A number of Janus Capital’s proprietary investments are generating upper-quartile performances, but investors, who were burned by the company's previous blunders with technology stocks and subsequent regulatory problems, are now keeping their distance, Rocky Mountain News reports.
More 60% of Janus' retail funds showed substantial improvement and ranked within the top half of Lipper's one-year investment performance categories.

The company's growth funds bled another $1.4 billion in outflows last month, bringing the group's year-to-date losses of assets above $20 billion. Within the largest 25 fund mutual fund providers, only Putnam Investments has seen more investor defections from its growth funds, according to Financial Research Corp.

Competitors, notably Fidelity Investments and American Funds, that have stayed out of regulators' crosshairs have subsequently made hay out of Janus' woes this year by soaking up billions of dollars in assets.
The one ray of sunshine at Janus, its Intech subsidiary, hit record sales of $1.4 billion last month. Intech, which relies on quantitative portfolio management strategies, generated net sales of $6.9 billion this year.

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