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Monday, September 26, 2011

Oh? Janus Anoints an Institutional Chief

Reported by Neil Anderson, Managing Editor

Janus Capital Group [see profile] just tapped a new institutional chief. Today the Denver-based mutual fund firm named Susan Oh as senior vice president in charge of its U.S. institutional group. Oh -- who most recently served as global consultant strategy sales leader, head of the Americas consultant sales team, and group leader and manager of the strategic investment advisory group for JPMorgan Asset Management, will start October 3, reporting to Robin Beery, executive vice president of U.S. distribution at Janus and leading a team of 19.

The Denver Business Journal, Pensions & Investments and PlanSponsor all covered the news.

Company Press Release

DENVER – Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE: JNS) today announced the appointment of Susan Oh as senior vice president of the firm’s U.S. Institutional Group, effective October 3, 2011. In this role, Oh will oversee Janus’ centralized U.S. institutional sales and marketing teams, which support Janus as well as the firm’s subsidiaries, INTECH Investment Management (INTECH) and Perkins Investment Management (Perkins). She will also oversee client service and global consultant relations for Janus, and work alongside the client service and consultant relations teams at INTECH and Perkins. Oh will manage a team of 19 and will report to Robin Beery, executive vice president, U.S. Distribution.

Prior to joining Janus, Oh worked for more than 20 years at JP Morgan, spending most of her career in institutional client-facing roles at JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) in New York and Chicago. For the past seven years, she served as JPMAM’s global consultant strategy sales leader and group head for the Americas consultant sales team. In this position, Oh directed overall strategy with investment consultants, developed consultant marketing strategies, and managed relationships with leading global investment consulting firms.

She also served as the group leader and manager of JPMAM’s Strategic Investment Advisory Group, which provides advisory services to institutional clients. Previously, Oh served for five years as JPMAM’s central region institutional client sales manager for the Americas, serving corporate and public funds, as well as endowments and foundations.

“During the last 18 months, we’ve made steady progress in expanding Janus’ institutional presence by appointing several executives with deep institutional experience, including our CEO Richard Weil, President of Janus Capital International Augie Cheh, and Susan Oh to lead our U.S. institutional efforts,” said Beery. “Recruiting a professional of Susan’s caliber further demonstrates Janus’ commitment to the institutional space and our very clear intention to be a strong and trusted fiduciary partner for our clients.”

Oh received a master’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College. She is a member of the Council of Urban Professionals and the Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM).

“Across Janus and its subsidiaries, I’m impressed with the firm’s strong investment focus and its unwavering commitment to serving as reliable stewards of institutional clients’ assets,” Oh said. “I look forward to helping Janus expand its institutional capabilities.”

About Janus Capital Group Inc.

Janus Capital Group Inc. (JCG) is a global investment firm offering strategies from three individual investment boutiques: Janus Capital Management LLC (Janus), INTECH Investment Management LLC (INTECH) and Perkins Investment Management LLC (Perkins). Each manager employs a research-intensive approach that is distinct within its respective asset class. This multi-boutique approach enables the firm to provide style-specific expertise across an array of strategies, including growth, value and risk-managed equities, fixed income and alternatives through one common distribution platform.

At the end of June 2011, JCG managed $169.8 billion in assets for shareholders, clients and institutions around the globe. Based in Denver, JCG also has offices in London, Milan, Munich, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Melbourne. 

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