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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM N-1A
         
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933    
 
  (No. 002-34393)   þ
 
       
 
  Pre-Effective Amendment No. ___   o
 
       
 
  Post-Effective Amendment No. 222   þ
 
       
and/or
 
       
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940    
 
  (No. 811-01879)   þ
 
       
 
  Amendment No. 205   þ
(Check appropriate box or boxes.)
JANUS INVESTMENT FUND
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
151 Detroit Street, Denver, Colorado 80206-4805
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code: 303-333-3863
Stephanie Grauerholz — 151 Detroit Street, Denver, Colorado 80206-4805
(Name and Address of Agent for Service)
Approximate Date of Proposed Public Offering: As soon as practicable after the effective date of this Registration Statement and thereafter from day to day.
It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box):
  o   immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)
  o   on (date) pursuant to paragraph (b)
  o   60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
  o   on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
  o   75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2)
  þ   on June 23, 2015 pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 485.
If appropriate, check the following box:
  o   This post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment.
 
 


 

The information in this Prospectus is not complete and may be changed. We may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This Prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.
 

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Subject to Completion
Preliminary Prospectus Dated April 9, 2015
 

                         
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Janus Investment Fund
 
Prospectus
 
 
The Securities and Exchange Commission has not approved or disapproved of these securities or passed on the accuracy or adequacy of this Prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.


 

(JANUS LOGO)

 
This Prospectus describes Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund (the “Fund”), a portfolio of Janus Investment Fund (the “Trust”). Janus Capital Management LLC (“Janus Capital” or “Janus”) serves as investment adviser to the Fund.
 
The Fund offers multiple classes of shares in order to meet the needs of various types of investors. Class A Shares, Class C Shares, Class S Shares, Class I Shares, Class N Shares, and Class T Shares (individually and/or collectively, the “Shares”) are offered by this Prospectus.
 
The Shares are not offered directly to individual investors. Certain financial intermediaries may not offer all classes of Shares. For additional information about these classes of Shares and whether or not you are eligible to purchase these Shares, please refer to the Shareholder’s Guide section of the Prospectus.


 

Table of contents

 
     
Fund summary
   
Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund
  2
     
Additional information about the Fund
   
Fees and expenses
  10
Additional investment strategies and general portfolio policies
  10
Risks of the Fund
  15
     
Management of the Fund
   
Investment adviser
  24
Management expenses
  24
Investment personnel
  25
     
Other information   27
     
Distributions and taxes   28
     
Shareholder’s guide
   
Pricing of fund shares
  32
Choosing a share class
  33
Distribution, servicing, and administrative fees
  34
Payments to financial intermediaries by Janus Capital or its affiliates
  36
Purchases
  37
Exchanges
  40
Redemptions
  41
Excessive trading
  43
Shareholder communications
  45
     
Financial highlights   46
     
Glossary of investment terms   47
     
Explanation of rating categories   52
 
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Fund summary
 
Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund
                             
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  [     ]   Class A Shares   [     ]   Class S Shares   [     ]   Class N Shares    
    [     ]   Class C Shares   [     ]   Class I Shares   [     ]   Class T Shares    
 
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE
 
Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund seeks total return through growth of capital and income.
 
FEES AND EXPENSES OF THE FUND
 
This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold Shares of the Fund. Each share class has different expenses, but represents an investment in the same Fund. For Class A Shares, you may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in the Fund or in other Janus mutual funds. More information about these and other discounts, as well as eligibility requirements for each share class, is available from your financial professional and in the “Purchases” section on page [     ] of the Fund’s Prospectus and in the “Purchases” section on page [     ] of the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information. [To be updated by Amendment]
 
                             
SHAREHOLDER FEES
(fees paid directly from your investment)
  Class A   Class C   Class S   Class I   Class N   Class T    
                             
Maximum Sales Charge (load) Imposed on Purchases (as a percentage of offering price)
  [5.75]%   None   None   None   None   None    
Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (load) (as a percentage of the lower of original purchase price or redemption proceeds)
  None    1.00%   None   None   None   None    
                             
ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES
(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
  Class A   Class C   Class S   Class I   Class N   Class T    
                             
Management Fees
  [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%    
Distribution/Service (12b-1) Fees
   0.25%    1.00%    0.25%   None   None   None    
Other Expenses(1)
  [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%    
Acquired Fund(2) Fees and Expenses
  [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%    
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses(3)
  [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%    
Fee Waiver(3)
  [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%    
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver(3)
  [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%   [     ]%    
                             
(1)  Since the Fund is new, Other Expenses are based on the estimated expenses that the Fund expects to incur in its initial fiscal period.
(2)  “Acquired Fund” refers to any underlying fund (including, but not limited to, exchange-traded funds) in which a fund invests or has invested during the period. Acquired fund fees and expenses are indirect expenses a fund may incur as a result of investing in shares of an underlying fund. Such amounts are estimated based on the annualized expenses that the Fund expects to incur in its initial fiscal year.
(3)  Janus Capital has contractually agreed to waive its investment advisory fee and/or reimburse Fund expenses to the extent that the Fund’s total annual fund operating expenses (excluding the distribution and shareholder servicing fees – applicable to Class A Shares, Class C Shares, and Class S Shares; administrative services fees payable pursuant to the Transfer Agency Agreement; brokerage commissions; interest; dividends; taxes; acquired fund fees and expenses; and extraordinary expenses) exceed [     ] % until at least [     ]. The contractual waiver may be terminated or modified prior to this date only at the discretion of the Board of Trustees. For a period beginning with the Fund’s commencement of operations ([     ]) and expiring on the third anniversary of the commencement of operations, or when the Fund’s assets meet the first breakpoint in the investment advisory fee schedule ([     ]% of the first $[     ] of the average daily closing net asset value of the Fund), whichever occurs first, Janus Capital may recover from the Fund fees and expenses previously waived or reimbursed, which could then be considered a deferral, if the Fund’s expense ratio, including recovered expenses, falls below the expense limit. There is no guarantee that the Fund’s assets will reach this asset level.
 
EXAMPLE:
The following Example is based on expenses without waivers. The Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and reinvest all dividends and distributions. The Example also assumes that your
 
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investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses without waivers or recoupments (if applicable) remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:
 
                 
If Shares are redeemed:   1 Year   3 Years
Class A Shares
  $  [     ]     $  [     ]  
Class C Shares
  $  [     ]     $  [     ]  
Class S Shares
  $  [     ]     $  [     ]  
Class I Shares
  $  [     ]     $  [     ]  
Class N Shares
  $  [     ]     $  [     ]  
Class T Shares
  $  [     ]     $  [     ]  
 
                 
If Shares are not redeemed:   1 Year   3 Years
Class A Shares
  $  [     ]     $  [     ]  
Class C Shares
  $  [     ]     $  [     ]  
Class S Shares
  $  [     ]     $  [     ]  
Class I Shares
  $  [     ]     $  [     ]  
Class N Shares
  $  [     ]     $  [     ]  
Class T Shares
  $ [     ]     $ [     ]  
 
Portfolio Turnover: The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund’s performance. Because the Fund was not in operation during the most recent fiscal year, no portfolio turnover information is available.
 
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES
 
The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by allocating its assets across a portfolio of equity and fixed-income investments. In doing so, the Fund will attempt to reduce the risk of significant loss, or a drop in the value of the Fund’s capital that is unlikely to be regained over a full market cycle (a time period representing a significant market decline and recovery), while also participating in the upside growth of the capital markets. To achieve this objective, the Fund’s portfolio managers employ a “tail managed” strategy intended to tactically shift away from assets whose downside tail risks are perceived to be increasing and toward assets whose expected tail gains are increasing. As it relates to investing, “tails” represent the outliers of a distribution of returns or, in other words, outsized future moves both to the positive and negative. Tail events typically occur more often than expected, and a tail loss or a tail gain can have a substantial impact on a portfolio’s long-term performance.
 
On average, the allocation of the Fund’s assets will provide exposure of 70% to global equity investments and 30% to global bonds (also referred to as a 70% / 30% allocation). However, the Fund will have the flexibility to shift these allocations and may invest up to 100% of its assets in either asset class depending on market conditions. For example, the Fund may increase its exposure to bond investments during periods of increased equity market risk and may increase its exposure to equity investments during periods of economic strength. The Fund uses a variety of investments to gain exposure to the asset classes including, but not limited to, exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and derivatives. The Fund may invest in emerging markets, but will normally limit such investments to 30% of its net assets, measured at the time of purchase. Due to the nature of the securities in which the Fund invests, the Fund expects to have relatively high portfolio turnover compared to other funds.
 
To implement the strategy, the portfolio managers utilize two complimentary processes: a “top-down” macro analysis and a “bottom-up” risk/reward analysis, each of which are described below. These processes each employ certain proprietary models which provide forward-looking insights into capital markets and which seek to identify indicators of market stress or potential upside. Such models include a proprietary options implied information model that monitors day-to-day movements in options prices for indicators of risk and reward between asset classes, sectors, and regions. Using the proprietary models, the portfolio managers will adjust the Fund’s allocations and the underlying security exposures. As a result of this rebalancing, the Fund’s underlying security exposures may deviate from the market capitalization weights of the Fund’s

 
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benchmark index, resulting in higher tracking error than would be the case if the Fund maintained a 70% / 30% allocation across global equities and bonds.
 
•  Top-Down Macro Analysis. The top-down analysis focuses on how the Fund’s assets will be distributed between the global equity and fixed-income asset classes in an effort to provide the long-term risk exposure that a 70% / 30% allocation strategy typically provides. To do so, the portfolio managers will use a proprietary options implied information model, among other tools, to monitor expected tail gains and losses across the equity and fixed-income sectors and intend to periodically adjust the Fund’s asset allocation to mitigate downside risk exposure. Accordingly, although the Fund’s long-term asset allocation targets a 70% global equity and 30% fixed-income distribution, this allocation will likely shift periodically to minimize exposure to tail losses that may significantly impact the Fund’s risk profile.
 
•  Bottom-Up Risk/Reward Analysis. The bottom-up analysis is designed to identify the underlying security exposures that comprise the Fund’s equity and fixed-income components and periodically rebalance the Fund’s portfolio to maximize exposure to securities that are expected to provide tail gains while minimizing exposure to securities that are expected to provide tail losses. Within the Fund’s equity component, the portfolio managers intend to adjust the portfolio’s sector, currency, and regional exposures away from market capitalization weights based on their evaluation of expected tail loss and gain. Within the Fund’s fixed-income component, the portfolio managers intend to adjust the portfolio’s credit, duration, and regional exposures away from market capitalization weights using the same analysis.
 
The Fund may invest across all fixed-income sectors, including U.S. and non-U.S. government debt securities (“sovereign debt”). The types of fixed-income securities in which the Fund may invest include asset-backed securities, bank loans, corporate bonds, commercial paper, commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities, mortgage dollar rolls, depositary receipts, and floating-rate securities. The Fund may invest up to 20% of its assets in high-yield/high-risk bonds, also known as “junk” bonds. The Fund’s exposure to fixed-income securities may be obtained through credit default swaps, other derivatives that provide exposure to fixed-income securities, and ETFs. The Fund may invest in equity securities including common and preferred stock, convertible equity securities, sponsored and unsponsored American Depositary Receipts and European Depositary Receipts, non-registered or restricted securities, warrants, and securities of other investment companies. In pursuing its investment objective, the Fund will have exposure to investments that are tied economically to a number of countries throughout the world.
 
The Fund intends to invest its assets in derivatives, which are instruments that have a value derived from, or directly linked to, an underlying asset, such as equity securities, fixed-income securities, commodities, currencies, interest rates, or market indices, as substitutes for securities in which the Fund invests. The types of derivatives in which the Fund may invest, among others, include equity and interest rate swaps, credit default swaps (including index credit default swaps), forward contracts, futures (including index futures contracts), and options. The Fund may use derivatives to hedge, to increase or decrease the Fund’s exposure to a particular market, to adjust the Fund’s currency exposure relative to its benchmark index, or to gain access to foreign markets where direct investment may be restricted or unavailable. The Fund’s exposure to derivatives may create a leveraging effect on the portfolio where market exposure exceeds amounts invested. For example, when risk in the capital markets is deemed to be low, the Fund may seek gross notional investment exposure (generally, the total value of the assets underlying a derivatives contract at the time of valuation) up to 50% of the Fund’s net assets in order to increase exposures and seek higher expected returns.
 
