(Bloomberg) -- Janus Capital Group, which hired Pacific Investment Management's Bill Gross last month, said it agreed to buy VelocityShares for at least $30 million to expand in exchange-traded products.

The investment firm is acquiring the parent company of VelocityShares, which was founded in 2009 and offers products including exchange-traded funds and notes that track swings in market volatility, according to an e-mailed statement today. Janus plans to complete the deal this quarter.

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