CORPORATE 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 for 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 and 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 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.

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 for electrical supply business
and consulting business for electrical 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.

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.

2019

March

SPARX was changed the listing of our shares from the JASDAQ (Standard) market to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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