Our History

  • December 2001
    Japan Alternative Investment Co., Ltd. (“JAI”) was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”)
  • April 2002
    JAI started offering fund of hedge fund products.
  • January 2007
    JAI started investment advisory service focused on fund of hedge funds.
  • June 2008
    JAI acted as the placement agent of the first infrastructure fund in Japan, which was launched by an Australian investment manager in cooperation with Mitsui.
  • December 2009
    JAI started investment management business (i.e., discretionary investment management service in addition to investment advisory service).
  • February 2012
    The Strategic Business Department was established to structure funds investing in real assets held by Mitsui.
  • October 2014
    JAI started managing its first infrastructure debt fund whose general partner is “Rimor Fund I GP Limited,” a Cayman domiciled subsidiary formed by JAI.
  • June 2015
    JAI structured and distributed its first solar energy fund investing in solar projects located in Japan.
  • January 2016
    JAI structured and distributed its first aviation fund.
  • April 2017
    The corporate name was changed to “Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments Limited” (“MAI”)
  • June 2017
    MAI acted as the placement agent supporting fundraising for one of the largest solar energy funds in Japan, which was structured by GE Energy Financial Services.
  • September 2017
    An institutional investor engaged MAI to manage its infrastructure fund portfolio. (Investment management services and gatekeeping were outsourced to MAI.)
  • June 2018
    MAI established another subsidiary in Cayman, “Rimor Fund II GP Limited,” to manage its second infrastructure debt fund.
  • July 2018
    MAI opened a representative office in New York.
  • May 2020
    MAI participated in a fund project to verify the effective use of blockchain technology in fund offering.
  • April 2022
    MAI Signed United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.