Keiko is a veteran financial advisor with 20 plus years’ experience based primarily in NYC, and the tri-state area helping high-net worth individuals and business owners to become financially independent. She also works with clients throughout the USA. She is a recognized bilingual financial advisor in the Japanese community.
Keiko’s approach is to give sound advice through Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax strategies, Investment Advisory, Portfolio Management and Risk Management (discuss life insurance, long term care insurance and health and disability insurance needs). She has held many financial seminars in the greater NYC area and is especially passionate about working with an estate attorney to do her client’s Estate Planning (reducing Estate Taxes) and Asset Protection (keeping client’s assets from divorces and creditors, etc.).
Throughout her 20 plus years in the industry, she has gained long-term clients by being honest with clients, always putting the client’s best interest before her own and giving fair advice.
She is proud to be an INDEPENDENT Financial Advisor which allows her clients to choose various types of investment and insurance vehicles equally as an independent advisor, not to be restricted due to an affiliation of her organization.
Keiko joined DiPaola Financial Group in 2015. While at DiPaola Financial Group, she was the top new associate of the year in 2016, Leaders Court in 2017, President Club in 2018, and at the same time, she was awarded as Star Club from one of her affiliate insurance companies. Prior to that she worked with AXA Advisors. While at AXA Advisors, she was awarded many top 10 associate awards in the first 4 years of her career.
Keiko earned her BA from the University of Utah, and MBA from the University of New Haven.
Keiko holds Life and Health Insurance licenses, Securities license, and Investment Management license.
She also obtained a certification in Estate Planning. In Keiko’s spare time, she enjoys cooking and gardening. She has a lifelong passion for tennis. After living in Manhattan for over 20 years, she now resides in her country house in Mahwah, New Jersey with her son, Maxwell, and her husband, Mark and her dog, Popcorn. She is also involved in volunteer work at her son’s Japanese school on the weekend.
Independent Financial Advisor
1180 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Mobile: (Best contact #) (917) 449-9493
Fax: (212) 682-9205
Insurance and Financial Services Email : Keiko.Higa@HKateAdvisors.com
Securities and Investments Email : KHiga@AICInvest.com