Shinichiro Shiraki has over 20 year experience in finance and alternative investments. He is a founding member and CIO of Monex Alternative Investments (“MAI”) which is a leading boutique providing alternative investment products to Japanese institutional and retail investors. MAI merged with ASTMAX in 2012 to become Japan’s largest independent asset managers where he is now a Director and Chief Investment Officer with assets under management of USD3.4 billion. ASTMAX and Yahoo Japan have a business alliance to provide financial services using the power of information technology to provide asset management services targeted at Japan’s personal financial asset base of about 1,707 trillion yen.
Mr. Shiraki has launched several funds of funds investing in hedge funds as well as private equity. He also launched and managed a Japanese CTA originally affiliated with MAI, Asuka Asset Management and Mitsui Corporation called Asuka Commodity Investments. In 2011, he became an Advisor of MGM Innova Capital which manages MGM Sustainable Energy Fund investing in various renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. He is also one of the founders of Asuka Green Investment which supports various carbon emission projects.
Mr. Shiraki was Executive Director for Asuka Asset Management, one of the largest hedge funds in Japan where he implemented a Japanese Equity Market Neutral Fund largely based on his graduate research. He has also worked for Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ where he launched and managed a fund of hedge funds investment business at UFJ Partners Investments in 2000. He started his career at Sanwa Bank in 1993 and traded a variety of investments, including fixed income, as well as investing proprietary capital in hedge funds and private equity funds.
In 2001, Mr. Shiraki was elected to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) board in Japan and is currently Representative Director and Chairperson of AIMA Japan. He is a Chartered Member of the Security Analyst Association of Japan and author of the book “All about Investment Funds (Kinzai).”