Under extreme market conditions, the Fund may invest up to 100% of its assets in cash or similar investments. The Fund may also manage its cash exposure by investing in commodity-linked investments, such as precious metals, or similar investments that generally protect against inflation and preserve real value and purchasing power. In these cases, the Fund may take positions that are inconsistent with its investment strategies. As a result, the Fund may not achieve its investment objective.
 
The Fund may lend portfolio securities on a short-term or long-term basis, in an amount equal to up to one-third of its total assets as determined at the time of the loan origination.
 
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT RISKS
 
The biggest risk is that the Fund’s returns will vary, and you could lose money. The Fund is designed for long-term investors seeking a portfolio which includes exposure to equity (such as stocks or any other security representing an ownership interest) and fixed-income (such as bonds, notes, and debentures), and which involves the use of derivatives.

 
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Market Risk. The value of the Fund’s portfolio may decrease if the value of an individual company or security, or multiple companies or securities, in the portfolio decreases or if the portfolio managers’ belief about a company’s intrinsic worth is incorrect. Further, regardless of how well individual companies or securities perform, the value of the Fund’s portfolio could also decrease if there are deteriorating economic or market conditions. It is important to understand that the value of your investment may fall, sometimes sharply, in response to changes in the market, and you could lose money. Market risk may affect a single issuer, industry, economic sector, or the market as a whole.
 
Investment Process Risk. The portfolio managers use certain proprietary models, including a proprietary options implied information model, to implement the Fund’s investment strategy. These models may not be successful in identifying how the Fund’s allocations and underlying security exposures should be adjusted in order to reduce the risk of loss while participating in the upside growth of capital markets. As a result, there is a risk that the Fund may underperform its benchmark if these models do not correctly identify indicators of risk and reward between asset classes, sectors, and regions. Further, while the use of these models and subsequent portfolio reallocations are intended to benefit investors that invest in the Fund, these techniques could in certain cases have a detrimental effect on the Fund, including increasing portfolio turnover (and related transactions costs) and causing the Fund to incur taxable gains. Janus Capital does not have prior experience using these models, and there is no guarantee that the investment techniques and analysis used by the Fund’s portfolio managers will produce the desired results.
 
Derivatives Risk. Derivatives can be highly volatile and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying referenced securities. Gains or losses from a derivative investment can be substantially greater than the derivative’s original cost, and can therefore involve leverage. Leverage may cause the Fund to be more volatile than if it had not used leverage. Derivatives can be complex instruments and may involve analysis that differs from that required for other investment types used by the Fund. If the value of a derivative does not correlate well with the particular market or other asset class to which the derivative is intended to provide exposure, the derivative may not produce the anticipated result. Derivatives can also reduce the opportunity for gain or result in losses by offsetting positive returns in other investments. Derivatives can be less liquid than other types of investments and entail the risk that the counterparty will default on its payment obligations. If the counterparty to a derivative transaction defaults, the Fund would risk the loss of the net amount of the payments that it contractually is entitled to receive. To the extent the Fund enters into short derivative positions, the Fund may be exposed to risks similar to those associated with short sales, including the risk that the Fund’s losses are theoretically unlimited.
 
Fixed-Income Securities Risk. The Fund may hold debt and other fixed-income securities to generate income. Typically, the values of fixed-income securities change inversely with prevailing interest rates. Therefore, a fundamental risk of fixed-income securities is interest rate risk, which is the risk that the value of such securities will generally decline as prevailing interest rates rise, which may cause the Fund’s net asset value to likewise decrease. The Fund may be subject to heightened interest rate risk because the Federal Reserve has ended its monetary stimulus program known as quantitative easing. The conclusion of quantitative easing and/or rising interest rates may expose fixed-income markets to increased volatility and may reduce the liquidity of certain Fund investments. These developments could cause the Fund’s net asset value to fluctuate or make it more difficult for the Fund to accurately value its securities. If rising interest rates cause the Fund to lose enough value, the Fund could also face increased shareholder redemptions, which could force the Fund to liquidate investments at disadvantageous times or prices, therefore adversely affecting the Fund. How specific fixed-income securities may react to changes in interest rates will depend on the specific characteristics of each security. Fixed-income securities are also subject to credit risk, prepayment risk, valuation risk, and liquidity risk. Credit risk is the risk that the credit strength of an issuer of a fixed-income security will weaken and/or that the issuer will be unable to make timely principal and interest payments and that the security may go into default. Prepayment risk is the risk that during periods of falling interest rates, certain fixed-income securities with higher interest rates, such as mortgage- and asset-backed securities, may be prepaid by their issuers thereby reducing the amount of interest payments. Valuation risk is the risk that one or more of the fixed-income securities in which the Fund invests are priced differently than the value realized upon such security’s sale. In times of market instability, valuation may be more difficult. Liquidity risk is the risk that fixed-income securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time that the portfolio managers would like or at the price the portfolio managers believe the security is currently worth.
 
Commodity-Linked Investments Risk. The Fund may invest, directly or indirectly, in various commodity-linked investments that provide exposure to the commodities markets. Such exposure may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. The value of a given commodity-linked derivative investment typically is based upon the price movements of a physical commodity (such as heating oil, livestock, agricultural products, or precious metals), a commodity

 
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futures contract or commodity index, or some other readily measurable economic variable. The value of commodity-linked derivative instruments may therefore be affected by changes in overall market movements, volatility of the underlying benchmark, changes in interest rates, or other factors affecting a particular industry or commodity such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs, and international economic, political, and regulatory developments.
 
Sovereign Debt Risk. The Fund may invest in U.S. and non-U.S. government debt securities (“sovereign debt”). Investments in U.S. sovereign debt are considered low risk. However, investments in non-U.S. sovereign debt can involve a high degree of risk, including the risk that the governmental entity that controls the repayment of sovereign debt may not be willing or able to repay the principal and/or to pay the interest on its sovereign debt in a timely manner. A sovereign debtor’s willingness or ability to satisfy its debt obligation may be affected by various factors including, but not limited to, its cash flow situation, the extent of its foreign currency reserves, the availability of foreign exchange when a payment is due, and the relative size of its debt position in relation to its economy as a whole. In the event of default, there may be limited or no legal remedies for collecting sovereign debt and there may be no bankruptcy proceedings through which the Fund may collect all or part of the sovereign debt that a governmental entity has not repaid. In addition, to the extent the Fund invests in non-U.S. sovereign debt it may be subject to currency risk.
 
Equity Securities Risk. The Fund’s use of equity securities, such as common stocks and preferred stocks, creates additional risk as those securities typically have greater price volatility than fixed-income securities and may decline in response to general market conditions.
 
Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities represent interests in “pools” of commercial or residential mortgages or other assets, including consumer loans or receivables. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities tend to be more sensitive to changes in interest rates than other types of debt securities. Investments in mortgage-and asset-backed securities are subject to both extension risk, where borrowers pay off their debt obligations more slowly in times of rising interest rates, and prepayment risk, where borrowers pay off their debt obligations sooner than expected in times of declining interest rates. These risks may reduce the Fund’s returns. In addition, investments in mortgage- and asset-backed securities, including those comprised of subprime mortgages, may be subject to a higher degree of credit risk, valuation risk, and liquidity risk than various other types of fixed-income securities.
 
Loan Risks. The Fund may invest in a variety of loans. Bank loans are obligations of companies or other entities entered into in connection with recapitalizations, acquisitions, and refinancings. The Fund’s investments in bank loans are generally acquired as a participation interest in, or assignment of, loans originated by a lender or other financial institution. These investments may include institutionally-traded floating and fixed-rate debt securities. The bank loans underlying these securities often involve borrowers with low credit ratings whose financial conditions are troubled or uncertain, including companies that are highly leveraged or in bankruptcy proceedings. Participation interests and assignments involve credit, interest rate, and liquidity risk. Bridge loans involve certain risks in addition to those associated with bank loans including the risk that the borrower may be unable to locate permanent financing to replace the bridge loan, which may impair the borrower’s perceived creditworthiness. Debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) loans are subject to the risk that the entity will not emerge from bankruptcy and will be forced to liquidate its assets. Mezzanine loans generally are rated below investment grade, and frequently are unrated. Investment in mezzanine loans is a specialized practice that depends more heavily on independent credit analysis than investments in other fixed-income securities.
 
Foreign Exposure Risk. The Fund normally has significant exposure to foreign markets as a result of its investments in foreign securities, including investments in emerging markets, which can be more volatile than the U.S. markets. As a result, its returns and net asset value may be affected to a large degree by fluctuations in currency exchange rates or political or economic conditions in a particular country. In some foreign markets, there may not be protection against failure by other parties to complete transactions. It may not be possible for the Fund to repatriate capital, dividends, interest, and other income from a particular country or governmental entity. In addition, a market swing in one or more countries or regions where the Fund has invested a significant amount of its assets may have a greater effect on the Fund’s performance than it would in a more geographically diversified portfolio. To the extent the Fund invests in foreign debt securities, such investments are sensitive to changes in interest rates. Additionally, investments in securities of foreign governments involve the risk that a foreign government may not be willing or able to pay interest or repay principal when due. The Fund’s investments in emerging market countries may involve risks greater than, or in addition to, the risks of investing in more developed countries.

 
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Emerging Markets Risk. The risks of foreign investing mentioned above are heightened when investing in emerging markets. Emerging markets securities involve a number of additional risks, which may result from less government supervision and regulation of business and industry practices (including the potential lack of strict finance and accounting controls and standards), stock exchanges, brokers, and listed companies, making these investments potentially more volatile in price and less liquid than investments in developed securities markets, resulting in greater risk to investors. There is a risk in developing countries that a future economic or political crisis could lead to price controls, forced mergers of companies, expropriation or confiscatory taxation, imposition or enforcement of foreign ownership limits, seizure, nationalization, sanctions or imposition of restrictions by various governmental entities on investment and trading, or creation of government monopolies, any of which may have a detrimental effect on the Fund’s investments. In addition, the Fund’s investments may be denominated in foreign currencies and therefore, changes in the value of a country’s currency compared to the U.S. dollar may affect the value of the Fund’s investments. To the extent that the Fund invests a significant portion of its assets in the securities of issuers in or companies of a single country or region, it is more likely to be impacted by events or conditions affecting that country or region, which could have a negative impact on the Fund’s performance. Some of the risks of investing directly in foreign and emerging market securities may be reduced when the Fund invests indirectly in foreign securities through various other investment vehicles including derivatives, which also involve other risks.
 
Exchange-Traded Funds Risk. The Fund may invest in ETFs to gain exposure to a particular portion of the market. ETFs are typically open-end investment companies, which may be managed or unmanaged, that generally seek to track the performance of a specific index. ETFs are traded on a national securities exchange at market prices that may vary from the net asset value of their underlying investments. Accordingly, there may be times when an ETF trades at a premium or discount. When the Fund invests in an ETF, in addition to directly bearing the expenses associated with its own operations, it will bear a pro rata portion of the ETF’s expenses. As a result, the cost of investing in the Fund may be higher than the cost of investing directly in ETFs and may be higher than other mutual funds that invest directly in stocks and bonds. ETFs have certain inherent risks generally associated with investments in a portfolio of securities in which the ETF is invested, including the risk that the general level of stock prices may decline, thereby adversely affecting the value of each unit of the ETF. ETFs also involve the risk that an active trading market for an ETF’s shares may not develop or be maintained. Similarly, because the value of ETF shares depends on the demand in the market, the Fund may not be able to purchase or sell an ETF at the most optimal time, which could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. In addition, ETFs that track particular indices may be unable to match the performance of such underlying indices due to the temporary unavailability of certain index securities in the secondary market or other factors, such as discrepancies with respect to the weighting of securities. To the extent the Fund invests in fixed-income ETFs, it will be indirectly exposed to the same risks described under “Fixed-Income Securities Risk.”
 
High-Yield/High-Risk Bond Risk. High-yield/high-risk bonds may be more sensitive than other types of bonds to economic changes, political changes, or adverse developments specific to the company that issued the bond, which may adversely affect their value.
 
Nondiversification Risk. The Fund is classified as nondiversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. This gives the Fund’s portfolio managers more flexibility to hold larger positions in a smaller number of securities. As a result, an increase or decrease in the value of a single security held by the Fund may have a greater impact on the Fund’s net asset value and total return.
 
