Shinichiro ShirakiHead of LP Relations Committee at Japan Venture Capital Association (JVCA)
Head of LP Relations Committee, Japan Venture Capital Association (JVCA)
CEO, Aizawa Asset Management Co., Ltd.
He has over 25 years of experience investing in private equity, venture capital funds, and hedge funds in Japan and globally. Prior to founding Aizawa Asset Management, he launched Akebono Asset Management Ltd, which focused on private equity secondary business. He is a founding member of Monex Alternative Investments (“MAI”), and serves as its CEO and CIO. At MAI, part of Astmax Co., Ltd since 2012, Mr. Shiraki has launched and managed as CIO six funds of funds investing in private equity, hedge, venture capital, and property funds.
Prior to Astmax and MAI, Mr. Shiraki launched and managed several portfolios of hedge funds and private equity funds for Sanwa Bank, now part of the Mitsubishi UFJ Group. At Sanwa, Mr. Shiraki was also in charge of liquidating portfolios of private equity and hedge fund portfolios in the late 1990s at a time when Japanese banks had a lot of pressure on their balance sheets. Mr. Shiraki started at Sanwa Bank in 1993, trading fixed income.
Mr. Shiraki has been a board member of the Alternative Investment Management Association of Japan (AIMA Japan) since 2001 and currently serves as its chairman. He also serves as LP Relationship Director of Japan Venture Capital Association (JVCA) since May 2019. Mr. Shiraki holds a BA in Economics from Keio University. He also graduated from London Business School with a Masters in Finance. He is a Chartered Member of the Security Analyst Association of Japan. He is the author of several books and papers, including a titled “All about Investment Funds (Kinzai)”, published in 2006 and revised in 2014.