DENVER, March 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Janus Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE:JNS) today announced that the Janus Global Research Fund (Class D shares) and the Janus Real Return Fund (Class I shares) have earned 2017 Lipper Fund Awards for the performance periods ended Nov. 30, 2016. The Janus Global Research Fund won the best global multi-cap growth fund in the 10-year performance period, while the Janus Real Return Fund won as the best inflation-protected bond fund in the five-year performance period.

"These awards affirm the diversity of Janus's investment expertise across asset classes, from fixed income to global equities," said Enrique Chang, Chief Investment Officer of Janus Capital Group.

The Lipper Fund Awards honor fund management firms and individual mutual funds that excel in delivering consistently strong, risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. Annual Lipper Fund Awards reflect consistency of returns over time. They take into account both short-term and long-term risk-adjusted performance relative to a fund's classification and look back over a variety of holding periods.

"Congratulations to Portfolio Managers Carmel Wellso, Darrell Watters, Mayur Saigal and the entire Janus team on the impressive track record of these two strategies," said Robert Jenkins, global head of Research at Thomson Reuters Lipper. "Through hard work and dedication, they have delivered the type of value the Lipper Fund Awards celebrate."

Carmel Wellso leads a team of dedicated sector specialists who guide the Janus Global Research Fund. The fund is comprised of unique sector portfolios that are combined to form a diversified fund. Its investment process is designed to minimize macro risks by aligning sector allocations with the benchmark.

The Janus Real Return Fund is designed to protect against both inflationary and deflationary environments while generating absolute, risk-adjusted returns. The fund invests in a broad range of fixed income sectors and inflation-oriented asset classes, including short-duration high yield.

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 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), Perkins Investment Management LLC (Perkins) and Kapstream Capital Pty Limited (Kapstream), in addition to a suite of exchange-traded products. 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. Based in Denver, JCG also has offices located in 12 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The firm had complex-wide assets under management and ETN assets totaling $196.8 billion as of December 31, 2016.

About the Lipper Fund Awards The Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Ratings for Consistent Return, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 month periods. The highest 20% of funds in each category are named Lipper Leaders for Consistent Return and receive a score of 5, the next 20% receive a score of 4, the middle 20% are scored 3, the next 20% are scored 2 and the lowest 20% are scored 1. The highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return in each category wins the Lipper Fund Award. Lipper Leader ratings change monthly. For more information, see www.lipperfundawards.com. Although Thomson Reuters Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Lipper.

For Lipper Best Individual Funds, the calculation periods extend over 36, 60 and 120 months. The highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value within each eligible classification determines the fund classification winner over 3, 5 or 10 years as of 11/30/16 and no other time periods. 158 Inflation-Protected Bond Funds were eligible for the award for the five-year period ended 11/30/16 and 78 Global Multi-Cap Growth Funds were eligible for the award for the 10-year period ended 11/30/16 Only eligible investors may purchase Class D Shares. See a prospectus for eligibility requirements and other available share classes.

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There is no assurance that the investment process will consistently lead to successful investing.

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