Janus Venture Fund (JANVX)
Moderate Small-Cap Growth Equities

Closed to certain new investors.


Who Should Consider This Fund?

Investors looking to invest in the stocks of smaller sized companies that have the potential for sustainable long-term growth, but want to do so with moderately less risk than the market.

Asset ClassDomestic Equity
Share Class D
target risk aggressive

Funds are placed on the risk tolerance spectrum to demonstrate the wide spectrum of risk levels among asset classes in which they are expected to typically invest. The spectrum is for informational purposes only, is not intended to be forward looking and is subject to change. 

Fund Facts
Inception Date4/30/1985
NAV (As of 4/28/17)$71.23
Daily NAV Change$-0.42
Daily NAV % Change-0.59%
Total Net Assets (As of 3/31/17)$2.85B
Annual Expense Ratio
(As of fiscal year end 9/30/16)
GROSS 0.82%
NET 0.82%
Morningstar Fee Level
(As of 3/31/17)
Fee Level Group
(out of 458 funds)
Small Cap No Load

Net expense ratios reflect the expense waiver, if any, Janus Capital has contractually agreed to through 2/1/18.

Closed to certain new investors.

Morningstar (As of 3/31/17)
CategoryUS Fund Small Growth
Overall Rating™
(Based on risk-adjusted returns)
599 Funds Rated
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Analyst Rating
Style Box
Performance (As of 3/31/17)
YTD (As of 4/28/17) 8.76%
1 Year 18.83%
3 Year 8.72%
5 Year 12.83%
10 Year 8.47%

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.

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.


Fund Overview

Data as of 3/31/17. Index represents the Russell 2000® Growth Index.

TOP HOLDINGS (% of Fund)

Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc 2.20
Cadence Design Systems Inc 2.18
HEICO Corp 2.17
Euronet Worldwide Inc 2.15
SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc 2.13
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc 2.07
Sensient Technologies Corp 1.95
Blackbaud Inc 1.92
Nice Ltd (ADR) 1.88
ON Semiconductor Corp 1.81


Information Technology 31.68 24.99
Health Care 19.41 21.61
Industrials 16.15 15.96
Consumer Discretionary 11.45 15.01
Financials 7.70 5.52
Materials 4.85 5.47
Consumer Staples 2.81 3.04
Real Estate 2.20 5.50
Energy 1.11 1.11
Cash & Equivalents 2.64 -

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.


Jonathan Coleman

Jonathan Coleman, CFA

Fund Manager since 2013
Industry since 1994

Scott Stutzman

Scott Stutzman, CFA

Fund Manager since 2016
Industry since 2001