Janus Balanced Fund Receives 2016 Lipper Fund Award

Fund Recognized for Best Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Moderate Funds Classification Over a 10-Year period

Company Release - 3/23/2016 8:01 AM ET

DENVER, March 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Janus Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE:JNS) today announced that the Janus Balanced Fund (Class D shares) received a 2016 Lipper Fund Award for best mixed-asset target allocation moderate fund in the 10-year performance period ended Dec. 31, 2015.

“This recognition affirms the value of collaboration between the equities and fixed income teams behind the Janus Balanced Fund,” said Richard M. Weil, Chief Executive Officer of Janus Capital Group.

“Our bottom-up investment process affords us a different perspective on markets,” added Marc Pinto, Portfolio Manager of the Janus Balanced Fund. “That perspective, combined with an outstanding team, has allowed us to have success, and I’m thrilled we’ve again been recognized with a Lipper Award for the second straight year.”

“The Balanced Fund results represent the collaborative approach of our Fixed Income and Equity teams, as well as our best collective investment ideas,” said Portfolio Manager Darrell Watters. “We are honored that Lipper has recognized our efforts.”

The Lipper Fund Awards honor fund management firms and individual mutual funds that excel in delivering consistently strong, risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. Annual Lipper Fund Awards reflect consistency of returns over time. They take into account both short-term and long-term risk-adjusted performance relative to a fund’s classification and look back over a variety of holding periods.

“Congratulations to Portfolio Managers Marc Pinto and Darrell Watters and the entire Janus Balanced Fund team for their 10-year record of success,” said Jeff Tjornehoj, Head of Americas Research at Thomson Reuters Lipper. “Through hard work and dedication, they have delivered the type of value the Lipper Fund Awards celebrate.”

The Janus Balanced Fund uses a dynamic asset allocation strategy that has the flexibility to position ahead of market volatility while seeking strong risk-adjusted returns. Janus equity and fixed income analysts work side-by-side covering the global sectors, facilitating deeper analysis of a company’s fundamental outlook and better understanding of its strengths.

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 and smart beta investment solutions, including fixed income, equity, alternative and multi-asset class strategies. It does so through a number of distinct asset management platforms, including investment teams within Janus Capital Management LLC ("Janus"), as well as INTECH Investment Management LLC ("INTECH"), Perkins Investment Management LLC ("Perkins") and Kapstream Capital Pty Limited (“Kapstream”), in addition to a suite of exchange-traded products. 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 December 2015, JCG's complex-wide assets totaled approximately $192.3 billion for shareholders, clients and institutions around the globe. Based in Denver, Colorado, JCG also has offices in London, Milan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Melbourne, Sydney, Paris, The Hague, Zurich, Frankfurt, Dubai and Taipei, as well as Boston, Mass., Darien, Conn., Princeton, N.J., West Palm, Fla., Chicago, Ill., and Newport Beach, Calif.

About the Lipper Fund Awards
The Lipper Fund Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence, a global family of awards that celebrate exceptional performance throughout the professional investment community. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence recognize the world's top funds, fund management firms, sell- side firms, research analysts, and investor relations teams. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence also include the Extel Survey Awards, the StarMine Analyst Awards, and the StarMine Broker Rankings. For more information, please contact [email protected] or visit excellence.thomsonreuters.com.

For Lipper Best Individual Funds, the calculation periods extend over 36, 60 and 120 months. The highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value within each eligible classification determines the fund classification winner over 3, 5 or 10 years as of 12/31/15 and no other time periods. 312 Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Moderate Funds were eligible for this award for the 10-year period ended 12/31/15 and 256 Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Moderate Funds were eligible for this award for the 10-year period ended 12/31/14. Only eligible investors may purchase Class D Shares. See a prospectus for eligibility requirements and other available share classes.

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There is no assurance that the investment process will consistently lead to successful investing.

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