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Janus Launches INTECH Emerging Markets Managed Volatility Fund

DENVER, Dec. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE:JNS) today announced the launch of the INTECH Emerging Markets Managed Volatility Fund that seeks to provide excess return over a full market cycle with up to 45 percent less volatility than the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The fund, which launched on December 17, 2014, will be managed by INTECH Investment Management LLC and distributed by Janus.

"The INTECH Emerging Markets Managed Volatility Fund offers fund shareholders the growth potential of emerging markets while targeting above-market returns with lower risk than the benchmark," said Adrian Banner, Ph.D., CEO and CIO of INTECH. "INTECH's risk-managed investment process helps manage volatility during down markets, when it's needed most, while providing the potential for capital appreciation during normal market conditions."

INTECH's investment team will manage the fund, which is engineered with the intent of providing a smoother investment experience in a historically volatile asset class potentially leading to long-term capital appreciation.

For more than 25 years, INTECH, a global investment manager with more than $49.4 billion under management (as of September 30, 2014), has focused on delivering long-term returns in excess of the target benchmark, while attempting to reduce relative risk. Using the same disciplined, active mathematical equity investment process, INTECH also offers strategies (low and managed volatility), which, over time, seek market-like or above-market returns with less absolute risk.

"Emerging markets are a notoriously volatile asset class that demands a disciplined, repeatable investment approach," said Drew Elder, SVP, head of U.S. intermediary distribution at Janus. "We're excited to offer clients the capital appreciation potential of emerging markets with the level of volatility management needed to seek excess returns over a full market cycle in a typically high-risk area of the market."

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 $174.4 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 INTECH

For more than 25 years, global investment manager INTECH has been offering institutional investors highly disciplined, mathematical equity strategies that seek long-term returns in excess of the target benchmark, while attempting to reduce the risk of significant underperformance relative to that benchmark. Since 1987, INTECH has been seeking to generate alpha by taking advantage of stock-price volatility while limiting relative risk and trading costs. The company's global headquarters is located in West Palm Beach, Florida, with its research office in Princeton, New Jersey, and an international division in London. As of September 2014 INTECH had approximately $49.4 billion under management and 84 employees worldwide. INTECH was named a "Best Places to Work in Money Management" company by Pensions & Investments. INTECH is an independently managed subsidiary of Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE:JNS), based in Denver.

There is no assurance the stated objectives will be met. Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal and fluctuation of value.

INTECH's focus on managed volatility may keep the Fund from achieving excess returns over its index. The strategy may underperform during certain periods of up markets, and may not achieve the desired level of protection in down markets.

Foreign securities are subject to additional risks including currency fluctuations, political and economic uncertainty, increased volatility and differing financial and information reporting standards, all of which are magnified in emerging markets.

MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance of emerging markets. The weighting of securities within the Fund's portfolio may differ significantly from the weightings within the index. The index is unmanaged and not available for direct investment.

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.

Fund distributed by Janus Distributors LLC

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CONTACT: Media Contact: Peter MacKellar pmackellar@csg-pr.com (720) 726-5456

Source:Janus Capital Group Inc.