Janus of Denver, Colo. is creating a new line of funds to expand its sales through plan sponsors, broker/dealer wrap programs and bank trust departments.

Janus has asked shareholders owning the retirement class of its Janus Aspen funds to approve the transfer of the funds to a new line known as the Janus Adviser Series, according to a preliminary proxy statement the Janus Aspen funds filed with the SEC April 5. The Janus Adviser funds will include a 0.25 percent 12b-1 fee to pay intermediaries who sell the funds. Janus' retail funds do not carry a 12b-1 fee.

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