Asset Management

Janus Launches All-Weather Fund

Alice Gråhns 13 April 2016

Janus Launches All-Weather Fund

This publication has latest news of product launches in global wealth management.

Janus Capital International, the international arm of New York-listed Janus Capital Group, has launched its Global Adaptive Multi-Asset Fund, designed to reduce downside risks, suggesting that the possibility of equity declines is shaping some firms' new offerings. 

The fund’s aim is to minimise risk of significant loss while capturing the upside potential of capital markets in an effort to deliver attractive compound returns.

“Downside shocks in the market can destroy wealth. Our multi-asset fund provides our clients with a strategy that aims to navigate through these shocks while capturing upside potential. Over time, the process looks to create for our clients a smoother path to wealth accumulation,” said Augie Cheh, president of JCI. 

The fund will be led by portfolio managers Ashwin Alankar, global head of asset allocation and risk management, and Enrique Chang, president, head of investments. In addition, Nobel Prize winner and chief investment strategist Myron Scholes will contribute to the overall investment strategy, the firm said in a statement.

“The Janus Global Adaptive Multi-Asset Fund seeks to provide investors with a strategy that dynamically moves away from assets whose expected downside tail risks are increasing and focus on assets whose expected tail gains are increasing,” Alankar said.

As of the end of 2015, JCI had $42.4 billion of assets under management, representing 22 per cent of Janus Capital Group's global assets, which totalled $192.3 billion.


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