Janus Capital Group Inc. has hired John H. Bluher, 46, to be a senior vice president and its general counsel and chief public affairs officer, starting Aug. 23.

The Denver mutual fund company plucked Bluher from Knight Trading Group Inc. in Jersey City, where he was an executive vice president and the general counsel and director of risk management. Thomas M. Joyce, Knight’s chief executive officer and president, thanked Bluher in a press release for bringing it "to the latest stage in the regulatory process related to the company’s recently announced agreement in principle with the staffs" of the SEC and NASD in connection with institutional trading activity.

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