Tokyo's Sparx Group Loses $46M

May 16 2011 | 12:56pm ET

Asia’s number-two hedge fund, the Tokyo-based Sparx Group, posted a loss of 3.7 billion yen ($46 million) for the year ended March 31, with fee income down 19% year on year at 4.9 billion yen.

A year earlier, the fund posted a 398-million-yen profit. Revenue fell 10% year on year to 7.1 billion yen and assets have tumbled by more than half since peaking at 2 trillion yen in 2006, the company said in a statement Friday.

President Shuhei Abe is looking to serve a market beyond Japan—planning new funds and expanding the company’s presence in Hong Kong.

Sparx Group shares have slipped 3% this year and fell 2.6% to 8,880 yen on Tokyo’s Jasdaq on Friday prior to the earnings news.

Bloomberg reports that Abe plans to start a long-short fund to invest in Asian companies best placed to benefit from fast-growing world economies.


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