SPARX Founder Shuhei Abe on Why He’s Bullish on Corporate Japan

October 1, 2003
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Corporate Program past event

Corporate Luncheon
12 – 2 pm

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Shuhei Abe,
Founder, President and CEO, SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd.

John Wheeler, Acting President, Japan Society
SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd. founder Shuhei Abe built an enormously successful asset management firm in tough economic times, with funds under management soaring sevenfold to $3.3 billion in the last five years. Last September Mr. Abe signed a deal with the biggest U.S. pension plan, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), to establish a new fund targeting small, under performing Japanese companies willing to follow a very specific blueprint for reform.  In 2002, SPARX was named one of Forbes’ “Best 200 Companies under a Billion.” A Japanese pioneer in the world of hedge funds, Mr. Abe discusses his vision for Japan’s asset management industry, the meaning of good corporate governance, and how to find value in the often murky waters of corporate Japan.

12 – 12:30 pm  Registration & reception
12:30 – 1          Luncheon
1 – 2                Program

Admission: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants pay the discounted corporate member rate of $45 for lunch and lecture, $10 for lecture only. Nonmember admission: $65 for lunch and lecture, $15 lecture only.

For questions about registration, please contact Ellie Montazeri at (212) 715-1247.

Refunds will not be issued after noon, two business days before the program, but substitutes are welcome. No shows will be billed. 

  • Wednesday, October 1, 2003
  • 12:00 pm