Janus Launches Adaptive Global Allocation Fund

New Fund Uses Dynamic Allocation Approach to Minimize Risk of Significant Loss Due to Market Downturn, Without Sacrificing Upside Potential of Capital Markets

Company Release - 6/23/2015 8:00 AM ET

DENVER, June 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE:JNS) today announced the launch of the Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund that aims to provide investors total returns by dynamically allocating assets across a portfolio of global equity and fixed-income investments.

Ashwin Alankar, Global Head of Asset Allocation and Risk Management, and Enrique Chang, Chief Investment Officer, Equities and Asset Allocation, are the fund's portfolio managers. Chief Investment Strategist Myron Scholes, Ph.D., co-led the research and development of the fund with Alankar and will contribute to the overall investment strategy.

The Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund is designed to adapt allocations actively based on forward-looking views regarding extreme market movements, both positive and negative. The goal is to mitigate the risk of significant loss in a major downturn while participating in the growth of capital markets.

"A primary concern for investors is the risk of significant loss of capital, as well as the failure to take advantage of sustained upward-moving markets," Alankar said. "While most investment approaches look for average outcomes, this adaptive global allocation fund seeks to manage outcomes that have the largest impact on growth, namely left and right tail events."

The launch of the Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund furthers Janus' Chief Executive Officer Dick Weil's intelligent diversification strategy, which included the July 2014 hiring of Alankar and Myron Scholes to begin designing asset allocation options for clients.

"The addition of Ashwin Alankar and Myron Scholes last year provided the platform to launch a fund that directly addresses client concerns around tail risk," Chang said. "Ash, along with our equity and risk management teams, have built an attractive core offering designed to avoid large drawdowns while allowing clients to participate in upwards moving markets."

Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund is tailored primarily for advisors and their clients. The Janus Adaptive Multi-Asset Strategy, tailored for institutional investors, will launch on June 30. The institutional strategy will differ from the fund in that it invests beyond equities and fixed income to include inflation-hedging assets, such as commodities and global inflation-linked bonds. In addition, it is an absolute return-oriented strategy with LIBOR as its primary benchmark.

About Janus Capital Group Inc.

Janus Capital Group Inc. (JCG) is a global investment firm dedicated to delivering better outcomes for clients through a broad range of actively managed investment solutions, including fixed income, equity, alternative and multi-asset class strategies. It does so through a number of distinct investment platforms, including investment teams within Janus Capital Management LLC (Janus), as well as INTECH Investment Management LLC (INTECH) and Perkins Investment Management LLC (Perkins), in addition to a suite of exchange-traded products under VelocityShares. Each team brings distinct asset class expertise, perspective, style-specific experience and a disciplined approach to risk. Investment strategies are offered through open-end funds domiciled in both the U.S. and offshore, as well as through separately managed accounts, collective investment trusts and exchange-traded products.

At the end of March 2015, JCG managed approximately $189.7 billion in assets for shareholders, clients and institutions around the globe. Based in Denver, Colorado, JCG also has offices in London, Milan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Melbourne, Paris, The Hague, Zurich, Frankfurt, Dubai and Taipei.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal and fluctuation of value.

There is no assurance that the investment process will consistently lead to successful investing. Diversification neither assures a profit nor eliminates the risk of experiencing investment losses.

Fixed income securities are subject to interest rate, inflation, credit and default risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. High-yield bonds, or "junk" bonds, involve a greater risk of default and price volatility. 

Foreign securities, including sovereign debt, are subject to currency fluctuations, political and economic uncertainty and increased volatility, all of which are magnified in emerging markets.

Commodity-linked investments may subject the Fund to higher volatility. Additionally, investing in an absolute return strategy may result in underperformance during a bull market.

Because of their inflation adjustment feature, inflation-linked bonds typically have lower yields than conventional fixed-rate bonds and normally decline in price when real interest rates rise.

LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) is a short-term interest rate that banks charge one another and that is generally representative of the most competitive and current cash rates available.

Please consider the charges, risks, expenses and investment objectives carefully before investing. For a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this and other information, please call Janus at 877.33JANUS (52687) or download the file from janus.com/info. Read it carefully before you invest or send money.

Differences between compared investments may include objectives, sales and management fees, liquidity, volatility, tax features and other features, which may result in differences in performance.

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