Portfolio Turnover Risk. Increased portfolio turnover may result in higher costs, which may have a negative effect on the Fund’s performance. In addition, higher portfolio turnover may result in the acceleration of capital gains and the recognition of greater levels of short-term capital gains, which are taxed at ordinary federal income tax rates when distributed to shareholders.
 
Securities Lending Risk. The Fund may seek to earn additional income through lending its securities to certain qualified broker-dealers and institutions. There is the risk that when portfolio securities are lent, the securities may not be returned on a timely basis, and the Fund may experience delays and costs in recovering the security or gaining access to the collateral provided to the Fund to collateralize the loan. If the Fund is unable to recover a security on loan, the Fund may use the collateral to purchase replacement securities in the market. There is a risk that the value of the collateral could decrease below the cost of the replacement security by the time the replacement investment is made, resulting in a loss to the Fund.

 
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Management Risk. The Fund is an actively managed investment portfolio and is therefore subject to the risk that the investment strategies employed for the Fund may fail to produce the intended results. The Fund may underperform its benchmark index or other mutual funds with similar investment objectives.
 
An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.
 
PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
 
The Fund does not have a full calendar year of operations. Performance information for certain periods will be included in the Fund’s first annual and/or semiannual report and is available at janus.com/advisor/mutual-funds or by calling 1-877-335-2687.
 
MANAGEMENT
 
Investment Adviser: Janus Capital Management LLC
 
Portfolio Managers: Ashwin Alankar, Ph.D., is [Executive Vice President and] Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund, which he has co-managed since inception. Enrique Chang, Chief Investment Officer Equities and Asset Allocation of Janus Capital, is [Executive Vice President and] Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund, which he has co-managed since inception.
 
PURCHASE AND SALE OF FUND SHARES
 
Minimum Investment Requirements*
 
       
Class A Shares, Class C Shares**, Class S Shares, and Class T Shares
Non-retirement accounts
  $ 2,500
       
Certain tax-deferred accounts or UGMA/UTMA accounts
  $ 500
       
Class I Shares
       
Institutional investors (investing directly with Janus)
  $ 1,000,000
       
Through an intermediary institution
     
• non-retirement accounts
  $ 2,500
• certain tax-deferred accounts or UGMA/UTMA accounts
  $ 500
       
Class N Shares
       
No minimum investment requirements imposed by the Fund
    None
       
*    Exceptions to these minimums may apply for certain tax-deferred, tax-qualified and retirement plans, and accounts held through certain wrap programs.
**   The maximum purchase in Class C Shares is $500,000 for any single purchase.
 
Purchases, exchanges, and redemptions can generally be made only through institutional channels, such as financial intermediaries and retirement platforms. Class I Shares may be purchased directly by certain institutional investors. You should contact your financial intermediary or refer to your plan documents for information on how to invest in the Fund. Requests must be received in good order by the Fund or its agents (financial intermediary or plan sponsor, if applicable) prior to the close of the regular trading session of the New York Stock Exchange in order to receive that day’s net asset value. For additional information, refer to “Purchases,” “Exchanges,” and/or “Redemptions” in the Prospectus.
 
TAX INFORMATION
 
The Fund’s distributions are taxable, and will be taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, unless you are investing through a tax-deferred arrangement, such as a 401(k) plan or an individual retirement account (in which case you may be taxed upon withdrawal of your investment from such account).

 
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PAYMENTS TO BROKER-DEALERS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES
 
If you purchase Class A Shares, Class C Shares, Class S Shares, Class I Shares, or Class T Shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment or to recommend one share class over another. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.

 
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Additional information about the Fund

 
FEES AND EXPENSES
 
Please refer to the following important information when reviewing the “Fees and Expenses of the Fund” table in the Fund Summary of the Prospectus. The fees and expenses shown reflect estimated annualized expenses that the Shares expect to incur during the Fund’s initial fiscal year.
 
•  “Shareholder Fees” are fees paid directly from your investment and may include sales loads.
 
•  “Annual Fund Operating Expenses” are paid out of the Fund’s assets and include fees for portfolio management and administrative services, including recordkeeping, subaccounting, and other shareholder services. You do not pay these fees directly but, as the Example in the Fund Summary shows, these costs are borne indirectly by all shareholders.
 
•  The “Management Fee” is the investment advisory fee rate paid by the Fund to Janus Capital. Refer to “Management Expenses” in this Prospectus for additional information with further description in the Statement of Additional Information (“SAI”).
 
•  “Distribution/Service (12b-1) Fees.” Because 12b-1 fees are charged as an ongoing fee, over time the fee will increase the cost of your investment and may cost you more than paying other types of sales charges. Distribution/Service (12b-1) Fees include a shareholder servicing fee of up to 0.25% for Class C Shares.
 
•  A contingent deferred sales charge of up to 1.00% may be imposed on certain redemptions of Class A Shares bought without an initial sales charge and then redeemed within 12 months of purchase. The contingent deferred sales charge is not reflected in the Example in the Fund Summary.
 
•  A contingent deferred sales charge of 1.00% generally applies on Class C Shares redeemed within 12 months of purchase. The contingent deferred sales charge may be waived for certain investors, as described in the Shareholder’s Guide.
 
•  “Other Expenses”
     for Class A Shares, Class C Shares, and Class I Shares, may include administrative fees charged by intermediaries for the provision of administrative services, including recordkeeping, subaccounting, order processing for omnibus or networked accounts, or other shareholder services provided on behalf of shareholders of the Fund.
     for Class S Shares and Class T Shares, include an administrative services fee of 0.25% of the average daily net assets of each class to compensate Janus Services LLC (“Janus Services”), the Fund’s transfer agent, for providing, or arranging for the provision by intermediaries of, administrative services, including recordkeeping, subaccounting, order processing for omnibus or networked accounts, or other shareholder services provided on behalf of retirement plan participants, pension plan participants, or other underlying investors investing through institutional channels.
     for all classes, may include reimbursement to Janus Capital of its out-of-pocket costs for services as administrator and to Janus Services of its out-of-pocket costs for serving as transfer agent and providing, or arranging by others the provision of, servicing to shareholders.
 
•  Janus Capital has contractually agreed to waive and/or reimburse the Fund’s “Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses” to a certain limit until at least [     ]. The expense limit is described in the “Management Expenses” section of this Prospectus.
 
•  All expenses in the Fund’s “Fees and Expenses of the Fund” table are shown without the effect of expense offset arrangements. Pursuant to such arrangements, credits realized as a result of uninvested cash balances are used to reduce custodian and transfer agent expenses.
 
ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES AND GENERAL PORTFOLIO POLICIES
 
The Fund’s Board of Trustees (“Trustees”) may change the Fund’s investment objective or non-fundamental principal investment strategies without a shareholder vote. The Fund will notify you in writing at least 60 days before making any such change it considers material. If there is a material change to the Fund’s objective or principal investment strategies, you should consider whether the Fund remains an appropriate investment for you. There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.
 
Unless otherwise stated, the following section provides additional information about the investment strategies and general policies that are summarized in the Fund Summary section, including the types of securities the Fund may invest in when pursuing its investment objective. This section also describes investment strategies and policies that the Fund may use to a lesser extent. These non-principal investment strategies and policies may become more important in the future since the
 
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Fund’s composition can change over time. Except for the Fund’s policies with respect to investments in illiquid securities and borrowing, the percentage limitations included in these policies and elsewhere in this Prospectus and/or the SAI normally apply only at the time of purchase of a security. So, for example, if the Fund exceeds a limit as a result of market fluctuations or the sale of other securities, it will not be required to dispose of any securities. The “Glossary of Investment Terms” includes descriptions of investment terms used throughout the Prospectus.
 
Cash Position
The Fund may not always stay fully invested. For example, when the portfolio managers believe that market conditions are unfavorable for investing, or when they are otherwise unable to locate attractive investment opportunities, the Fund’s cash or similar investments may increase. In other words, cash or similar investments generally are a residual – they represent the assets that remain after the Fund has committed available assets to desirable investment opportunities. When the Fund’s investments in cash or similar investments increase, it may not participate in market advances or declines to the same extent that it would if the Fund remained more fully invested. To the extent the Fund invests its uninvested cash through a sweep program (meaning its uninvested cash is pooled with uninvested cash of other funds and invested in certain securities such as repurchase agreements), it is subject to the risks of the account or fund into which it is investing, including liquidity issues that may delay the Fund from accessing its cash.
 
In addition, the Fund may temporarily increase its cash position under certain unusual circumstances, such as to protect its assets or maintain liquidity in certain circumstances to meet unusually large redemptions. The Fund’s cash position may also increase temporarily due to unusually large cash inflows. Under unusual circumstances such as these, the Fund may invest up to 100% of its assets in cash or similar investments. In this case, the Fund may take positions that are inconsistent with its investment policies. As a result, the Fund may not achieve its investment objective.
 
Emerging Markets
The Fund will normally limit its investments in securities of issuers or companies from or with exposure to one or more “developing countries” or “emerging market countries” to 30% of its net assets. Such countries include, but are not limited to, countries included in the MSCI Emerging Markets Indexsm.
 
Foreign Securities
The Fund will invest in foreign securities. The portfolio managers seek investments that meet the selection criteria, regardless of where an issuer or company is located. Foreign securities are generally selected on a security-by-security basis without regard to any predetermined allocation among countries or geographic regions. However, certain factors, such as expected levels of inflation, government policies influencing business conditions, the outlook for currency relationships, and prospects for economic growth among countries, regions, or geographic areas, may warrant greater consideration in selecting foreign securities. There are no limitations on the countries in which the Fund may invest, and the Fund may at times have significant foreign exposure, including exposure to emerging markets.
 
High-Yield/High-Risk Bonds
A high-yield/high-risk bond (also called a “junk” bond) is a bond rated below investment grade by major rating agencies (i.e., BB+ or lower by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (“Standard & Poor’s”) and Fitch, Inc. (“Fitch”), or Ba or lower by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (“Moody’s”)) or is an unrated bond of similar quality. It presents greater risk of default (the failure to make timely interest and principal payments) than higher quality bonds. To the extent the Fund invests in high-yield/high-risk bonds, under normal circumstances, the Fund will limit its investments in high-yield/high-risk bonds to 20% or less of its net assets.
 
Illiquid Investments
The Fund may invest up to 15% of its net assets in illiquid investments. An illiquid investment is a security or other position that cannot be disposed of quickly in the normal course of business. For example, some securities are not registered under U.S. securities laws and cannot be sold to the U.S. public because of Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) regulations (these are known as “restricted securities”). Under procedures adopted by the Fund’s Trustees, certain restricted securities that are determined to be liquid will not be counted toward this 15% limit.
 
Leverage
Leverage occurs when the Fund increases its assets available for investment using reverse repurchase agreements, when-issued, delayed delivery, or forward commitment transactions, or other similar transactions. The use of other investment techniques, such as short sales and certain derivative transactions, can also create a leveraging effect on the Fund.

 
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Loans
The Fund may invest in various commercial loans, including bank loans, bridge loans, debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) loans, mezzanine loans, and other fixed and floating rate loans. These loans may be acquired through loan participations and assignments or on a when-issued basis. Commercial loans will comprise no more than 20% of the Fund’s total assets.
 
Bank Loans. Bank loans are obligations of companies or other entities entered into in connection with recapitalizations, acquisitions, and refinancings. The Fund’s investments in bank loans are generally acquired as a participation interest in, or assignment of, loans originated by a lender or other financial institution. These investments may include institutionally-traded floating and fixed-rate debt securities.
 
Bridge Loans. Bridge loans are short-term loan arrangements typically made by a borrower in anticipation of receiving intermediate-term or long-term permanent financing. Most bridge loans are structured as floating-rate debt with step-up provisions under which the interest rate on the bridge loan increases the longer the loan remains outstanding. In addition, bridge loans commonly contain a conversion feature that allows the bridge loan investor to convert its loan interest to senior exchange notes if the loan has not been prepaid in full on or prior to its maturity date. Bridge loans typically are structured as senior loans, but may be structured as junior loans.
 
DIP Loans. DIP loans are issued in connection with restructuring and refinancing transactions. DIP loans are loans to a debtor-in-possession in a proceeding under the U.S. bankruptcy code that have been approved by the bankruptcy court. DIP loans are typically fully secured by a lien on the debtor’s otherwise unencumbered assets or secured by a junior lien on the debtor’s encumbered assets (so long as the loan is fully secured based on the most recent current valuation or appraisal report of the debtor). DIP loans are often required to close with certainty and in a rapid manner to satisfy existing creditors and to enable the issuer to emerge from bankruptcy or to avoid a bankruptcy proceeding.
 
