Janus Capital to Launch Four Thematic ETFs
Themes Include: Long-Term Care, Health and Fitness, Obesity and Organics
Janus Capital Group, Inc., (NYSE:JNS) today announced it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for four thematic ETFs that seek to provide investment exposure to companies that play a role in long-term global demographic and consumer shifts. These themes include: long-term care for the elderly, an increased focus on health and fitness, the treatment and care for obesity and an increased demand for organic products.
Global demographic and consumer shifts are changing the investment landscape and are expected to create opportunities for investors over the next several decades.
“Our advisor clients are increasingly using sector and thematic products in their client portfolios,” said Nick Cherney, senior vice president and head of exchange traded products for Janus Capital Group. “We want to provide clients with a broad range of investment tools to help them build their practice and deliver better client outcomes. We believe these ETFs provide an opportunity to gain exposure to these long-term demographic and consumer themes and create value for clients.”
The four ETFs include The Long-Term Care ETF, The Health and Fitness ETF, The Obesity ETF and The Organics ETF. These ETFs are managed by the Janus Exchange Traded Products team and are not actively managed products. If all approvals are granted, each of the ETFs would be expected to launch on or around May 31, 2016.
About Janus Capital Group, Inc.
Janus Capital Group Inc. ("JCG") is a global investment firm dedicated to delivering better outcomes for clients through a broad range of actively managed and smart beta investment solutions, including fixed income, equity, alternative and multi-asset class strategies. It does so through a number of distinct asset management platforms, including investment teams within Janus Capital Management LLC ("Janus"), as well as INTECH Investment Management LLC ("INTECH") and Perkins Investment Management LLC ("Perkins"), in addition to a suite of exchange-traded products under VelocityShares. Each team brings distinct asset class expertise, perspective, style-specific experience and a disciplined approach to risk. Investment strategies are offered through open-end funds domiciled in both the U.S. and offshore, as well as through separately managed accounts, collective investment trusts and exchange-traded products. At the end of December 2015, JCG's complex-wide assets totaled approximately $192.3 billion for shareholders, clients and institutions around the globe. Based in Denver, Colorado, JCG also has offices in London, Milan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Melbourne, Sydney, Paris, The Hague, Zurich, Frankfurt, Dubai and Taipei, as well as Boston, Mass., Darien, Conn., Princeton, N.J., West Palm, Fla., Chicago, Ill., and Newport Beach, Calif.
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THE INFORMATION IN THIS PROSPECTUS IS NOT COMPLETE AND MAY BE CHANGED. THE SECURITIES MAY NOT BE SOLD UNTIL THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT FILED WITH THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE COMMISSION IS EFFECTIVE. THE PROSPECTUS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL THESE SECURITIES AND IS NOT SOLICITING AN OFFER TO BUY THESE SECURITIES IN ANY STATE WHERE THE OFFER IS NOT PERMITTED.
Please consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the ETFs carefully before investing. The ETFs' prospectus will contain this and other information about the funds. You can obtain a copy of the prospectus by calling 877.33JANUS(52687). The final prospectus should be read carefully before investing.
ALPS Advisors, Inc. is the investment adviser and ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. is the distributor. ALPS is not affiliated with Janus Capital Management LLC, INTECH Investment Management LLC, Perkins Investment Management LLC and VelocityShares. Janus is a registered trademark of Janus International Holding LLC.