About us

Overview

SPARX Asset Management Korea Co., Ltd., (“SPARX Korea”), previously Cosmo Asset Management, is an asset management company located in Seoul, South Korea with expertise in managing Korean equities. Since its establishment in 1999, SPARX Korea has grown into one of Korea’s leading asset management companies through the utilization of our deep experience and extensive know-how.
Seeking to earn the trust and respect of investors, our focus is on serving the global investment community by providing high quality investment intelligence centered on the Korean market.

Incorporated in June 1999 as an investment advisory company, SPARX Korea, through the attainment of its Collective Investment Business License, became an asset management company in 2011. In 2005, the firm became a subsidiary of SPARX Group, Japan’s world-renowned independent asset management company.

Since its inception, SPARX Korea has offered asset management services to a diverse client base, domestically and internationally, ranging from public and private pensions, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, institutional investors, and qualified high-net-worth individuals. With over 35 experienced professionals, we utilize an institutional infrastructure and platform – investment and research, trading, business development and an independent compliance and risk management operations – to serve our clients.
SPARX Korea is registered with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, and licensed with the Korea Financial Services Commission for collective investment business.

SPARX Korea has achieved steady growth thanks to the loyalty and trust of our clients. We understand our success comes from superior results and the trust of our clients, without which we could not have accomplished this steady growth.

In response to our clients’ loyalty, we will dedicate our best efforts toward producing superior investment performance through industrious research, excellent portfolio management, and strict risk management.

History

2015
FebChanged corporate name from Cosmo Asset Management
to SPARX Asset Management Korea Co., Ltd
2011
NovApproved by FSS for asset management business FebAwarded by Korea Fund Awards 2011 in private equity fund category
(hosted by Edaily & Zeroin)
2010
DecSelected for excellent service by Korea Post FebLotte acquired additional 9% equity
2009
MarIntroduced / certified GIPS FebLotte acquired 21%
2006
DecSelected for excellent service by Korea Post FebRegistered US SEC Investment Advisor
2005
SepReached KRW 1 trillion in AUM MarFormed strategic partnership with SPARX Group in Japan
2003
JunEstablished in-house analysts system
2001
NovLaunched international service
1999
SepRegistered discretionary investment management and consulting
service at Financial Services Commission
JunIncorporated Cosmo Investment Consulting

Awards

Various institutions in Korea and abroad have acknowledged the outstanding performance of SPARX Asset Management Korea

  1. 2015
    Wealth & Finance International
    The 2nd Alternative Investment Awards
    “Best Asset Manager in South Korea”
  2. 2011
    eDaily & KG Zeroin
    The 5th Annual Asian Masters of Hedge Awards
    “Best Korea Hedge Fund 2011 Korea Fund Awards”
  3. 2010
    Korea Post
    “Asset Manager of the Year”
  4. 2008
    Asian Masters of Hedge Awards
    “Best Korea Hedge Fund”
  5. 2006
    Korea Post
    “Asset Manager of the Year”