2015 Lipper Award

Janus Contrarian Fund (JSVAX)

Investing Opportunistically in Non-Consensus Equity Ideas



Inception Date2/29/2000
NAV (As of 11/27/15 )$19.36
Total Net Assets (As of 10/31/15)$3.40B
Annual Expense Ratio
(As of fiscal year end 9/30/14)
GROSS 0.89%
NET 0.89%

Performance (As of 9/30/15)
1 Year-10.68%
3 Year14.38%
5 Year8.38%
10 Year5.72%
Morningstar (As of 10/31/15)
CategoryLarge Blend
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Returns quoted are past performance and do not guarantee future results; current performance may be lower or higher. Investment returns and principal value will vary; there may be a gain or loss when shares are sold. For the most recent month-end performance click here.

Returns greater than one year are annualized.

Net expense ratios reflect the expense waiver, if any, Janus Capital has contractually agreed to through 2/1/16.

2015 Lipper Award Winner: Janus Contrarian Fund

Janus Contrarian Fund uncovers growth opportunities by hunting for companies at the sweet spot of change. Watch the video to dig into our unique approach.

2015 Lipper Award - Janus Contrarian Fund Video

Client Commitment

A U.S- centric equity fund, investing opportunistically in non-consensus ideas, unconstrained by sector with flexibility across market cap. Through deep fundamental analysis, we seek to identify underfollowed, underappreciated and undervalued companies undergoing significant, positive change at the company, industry or market sentiment level.

Why Invest in the Fund


We concentrate our research and analysis on evolving, misunderstood and controversial investment ideas where we have a differentiated view from the market. This approach aims to avoid stocks already well known and fairly valued by the market.


The Fund offers exposure to securities undergoing changes at the company, industry or market sentiment level that we believe will positively impact the stock price.


The Fund seeks to capitalize on non-consensus equity investments unconstrained by market cap and style. We seek to be early to evolving investments. This approach aims to provide long-term risk-adjusted returns greater than broad equity markets.


Dan Kozlowski

Daniel R. Kozlowski, CFA

Fund Manager since 2011
Industry since 1999


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