The New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) Announces Global Partnership with Rock Orient Foundation (“Rock Foundation”) and American Education Center Inc. (“AEC”) to Bring World Class Financial Training to working professionals and students and underprivileged communities around the world.


New York, NY – (September 19, 2022)

The New York Institute of Finance, Inc. (NYIF) announced today its partnership with Rock Orient Foundation (“Rock Foundation”) and American Education Center Inc. (“AEC”) to collaborate on offering NYIF professional certification programs focused on skills building and career development in the financial services industry. The three organizations have also agreed to introduce NYIF certification courses to non-finance major college students and early-stage professionals around the world and provide basic financial education to underprivileged communities to empower employability and entrepreneurship.

Rock Orient Foundation is a Foundation led and chaired by Steven C. Rockefeller Jr., a fifth-generation member of the Rockefeller Family. The Foundation seeks to provide solutions to challenges and problems as well as support the evolvement of public health and promotion of global education and cultural communication, and the development of human society.

Incorporated in 2014, American Education Center, Inc. delivers customized advisory services for educational institutions and corporations, and international students studying in the U.S. and U.S. students studying globally. AEC recently expands its service to the vocational training sector including helping clients’ employees acquire knowledge and skills in areas like green finance, blockchain, and fintech to support young professionals’ career development.

“As 2022 is the 100th year of NYIF’s founding, we are extremely pleased to expand our client coverage and resources to provide world-class financial training to a much wider audience through our partnership with Rock Oriental Foundation and American Education Center”, said NYIF’s Chief Executive Officer, Lee Tian. “Since 1922, NYIF has been committed to offering world-leading – ‘Wall Street knowledge’ – taught by practitioners and experts in finance. We have teams and offices in several key nations and together with our digital learning platform, can serve students and professionals worldwide. Our partnership also provides us an opportunity to work with U.S. not-for-profit organization led by a well-respected business leader in the finance industry to provide financial education for underprivileged communities, women entrepreneurs as well as the younger generation. Through working with AEC, we will further leverage NYIF’s cutting-edge, job-linked courses and together provide U.S. educational opportunities to a wider range of global students and young professionals. The partnership among NYIF, Rock Oriental, and AEC truly exemplify this vision.”

“We are excited to embark on this new partnership with the New York Institute of Finance, one of New York City’s oldest and most reputable institutions for financial training,’’ said Rock Oriental Foundation Chairman, Steven C. Rockefeller Jr. “This initiative is helping us to gain more educational and professional development resources to keep with our mission to promote education. Teaming up with NYIF will allow us to connect more world-class professional resources to working professionals and students in developing countries.”

"By working with the New York Institute of Finance, American Education Center will continue its mission of supporting international students in their professional pursuits. Today's technology will grant students and professionals access to world-class training resources,” said AEC Chief Executive Officer, Christian Rockefeller. “Together, we will provide leadership in global education and employment empowerment"

The ROCK Oriental Foundation and AEC have signed an agreement with NYIF respectively, which lays out a long-term strategic partnership in professional training and certifications, academic content development, marketing, international recruiting, and course delivery. Starting this fall, NYIF will develop programs in partnership with Rock Oriental Foundations to provide financial and business skill training to schoolers in underprivileged communities as well as women entrepreneurs; NYIF and AEC will jointly provide executive training for overseas corporations that have an interest in investing US.

The agreement between AEC and NYIF also includes helping NYIF to establish a regional financial training institute in the Asia-Pacific area, to bring wall street know-how to the professional communities of the fast-growing economies in Asia-Pacific. This new venture will particularly focus on green finance, data finance, and ESG and supply chain finance areas. AEC is responsible for the marketing and development local client relationships, while NYIF will focus on differentiating the offering programs from other competing professional training programs in the region through concentration options in ESG, Sustainable Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Supply Chain Finance, ESG, and Fintech including Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Green Finance among others. NYIF and AEC will also use this venture as a regional hub to offer career services support for finance students from fast-evolving and robust economies such as Vietnam, Indonesia, and China’s Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao areas.


About Rock Orient Foundation (

The Foundation is a U.S 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which is established to provide solutions to challenges and problems as well as support the evolvement of public health, promotion of global education and cultural communication, development of human society, and enhancement of technological development. Led by Steven Rockefeller Jr., the Foundation continues the reputation of the Rockefeller Family as a worldwide trailblazer of philanthropy and a world leader in the field of public benefit.

About the American Education Center Inc. (Nevada)

Incorporated in 2014, American Education Center Inc. (“AEC”) delivers customized advisory services for educational institutions and corporations and brings job-ready skill training for international students studying in the U.S.

Leveraging our knowledge of the educational system and environment in the United States and our understanding of the market demands for education services in developing countries and its changing business economy, American Education Center Inc. specializes in the delivery of customized high school and college placement advisory services as well as career advisory services to international students wishing to study and gain post-graduate work experiences in the United States. In recent years, AEC also expands its coverage to the vocational training sector, including introducing international courses and curricula from the US to vocational schools in Asia. AEC also focus on supporting young professionals both domestic and international to gain cross-disciplined knowledge and skills to advance their careers.

About the New York Institute of Finance (

The New York Institute of Finance (NYIF), founded in 1922 by the New York Stock Exchange, is a leading global educational institution. For the last 100 years, NYIF has been at the forefront of designing, developing, and delivering world-class training programs in the areas of finance, investments, business, and entrepreneurship management to professionals and executives. NYIF’s large portfolio training and education programs serve a wide array of participant organizations including financial institutions, industry associations, corporations, consulting organizations, as well government agencies, multilateral institutions, universities, and other education providers. Adhering to an international leading talent training philosophy, NYIF continues to develop cutting-edge programs, focused on providing practical, desk ready, outcome-oriented skills to professionals worldwide.


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