Hedge Funds

SPARX outlines pan-Asia ambitions


SPARX Group, Asia’s largest alternative investments manager with $6.97 billion in assets, is reigniting its ambition of being an Asia-based global alts heavyweight with plans to widen its product menu and integrating investment ideas within the three group brands – SPARX, PMA and Cosmo – to develop pan-Asia expertise.

The firm is also betting strongly on the domestic demand-driven story in Japan and building its investment strategy around Japanese companies that would benefit from the growing consumer demand in the country.

“This is a slightly contrarian view but we feel that the decline in the Japanese stock market is