Mezzanine Loans. Mezzanine loans are secured by the stock of the company that owns the assets acquired with the proceeds of the loan. Mezzanine loans are a hybrid of debt and equity financing that is typically used to fund the expansion of existing companies. A mezzanine loan is composed of debt capital that gives the lender the right to convert to an ownership or equity interest in the company if the loan is not paid back in time and in full. Mezzanine loans typically are the most subordinated debt obligation in an issuer’s capital structure.
 
Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities
The Fund may purchase fixed or variable rate commercial or residential mortgage-backed securities issued by the Government National Mortgage Association (“Ginnie Mae”), the Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”), or other governmental or government-related entities. Ginnie Mae’s guarantees are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, which means that the U.S. Government guarantees that the interest and principal will be paid when due. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.
 
The Fund may also purchase mortgage- and asset-backed securities through single- and multi-seller conduits, collateralized mortgage obligations, collateralized debt obligations (including collateralized loan obligations and collateralized bond obligations), structured investment vehicles, and other similar securities. Asset-backed securities may be backed by various consumer obligations, including automobile loans, equipment leases, credit card receivables, or other collateral. In the event the underlying loans are not paid, the securities’ issuer could be forced to sell the assets and recognize losses on such assets, which could impact the Fund’s yield and your return.
 
Nondiversification
Diversification is a way to reduce risk by investing in a broad range of stocks or other securities. The Fund is classified as “nondiversified.” A fund that is classified as “nondiversified” has the ability to take larger positions in a smaller number of issuers than a fund that is classified as “diversified.” This gives a fund which is classified as nondiversified more flexibility to focus its investments in companies that the portfolio managers have identified as the most attractive for the investment objective and strategy of the fund. However, because the appreciation or depreciation of a single security may have a greater impact on the net asset value of a fund which is classified as nondiversified, its share price can be expected to fluctuate more than a comparable fund which is classified as diversified. This fluctuation, if significant, may affect the performance of the fund.

 
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Portfolio Turnover
In general, the Fund intends to purchase securities for long-term investment, although, to a limited extent, the Fund may purchase securities in anticipation of relatively short-term gains. Short-term transactions may also result from liquidity needs, securities having reached a price or yield objective, changes in interest rates or the credit standing of an issuer, or by reason of economic or other developments not foreseen at the time of the initial investment decision. The Fund may also sell one security and simultaneously purchase the same or a comparable security to take advantage of short-term differentials in bond yields or securities prices. Portfolio turnover is affected by market conditions, changes in the size of the Fund (including due to shareholder purchases and redemptions), the nature of the Fund’s investments, and the investment style of the portfolio managers. Changes are normally made in the Fund’s portfolio whenever the portfolio managers believe such changes are desirable. Portfolio turnover rates are generally not a factor in making buy and sell decisions. Due to the nature of the securities in which the Fund invests, the Fund expects to have relatively high portfolio turnover compared to other funds.
 
Increased portfolio turnover may result in higher costs for brokerage commissions, dealer mark-ups, and other transaction costs, and may also result in taxable capital gains. Higher costs associated with increased portfolio turnover also may have a negative effect on the Fund’s performance.
 
Real Estate-Related Securities
The Fund may invest in equity and debt securities of real estate-related companies. Such companies may include those in the real estate industry or real estate-related industries. These securities may include common stocks, preferred stocks, and other equity securities, including, but not limited to, mortgage-backed securities, real estate-backed securities, securities of real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) and similar REIT-like entities. A REIT is a trust that invests in real estate-related projects, such as properties, mortgage loans, and construction loans. REITs are generally categorized as equity, mortgage, or hybrid REITs. A REIT may be listed on an exchange or traded over-the-counter.
 
Securities Lending
The Fund may seek to earn additional income through lending its securities to certain qualified broker-dealers and institutions on a short-term or long-term basis. The Fund may lend portfolio securities on a short-term or long-term basis, in an amount equal to up to one-third of its total assets as determined at the time of the loan origination. When the Fund lends its securities, it receives collateral (including cash collateral), at least equal to the value of securities loaned. The Fund may earn income by investing this collateral in one or more affiliated or non-affiliated cash management vehicles. It is also possible that, due to a decline in the value of a cash management vehicle in which collateral is invested, the Fund may lose money. There is also the risk that when portfolio securities are lent, the securities may not be returned on a timely basis, and the Fund may experience delays and costs in recovering the security or gaining access to the collateral provided to the Fund to collateralize the loan. If the Fund is unable to recover a security on loan, the Fund may use the collateral to purchase replacement securities in the market. There is a risk that the value of the collateral could decrease below the cost of the replacement security by the time the replacement investment is made, resulting in a loss to the Fund. Janus Capital intends to manage the cash collateral in an affiliated cash management vehicle and will receive an investment advisory fee for managing such assets.
 
Short Sales
The Fund may engage in short sales. No more than 10% of the Fund’s net assets may be invested in short positions (through short sales of stocks, structured products, futures, swaps, and uncovered written calls). The Fund may engage in short sales “against the box” and options for hedging purposes that are not subject to this 10% limit. A short sale is generally a transaction in which the Fund sells a security it does not own or have the right to acquire (or that it owns but does not wish to deliver) in anticipation that the market price of that security will decline. To complete the transaction, the Fund must borrow the security to make delivery to the buyer. The Fund is then obligated to replace the security borrowed by purchasing the security at the market price at the time of replacement. A short sale is subject to the risk that if the price of the security sold short increases in value, the Fund will incur a loss because it will have to replace the security sold short by purchasing it at a higher price. In addition, the Fund may not always be able to close out a short position at a particular time or at an acceptable price. A lender may request, or market conditions may dictate, that the securities sold short be returned to the lender on short notice, and the Fund may have to buy the securities sold short at an unfavorable price. If this occurs at a time that other short sellers of the same security also want to close out their positions, it is more likely that the Fund will have to cover its short sale at an unfavorable price and potentially reduce or eliminate any gain, or cause a loss, as a result of the short sale. Because there is no upper limit to the price a borrowed security may reach prior to closing a short position, the Fund’s losses are potentially unlimited in a short sale transaction. The Fund’s gains and losses will also be decreased or

 
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increased, as the case may be, by the amount of any dividends, interest, or expenses, including transaction costs and borrowing fees, the Fund may be required to pay in connection with a short sale. Such payments may result in the Fund having higher expenses than a fund that does not engage in short sales and may negatively affect the Fund’s performance.
 
The Fund may also enter into short positions through derivative instruments such as options contracts, futures contracts, and swap agreements which may expose the Fund to similar risks. To the extent that the Fund enters into short derivative positions, the Fund may be exposed to risks similar to those associated with short sales, including the risk that the Fund’s losses are theoretically unlimited. Short sales and short derivatives positions have a leveraging effect on the Fund, which may increase the Fund’s volatility.
 
Special Situations
The Fund may invest in companies that demonstrate special situations or turnarounds, meaning companies that have experienced significant business problems but are believed to have favorable prospects for recovery. For example, a special situation or turnaround may arise when, in the opinion of the Fund’s portfolio managers, the securities of a particular issuer will be recognized as undervalued by the market and appreciate in value due to a specific development with respect to that issuer. Special situations may include significant changes in a company’s allocation of its existing capital, a restructuring of assets, or a redirection of free cash flow. For example, issuers undergoing significant capital changes may include companies involved in spin-offs, sales of divisions, mergers or acquisitions, companies involved in bankruptcy proceedings, or companies initiating large changes in their debt to equity ratio. Companies that are redirecting cash flows may be reducing debt, repurchasing shares, or paying dividends. Special situations may also result from: (i) significant changes in industry structure through regulatory developments or shifts in competition; (ii) a new or improved product, service, operation, or technological advance; (iii) changes in senior management or other extraordinary corporate event; (iv) differences in market supply of and demand for the security; or (v) significant changes in cost structure. Investments in “special situations” companies can present greater risks than investments in companies not experiencing special situations, and the Fund’s performance could be adversely impacted if the securities selected decline in value or fail to appreciate in value.
 
Swap Agreements
The Fund may utilize swap agreements as a means to gain exposure to certain companies or countries, and/or to “hedge” or protect its portfolio from adverse movements in securities prices, the rate of inflation, or interest rates. Swaps may also be used for capital appreciation. Swap agreements are two-party contracts to exchange one set of cash flows for another. Swap agreements entail the risk that a party will default on its payment obligations to the Fund. If the other party to a swap defaults, the Fund would risk the loss of the net amount of the payments that it contractually is entitled to receive. If the Fund utilizes a swap at the wrong time or judges market conditions incorrectly, the swap may result in a loss to the Fund and reduce the Fund’s total return. Various types of swaps such as credit default, equity, interest rate, and total return are described in the “Glossary of Investment Terms.”
 
U.S. Government Securities
The Fund may invest in U.S. Government securities. U.S. Government securities include those issued directly by the U.S. Treasury and those issued or guaranteed by various U.S. Government agencies and instrumentalities. Some government securities are backed by the “full faith and credit” of the United States. Other government securities are backed only by the rights of the issuer to borrow from the U.S. Treasury. Others are supported by the discretionary authority of the U.S. Government to purchase the obligations. Certain other government securities are supported only by the credit of the issuer. For securities not backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, the Fund must look principally to the agency or instrumentality issuing or guaranteeing the securities for repayment and may not be able to assert a claim against the United States if the agency or instrumentality does not meet its commitment. Such securities may involve increased risk of loss of principal and interest compared to government debt securities that are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States.
 
Because of the rising U.S. Government debt burden, it is possible that the U.S. Government may not be able to meet its financial obligations or that securities issued or backed by the U.S. Government may experience credit downgrades. Such a credit event may adversely affect the financial markets.
 
Other Types of Investments
Unless otherwise stated within its specific investment policies, the Fund may also invest in other types of domestic and foreign securities and use other investment strategies, as described in the “Glossary of Investment Terms.” These securities and strategies are not intended to be principal investment strategies of the Fund. If successful, they may benefit the Fund by

 
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earning a return on the Fund’s assets or reducing risk; however, they may not achieve the Fund’s investment objective. These securities and strategies may include:
 
•  preferred stocks and securities convertible into common stocks or preferred stocks
 
•  zero coupon, pay-in-kind, and step coupon securities
 
•  various derivative transactions including, but not limited to, options, futures, forwards, swap agreements (such as equity, interest rate, inflation index, credit default, and total return), participatory notes, structured notes, and other types of derivatives individually or in combination for hedging purposes or for nonhedging purposes such as seeking to earn income and enhance return, to protect unrealized gains, or to avoid realizing losses; such techniques may also be used to adjust currency exposure relative to a benchmark index, to gain exposure to the market pending investment of cash balances, or to meet liquidity needs
 
•  securities purchased on a when-issued, delayed delivery, or forward commitment basis
 
•  equity and fixed-income securities issued in private placement transactions
 
RISKS OF THE FUND
 
The value of your investment will vary over time, sometimes significantly, and you may lose money by investing in the Fund. To varying degrees, the Fund may invest in equity securities, fixed-income securities, and derivatives. The following information is intended to help you better understand some of the risks of investing in the Fund, including those risks that are summarized in the Fund Summary section. This information also includes descriptions of other risks the Fund may be subject to as a result of additional investment strategies and general policies that may apply to the Fund. The impact of the following risks on the Fund may vary depending on the Fund’s investments. The greater the Fund’s investment in a particular security, the greater the Fund’s exposure to the risks associated with that security. Before investing in the Fund, you should consider carefully the risks that you assume when investing in the Fund.
 
Counterparty Risk. Fund transactions involving a counterparty are subject to the risk that the counterparty or a third party will not fulfill its obligation to the Fund (“counterparty risk”). Counterparty risk may arise because of the counterparty’s financial condition (i.e., financial difficulties, bankruptcy, or insolvency), market activities and developments, or other reasons, whether foreseen or not. A counterparty’s inability to fulfill its obligation may result in significant financial loss to the Fund. The Fund may be unable to recover its investment from the counterparty or may obtain a limited recovery, and/or recovery may be delayed. The Fund may be exposed to counterparty risk to the extent it participates in lending its securities to third parties and/or cash sweep arrangements whereby the Fund’s cash balance is invested in one or more types of cash management vehicles. In addition, the Fund may be exposed to counterparty risk through its investments in certain securities, including, but not limited to, repurchase agreements, debt securities, and derivatives (including various types of swaps, futures, and options). The Fund intends to enter into financial transactions with counterparties that Janus Capital believes to be creditworthy at the time of the transaction. There is always the risk that Janus Capital’s analysis of a counterparty’s creditworthiness is incorrect or may change due to market conditions. To the extent that the Fund focuses its transactions with a limited number of counterparties, it will have greater exposure to the risks associated with one or more counterparties.
 
