Akiko Mitsui is a Senior Analyst and Manager in Vanguard�s Municipal Credit Research Department, where she has worked since 2006. Vanguard manages over 20 tax-exempt money-market and bond portfolios with total assets exceeding $100 billion. Akiko�s work as a Senior Analyst is focused on bonds issued by universities and other nonprofit organizations, and in the high-yield space, on bonds issued by Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). In the money-market arena, Akiko is one of three Vanguard credit specialists of Tender Option Bond (TOB) investments and participates on Vanguard�s Municipal 2a-7 Money Market Team. As a Manager, Akiko oversees employees responsible for various credit and compliance processes of Vanguard�s Municipal Credit Research Department.Akiko joined Vanguard in late-2003 to work with Vanguard�s current CEO when he was Managing Director of Institutional and Retail Client Relationships. Prior to joining Vanguard, Akiko worked as a Fellow and Research Associate with Harvard Business School�s Finance Faculty, focusing on pension fund investment management. Akiko was also a Senior Vice President at Mizuho Corporate Bank in New York, where her activities during her tenure spanned community-, public finance-, and real estate- lending, legal and regulatory affairs, philanthropy, and strategy. Akiko received two undergraduate degrees from Boston University: a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in News-Editorial Journalism. She also a graduate of the MBA program at Harvard Business School. She is a CFA Charterholder.Active in nonprofit boards and advisory boards throughout her career, Akiko currently serves on the Board of Neighborhood Restore HDFC, a nonprofit organization that works on behalf of The City of New York to stabilize certain in rem properties in distressed areas of the City.
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