Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Last updated 21 min ago
May 14 2010 | 1:16am ET
Asia’s largest hedge fund firm is back in the black. Sparx Group turned a ¥398 million profit in the year-ended March 31 following a program of painful cost cuts.
Tokyo-based Sparx lost ¥23.3 billion in the prior fiscal year, leading firm president Shuhei Abe to vow to return the firm to profitability last year. And he did just that, slashing costs by 42% and selling its stake in Cosmo Investment Management.
While Sparx’s revenues rose 7.6% during the year, the firm’s assets under management remained just a third of what they were four years ago, at ¥686 billion. Management fees dropped 38% and performance fees plummeted 65% year-on-year.
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Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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