Credit Quality Risk. Through the Fund’s investments in fixed-income securities, the Fund is subject to the risks associated with the credit quality of the issuers of those fixed-income securities. Credit quality measures the likelihood that the issuer or borrower will meet its obligations on a bond. One of the fundamental risks is credit risk, which is the risk that an issuer will be unable to make principal and interest payments when due, or default on its obligations. Higher credit risk may negatively impact the Fund’s returns and yield. U.S. Government securities are generally considered to be the safest type of investment in terms of credit risk. Municipal obligations generally rank between U.S. Government securities and corporate debt securities in terms of credit safety. Corporate debt securities, particularly those rated below investment grade, present the highest credit risk.
 
Many fixed-income securities receive credit ratings from services such as Standard & Poor’s, Fitch, and Moody’s. These services assign ratings to securities by assessing the likelihood of issuer default. The lower a bond issue is rated by an agency, the more credit risk it is considered to represent. Lower rated instruments and securities generally pay interest at a higher rate to compensate for the associated greater risk. Interest rates can fluctuate in response to economic or market conditions,

 
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which can result in a fluctuation in the price of a security and impact your return and yield. If a security has not received a rating, the Fund must rely upon Janus Capital’s credit assessment, which if incorrect can also impact the Fund’s returns and yield. Please refer to the “Explanation of Rating Categories” section of this Prospectus for a description of bond rating categories.
 
Derivatives Risk. Derivatives can be highly volatile and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying referenced securities. Gains or losses from a derivative investment can be substantially greater than the derivative’s original cost, and can therefore involve leverage. Leverage may cause the Fund to be more volatile than if it had not used leverage. Derivatives can be complex instruments and may involve analysis that differs from that required for other investment types used by the Fund. If the value of a derivative does not correlate well with the particular market or other asset class to which the derivative is intended to provide exposure, the derivative may not produce the anticipated result. Derivatives can also reduce the opportunity for gain or result in losses by offsetting positive returns in other investments. Derivatives can be less liquid than other types of investments and entail the risk that the counterparty will default on its payment obligations. If the counterparty to a derivative transaction defaults, the Fund would risk the loss of the net amount of the payments that it contractually is entitled to receive. To the extent the Fund enters into short derivative positions, the Fund may be exposed to risks similar to those associated with short sales, including the risk that the Fund’s losses are theoretically unlimited.
 
Emerging Markets Risk. The Fund may invest in securities of issuers or companies from or with exposure to one or more “developing countries” or “emerging market countries.” Such countries include, but are not limited to, countries included in the MSCI Emerging Markets Indexsm. To the extent that the Fund invests a significant amount of its assets in one or more of these countries, its returns and net asset value may be affected to a large degree by events and economic conditions in such countries. The risks of foreign investing are heightened when investing in emerging markets, which may result in the price of investments in emerging markets experiencing sudden and sharp price swings. In many developing markets, there is less government supervision and regulation of business and industry practices (including the potential lack of strict finance and accounting controls and standards), stock exchanges, brokers, and listed companies than in more developed markets, making these investments potentially more volatile in price and less liquid than investments in developed securities markets, resulting in greater risk to investors. There is a risk in developing countries that a future economic or political crisis could lead to price controls, forced mergers of companies, expropriation or confiscatory taxation, imposition or enforcement of foreign ownership limits, seizure, nationalization, sanctions or imposition of restrictions by various governmental entities on investment and trading, or creation of government monopolies, any of which may have a detrimental effect on the Fund’s investments. The securities markets of many of these countries may also be smaller, less liquid, and subject to greater price volatility than those in the United States. In the event of a default on any investments in foreign debt obligations, it may be more difficult for the Fund to obtain or to enforce a judgment against the issuers of such securities. In addition, the Fund’s investments may be denominated in foreign currencies and therefore, changes in the value of a country’s currency compared to the U.S. dollar may affect the value of the Fund’s investments. To the extent that the Fund invests a significant portion of its assets in the securities of issuers in or companies of a single country or region, it is more likely to be impacted by events or conditions affecting that country or region, which could have a negative impact on the Fund’s performance. The Fund may be subject to emerging markets risk to the extent that it invests in securities of issuers or companies which are not considered to be from emerging markets, but which have customers, products, or transactions associated with emerging markets. Some of the risks of investing directly in foreign and emerging market securities may be reduced when the Fund invests indirectly in foreign securities through various other investment vehicles including derivatives, which also involve other risks.
 
Equity Securities Risk. The values of equity securities, such as common stocks and preferred stocks, may decline due to general market conditions that are not specifically related to a particular company, such as real or perceived adverse economic conditions, changes in the general outlook for corporate earnings, changes in interest or currency rates, or adverse investor sentiment generally. They may also decline due to factors that affect a particular industry or industries, such as labor shortages or increased production costs and competitive conditions within an industry. Equity securities generally have greater price volatility than fixed-income securities. These risks are generally magnified in the case of equity investments in distressed companies.
 
Eurozone Risk. A number of countries in the European Union (“EU”) have experienced, and may continue to experience, severe economic and financial difficulties. As a result, financial markets in the EU have been subject to increased volatility and declines in asset values and liquidity. Responses to these financial problems by European governments, central banks, and others, including austerity measures and reforms, may not work, may result in social unrest, and may limit future growth and economic recovery or have other unintended consequences. Further defaults or restructurings by governments and others

 
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of their debt could have additional adverse effects on economies, financial markets, and asset valuations around the world. In addition, one or more countries may abandon the euro and/or withdraw from the EU. The impact of these actions, especially if they occur in a disorderly fashion, is not clear but could be significant and far-reaching. To the extent that the Fund has exposure to European markets or to transactions tied to the value of the euro, these events could negatively affect the value and liquidity of the Fund’s investments. All of these developments may continue to significantly affect the economies of all EU countries, which in turn may have a material adverse effect on the Fund’s investments in such countries, other countries that depend on EU countries for significant amounts of trade or investment, or issuers with exposure to debt issued by certain EU countries.
 
Exchange-Traded Funds Risk. The Fund may invest in exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) to gain exposure to a particular portion of the market. ETFs are typically open-end investment companies, which may be managed or unmanaged, that generally seek to track the performance of a specific index. ETFs are traded on a national securities exchange at market prices that may vary from the net asset value of their underlying investments. Accordingly, there may be times when an ETF trades at a premium or discount. When the Fund invests in an ETF, in addition to directly bearing the expenses associated with its own operations, it will bear a pro rata portion of the ETF’s expenses. As a result, the cost of investing in the Fund may be higher than the cost of investing directly in ETFs and may be higher than other mutual funds that invest directly in stocks and bonds. ETFs also involve the risk that an active trading market for an ETF’s shares may not develop or be maintained. Similarly, because the value of ETF shares depends on the demand in the market, the Fund may not be able to purchase or sell an ETF at the most optimal time, which could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. In addition, ETFs that track particular indices may be unable to match the performance of such underlying indices due to the temporary unavailability of certain index securities in the secondary market or other factors, such as discrepancies with respect to the weighting of securities.
 
The ETFs in which the Fund invests are subject to specific risks, depending on the investment strategy of the ETF. In turn, the Fund will be subject to substantially the same risks as those associated with direct exposure to the securities or commodities held by the ETF. Because the Fund may invest in a broad range of ETFs, such risks may include, but are not limited to, leverage risk, foreign exposure risk, emerging markets risk, fixed-income risk, and commodity-linked investments risk. To the extent the Fund invests in fixed-income ETFs, it will be indirectly exposed to the same risks described under “Fixed-Income Securities Risk.”
 
Exchange-Traded Notes Risk. The Fund may invest in exchange-traded notes (“ETNs”), which are debt securities whose returns are linked to a particular index. ETNs are typically linked to the performance of a commodities index that reflects the potential return on unleveraged investments in futures contracts of physical commodities, plus a specified rate of interest that could be earned on cash collateral. ETNs are subject to credit risk and counterparty risk. The value of an ETN may vary and may be influenced by time to maturity, level of supply and demand for the ETN, volatility and lack of liquidity in underlying commodities markets, changes in the applicable interest rates, changes in the issuer’s credit rating, and economic, legal, political, or geographic events that affect the referenced commodity. When the Fund invests in ETNs it will bear its proportionate share of any fees and expenses borne by the ETN. There may be restrictions on the Fund’s right to redeem its investment in an ETN, which is meant to be held until maturity. The Fund’s decision to sell its ETN holdings may be limited by the availability of a secondary market.
 
Fixed-Income Securities Risk. The Fund invests in a variety of fixed-income securities. Typically, the values of fixed-income securities change inversely with prevailing interest rates. Therefore, a fundamental risk of fixed-income securities is interest rate risk, which is the risk that the value of such securities will generally decline as prevailing interest rates rise, which may cause the Fund’s net asset value to likewise decrease. The Fund may be subject to heightened interest rate risk because the Federal Reserve has ended its monetary stimulus program known as quantitative easing. The conclusion of quantitative easing and/or rising interest rates may expose fixed-income markets to increased volatility and may reduce the liquidity of certain Fund investments. These developments could cause the Fund’s net asset value to fluctuate or make it more difficult for the Fund to accurately value its securities. If rising interest rates cause the Fund to lose enough value, the Fund could also face increased shareholder redemptions, which could force the Fund to liquidate investments at disadvantageous times or prices, therefore adversely affecting the Fund. How specific fixed-income securities may react to changes in interest rates will depend on the specific characteristics of each security. For example, while securities with longer maturities tend to produce higher yields, they also tend to be more sensitive to changes in prevailing interest rates and are therefore more volatile than shorter-term securities and are subject to greater market fluctuations as a result of changes in interest rates. Fixed-income securities are also subject to credit risk, which is the risk that the credit strength of an issuer of a fixed-income security will weaken

 
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and/or that the issuer will be unable to make timely principal and interest payments and that the security may go into default. In addition, there is prepayment risk, which is the risk that during periods of falling interest rates, certain fixed-income securities with higher interest rates, such as mortgage- and asset-backed securities, may be prepaid by their issuers thereby reducing the amount of interest payments. This may result in the Fund having to reinvest its proceeds in lower yielding securities. Fixed-income securities may also be subject to valuation risk and liquidity risk. Valuation risk is the risk that one or more of the fixed-income securities in which the Fund invests are priced differently than the value realized upon such security’s sale. In times of market instability, valuation may be more difficult. Liquidity risk is the risk that fixed-income securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time that a portfolio manager would like or at the price a portfolio manager believes the security is currently worth. To the extent the Fund invests in fixed-income securities in a particular industry or economic sector, its share values may fluctuate in response to events affecting that industry or sector. Securities underlying mortgage- and asset-backed securities, which may include subprime mortgages, also may be subject to a higher degree of credit risk, valuation risk, and liquidity risk.
 
Foreign Exposure Risks. The Fund invests in foreign equity and debt securities either indirectly (e.g., depositary receipts, depositary shares, and passive foreign investment companies) or directly in foreign markets, including emerging markets. With respect to investments in securities of issuers or companies that are economically tied to different countries throughout the world, securities may be deemed to be economically tied to a particular country based on such factors as the issuer’s country of incorporation, primary listing, and other factors including, but not limited to operations, revenues, headquarters, management, and shareholder base. Investments in foreign securities, including securities of foreign and emerging market governments, may involve greater risks than investing in domestic securities because the Fund’s performance may depend on factors other than the performance of a particular company. These factors include:
 
•  Currency Risk. As long as the Fund holds a foreign security, its value will be affected by the value of the local currency relative to the U.S. dollar. When the Fund sells a foreign currency denominated security, its value may be worth less in U.S. dollars even if the security increases in value in its home country. U.S. dollar-denominated securities of foreign issuers may also be affected by currency risk, as the value of these securities may also be affected by changes in the issuer’s local currency.
 
