Janus Introduces Two New Adviser Funds

Janus Capital Group Inc. has launched two new funds to be sold through third-party financial institutions and intermediaries: the Janus Adviser Global Research Fund and Janus Adviser Global Real Estate Fund.

The Janus Adviser Global Research Fund (JRGSX) is a sector-neutral and highly diversified strategy that seeks to outperform the MSCI World Growth Index by “leveraging the most compelling ideas uncovered by Janus’ in-depth, fundamental research process,’ the firm said in an announcement. Janus expects the fund to have between 100 and 150 holdings and normally invest at least 40% of its net assets in non-U.S. securities. The fund will be managed by Janus’ team of 37 equity analysts and led by Jim Goff, Janus’ Director of Research.

The Janus Adviser Global Real Estate Fund (JERSX) seeks total return through long-term capital appreciation and current income by investing in global real estate securities. A portion of the fund may be invested in non-U.S. securities in real estate markets with high barriers to entry and attractive growth opportunities, the firm explained. Patrick Brophy, supported by Janus’ equity research team, will manage the fund.

At the end of September 2007, Janus managed approximately $208 billion in assets for more than four million shareholders, clients and institutions around the world.