Janus Speaks! - TheStreet

DENVER -- For the past few years, you'd think the managers of the

Janus Funds

family were Marcel Marceau, Teller and Harpo Marx.

The firm had taken a vow of near silence during the bull run of the late '90s, when its funds posted incredible returns and took in loads of new money. Now look who's talking!

After a challenging 2000 that saw the departure of its chief investment officer, weak returns and -- for the first time in a while -- money flowing out of its funds, Janus has decided to open up. Today, the firm is holding a hometown conference in Denver to discuss investing in the current market. Given that there are 4 million Janus investors, and that the fund's $250 million in assets can move the market, we've decided to go west.

We'll be rolling out interviews and articles from the conference during the course of the day. So, if you've wanted to hear what the firm has to say, tune in for these stories:

Janus Speaks!

A Roundup From the Janus Conference.

A Q&A With Janus Global Technology's Mike Lu.

Meet the Family: A Look at Janus Offerings.

A Meet the Family Q&A With Janus Mercury's Warren Lammert.