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John S. Yukawa

John S. Yukawa, CFP®, CWS®, CKA®

Sr. Private Wealth Advisor
Chicago, IL

John Yukawa is a senior private wealth advisor for the Private Wealth division of Ronald Blue Trust and serves his clients out of the office in Chicago, Illinois.

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certificant and an experienced wealth advisor to individuals, families, and businesses, John uses his objective perspective to help clients make wise financial decisions to experience clarity and confidence and leave a lasting legacy. His goal is to help those he serves focus on the things that matter most to them. John and his team integrate financial planning, investment management, and trust services into financial plans tailored to his clients’ needs.

Prior to joining Ronald Blue Trust in 1998, John worked at Harris Trust and Savings Bank in their Trust Department where he assisted in the design and implementation of new trading systems to trade mutual funds organization-wide. He also worked in trust operations working with various types of security instruments including Futures and Options, U.S. Treasury securities, and various types of equity investments. John also has experience as a commodities trader, where he traded foreign exchange currencies and currency futures in addition to other commodities.

John earned his BA in economics from the University of Chicago.

Active in his community, John serves as a founder and board member for NCF – Greater Chicago. He attends his local church in Rolling Meadows, Illinois where he serves in their stewardship ministry and as a small group leader.

John and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children and live in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

"We have been working with John since 2008 and each year we have a greater appreciation for the insights and wisdom he and the Ronald Blue Trust team provide. While investment advice and strategy is important, John also provides great counsel on overall financial planning, estate planning, tax, and charitable giving considerations. He consistently emphasizes the necessary biblical principles regarding our finances. He is very personable and caring, and he takes the time to answer our many questions. We could not have succeeded in progressing towards our financial goals without John’s valuable guidance."

"Gary and I first met John in 2008 after visiting four other investment organizations. Some days later, after prayerful consideration, my husband asked me which one I felt most comfortable choosing. My answer was an unequivocal “John Yukawa.” When Gary asked why, I told him it was because “John is a godly man that I respect and would feel comfortable with if anything happened to you!” In 2011, my husband passed to Heaven and John has been one of the constants in my life that I am able to trust in widowhood. He is not only intelligent but caring and great at what he does. John is a counselor who listens well and always offers prayer -- my favorite part about who he is."

"We have worked with John Yukawa for over 20 years. John has been a calming influence during the market’s ups and downs, providing wise counsel and educating us on the value of a long-term management perspective. His guidance in making wise financial decisions has enabled us to support various ministries, individuals in need, and plan for a lasting legacy to further God’s work internationally. His goal has been to help us focus on the things that matter most to us, and to accomplish our desire to be faithful stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us."

"We have been blessed to have had the wealth management counsel of John Yukawa for the past two decades. Using his broad investment and tax expertise and teamwork with the Ronald Blue Trust financial sector specialists, he continues to exceed our expectations. He has stimulated our long-range planning and coordinated with our trust lawyer to act as the executor of our estate. We have learned to take a long-term view, while he protects our short-term options to handle the unexpected. It gives us such peace of mind to trust our investments with John and Ronald Blue Trust."

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