2020 Press Release

CFA Institute features APAFS  as GIPS Contry Sponsor in Market Integrity Insights, their website blog.

Meet the Micronesia GIPS® Standards Sponsor


Posted In: Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®)

Eddie Chan, CFA, CIPM, Director, Professional Conduct Enforcement, and Global Industry Standards, APAC, recently interviewed Daniel A. Roland, CIMA, AIFA, MBA, executive director of the Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies (APAFS). The association is our Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) Sponsor located in Guam, covering the Micronesia region. A not-for-profit educational and charitable association founded in 2000 for and by representatives from public and private institutional funds from around the Asia Pacific Region, APAFS became the GIPS Standards Sponsor for Micronesia in 2006. APAFS was the 27th GIPS Standards Sponsor to partner with CFA Institute.

CFA Institute greatly appreciates APAFS’s ongoing efforts to promote the GIPS standards in these markets and territories. The impact of the association’s work reaches far beyond the physical boundaries of these beautiful islands. Read on to learn more.


Josiah Lanuza holds a certificate of completion along with classmate Amery Jane Madeloso and Associate Professor of Finance Leila Kabigting following an investing seminar at the 2019 Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies Pacific Region Investment Conference in Manila.

Full Article: https://www.uog.edu/news-announcements/2019-2020/2020-uog-business-student-josiah-lanuza-earns-aif-designation.php

APAFS joins the UN PRI as a “Network Supporter” for advancing the inclusion of
responsible investment in investment processes 

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15 January 2020 – Hagatna, Guam - Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies (APAFS) has joined the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) organization as a Network Supporter”. Network Supporters are non-profit peer organizations that perform an important role in raising awareness of responsible investment within the investment community and that support the inclusion of responsible investment in the investment processes of institutional investors. APAFS is one of 53 Network Supporters worldwide.

UN PRI is the leading advocate of responsible investment worldwide, working to understand the implications of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors for investment, and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment decisions. UN PRI encourages these actions to improve returns and better manage risks.

Published Link reference:  

Saipan Tribune online:  https://www.saipantribune.com/index.php/apafs-joins-the-un-pri-as-a-network-supporter/
Island Times online: http://islandtimes.us/apafs-joins-the-un-pri-as-a-network-supporter-for-advancing-the-inclusion-of-responsible-investment-in-investment-processes/
Kiribati New Star online: http://pknewspapers.com/kiribati/gilbertese/kiribati-updates.htmlPacific Daily News online: https://www.guampdn.com/story/money/2020/02/18/asia-pacific-association-fiduciary-studies-joins-un-network/4782625002/
Guam Business Magazine: http://www.guambusinessmagazine.com/in-the-spotlight-mar-apr-2020/?fbclid=IwAR1_hELdwqoQo_eHIuJ9TVOat2bTDKCYKLVvYbOMogz3HsoZWy1h1RGlpJ8
Pacific Island Times: https://www.pacificislandtimes.com/single-post/2020/03/03/APAFS-joins-the-UN-PRI-as-network-supporter