DENVER, June 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE:JNS) today announced the appointment of Jeff Pawliger as regional director. In his new role with Janus' Advisor Solutions Group, Pawliger will leverage nearly three decades of experience to spearhead the growth of Janus' intermediary distribution and sales in Southern Florida. "We are very pleased to add a professional with the depth of knowledge and extensive connections that Jeff possesses as we continue to grow Janus' distribution in the Southern Florida region," said John Ingram, SVP Advisor Solutions Group Sales at Janus. Pawliger, a 27-year veteran of the financial services industry, previously held positions as a regional and divisional sales manager for Wood Logan & Associates, Citigroup Smith Barney and AXA Distributors prior to joining Janus. A graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Pawliger is a registered principle and has the designation of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CPRC) within the College of Financial Planning. "With clients counting on financial advisors now more than ever," Pawliger said, "Janus has developed innovative product solutions and practice management tools to help advisors deliver better outcomes for their clients. I look forward to sharing these resources with my clients, building on Janus' commitment to true, collaborative partnerships with advisors." About Janus Capital Group Inc. Janus Capital Group Inc. (JCG) is a global investment firm offering strategies from three individual investment boutiques: Janus Capital Management LLC (Janus), INTECH Investment Management LLC (INTECH) and Perkins Investment Management LLC (Perkins). Each manager employs a research-intensive approach that is distinct within its respective asset class. This multi-boutique approach enables the firm to provide style-specific expertise across an array of strategies, including growth, value and mathematical equities, fixed income and alternatives through one common distribution platform. At the end of March 2013, JCG managed approximately $163.8 billion in assets for shareholders, clients and institutions around the globe. Based in Denver, JCG also has offices in London, Milan, Munich, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Melbourne, Paris, The Hague, Zurich, Frankfurt, Dubai and Taipei.