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Bank of Hawaii's Kevin Higa Receives Certified Investment Analyst Designation

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Honolulu, Hawaii (July 15, 2008) - Bank of Hawaii Trust Officer Kevin I. Higa has received the Certified Investment Management Analyst ® (CIMA) designation.  The CIMA designation, delivered by the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA), is the only advanced designation specifically for investment consultants.  Higa completed the CIMA exam at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  He is one of 30 CIMA-designated investment consultants in the state of Hawaii. 

As a trust officer in the bank’s Institutional Client Services Department, Higa is responsible for developing and managing institutional client relationships, overseeing client portfolio transactions and requests, and marketing the bank’s investment and custody services to potential clients.

Higa joined Bank of Hawaii in 2005 as a management associate trainee and served as assistant branch manager for the Hawaii Kai Safeway in-store branch prior to becoming a trust officer in 2007.  He received a bachelor of science degree in business management from Babson College, Wellesley, Mass.

The CIMA designation is earned by individuals who have met specific experience and ethical requirements, successfully completed investment management coursework at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania or the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, and have passed a rigorous examination covering the following areas:  investment policy, asset allocation, risk management, tax efficiency, alternative investments, international financial markets, measuring return on a portfolio, and due diligence.  CIMA licensees must also agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and to uphold IMCA’s Code of Professional Responsibility, Performance Reporting Standards, and Standards of Practice.