Janus Triton Fund Wins Bronze Mutual Fund Excellence Award from S&P Capital IQ

Company Release - 10/17/2011 4:15 PM ET

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE: JNS) today announced that Janus Triton Fund (JATTX) has been named as an award winner in S&P Capital IQ’s U.S. Mutual Fund Excellence Awards Program for the second year in a row. Janus Triton Fund, which is co-managed by portfolio managers Chad Meade and Brian Schaub, received the Bronze Award in S&P Capital IQ’s Domestic Equity Small Cap category. Recipients were recognized as having most consistently achieved the highest overall quantitative ranking of five-star in their category over a 12-month period, ending August 31, 2011, based upon S&P Capital IQ’s proprietary, holdings-based research.

"Janus Triton Fund won the Bronze award in the Domestic Small Cap category because the fund earned a five-star ranking in part for its strong risk-adjusted track record, long management tenure and for owning a number of stocks that we believe are high quality," said Todd Rosenbluth, a mutual fund analyst at S&P Capital IQ.

S&P Capital IQ’s proprietary mutual fund research methodology incorporates bottom-up research about a fund’s underlying stock, bond and mutual fund holdings as well as its performance, risk, and cost factors to rank approximately 19,000 mutual funds relative to their peers on a scale of one star (lowest) to five star (highest).

“We are pleased that S&P has honored Janus Triton Fund for a second consecutive year,” said Jonathan Coleman, Equity Co-CIO of Janus. “Chad and Brian, supported by our research team, have achieved sustained investment excellence with a consistent philosophy and process that has delivered strong risk-adjusted returns.”

About Janus Capital Group Inc.

Janus Capital Group Inc. (JCG) is a global investment firm that offers financial advisors, their clients and institutional investors strategies from three individual investment boutiques: Janus Capital Management LLC (Janus), INTECH Investment Management LLC (INTECH) and Perkins Investment Management LLC (Perkins). Each manager employs a research intensive approach that is distinct within its respective asset class. This multi-boutique approach enables the firm to provide style-specific expertise across an array of strategies, including growth, value and risk managed equities, fixed income and alternatives through one common distribution platform.

At the end of June 2011, JCG managed $169.8 billion in assets for shareholders, clients and institutions around the globe. Based in Denver, JCG also has offices in London, Milan, Munich, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Melbourne.

About the S&P Capital IQ Mutual Fund Awards

The S&P Capital IQ Mutual Fund Awards is an annual awards program managed by the equity research unit of S&P Capital IQ and is based on proprietary, quantitative research methodology. The awards recognize those U.S. mutual funds that have achieved the highest overall ranking on the most consistent basis during the measurement year August 31, 2010 through August 31, 2011, except for the New and Notable category. Among the factors the research process seeks to identify are consistently strong performance; high quality holdings as measured by S&P STARS equity research, S&P Credit Ratings and S&P Quality Rankings; and favorable cost factors. Additional information about the awards program, the selection methodology, and the award recipients is available at www.spfundawards.com.

The analytical and ethical conduct of S&P Capital IQ’s equity analysts is governed by the firm’s Research Objectivity Policy, a copy of which may be found at http://www.standardandpoors.com.

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Source: Janus Capital Group