"This is not a load fund family," said a Janus spokeswoman when the firm created its Adviser Series of funds and it looked like the company might begin catering more to financial advisers in 2000 [see MFMN 6/26/00].

Denver based-Janus still is not a load fund family, but come October, it won't be strictly a no-load shop, either. The firm has filed proxy statements for class "C" shares that carry a 1% level-load fee to be added to the 11 Janus Adviser Series funds, according to Russell Parker, vice president and director of distribution at Janus. Class C shares are geared toward sale through intermediaries.

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