GK International Group

We strive to educate and familiarize our international clients with the US capital markets in order to help them be opportunistic and reach their financial goals.

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Our goal at Gerber Kawasaki is to democratize financial advice. We believe everyone is entitled to a solid financial plan.

As foreigners themselves, Hatem and Danilo know first-hand the intricacies and challenges that immigrants who call America home may face. Additionally, The GK International Group helps Americans living abroad and international investors interested in US markets. Our advisors will implement strategies aligned with your objectives while carefully considering your tax, legal and personal circumstances.

The GK International Group goal is here to help you:

  • Evaluate your options and opportunities.
  • Create a best in class action plan for you to reach your financial goals.
  • Broaden your investment knowledge and expertise in the US and overseas markets.
  • Incorporate legal and tax ramifications*.
  • Implement, manage, and monitor your strategies.
  • Avoid costly and damaging mistakes.

* Gerber Kawasaki doesn't offer tax or legal services
Danilo Kawasaki, CFP® CPWA® Vice President and COO

Danilo was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he was a top-ranked tennis player and learned the importance of proper wealth management at a very young age. With inflation as high as 1,000% a year in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it was vital for Brazilians to ensure their money was always working for them. As an immigrant, Danilo has a clear understanding of international client challenges and objectives. He helps his clients acquire knowledge of the US investment environment and the existing growth opportunities for them and creates customized plans to help them reach their financial goals. Danilo is fluent in Portuguese and English and has notable experience working with different ethnicities and backgrounds. Danilo's exceptional performance and industry track record led to his nomination by Investment News "40 Under 40" list of advisors.

Hatem Dhiab, CFP® Managing Partner

Hatem Dhiab was born in Tunisia and spent his formative years in France becoming fluent in Arabic, French, and English before relocating to the US to attend college. Hatem is well versed in advanced planning techniques such as options & RSUs, retirement benefit planning, and complex tax issues. He focuses on fee-based financial planning, risk management, wealth accumulation as well as distribution and wealth preservation strategies. The US investment landscape is quite robust and can be hard to understand. Hatem helps educate his clients and bridge the gap that he feels is often is experienced by foreign citizens moving to the US. He's able to successfully help his clients navigate the intricacies of financial markets, tax system and the legal framework to help alleviate some of the anxiety often felt when going through big changes.

Hugo Avamilano Alvarez Investment Advisor Representative

Hugo was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Having relatives that live in Austria, Germany, Spain, Chile, and Brazil, he has always been familiar with the pros and cons of living far from home. Fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, Hugo noticed that everyone who moves to a new country is so focused on the projects that brought them to that place, that they forget to plan for the long-term. Working at Gerber Kawasaki, Hugo could now help others in the same situation. As an Economics student at Fundacao Getulio Vargas, a top business school in Latin America, Hugo was an active member of various groups, had articles published in the largest Brazilian news portal, and was the president of the studentsā€™ association. In the US, he continued his studies in Finance at UCLA. Now graduated, he is determined to help people with the overwhelming process of understanding their financials in a different country.