The origins of SPARX Group Co., Ltd. date back to 1989 when company founder Shuhei Abe set up one of Japan's first independent asset management boutiques specializing in Japanese equities, SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd. Since then, the firm has grown exponentially as it evolved into a diversified asset management company that now covers the whole breadth and width of Asia-Pacific markets.
|November 2012||Cosmo Asset Management Co., Ltd. moved its head office to Gukjegeumyung-ro, Youngdeungpro-gu, Seoul.|
|July 2012||SPARX Green Energy & Technology Co., Ltd. was established to enter for electrical supply business and consulting business for electrical power generation utilizing renewable energy|
|May 2012||SPARX Group Co., Ltd and SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd. moved their head office to Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo.|
|November 2011||Cosmo Investment Management Co., Ltd. awarded Collective investment business license and changed its trade name to Cosmo Asset Management Co., Ltd.|
|July 2010||SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd. merged with SPARX Securities Co., Ltd. to rationalize business operations.|
|September 2009||SPARX and Hennessy Advisors, Inc. forged new U.S. partnership for distribution and management of the mutual fund business in the U.S.|
|December 2008||SPARX entered into joint venture with Lotte (Korea) regarding Cosmo Investment Management Co., Ltd.|
|October 2006||SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd. changed its name to SPARX Group Co., Ltd.
SPARX Spin-off Preparation Co., Ltd. succeeded the investment advisory service, discretionary investment management business and investment trust management business from the former SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd. SPARX Spin-off Preparation Co., Ltd. changed its name to SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd.
|June 2006||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.|
|April 2006||SPARX Spin-off Preparation Co., Ltd. was established.|
|August 2005||SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd. was registered as an investment advisor with the SEC in the U.S.|
|February 2005||SPARX acquired a significant strategic stake in Cosmo Investment Management Co., Ltd., a Korean based asset managament company and invest in Korean market.|
|December 2001||SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd. was listed on the JASDAQ.|
|March 2000||SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd. acquired its investment trust management license in Japan.|
|May 1998||SPARX Securities Co., Ltd. was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary and acquired its securities business licenses.|
|February 1997||License for discretionary investment management business was acquired by SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd.|
|December 1996||SPARX Overseas Ltd. was established in Bermuda as a subsidiary to manage offshore funds.|
|July 1989||SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd. was established as a registered investment advisory company in Tokyo, Japan.|