Michael Yoshikami

Michael Yoshikami

Michael Yoshikami, Ph.D., CFP®, is CEO, founder and chairman of Destination Wealth Management's Investment Committee at Destination. Founded in 1986, Destination is a San Francisco Bay Area-based independent, wealth-management firm. He leads the research initiatives at DWM and develops tactical allocation strategies for firm portfolios.

Michael is also finance professor at the National University of Singapore and authors finance white papers for the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) at NUS.

Michael was named by Barron's as one of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He holds a BS in business administration, MBA and Ph.D. in education. He is also a Certified Financial Planner®.


  • Investors have a new variable that could potentially impact investment outcomes -- the flu. Your portfolio strategy will be impacted depending on how serious the spread of swine flu is and how dramatic the resulting panic turns out to be.

  • Yoshikami: Take Your Own Stress Test NOW! Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 12:06 AM ET

    The stress tests designed by the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department were made to assess a basic financial solvency measure -- the ability of these firms to weather a difficult economic storm. How will banks survive a potential greater downturn in the U.S. economy?

  • Yoshikami: Crazy Volatility Is Here to Stay Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 2:17 AM ET

    Markets have experienced volatility on an unprecedented basis. The Nikkei last October plunged an unprecedented 10% in one session. That same month saw the Dow losing 7%, the Nasdaq down 9% and the S&P 500 falling 8% all in a single session. The truth is, volatility is likely here to stay.