•  Political and Economic Risk. Foreign investments may be subject to heightened political and economic risks, particularly in emerging markets which may have relatively unstable governments, immature economic structures, national policies restricting investments by foreigners, social instability, and different and/or developing legal systems. In some countries, there is the risk that the government may take over the assets or operations of a company or that the government may impose withholding and other taxes or limits on the removal of the Fund’s assets from that country. In addition, the economies of emerging markets may be predominantly based on only a few industries, may be highly vulnerable to changes in local or global trade conditions, and may suffer from extreme and volatile debt burdens or inflation rates.
 
•  Regulatory Risk. There may be less government supervision of foreign markets. As a result, foreign issuers may not be subject to the uniform accounting, auditing, and financial reporting standards and practices applicable to domestic issuers, and there may be less publicly available information about foreign issuers.
 
•  Foreign Market Risk. Foreign securities markets, particularly those of emerging market countries, may be less liquid and more volatile than domestic markets. These securities markets may trade a small number of securities, may have a limited number of issuers and a high proportion of shares, or may be held by a relatively small number of persons or institutions. Local securities markets may be unable to respond effectively to increases in trading volume, potentially making prompt liquidation of substantial holdings difficult or impossible at times. It is also possible that certain markets may require payment for securities before delivery, and delays may be encountered in settling securities transactions. In some foreign markets, there may not be protection against failure by other parties to complete transactions. It may not be possible for the Fund to repatriate capital, dividends, interest, and other income from a particular country or governmental entity. In addition, securities of issuers located in or economically tied to countries with emerging markets may have limited marketability and may be subject to more abrupt or erratic price movements which could also have a negative effect on the Fund. Such factors may hinder the Fund’s ability to buy and sell emerging market securities in a timely manner, affecting the Fund’s investment strategies and potentially affecting the value of the Fund.
 
•  Geographic Investment Risk. To the extent that the Fund invests a significant portion of its assets in a particular country or geographic region, the Fund will generally have more exposure to certain risks due to possible political, economic, social,

 
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or regulatory events in that country or region. Adverse developments in certain regions could also adversely affect securities of other countries whose economies appear to be unrelated and could have a negative impact on the Fund’s performance.
 
•  Transaction Costs. Costs of buying, selling, and holding foreign securities, including brokerage, tax, and custody costs, may be higher than those involved in domestic transactions.
 
High-Yield/High-Risk Bond Risk. High-yield/high-risk bonds (or “junk” bonds) are bonds rated below investment grade by the primary rating agencies such as Standard & Poor’s, Fitch, and Moody’s or are unrated bonds of similar quality. The value of lower quality bonds generally is more dependent on credit risk than investment grade bonds. Issuers of high-yield/high-risk bonds may not be as strong financially as those issuing bonds with higher credit ratings and are more vulnerable to real or perceived economic changes, political changes, or adverse developments specific to the issuer. In addition, the junk bond market can experience sudden and sharp price swings.
 
The secondary market on which high-yield securities are traded is less liquid than the market for investment grade securities. The lack of a liquid secondary market may have an adverse impact on the market price of the security. Additionally, it may be more difficult to value the securities because valuation may require more research, and elements of judgment may play a larger role in the valuation because there is less reliable, objective data available.
 
Please refer to the “Explanation of Rating Categories” section of this Prospectus for a description of bond rating categories.
 
Industry Risk. Industry risk is the possibility that a group of related securities will decline in price due to industry-specific developments. Companies in the same or similar industries may share common characteristics and are more likely to react similarly to industry-specific market or economic developments. The Fund’s investments, if any, in multiple companies in a particular industry or economic sector may increase the Fund’s exposure to industry risk.
 
Interest Rate Risk. Generally, a fixed-income security will increase in value when prevailing interest rates fall and decrease in value when prevailing interest rates rise. Longer-term securities are generally more sensitive to interest rate changes than shorter-term securities, but they generally offer higher yields to compensate investors for the associated risks. High-yield bond prices and floating rate debt security prices are generally less directly responsive to interest rate changes than investment grade issues or comparable fixed rate securities, and may not always follow this pattern.
 
Leverage Risk. Engaging in transactions using leverage or those having a leveraging effect subjects the Fund to certain risks. These risks may be heightened if the Fund invests all, or a significant portion of its assets in futures, forwards, swaps, and other types of derivatives. Leverage can magnify the effect of any gains or losses, causing the Fund to be more volatile than if it had not been leveraged. Through the use of leverage, the Fund’s total investment exposure could far exceed the value of its portfolio securities and its investment performance could be dependent on securities not directly owned by the Fund. Certain commodity-linked derivatives may subject the Fund to leveraged market exposure to commodities. In addition, the Fund’s assets that are used as collateral to secure short sale transactions may decrease in value while the short positions are outstanding, which may force the Fund to use its other assets to increase collateral. There is no assurance that a leveraging strategy will be successful.
 
Loan Risks. The Fund may invest in various commercial loans. The risks of such investments vary, depending on the type of loans underlying the investments, as described below.
 
•  Bank Loan Risk. The bank loans in which the Fund invests may be denominated in U.S. or non-U.S. currencies, including the euro. Bank loans are obligations of companies or other entities entered into in connection with recapitalizations, acquisitions, and refinancings. The Fund’s investments in bank loans are generally acquired as a participation interest in, or assignment of, loans originated by a lender or other financial institution. These investments may include institutionally-traded floating and fixed-rate debt securities. The bank loans underlying these securities often involve borrowers with low credit ratings whose financial conditions are troubled or uncertain, including companies that are highly leveraged or in bankruptcy proceedings. Participation interests and assignments involve credit, interest rate, and liquidity risk. In addition, to the extent the Fund invests in non-U.S. bank loan investments, those investments also are subject to the risks of foreign investment, including Eurozone risk.
 
If the Fund purchases a participation interest, it may only be able to enforce its rights through the lender and may assume the credit risk of both the borrower and the lender. There are also risks involved in purchasing assignments. If a loan is foreclosed, the Fund may become part owner of any collateral securing the loan and may bear the costs and liabilities associated with owning and disposing of any collateral. The Fund could be held liable as a co-lender. In addition, there is

 
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no assurance that the liquidation of any collateral from a secured loan would satisfy a borrower’s obligations or that any collateral could be liquidated. There may be a number of intermediate participants in bank loan transactions and loan agreements that have specific rights, obligations, terms, and conditions. As such, any number of factors in an investment in bank loans could cause the Fund to lose income or principal on a particular investment, which in turn could affect the Fund’s returns, and you could lose money.
 
Interest rates on floating rate bank loans adjust with interest rate changes and/or issuer credit quality, and unexpected changes in such rates could result in losses to the Fund. Additionally, borrowers may pay back principal in whole or part, prior to scheduled due dates. Such prepayment may result in the Fund realizing less income on a particular investment and replacing the floating rate bank loan with a less attractive security, which may provide less return to the Fund.
 
Bank loans may be subject to restrictions on resale. Certain of the Fund’s investments in floating rate bank loans may be deemed illiquid and the Fund may have limited ability to trade in secondary trading markets. Such factors may have an adverse impact on the market price of such securities and may affect the Fund’s returns, resulting in a loss.
 
The Fund may not be able to identify and invest in attractive floating rate bank loans, such as senior loans, as the market for such investments may be limited in certain economic conditions or because of a high number of potential purchasers of assignments and participations. The Fund may also invest in other floating rate debt securities or other investments. For example, the Fund may invest in junior or subordinated loans or unsecured loans. Such loans may not provide desired returns or may increase the potential for loss of income or principal. Bank loan investments may be generally considered speculative and risks arising from the Fund’s investments in bank loans may be similar to those of investments in “junk” bonds or below investment grade investments. The Fund’s investments in bank loans may be more sensitive to economic changes, political changes, or adverse developments specific to the borrower than higher quality investments.
 
•  Bridge Loan Risk. Investments in bridge loans subject the Fund to certain risks in addition to those described above. In addition, any delay in obtaining permanent financing subjects the bridge loan investor to increased risk. A borrower’s use of bridge loans also involves the risk that the borrower may be unable to locate permanent financing to replace the bridge loan, which may impair the borrower’s perceived creditworthiness.
 
•  DIP Loan Risk. Investments in DIP loans are subject to the risk that the entity will not emerge from bankruptcy and will be forced to liquidate its assets. In the event of liquidation, the Fund’s only recourse will be against the property securing the DIP loan.
 
•  Mezzanine Loan Risk. Mezzanine loans generally are rated below investment grade, and frequently are unrated. Because mezzanine loans typically are the most subordinated debt obligation in an issuer’s capital structure, they are subject to the additional risk that the cash flow of the related borrower and any property securing the loan may be insufficient to repay the loan after the related borrower pays off any senior obligations. Mezzanine loans, which are usually issued in private placement transactions, may be considered illiquid. In addition, they are often used by smaller companies that may be highly leveraged, and in turn may be subject to a higher risk of default. Investment in mezzanine loans is a specialized practice that depends more heavily on independent credit analysis than investments in other fixed-income securities.
 
Management Risk. The Fund is an actively managed investment portfolio and is therefore subject to the risk that the investment strategies employed for the Fund may fail to produce the intended results. The Fund may underperform its benchmark index or other mutual funds with similar investment objectives.
 
Because the Fund may, from time to time, invest a significant amount of its assets in equity securities, the main risk is the risk that the value of the securities it holds might decrease in response to the activities of an individual company or in response to general market and/or economic conditions. If this occurs, the Fund’s share price may also decrease.
 
Because the Fund may, from time to time, also invest a significant amount of its assets in fixed-income securities or income-generating securities, it is subject to risks such as credit risk and interest rate fluctuations. The Fund’s performance may also be affected by risks of certain types of investments, such as foreign (non-U.S.) securities and derivative instruments.
 
The Fund may use short sales, futures, options, swap agreements (including, but not limited to, equity, interest rate, credit default, and total return), and other derivative instruments individually or in combination to “hedge” or protect its portfolio from adverse movements in securities prices and interest rates. The Fund may also use a variety of currency hedging techniques, including the use of forward currency contracts, to manage currency risk. There is no guarantee that a portfolio

 
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manager’s use of derivative investments will benefit the Fund. The Fund’s performance could be worse than if the Fund had not used such instruments. Use of such investments may instead increase risk to the Fund, rather than reduce risk.
 
The Fund’s performance may also be significantly affected, positively or negatively, by a portfolio manager’s use of certain types of investments, such as foreign (non-U.S.) securities, non-investment grade bonds (“junk” bonds), initial public offerings (“IPOs”), or securities of companies with relatively small market capitalizations. Note that a portfolio manager’s use of such investments may have a magnified performance impact on a fund with a small asset base and the fund may not experience similar performance as its assets grow.
 
Market Risk. The value of the Fund’s portfolio may decrease if the value of an individual company or security, or multiple companies or securities, in the portfolio decreases or if the portfolio managers’ belief about a company’s intrinsic worth is incorrect. Further, regardless of how well individual companies or securities perform, the value of the Fund’s portfolio could also decrease if there are deteriorating economic or market conditions, including, but not limited to, a general decline in prices on the stock markets, a general decline in real estate markets, a decline in commodities prices, or if the market favors different types of securities than the types of securities in which the Fund invests. As discussed in more detail under “Fixed-Income Securities Risk,” the conclusion of the Federal Reserve Board’s quantitative easing program could cause the value of the Fund to decrease and result in heightened levels of market volatility as well as interest rate risk and liquidity risk. If the value of the Fund’s portfolio decreases, the Fund’s net asset value will also decrease, which means if you sell your shares in the Fund you may lose money. Market risk may affect a single issuer, industry, economic sector, or the market as a whole.
 
Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk. Rising interest rates tend to extend the duration of, or reduce the rate of prepayments on, both commercial mortgage-backed securities (“CMBS”) and residential mortgage-backed securities (“RMBS”), making them more sensitive to changes in interest rates (“extension risk”). As a result, in a period of rising interest rates, the price of mortgage-backed securities may fall, causing the Fund to exhibit additional volatility. Mortgage-backed securities are also subject to prepayment risk. When interest rates decline, borrowers may pay off their mortgages sooner than expected. This can reduce the Fund’s returns because the Fund will have to reinvest that money at lower prevailing interest rates. Investments in mortgage-backed securities, including those comprised of subprime mortgages, may be subject to a higher degree of credit risk, valuation risk, and liquidity risk than various other types of fixed-income securities. Additionally, although mortgage-backed securities are generally supported by some form of government or private guarantee and/or insurance, there is no assurance that guarantors or insurers will meet their obligations.
 
