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What is a core fund?

Core funds combine different types of investments in a single mutual fund. The goal? Diversification. Core funds can be the essential building blocks or cornerstones of a portfolio because they focus on producing long-term results while attempting to manage risk.

Balanced and blend

Many core funds employ either balanced or blend strategies. Balanced funds combine both stocks and bonds into a single fund to try to achieve steady returns and improved asset allocation. Blend funds combine both value and growth stocks in a single fund.

A core investment

For some, core funds are one-stop shopping solutions. Whether it's with stocks and bonds or value and growth, this diversified approach may serve as an anchor that potentially reduces the ups and downs in a more focused approach.

The role of core funds in your portfolio

Core funds can play a central role in your portfolio because they attempt to provide more predictable returns in a variety of market environments. Many investors choose to put a portion of their assets into core funds and then spread their remaining assets into more focused funds. This approach is sometimes known as core and explore. In the end, a diversified mix of investing styles and asset classes may create a more stable portfolio.

What Janus core funds invest in

Core investing at Janus combines investments in stocks (and sometimes bonds) of more established companies with investments in special situations and turnaround stories. We look for companies that we believe are:

  • Dominant franchises
  • Experiencing better long-term earnings growth than the overall market
  • Showing expanding market share

What makes us different

We dig deeper to find what is really behind a business. Our investment process includes:

  • Frequent on-site visits
  • Interviews with key management and employees across the company
  • In depth financial models testing multiple earnings scenarios
  • Tracking over 1,000 companies
  • Continuous polling, surveys and phone interviews to track end-market demand
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Funds at a Glance

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Please consider the charges, risks, expenses and investment objectives carefully before investing. Please see a prospectus , or if available, a summary prospectus containing this and other information. Read it carefully before you invest or send money.

An investment in a money market fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in the Fund.

A Fund's performance may be affected by risks that include those associated with nondiversification, non-investment grade debt securities, high-yield/high-risk securities, undervalued or overlooked companies, investments in specific industries or countries and potential conflicts of interest. Additional risks to a Fund may also include, but are not limited to, those associated with investing in foreign securities, emerging markets, initial public offerings, real estate investment trusts (REITs), derivatives, short sales, commodity-linked investments and companies with relatively small market capitalizations. Each Fund has different risks. Please see a Janus prospectus for more information about risks, Fund holdings and other details.

There is no assurance the stated objective(s) will be met.

Diversification and asset allocation do not assure a profit or eliminate the risk of experiencing investment losses. Investment decisions should be based on an individual's own goals, time horizon and tolerance for risk.

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