Janus Global Life Sciences Fund (JFNIX)

Sector Experts Seeking Growth and Innovation in Health Care



Inception Date12/31/1998
NAV (As of 4/28/17)$51.65
Total Net Assets (As of 3/31/17)$3.42B
Annual Expense Ratio
(As of fiscal year end 9/30/16)
GROSS 0.78%
NET 0.78%

Morningstar Fee Level
(As of 3/31/17)
Fee Level Group
(out of 390 funds)
Specialty Institutional

Performance (As of 3/31/17)
1 Year13.47%
3 Year10.23%
5 Year19.41%
10 Year12.90%
Morningstar (As of 3/31/17)
CategoryUS Fund Health
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Client Commitment

This global health care fund seeks consistent returns by investing in companies addressing unmet medical needs or making the health care system more efficient. We balance the portfolio across pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and services/devices sub-sectors in an effort to achieve similar or lower volatility relative to our peers. 

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Why Invest in the Fund


In addition to the powerful demographic trends affecting the sector, health care is also experiencing acceleration in innovation. The Fund seeks to invest in growth companies that are addressing unmet medical needs or making the health care system more efficient and affordable.


Our dedicated team of analysts has more than 100 years of combined experience investing in health care companies. In this complex and rapidly growing sector, we believe it is critical to have an experienced team that seeks to understand both the science and the business of the companies in which they invest.


We believe the combination of deep fundamental research and disciplined portfolio construction will lead to consistently strong results relative to both the health care sector and the broader equity market. The Fund is balanced across the subsectors of health care and diversified across market-cap segments and geographies.


Competitive Risk-Adjusted Performance Across the Board
Risk-adjusted performance (alpha) compared to Peer Average as of 3/31/17
Risk-Adjusted Performance (Alpha) compared to Peer Average chart
Based on the Fund's "parent" share class (typically that with the longest history). Performance varies by share class.
Alpha compares the risk-adjusted performance of the Fund and Peer Group to the MSCI World Health Care Index. A positive alpha means the portfolio has outperformed the index on a risk-adjusted basis.


Andy Acker, CFA

Andy Acker, CFA

Fund Manager since 2007
Industry since 1996

Ethan Lovell

Ethan Lovell

Fund Manager since 2016
Industry since 1994


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