Janus Capital Group launched two global fixed-income strategies, the company’s first in the asset class, and its first exclusive emerging markets equity strategy, confirmed spokesman James Aber.
The Janus Global Investment Grade Bond Portfolio will be benchmarked to the Barclays Capital Global Aggregate Corporate Bond index, and the Janus Global High Yield Portfolio will use the Barclays Capital Global High Yield index as its benchmark, according to Mr. Aber.
The Janus Emerging Markets Equity Portfolio will be benchmarked to the MSCI Emerging Markets index.
The new investment strategies will be available to institutional investors in separate accounts.
The move comes as Janus and other money managers attempt to capture more of the growing interest in emerging market investment strategies by pension plans, endowments and foundations. “Emerging market equities are increasingly becoming an important part of the global economy,” Jonathan Coleman, Janus’ co-chief investment officer, equities, said in a news release.