Janus Venture Fund (JVTIX)

Moderate Small-Cap Growth Equities



Inception Date4/30/1985
NAV (As of 4/27/17)$71.88
Total Net Assets (As of 3/31/17)$2.85B
Annual Expense Ratio
(As of fiscal year end 9/30/16)
GROSS 0.77%
NET 0.77%

Morningstar Fee Level
(As of 3/31/17)
Fee Level Group
(out of 578 funds)
Small Cap Institutional

Performance (As of 3/31/17)
1 Year18.90%
3 Year8.79%
5 Year12.91%
10 Year8.39%
Morningstar (As of 3/31/17)
CategoryUS Fund Small Growth
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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 2/1/18.

Client Commitment

A moderately positioned small-cap growth fund seeking to provide consistent relative returns with lower volatility than the index. Invests in small-cap companies with differentiated business models and sustainable competitive advantages that we believe are positioned to grow market share regardless of economic conditions.

Why Invest in the Fund


Seeks small cap companies that are differentiated from competitors - differentiated business model, innovative approach or unique products or services - that are using their competitive advantages to grow over a multi-year time frame.


In-depth fundamental research supported by broad team of analysts and team small-mid specialists, identifies small-cap companies early in their life cycle.


Offers potential for capital appreciation through exposure to small and fast growing companies with a focus on resilient business models positioned to weather a variety of market environments.


Top Decile Risk-Adjusted Performance with Bottom Quartile Volatility
5 year risk/reward rankings in Morningstar Small Growth Category (624 funds) as of 3/31/17
5-Year risk/reward rankings in Morningstar Small Growth Category (698 funds) chart
Based on the Fund's "parent" share class (typically that with the longest history). Performance varies by share class.
As of 12/31/16, Janus Venture Fund Class T Shares 3-year percentile rankings in the Morningstar Small Growth category (657 funds): 31st for Alpha, 31st for Sharpe Ratio, 69th for Standard Deviation and 66th for Beta.
Closed to certain new investors.


Jonathan Coleman

Jonathan Coleman, CFA

Fund Manager since 2013
Industry since 1994

Scott Stutzman

Scott Stutzman, CFA

Fund Manager since 2016
Industry since 2001


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