CMBS are subject to certain other risks. The market for CMBS developed more recently than that for RMBS and is relatively small in terms of outstanding principal amount of issues compared to the RMBS market. CMBS are also subject to risks associated with a lack of standardized terms, shorter maturities than residential mortgage loans, and payment of all or substantially all of the principal at maturity, rather than regular amortization of principal. Moreover, the type and use of a particular commercial property may add to the risk of CMBS investments. Adverse changes in economic conditions and circumstances are more likely to have an adverse impact on mortgage-backed securities secured by loans on commercial properties than on those secured by residential properties.
 
Similarly, the value of the Fund’s investments in asset-backed securities may be adversely affected by changes in interest rates, factors concerning the interests in and structure of the issuer or originator of the receivables, the creditworthiness of the entities that provide any supporting letters of credit, surety bonds, or other credit or liquidity enhancements, and/or the market’s assessment of the quality of the underlying assets. Generally, the originating bank or credit provider is neither the obligor nor the guarantor of the security, and interest and principal payments ultimately depend upon payment of the underlying loans by individuals. The Fund could incur a loss if the underlying loans are not paid. In addition, most asset-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk in a declining interest rate environment. The impact of prepayments on the value of asset-backed securities may be difficult to predict and may result in greater volatility. Rising interest rates tend to extend the duration of asset-backed securities, making them more volatile and sensitive to changing interest rates.
 
Nondiversification Risk. The Fund is classified as nondiversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and may hold a greater percentage of its assets in a smaller number of issuers. As a result, an increase or decrease in the value of a single security held by the Fund may have a greater impact on the Fund’s net asset value and total return. Being nondiversified may also make the Fund more susceptible to financial, economic, political, or other developments that may impact a security. Although the Fund may satisfy the requirements for a diversified fund, the Fund’s nondiversified classification gives the Fund’s portfolio managers more flexibility to hold larger positions in a smaller number of securities

 
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than a fund that is classified as diversified. The Fund’s policy of concentrating its portfolio in a smaller number of holdings could result in more volatility in the Fund’s performance and share price.
 
Real Estate Securities Risk. To the extent it holds equity and/or debt securities of real estate-related companies, the Fund may be affected by the risks associated with real estate investments. The value of securities of companies in real estate and real estate-related industries, including securities of REITs, is sensitive to decreases in real estate values and rental income, property taxes, interest rates, tax and regulatory requirements, overbuilding/supply and demand, increased competition, local and general economic conditions, increases in operating costs, environmental liabilities, management skill in running a REIT, and the creditworthiness of the REIT. In addition, mortgage REITs and mortgage-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk. Mortgage-backed securities comprised of subprime mortgages and investments in other real estate-backed securities comprised of under-performing real estate assets also may be subject to a higher degree of credit risk, valuation risk, and liquidity risk. If the Fund has REIT investments, the Fund’s shareholders will indirectly bear their proportionate share of the REIT’s expenses, in addition to their proportionate share of the Fund’s expenses.
 
REIT Risk. To the extent that the Fund holds REITs, it may be subject to the additional risks associated with REIT investments. The ability to trade REITs in the secondary market can be more limited compared to other equity investments, and certain REITs have relatively small market capitalizations, which can increase the volatility of the market price for their securities. REITs are also subject to heavy cash flow dependency to allow them to make distributions to their shareholders. The prices of equity REITs are affected by changes in the value of the underlying property owned by the REITs and changes in capital markets and interest rates. The prices of mortgage REITs are affected by the quality of any credit they extend, the creditworthiness of the mortgages they hold, as well as by the value of the property that secures the mortgages. Equity REITs and mortgage REITs generally are not diversified and are subject to heavy cash flow dependency, defaults by borrowers, and self-liquidation. There is also the risk that borrowers under mortgages held by a REIT or lessees of a property that a REIT owns may be unable to meet their obligations to the REIT. In the event of a default by a borrower or lessee, the REIT may incur substantial costs associated with protecting its investments. Certain “special purpose” REITs in which the Fund may invest focus their assets in specific real property sectors, such as hotels, shopping malls, nursing homes, or warehouses, and are therefore subject to the specific risks associated with adverse developments in these sectors.
 
Reverse Repurchase Agreement Risk. Reverse repurchase agreements are transactions in which the Fund sells a security and simultaneously commits to repurchase that security from the buyer, such as a bank or broker-dealer, at an agreed upon price on an agreed upon future date. The repurchase price consists of the sale price plus an incremental amount reflecting the interest cost to the Fund on the proceeds it has received from the initial sale. Reverse repurchase agreements involve the risk that the value of securities that the Fund is obligated to repurchase under the agreement may decline below the repurchase price. Additionally, such transactions are only advantageous if the interest cost to the Fund of the reverse repurchase transaction is less than the cost of obtaining the cash otherwise. Interest costs on the proceeds received in a reverse repurchase agreement may exceed the return received on the investments made by the Fund with those proceeds, resulting in reduced returns to shareholders. When the Fund enters into a reverse repurchase agreement, it is subject to the risk that the buyer (counterparty) may default on its obligations to the Fund. In the event of such a default, the Fund may experience delays, costs, and losses, all of which may reduce returns to shareholders. Investing reverse repurchase proceeds may also have a leveraging effect on the Fund’s portfolio. The Fund’s use of leverage can magnify the effect of any gains or losses, causing the Fund to be more volatile than if it had not been leveraged. There is no assurance that any leveraging strategy used by the Fund will be successful.
 
Rule 144A Securities Risk. The Fund may invest in Rule 144A securities that are not registered for sale to the general public under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, but which may be resold to certain institutional investors. Such securities may be determined to be liquid in accordance with guidelines established by the Fund’s Trustees. However, an insufficient number of qualified institutional buyers interested in purchasing Rule 144A securities at a particular time could affect negatively the Fund’s ability to dispose of such securities promptly or at expected prices. As such, even if determined to be liquid, the Fund’s investment in Rule 144A securities may subject the Fund to enhanced liquidity risk and potentially increase the Fund’s exposure to illiquid investments if eligible buyers become uninterested in buying Rule 144A securities at a particular time.
 
Sovereign Debt Risk. The Fund may invest in U.S. and non-U.S. government debt securities (“sovereign debt”). Investments in U.S. sovereign debt are considered low risk. However, investments in non-U.S. sovereign debt can involve a high degree of risk, including the risk that the governmental entity that controls the repayment of sovereign debt may not be willing or able

 
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to repay the principal and/or to pay the interest on its sovereign debt in a timely manner. A sovereign debtor’s willingness or ability to satisfy its debt obligation may be affected by various factors, including its cash flow situation, the extent of its foreign currency reserves, the availability of foreign exchange when a payment is due, the relative size of its debt position in relation to its economy as a whole, the sovereign debtor’s policy toward international lenders, and local political constraints to which the governmental entity may be subject. Sovereign debtors may also be dependent on expected disbursements from foreign governments, multilateral agencies, and other entities. The failure of a sovereign debtor to implement economic reforms, achieve specified levels of economic performance, or repay principal or interest when due may result in the cancellation of third party commitments to lend funds to the sovereign debtor, which may further impair such debtor’s ability or willingness to timely service its debts. The Fund may be requested to participate in the rescheduling of such sovereign debt and to extend further loans to governmental entities, which may adversely affect the Fund’s holdings. In the event of default, there may be limited or no legal remedies for collecting sovereign debt and there may be no bankruptcy proceedings through which the Fund may collect all or part of the sovereign debt that a governmental entity has not repaid. In addition, to the extent the Fund invests in non-U.S. sovereign debt it may be subject to currency risk.

 
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Management of the Fund

 
INVESTMENT ADVISER
 
Janus Capital Management LLC, 151 Detroit Street, Denver, Colorado 80206-4805, is the investment adviser to the Fund. Janus Capital is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund’s investment portfolio and furnishes continuous advice and recommendations concerning the Fund’s investments. Janus Capital also provides certain administration and other services and is responsible for other business affairs of the Fund.
 
Janus Capital (together with its predecessors) has served as investment adviser to Janus mutual funds since 1970 and currently serves as investment adviser to all of the Janus funds, acts as subadviser for a number of private-label mutual funds, and provides separate account advisory services for institutional accounts and other unregistered products.
 
The Trust and Janus Capital have received an exemptive order from the Securities and Exchange Commission that permits Janus Capital, subject to the approval of the Trustees, to appoint or replace certain subadvisers to manage all or a portion of the Fund’s assets and enter into, amend, or terminate a subadvisory agreement with certain subadvisers without obtaining shareholder approval (a “manager-of-managers structure”). The manager-of-managers structure applies to subadvisers that are not affiliated with the Trust or Janus Capital (“non-affiliated subadvisers”), as well as any subadviser that is an indirect or direct “wholly-owned subsidiary” (as such term is defined by the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended) of Janus Capital or of another company that, indirectly or directly, wholly owns Janus Capital (collectively, “wholly-owned subadvisers”).
 
Pursuant to the order, Janus Capital, with the approval of the Trustees, has the discretion to terminate any subadviser and allocate and reallocate the Fund’s assets among Janus Capital and any other non-affiliated subadvisers or wholly-owned subadvisers (including terminating a non-affiliated subadviser and replacing it with a wholly-owned subadviser). Janus Capital, subject to oversight and supervision by the Trustees, has responsibility to oversee any subadviser to the Fund and to recommend for approval by the Trustees, the hiring, termination, and replacement of subadvisers for the Fund. The order also permits the Fund to disclose subadvisers’ fees only in the aggregate in the SAI. In the event that Janus Capital hires a new subadviser pursuant to the manager-of-managers structure, the Fund would provide shareholders with information about the new subadviser and subadvisory agreement within 90 days.
 
The Trustees and the initial shareholder of the Fund have approved the use of a manager-of-managers structure for the Fund.
 
Janus Capital furnishes certain administration, compliance, and accounting services for the Fund and is reimbursed by the Fund for certain of its costs in providing those services (to the extent Janus Capital seeks reimbursement and such costs are not otherwise waived). In addition, employees of Janus Capital and/or its affiliates may serve as officers of the Trust. Janus Capital provides office space for the Fund. Some expenses related to compensation payable to the Janus funds’ Chief Compliance Officer and compliance staff are shared with the Janus funds. The Fund also pays for salaries, fees, and expenses of certain Janus Capital employees and Fund officers, with respect to certain specified administration functions they perform on behalf of the Janus funds. The Janus funds pay these costs based on out-of-pocket expenses incurred by Janus Capital, and these costs are separate and apart from advisory fees and other expenses paid in connection with the investment advisory services Janus Capital provides to the Fund.
 
MANAGEMENT EXPENSES
 
The Fund pays Janus Capital an investment advisory fee and incurs expenses, including the distribution and shareholder servicing fees (12b-1 fee), administrative services fees payable pursuant to the Transfer Agency Agreement, any other transfer agent and custodian fees and expenses, legal and auditing fees, printing and mailing costs of sending reports and other information to existing shareholders, and Independent Trustees’ fees and expenses. The Fund’s investment advisory fee is calculated daily and paid monthly. The Fund’s advisory agreement details the investment advisory fee and other expenses that the Fund must pay.
 
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The following table reflects the Fund’s contractual investment advisory fee rate (expressed as an annual rate).The rate shown is a fixed rate based on the Fund’s average daily net assets. [To be updated by Amendment]
 
             
        Contractual
    Average Daily
  Investment
    Net Assets
  Advisory Fee (%)
Fund Name   of the Fund   (annual rate)
Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund(1)
  [First $     ]     [     ]  
    [Next $     ]     [     ]  
    [Over $     ]     [     ]  
             
(1)  Janus Capital has agreed to waive its investment advisory fee and/or reimburse Fund expenses to the extent that the Fund’s total annual fund operating expenses (excluding the distribution and shareholder servicing fees, administrative services fees payable pursuant to the Transfer Agency Agreement, brokerage commissions, interest, dividends, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses, and extraordinary expenses) exceed a certain level until at least [     ]. Application of an expense waiver and its effect on annual fund operating expenses is reflected, when applicable, in the “Fees and Expenses of the Fund” table in the Fund Summary of the Prospectus, and additional information is included under “Expense Limitation” below. The waiver is not reflected in the contractual fee rate shown.
 
A discussion regarding the basis for the Trustees’ approval of the Fund’s investment advisory agreement will be included in the Fund’s next annual or semiannual report to shareholders, following such approval. You can request the Fund’s annual or semiannual reports (as they become available), free of charge, by contacting your plan sponsor, broker-dealer, or financial intermediary, or by contacting a Janus representative at 1-877-335-2687. The reports are also available, free of charge, at janus.com/info.
 
