] is pushing new offerings into the global fixed-income space. Chief fixed income strategist Colleen Denzler
that the Denver-based fund firm plans to launch a global high-yield fund and a global investment-grade bond fund within three months, followed by a series of global bond funds by mid-2011.
Janus will also hire an emerging-markets fixed-income specialist and move two Denver-based analysts to London (while hiring another analyst in London) to support the new offerings.
Fundsters may not be surprised by the move, given that bond funds continue to outpace equity ones in terms of flows. On Monday Bloomberg
reported that, according to ICI data, bond funds brought in $559 billion in net inflows over the 30 months ended June 30, compared to $209.4 billion in net outflows from domestic equity funds and $24.4 billion in net outflows from non-U.S. equity funds (see The MFWire, 8/30/2010
). And InvestmentNews
cited Lipper data showing that, through August 25, emerging-markets debt funds alone have brought in $9.4 billion. Also, the pub pointed out that new Janus CEO Richard Weil
worked for more than a decade at fixed income giant Pimco.
Neil Anderson, Managing Editor
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