Janus Capital to harness active management expertise in smart beta ETFs

Nov 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Equities

Janus Capital Group, a global investment manager, has announced that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for two innovative smart beta exchange-traded funds, based, in part, on their pre-existing small- and mid-cap growth strategies.

Janus Capital to harness active management prowess in smart beta ETFs

Janus will apply the quantitative aspects of their fundamental small- and mid-cap active strategies in these smart beta ETFs.

“These ETFs are the result of a great opportunity to marry Janus’s expertise as a fundamental manager in the small-cap arena, with our robust quantitative abilities in exchange traded products.  After extensive development work we look forward to offering these innovative ETFs,” said Nick Cherney, Senior Vice President, Head of Exchange Traded Products of Janus Capital Group.

Jonathan Coleman, Portfolio Manager of Janus Triton and Janus Venture Funds, added: “High quality active management is both an art and a science. These products are intended to extract the science portion of Janus’s small-cap investment process and deliver it in a tax efficient, transparent and low cost ETF vehicle to meet the increasing client need for such products”

Janus entered the ETF market in 2014 with the acquisition of VelocityShares, an ETF provider focused on volatility driven investment strategies; the announcement of these small and mid-cap growth funds marks a broadening of their efforts to build an ETF business.

According to Janus, as the investing landscape evolves, they have expanded their offerings to include ETFs, giving advisors access to a suite of new, intelligent investment solutions.

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