Rod Y. Nakamoto, CFP®, CIMA®
As a co-founder and senior member of theUgroup, Rod is responsible for leading the team’s overall operations, including client service, portfolio management, risk and performance reporting. Rod has over 21 years of industry experience and works with clients to analyze their financial and retirement planning needs. In addition, he collaborates as needed with a client’s CPA, estate attorney and other trusted advisors to ensure a coordinated approach to managing a client’s overall financial goals.
Rod earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) certification and is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP®). The CFP certification identifies individuals who have met rigorous professional standards and have agreed to adhere to the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism and diligence when dealing with clients. Rod is also a member of the firm’s Portfolio Manager Program, a select group of advisors who undergo a comprehensive screening process in order to manage discretionary portfolios.
Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Rod was a Vice President at Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown (2006-2011) and a Vice President at Smith Barney (1993-2006).
Rod earned his B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and backpacking. Rod is an active volunteer leader for his alma mater. Currently, he is the President Elect of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors, board member of the USC Associates and past President of the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association. In addition, he serves as Chair of the Executive Advisory Board for BSA Troop 578 in Anaheim and previously served as the troop’s Scoutmaster. Rod and his wife, Elsie, live in Cypress, CA, and have three children.
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