When Richard Garland joined Janus Funds last summer as vice president and director of international marketing for the company, Tom Bailey, chief executive officer and Janus' founder issued this simple instruction: "Take Janus Global."

In the newly-created position, Garland's mandate was to focus on the distribution of funds and investment services to offshore investors. For Janus, the $133 billion no-load U.S. fund group based in Denver, Colo., that meant undertaking brand new initiatives since the 29-year-old company had virtually not ventured overseas.

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