I have no idea whether there is an insider information flowing still in the market, but there was at least in the past. I had never transacted with such an information and said many times not to send that kind of information, which indicated there were a lot of insider information.
Just in case, I had never heard of it from Nomura but from other several brokers. There were several proofs that I got that kind of information and declined them responsively. Moreover, the police intelligence and CIA did know that I had nothing to do with the insider trading and even declining it, as that was a part of their operation. They had availed an insider information to induce me to conduct an illegal activity.
There is one critical issue that the CIA assets are less likely to be arrested for any illegal financial transactions even though their insider trading is uncovered. As a matter of fact, there are many CIA assets in the financial industry, which is not a secret. Its fact is written in the US government paper, just not revealing who are their assets.
In truth, there were people who were involved with the insider trading but not arrested, even under the nation-wide inspection on this case in 2012. Some of them were confirmedly CIA assets, often exempted from any legal prosecution as a result of give-and-take with the police intelligence. The basic notion should be the same in the US that there are a plenty of people who are exempted from the legal prosecution, as they have worked for the CIA.
In other words, the CIA operation was linked to the insider trading. If they intentionally leak an illegal information to one of their target who makes a transaction accordingly, they can obtain this target as an asset. It also notionally means the CIA asset is exempted from any legal prosecution at least for the insider trading.
As a result, there have been many people opaquely trading with the insider information. They were also inspected in 2012, as the police intelligence and CIA could not have controlled the whole investigation as they had no authority. All they could do was to energize the nation-wide campaign to suck me down with a faked alarm and torture to compel me accepting their false charge.
There were other parties, such as attorney prosecutors, FSA, SEC and HKMA which were deceived by the intelligence community, but they were also interested in an investigation of other financial crimes found along the course.
In the end, the CIA assets became a target of this investigation of other authorities. They were not able to stop this move, as an identity of the asset should have been revealed if the investigation were halted improperly. My understanding is that the intelligence circle proceeded an investigation to render me harmless and coped with a CIA asset case, later on not to be prosecuted.
The CIA actually conducted many measures to protect their asset, one of which was that a party who delivered an insider information was not prosecutable as there was no clear definition of its illegality in the law.
Although, practically speaking, the broker was assumed to be prosecuted as an accessory to the actual insider trading. That was why the CEO of Nomura was kicked out by the FSA.
However, there was a fault in this recognition as it was not clearly mentioned in the law, hence it was revised in 2014 that a broker of an insider information should be prosecuted for whatever reason. After all, there were gray areas between legal and illegal, which was arbitrarily judged by the FSA.
I had intentionally traded in the legal area, therefore there was no reason they should prosecute me. However, there were a plenty of others who were fallen into this gray area category, as the inspectors had really accessed to many transaction records. More precisely saying, they had conducted the illegal transaction from the practical point of view, but exempted later on as there was no clear definition of their illegality.
After all, the FSA lost this legal dispute and admitted any gray areas in those days were assumed to be legal. In the past, they could have handled this issue with their administrative authority, but it was not enough to shoot the CIA asset. It triggered a revision of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act to bury a large part of the gray areas. In this course, a delivery of the insider information was categorized as an illegal activity.
This lost dispute left an unbalanced outcome, as the CEO of Nomura had been already fired by the FSA. The FSA’s arbitrary power was wrongly and irregularly executed to the certain party. As a reality, there were many people who conducted more unlawful behavior than fired employees of Nomura, though they have been intact in the industry. I knew this fact personally. All in all, the FSA was too wrong in any perspective, as they believed they could have conducted the right regulation without any legal righteousness.
There was no fairness during this process, as the CIA asset was exempted from a prosecution, basically in Japan. That was partially because the police left them intact under the name of give-and-take. It eventually created many corrupted players taking a lucrative profit for the insider information, but no way to be prosecuted.