Hennessy Japan Fund (HJPNX)

The Hennessy Japan Fund is sub-advised by SPARX Asset Management Co. Ltd.

Since its founding in 1989, SPARX has grown to become one of the largest and most experienced Asia-based asset management specialists. SPARX is located in Tokyo, Japan.

Fund manager head shot

Masakazu Takeda, CMA

Portfolio Manager

Masa has been Portfolio Manager of the Hennessy Japan Fund since 2006, and has been an analyst and fund manager with SPARX since 1999. Prior to joining SPARX, he was employed by the Long Term Credit Bank of Japan (currently Shinsei Bank) and LTCB Warburg (now UBS Securities).

Masa received a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts from the International Christian University.




Fund manager head shot

Yu Shimizu, CMA

Portfolio Manager

Yu has been a portfolio manager of the Hennessy Japan Fund since 2012 and has been an analyst and fund manager with SPARX since 2005. Prior to joining SPARX, he worked as an analyst at UFJ Partners Asset Management Co., Ltd. (currently, Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management Co., Ltd.) and as an analyst at Yasuda Capital Management Co., Ltd. (currently, Yasuda Asset Management Co., Ltd.).

Yu received a Bachelor's degree in Law from Keio University.




“CMA” designates Chartered Member of the Security Analysts Association of Japan.