Calling oneself a professional doesn't really make one a professional. As a Northwestern Mutual Advisor, professionalism is defined not only by the measure of one's experience, education and accreditation, but by one's character and professional standard of practice in supporting clients as a trusted financial expert.

Through personal commitment, professional associations, accreditations and continuing education, I have worked hard to establish a reputation as a respected professional and to gain the trust of clients. Please take a moment to review my experiences and accomplishments.


Certification and Designations:


A certified financial planner (CFP®) refers to the certification owned and awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. The CFP designation is awarded to individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements. Individuals desiring to become a CFP professional must take extensive exams in the areas of financial planning, taxes, insurance, estate planning and retirement.

* Chartered Life Underwriter  (CLU® ) 

The Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) is the insurance profession's oldest standard of excellence. Today, it continues to be the credential for practitioners who desire to provide their clients with the security of life insurance and risk management.


Associations and Memberships:

* Hawaii Estate Planning Council (HEPC)

* Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC)

* Executive Women International (EWI)

* Rotary Club of Ala Moana

Years of Experience

Representing Northwestern Mutual since 2006.


Degree Major Institution
MBA International Business Rutgers Graduate School of Management
BA Sociology Lewis & Clark College
BA Intercultural Studies Kobe College

Akiko M Sakamoto, MBA, CLU®, CFP®

Financial Representative


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