Industry-specific associations can help you research hard-to-find details about the industry you're in and offer valuable networking opportunities with business owners and industry experts. Check out this growing list of financial services associations.

Association for Financial Professionals (AFP)
Formerly the Treasury Management Association, the AFP represents treasury and finance professionals and supports its members through continuing education opportunities, professional certification, and representation to key legislators and regulators.

Financial Executives International (FEI)
Membership in the FEI is limited to senior financial executives such as CFOs, controllers, CEOs, tax directors, and treasurers. It provides peer networking and personal and professional development through its Web site, 85 chapters, and 10 technical committees.

International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE)
IAFE fosters the financial engineering profession by helping establish and promote industry standards and practices related to financial engineering theory and practice.

Financial Planning Association (FPA)
Created by the unification of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners and the International Association for Financial Planning, the FPA includes individuals and companies dedicated to building and supporting the financial planning profession.

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