Yoshiaki Murakami

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Yoshiaki Murakami (村上 世彰 Murakami Yoshiaki?, born August 11, 1959 in Osaka) is a Japanese investor known for highly publicized corporate raid.[1] He was the founder and the former president of M&A Consulting, Inc., usually known as the "Murakami fund".

He was formerly associated with Livedoor and was indicted [2] in the scandal involving securities law violations.

He was sentenced to two years in prison and fined 3 million yen and a record 1.15 billion yen surcharge for insider trading in 2004 and 2005, but is currently on bail while further appeals are pending.[3]


  1. ^ "Japan's Most Talked about Corporate Raider". BusinessWeek online. 2005-11-10. 
  2. ^ Duarte, Hector (2006-06-23). "Top Japanese Fund Manager Yoshiaki Murakami Indicted For Insider Trading". All Headline News. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Japan's scandal-hit fund manager jailed for two years". Channel NewsAsia. 2007-07-19.