Janus Capital Group Further Expands Global Fund Offering with the Launch of Asian and Japanese Equity Funds

Company Release - 12/18/2014 8:00 AM ET

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE:JNS) today announced the launch of two new Asia-focused funds and two new Japan-focused funds (the “Funds”), under a sub investment management agreement with DIAM International. DIAM International, based in London, is a wholly owned subsidiary of DIAM Co., Ltd. (“DIAM”), a leading Asian asset manager headquartered in Tokyo, with over USD 146 billion of assets under management, as of September 30, 2014.

“Today’s announcement is a continuation of our commitment and strategic focus of expanding our distribution capabilities and product offerings outside the U.S.,” said Augustus Cheh, President of Janus Capital International. “With ongoing support from our strategic partner Dai-ichi Life, we are delighted to offer our clients these Asian and Japanese equity funds, leveraging the strong track record and expertise of DIAM, and we continue to be committed to providing clients with best-in-class investment opportunities across global markets and asset classes.”

The Funds are available within the Janus Capital Funds Plc (“JCF”) range, a UCITS incorporated in Ireland. The specialized Asian and Japanese equity strategies broaden the suite of the JCF fund range available to investors. The Funds include the following:

  • Janus Japan Fund, an unconstrained Japan equity fund with a flexible approach seeking to generate alpha by investing across all market caps, styles and equity sectors.
  • Janus Japan Emerging Opportunities Fund, a Japanese Small- and Mid-Cap equity fund seeking to invest in the growth drivers of the Japanese economy by providing exposure to emerging and potential growth companies.
  • Janus Asia Frontier Markets Fund,an All-Cap equity fund for investors seeking actively managed exposure to Asia’s frontier markets, one of the most rapidly developing regions in the world with significant growth potential.
  • Janus Asia Growth Drivers Fund,an equity fund focused on Asian consumer and other sectors driving Asia’s growth. Asia continues to be one of the fastest-growing opportunity sets in global equity investing today.

“DIAM is delighted to be partnering with Janus and to bring our experienced Asian and Japanese investment expertise to the Janus UCITS platform,” said Hideto Yamamoto, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of DIAM International. “We look forward to a long and successful partnership that benefits all of our clients.”

About Janus Capital Group Inc.

Janus Capital Group Inc. (JCG) is a global investment firm dedicated to delivering better outcomes for clients through differentiated investment solutions. It currently has a number of distinct investment groups, including equity and fixed income teams within Janus Capital Management LLC, as well as subsidiaries INTECH Investment Management LLC and Perkins Investment Management LLC. Each brings a distinct perspective, style-specific expertise and a disciplined approach to risk. The firm’s strategy for growth and development is based on continuing to expand a range of distinctive solutions across multiple asset classes and styles including equities, fixed & other income, alternatives, asset allocation and managed volatility.

At the end of September 2014, JCG managed approximately USD 174 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, Melbourne, Paris, The Hague, Zurich, Frankfurt, Dubai and Taipei.

About DIAM Co., Ltd.

DIAM Co., Ltd. (DIAM), with USD 146 billion in assets under management, as of September 30, 2014, offers a broad and diverse range of tailored investment strategies, including specialist Asian products, across both traditional and alternative markets as well as risk-controlled solutions and world-renowned quantitative capabilities. As a leading Asian manager DIAM engages many of the world’s largest corporate and institutional investors. DIAM provides long-standing and consistent performance through bespoke solutions, broad portfolio management capabilities including low volatility, dynamic hedging and solutions that target both absolute and relative return strategies. The firm’s international network of offices in Tokyo, London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore enables DIAM to provide a full range of investment management and advisory services to its clients globally.

DIAM Co., Ltd. is owned jointly by Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. and the Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited (Dai-ichi Life). Dai-ichi Life is also a shareholder of Janus and supports Janus’ distribution initiatives in Japan.

DIAM International is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom. This document is directed only to professional clients and eligible counterparts as defined by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Janus Capital Funds Plc is a UCITS established under Irish law, with segregated liability between funds. Investors are warned that they should only make their investments based on the most recent Prospectus which contains information about fees, expenses and risks, which is available from all distributors and paying agents, it should be read carefully.

An investment in the fund may not be suitable for all investors and is not available to all investors in all jurisdictions; it is not available to US persons.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The rate of return may vary and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate due to market and foreign exchange movements. Shares, if redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. This is not a solicitation for the sale of shares and nothing herein is intended to amount to investment advice.

For Janus Capital Group Inc.
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Peter MacKellar, 720-726-5456
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Investor Relations Contact:
John Groneman, 303-336-7466
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Source: Janus Capital Group Inc.