Janus Venture Fund (JAVTX)

Moderate Small-Cap Growth Equities



Inception Date4/30/1985
NAV (As of 2/5/16 )$52.93
Total Net Assets (As of 12/31/15)$2.77B
Annual Expense Ratio
(As of fiscal year end 9/30/15)
GROSS 0.92%
NET 0.92%

Performance (As of 12/31/15)
1 Year-0.89%
3 Year15.69%
5 Year13.09%
10 Year9.75%
Morningstar (As of 1/31/16)
CategorySmall 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 2/1/17.

Quarterly Commentary - Q4 2015


Small-cap equities rebounded from their slide in the third quarter as earnings reported by many companies allayed deeper fears about the economic and business climate.

We outperformed our benchmark during the period. Stock selection in the consumer discretionary sector was a large driver of relative outperformance.

We expect a lower aggregate return environment going forward, but think our investment style is well suited for this more challenging market backdrop.


Jonathan Coleman

Jonathan Coleman, CFA

Fund Manager since 2013
Industry since 1994