Akira Shiraishi is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. As an equity investment analyst he covers Japanese small- and mid-cap companies as a generalist. He has 22 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 16 years. Earlier in his career at Capital, his coverage included Asian health care companies, Japanese real estate, J-REITs, construction, home building and building materials, imaging, semiconductor & semiconductor equipment companies; Korean small-caps and U.S. semiconductor equipment companies. Prior to joining Capital, Akira was a portfolio manager and research analyst covering Japanese equities at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Before that, he was an interest rates derivatives trader at UBS Securities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Lake Forest College as a Grew Scholar, graduating magna cum laude. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Akira is based in Los Angeles.