committed to utilizing its rich experience and established networks to expand its influence globally. It is expanding into China with chapters in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. It is also looking to start a chapter in India.
AFS has over 3,600 listed members with a core of Premium Members. Experienced members are invited to become an AFS Premium Member. AFS Premium Members have access to discounts to all AFS events and invitation to exclusive events opened only to Premium members. Detailed qualifications and application process can be found here. The annual membership dues is $80. Renewing premium members dues is $50. Click to access the Premium Membership application form.
Recent News Letters:
AFS Summit 2012 NewsLetter
AFS Summer Enrichment Program
June 6th, 2013: Practical ways on effective due diligence work – Knowledge sharing from financial and tax perspective by experienced UHY professionals
June 11st, 2013: Think Asia, Think HongKong
June 13th, 2013: PE/VC Investment 2: China-US Investment
July 18th, 2013: AFS Annual Summit 2013 -- Chairman Circle 1
June 20th-August 15th, 2013: Career Enrichment Program 2013
August 22nd, 2013: Investment Perspective 3
September 19th, 2013: US Realty Market 2
October 17th, 2013: Investment Perspective 4
November 14th, 2013: Chairman Circle 2
December 12th, 2013: Christmas Party
Past Events 2011-2012
May 15th, 2013: Investment Perspective 2 -AFS Quarterly Investment Meeting
May 7th, 2013: Hedge Fund Technology: Proficiency, Efficiency, and Innovation
April 25th, 2013: Business and Career Opportunities with the United Nations: Perspective from Senior UN Officials
April 18th, 2013: Asian Financial Society Happy Hour
March 27th, 2013: Jim Chanos & Stephen Roach: China Short and Long
March 28th, 2013: U.S. Energy Independence and Its Global Implications
March 21st, 2013: US Commercial Real Estate Update
March 11th, 2013: RMB Internationalization and Its Effect on Global and China Capital Markets:Opportunities for U.S. Investors
February 28th, 2013: PE/VC Investment 1: Fund Raising & Venture Development
February 20th, 2013: Celebrate Lunar New Year - The Year of Snake
January 30th, 2013: Investment Perspective 1 - Outlook 2013
December 12th, 2012: AFS Christmas Party 2012
October 30th, 2012: RMB Internationalization and Its Effect on Global Capital Markets
October 25th, 2012: Aging Population- Challenges and Opportunities for Asset Managers
October 20th, 2012: Cranberry Lake Preserve Fall Foliage Hiking
October 4th, 2012: CBN New York Forum:A discussion of U.S.-China Collaboration on World Economy
September 20th, 2012: Update of U.S. GAAP and IFRS development, Accounting/Reporting for Chinese companies listed in the U.S., and Employment-based Immigration (EB-5 Program)
August 23rd, 2012: Happy Hour-Renmin University of China Alumni
June 22nd-August 16th, 2012: Career Enrichment Program 2012
July 12th, 2012: Happy Hour - AFS Quality of Life Club
June 15th, 2012: AFS Conference 2012