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HISTORY

1989

July

SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd.
was established as a registered
investment advisory company in Tokyo, Japan.

1996

December

SPARX Overseas Ltd
was established in Bermuda as a subsidiary
to manage offshore funds.

1997

February

License of discretionary investment management business was acquired by SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd.

1998

May

SPARX Securities Co., Ltd.
was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary and acquired its securities business licenses.

2000

March

SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd.
acquired its investment trust management license in Japan.

2001

December

SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd.
was listed on the JASDAQ.

2005

February

SPARX acquired a significant strategic stake in Cosmo Investment Management Co., Ltd.,
a Korean based asset management company to invest in Korean market.

2006

April

SPARX Spin-off Preparation Co., Ltd.
was established.

June

SPARX acquired a 100% stake in PMA Capital Management Limited (currently SPARX Asia Capital Management Limited), a Hong Kong based asset management company to invest in Asian markets.

October

SPARX acquired a 100% stake in PMA Capital Management Limited(currently SPARX Asia Capital Management Limited), a Hong Kong based asset management company to invest in Asian markets.

2009

September

SPARX and Hennessy Advisors, Inc. forged new U.S. partnership for distribution and management of the mutual fund business in the U.S.

2010

July

SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd.
merged with SPARX Securities Co., Ltd.
to rationalize business operations.

2011

November

Cosmo Investment Management Co., Ltd.
awarded Collective investment business license and changed its trade name to Cosmo Asset Management Co., Ltd.

2012

May

SPARX Group Co., Ltd
and SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd.
moved their head office to Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo.

July

SPARX Green Energy & Technology Co., Ltd.
was established to enter electric supply business and consulting business of electric power generation utilizing renewable energy.

November

Cosmo Asset Management Co., Ltd.
moved its head office to Gukjegeumyung-ro, Youngdeungpro-gu, Seoul.

2013

November

Cosmo Asset Management Co., Ltd.
awarded Hedge Funds business license.

2014

April

SPARX Group Co., Ltd.
acquired a 100% stake of Japan Asset Trust Corporation and changed its trade name to SPARX Asset Trust & Management Co., Ltd.

2015

February

Cosmo Asset Management Co., Ltd
changed its trade name to SPARX Asset Management Korea Co., Ltd.

November

Mirai Creation Fund was established

2016

June

SPARX Group Co., Ltd ,
SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd. ,
SPARX Green Energy & Technology Co., Ltd.
and SPARX Asset Trust & Management Co., Ltd.
moved their head office to Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo.

2017

November

US Representative Office (SanFrancisco, SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd.)
was established.

2018

July

Mirai Creation Fund II was established.

2019

July

SPARX Group celebrated the 30th anniversary and chenged its logo.

December

SPARX Capital Investments, Inc.
was established.

2020

February

SPARX Capital Investments, Inc.
started its operations.

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