A graduate of the University of Hawaii, Harlan entered the investment profession in 1969. As the firm’s Chief Investment Strategist, he is responsible for prescribing asset allocation and strategy shifts that take advantage of changes in the economic or investment climate. Prior to founding Cadinha & Company, Harlan was Chairman of the Board of Jurika, Cadinha & Voyles, Inc., Investment Counsel. Earlier, he established an enviable 11-year record with a large New York Stock Exchange firm.
Harlan was born in Lahaina, Maui as the only son of teacher parents who were born and raised on the Big Island. He has been married to Kaleialoha (Kenney) Cadinha for 50 years. They have two children and six grandchildren.
Kalei worked for Cadinha & Company before taking a position from 1996 to 2000 with the government of American Somoa where she created workforce programs and systems geared to initiate economic growth within the Pacific Region, administered the Employee Training and Development Division, and created the Pacific Coalition for Compact States. She returned to Cadinha in 2000 as a portfolio manager and analyst before attaining her current position.
Kalei is a graduate of the University of San Diego where she earned a B.B.A. and was a WCAC All-Scholar Athlete on the volleyball team. She continued her graduate work at the University of San Diego and Chaminade University. Kalei is married with four children and is known to frequent her children’s volleyball matches and basketball games. In her free time, she enjoys water sports and is active in numerous community organizations.
Neil joined Cadinha & Company in 2002 as a portfolio manager and analyst. Today, as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer, he develops strategy and selects specific investments. Neil is a cum laude graduate of Harvard University with a B.A. in economics where he was also quarterback and captain of the Harvard football team. Neil holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, an international professional designation awarded to those who meet stringent professional and ethical standards and have passed a rigorous curriculum with exams.
Neil is married and has three children. He devours books on all kinds of topics and loves traveling and learning new things.
As the Chairman of La Jolla Economics, an economic consulting firm and registered investment adviser, that he founded in 1997, Victor’s investment expertise has been sought by corporations, governments, universities and investment management firms from around the world. That group includes Cadinha & Company, as well as foreign central banks, finance ministers, and other global dignitaries. From serving on Cadinha’s investment committee to consulting on how various policies affect investment performance, Victor has been helping us bring smarter people and a better process to our work on behalf of our clients for many years.
Dr. Canto joined Cadinha & Company in 2017 as our Chief Economist. His global expertise allows us to broaden the investment opportunites for our clients and positions him to lead our new Global Strategies division. Previously, Victor was Chief Investment Officer of Calport Asset Management and President of A.B. Laffer, V.A. Canto & Associates.
Victor received his M.A. (1974) and Ph.D. (1977) in Economics at the University of Chicago after receiving his B.Sc. (1972) in Civil Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His career has included university professorships, research, consulting and writing. His name is on several books as well as articles in many of the leading economic journals in the US and beyond. And now it is on our team, which might make us proudest of all.
Victor is married to his high school sweetheart, Ana, with whom he is the father of three amazing daughters. His passion in life, after his family and career, is spending time with his Paso Fino horses.
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Harlan came to Cadinha & Company in 1995. He manages client portfolios, performs securities’ research and administers the firm’s investment procedures. Harlan holds a B.A. in economics and history from the University of the Redlands and an M.B.A. in finance from Chaminade University. Harlan takes a preservation-of-capital approach to investment management, always erring on the side of protecting client wealth.
Willy started competitive ski jumping and Nordic skiing at a young age in southern Vermont. After attending the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid, NY, he was selected to join the U.S. Ski Team, based in Park City, UT, as a Nordic combined athlete.
After several years of competing internationally, Willy shifted focus to his interest in finance. He earned a B.S. in finance from Westminster College in Salt Lake City and soon began working in the Operations Division of Goldman Sachs. Willy joined Cadinha & Company in 2014. He still finds time to ski and takes advantage of all of the great hiking and mountain biking that the Wasatch Mountains have to offer.
A graduate of the University of Colorado with a B.S. in marketing, Reid was an account executive on the First Hawaiian Bank account before joining Cadinha & Company in 1997. He is responsible for the firm’s business development and client relations in Hawaii. Reid’s father, who also spent his career in the financial industry, was a mentor in being moral and ethical in business and social interactions – something we like to think might have led Reid to Cadinha.
When he's not focused on clients, you'll find Reid spending time with his wife and two children, and enjoying anything to do with the ocean.
Preston spent seven years as a retail broker with Dean Witter (now Morgan Stanley Smith Barney) before joining Cadinha & Company in 1989. He holds a B.A. from Kenyon College, is a licensed adviser and is involved with client service and sales. During Preston's time at Cadinha, he's seen the firm grow from $30 million in assets under management to nearly $1 billion.
Robyn serves as the executive assistant to Harlan J. Cadinha and plays an active role in client service in Hawaii. She joined Cadinha & Company in 1990, after holding a client services post with Chrysler Credit Corporation. At Cadinha, Robyn has held various administrative and operational posts. She received a bachelor's degree from Chaminade University in 1987, majoring in business management.
Arthur’s interest in the financial industry can be traced to his family, which has been in finance for more than 300 years. In fact, the Mallet family created the first private bank in France in 1713, la banque Mallet, and continued to be instrumental in the banking industry after the French Revolution as one of the founding governors of the Banque de France.
With triple citizenship in the U.S., France and Switzerland, Arthur earned a B.S. in finance from Lehigh University. Prior to joining Cadinha & Company in 2010, where he oversees Operations, Arthur was with Bear, Stearns & Co. where he worked directly with the Corporate Treasurer in the Funding, Liquidity and Capital Management group.
Yee Wan Manlapit joined Cadinha & Company in 2007 and is currently the Executive Assistant to both Kalei Cadinha-Pua’a, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Neil Rose, Chief Investment Officer. Her main responsibilities are providing administrative support and client service support for Kalei and Neil. Yee Wan has worked in the financial services industry since 1992, most of which has been with Registered Investment Advisers. She received an associate degree in liberal arts from Honolulu Community College.
Mike grew up in a family that valued both education and athletics. Choosing the latter first, he pursued a career as an athlete. In 2003 Mike was named to the U.S. Ski Team where he competed on the World Cup circuit for 8 years. Mike was a three-time National Champion, two-time World Championship Team member, and an Olympian in 2010.
In 2011, Mike hung up his skis for textbooks. He completed his degree at Westminster College in Utah with a B.S. in Finance, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Originally from Boston, Mike’s love for the mountains kept him in Utah where he started his career at ZION’s Bancorporation. There he gained a perspective on both corporate banking and private wealth management. Mike’s tenure with Cadinha & Company began in 2013 where he works in sales.
Brad joined Cadinha & Company in 1988 as a research analyst and has held many positions within the firm including President, CEO and Chief Investment Officer. Currently, Brad concentrates his time developing individual equity ideas and is a member of Cadinha's investment team. He also serves as one of six portfolio managers responsible for implementing the firm's strategies into client portfolios. He holds a B.S. in business administration from Colorado State University and in 2005 earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.
Brad has served on many nonprofit boards including The World Presidents’ Organization, Kupu Hawaii, which serves the growing needs in training our next generation of youth, Kapiolani Health Foundation, which raises funds to improve health care services for the Women and Children of Hawaii, and the Outdoor Circle, whose mission is to protect and preserve our beautiful Hawaiian environment.