Perkins Reopens Small Cap Value Fund

Perkins Investment Management LLC, a subsidiary of Janus Capital Group, announced that Perkins Small Cap Value Fund (JSCVX) reopened to new investors, effective Friday.

The fund has been closed to new investors since February of 2000, according to a press release.

“The portfolio management team is finding what they believe are compelling investment opportunities. This combined with lower assets in the fund, as a result of the downturn in the market, drove our decision to re-open the fund to new investors,” said Jeff Kautz, CIO of Perkins, in the release.

Perkins appointed Justin Tugman, an analyst with the firm, as a co-portfolio manager of Perkins Small Cap Value Fund and related strategies. Tugman, who has more than eight years of professional money management experience, joins long-time co-portfolio managers Bob Perkins and Todd Perkins in managing the small cap value products offered by Perkins.

Prior to joining Perkins, Tugman was an energy sector analyst at Simmons & Company International.