Expense Limitation
Janus Capital has contractually agreed to waive the advisory fee payable by the Fund or reimburse expenses in an amount equal to the amount, if any, that the Fund’s normal operating expenses in any fiscal year, including the investment advisory fee, but excluding the distribution and shareholder servicing fees (applicable to Class A Shares, Class C Shares, and Class S Shares), administrative services fees payable pursuant to the Transfer Agency Agreement, brokerage commissions, interest, dividends, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses, and extraordinary expenses, exceed the annual rate shown below. For information about how the expense limit affects the total expenses of the Fund, see the “Fees and Expenses of the Fund” table in the Fund Summary of the Prospectus. Janus Capital has agreed to continue the waiver until at least [     ].
 
     
Fund Name   Expense Limit Percentage (%)
Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund(1)
  [     ]
     
(1)  For a period beginning with the Fund’s commencement of operations ([     ]) and expiring on the third anniversary of the commencement of operations, or until the Fund’s assets meet the first breakpoint in the investment advisory fee schedule, whichever occurs first, Janus Capital may recover from the Fund fees and expenses previously waived or reimbursed, which could then be considered a deferral, if the Fund’s expense ratio, including recovered expenses, falls below the expense limit.
 
INVESTMENT PERSONNEL
 
Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund
Co-Portfolio Managers Ashwin Alankar and Enrique Chang jointly share responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Fund, with no limitation on the authority of one co-portfolio manager in relation to the other.
 
Ashwin Alankar, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President and Head of Asset Allocation and Risk Management of Janus Capital. He is [Executive Vice President and] Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund, which he has co-managed since inception. Mr. Alankar is also Portfolio Manager of other Janus accounts. He joined Janus Capital in August 2014. Prior to joining Janus Capital, Mr. Alankar was Co-Chief Investment Officer of AllianceBernstein’s Tail Risk Parity products and a senior portfolio manager of the firm’s systematic multi-asset class alternative investment efforts from 2010 to 2014, and was a partner and portfolio manager for Platinum Grove Asset Management from 2003 to 2010. Mr. Alankar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

 
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Enrique Chang is Chief Investment Officer Equities and Asset Allocation of Janus Capital. He is [Executive Vice President and] Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund, which he has co-managed since inception. Mr. Chang is also Portfolio Manager of other Janus accounts. He joined Janus Capital in September 2013. During the previous five years, Mr. Chang was Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President for American Century Investments. Mr. Chang holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Master’s degree in Finance/Quantitative Analysis, and a Master’s degree in Statistics and Operations Research from New York University.
 
Information about the portfolio managers’ compensation structure and other accounts managed is included in the SAI.
 
Additionally, the portfolio managers consult with Myron Scholes, who assisted in the development of certain proprietary models used for the Fund, including the options implied information model. Mr. Scholes is the Frank E. Buck Professor of Finance, Emeritus, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences in 1997 for a method for determining the value of derivatives, and is the co-originator of the Black-Scholes options pricing model. The portfolio managers and Mr. Scholes periodically review the broad market, macroeconomic conditions, and other global financial factors that may impact the Fund’s allocation of assets among the underlying funds and asset classes.
 
Conflicts of Interest
Janus Capital manages many funds and numerous other accounts, which may include separate accounts and other pooled investment vehicles, such as hedge funds. Side-by-side management of multiple accounts, including the management of a cash collateral pool for securities lending and investing the Janus funds’ cash, may give rise to conflicts of interest among those accounts, and may create potential risks, such as the risk that investment activity in one account may adversely affect another account. For example, short sale activity in an account could adversely affect the market value of long positions in one or more other accounts (and vice versa). Side-by-side management may raise additional potential conflicts of interest relating to the allocation of investment opportunities and the aggregation and allocation of trades. Additionally, Janus Capital is the adviser to the Janus “funds of funds,” which are funds that invest primarily in other mutual funds managed by Janus Capital. To the extent that the Fund is an underlying fund in a Janus “fund of funds,” a potential conflict of interest arises when allocating the assets of the Janus “fund of funds” to the Fund. This conflict may be heightened since the portfolio managers of the Janus “funds of funds” also manage the Fund. Purchases and redemptions of fund shares by a Janus “fund of funds” due to reallocations or rebalancings may result in a fund having to sell securities or invest cash when it otherwise would not do so. Such transactions could accelerate the realization of taxable income if sales of securities resulted in gains and could also increase a fund’s transaction costs. Large redemptions by a Janus “fund of funds” may cause a fund’s expense ratio to increase due to a resulting smaller asset base. A further discussion of potential conflicts of interest and a discussion of certain procedures intended to mitigate such potential conflicts are contained in the Fund’s SAI.

 
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Other information

 
DISTRIBUTION OF THE FUND
 
The Fund is distributed by Janus Distributors LLC (“Janus Distributors”), which is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”). To obtain information about FINRA member firms and their associated persons, you may contact FINRA at www.finra.org, or 1-800-289-9999.
 
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Distributions and taxes

 
DISTRIBUTIONS
 
To avoid taxation of the Fund, the Internal Revenue Code requires the Fund to distribute all or substantially all of its net investment income and any net capital gains realized on its investments at least annually. Distributions are made at the class level, so they may vary from class to class within the Fund.
 
Distribution Schedule
Dividends from net investment income and distributions of net capital gains are normally declared and distributed in December but, if necessary, may be distributed at other times as well. The date you receive your distribution may vary depending on how your intermediary processes trades. Please consult your intermediary for details.
 
How Distributions Affect the Fund’s NAV
Distributions are paid to shareholders as of the record date of a distribution of the Fund, regardless of how long the shares have been held. Undistributed dividends and net capital gains are included in the Fund’s daily net asset value (“NAV”). The share price of the Fund drops by the amount of the distribution, net of any subsequent market fluctuations. For example, assume that on December 31, the Fund declared a dividend in the amount of $0.25 per share. If the Fund’s share price was $10.00 on December 30, the Fund’s share price on December 31 would be $9.75, barring market fluctuations. You should be aware that distributions from a taxable mutual fund do not increase the value of your investment and may create income tax obligations.
 
“Buying a Dividend”
If you purchase shares of the Fund just before a distribution, you will pay the full price for the shares and receive a portion of the purchase price back as a taxable distribution. This is referred to as “buying a dividend.” In the above example, if you bought shares on December 30, you would have paid $10.00 per share. On December 31, the Fund would pay you $0.25 per share as a dividend and your shares would now be worth $9.75 per share. Unless your account is set up as a tax-deferred account, dividends paid to you would be included in your gross income for federal income tax purposes, even though you may not have participated in the increase in NAV of the Fund, whether or not you reinvested the dividends. You should consult with your financial intermediary or tax adviser as to potential tax consequences of any distributions that may be paid shortly after purchase.
 
For your convenience, distributions of net investment income and net capital gains are automatically reinvested in additional Shares of the Fund without any sales charge. To receive distributions in cash, contact your financial intermediary, or a Janus representative (1-800-333-1181) if you hold Class I Shares directly with Janus. Whether reinvested or paid in cash, the distributions may be subject to taxes, unless your shares are held in a qualified tax-deferred plan or account.
 
TAXES
 
As with any investment, you should consider the tax consequences of investing in the Fund. The following is a general discussion of certain federal income tax consequences of investing in the Fund. The discussion does not apply to qualified tax-deferred accounts or other non-taxable entities, nor is it a complete analysis of the federal income tax implications of investing in the Fund. You should consult your tax adviser regarding the effect that an investment in the Fund may have on your particular tax situation, including the federal, state, local, and foreign tax consequences of your investment.
 
Taxes on Distributions
Distributions by the Fund are subject to federal income tax, regardless of whether the distribution is made in cash or reinvested in additional shares of the Fund. Distributions from net investment income (which includes dividends, interest, and realized net short-term capital gains), other than qualified dividend income, are taxable to shareholders as ordinary income. Distributions of qualified dividend income are taxed to individuals and other noncorporate shareholders at long-term capital gain rates, provided certain holding period and other requirements are satisfied.
 
Distributions of net capital gain (i.e., the excess of net long-term capital gain over net short-term capital loss) are taxable as long-term capital gain, regardless of how long a shareholder has held Fund shares. In certain states, a portion of the distributions (depending on the sources of the Fund’s income) may be exempt from state and local taxes. Individuals, trusts, and estates whose income exceeds certain threshold amounts are subject to an additional 3.8% Medicare contribution tax on net investment income. Net investment income includes dividends paid by the Fund and capital gains from any sale or exchange of Fund shares. The Fund’s net investment income and capital gains are distributed to (and may be taxable to) those persons who are shareholders of the Fund at the record date of such payments. Although the Fund’s total net income
 
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and net realized gain are the results of its operations, the per share amount distributed or taxable to shareholders is affected by the number of Fund shares outstanding at the record date. Distributions declared to shareholders of record in October, November, or December and paid on or before January 31 of the succeeding year will be treated for federal income tax purposes as if received by shareholders on December 31 of the year in which the distribution was declared. Generally, account tax information will be made available to shareholders on or before February 15 of each year. Information regarding distributions may also be reported to the Internal Revenue Service.
 
Distributions made by the Fund with respect to Shares purchased through a qualified retirement plan will generally be exempt from current taxation if left to accumulate within the qualified plan. Generally, withdrawals from qualified plans may be subject to federal income tax at ordinary income rates and, if made before age 591/2, a 10% penalty tax may be imposed. The federal income tax status of your investment depends on the features of your qualified plan. For further information, please contact your plan sponsor or tax adviser.
 
Taxes on Sales or Exchanges
Any time you sell or exchange shares of the Fund in a taxable account, it is considered a taxable event. For federal income tax purposes, an exchange is treated the same as a sale. Depending on the purchase price and the sale price, you may have a gain or loss on the transaction. The gain or loss will generally be treated as a long-term capital gain or loss if you held your shares for more than one year and if not held for such period, as a short-term capital gain or loss. Any tax liabilities generated by your transactions are your responsibility.
 
The Fund may be required to withhold U.S. federal income tax on all distributions and redemptions payable to shareholders who fail to provide their correct taxpayer identification number, fail to make certain required certifications, or who have been notified by the Internal Revenue Service that they are subject to backup withholding. The current backup withholding rate is applied.
 
If a shareholder does not meet the requirements of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”), the Fund may be required to impose a 30% U.S. withholding tax on distributions and proceeds from the sale or other disposition of shares in the Fund. FATCA withholding will generally apply to payments of dividends from net investment income made after June 30, 2014, and payments of gross proceeds from sales of Fund shares and distributions of net capital gains made after December 31, 2016. Shareholders should consult their individual tax advisers regarding the possible implications of this legislation.
 
When shareholders sell Fund shares from a taxable account, they typically receive information on their tax forms that calculates their gain or loss using the average cost method. Prior to January 1, 2012, this information was not reported to the IRS, and shareholders had the option of calculating gains or losses using an alternative IRS permitted method. In accordance with legislation passed by Congress in 2008, however, your intermediary (or the Fund, if you hold Class I Shares directly with Janus) began reporting cost basis information to the IRS for shares purchased on or after January 1, 2012 and sold thereafter. Your intermediary (or the Fund) will permit shareholders to elect their preferred cost basis method. In the absence of an election, your cost basis method will be your intermediary’s default method, unless you hold Class I Shares directly with Janus in which case the Fund will use an average cost basis method. Please consult your tax adviser to determine the appropriate cost basis method for your particular tax situation and to learn more about how the cost basis reporting laws apply to you and your investments.
 
Taxation of the Fund
Dividends, interest, and some capital gains received by the Fund on foreign securities may be subject to foreign tax withholding or other foreign taxes. If the Fund is eligible, it may from year to year make the election permitted under Section 853 of the Internal Revenue Code to pass through such taxes to shareholders as a foreign tax credit. If the Fund makes such election, foreign taxes paid by the Fund will be reported to shareholders as income and shareholders may claim a tax credit or deduction for such taxes, subject to certain limitations. If such an election is not made, any foreign taxes paid or accrued will represent an expense to the Fund.
 
Certain fund transactions may involve short sales, futures, options, swap agreements, hedged investments, and other similar transactions, and may be subject to special provisions of the Internal Revenue Code that, among other things, can potentially affect the character, amount, and timing of distributions to shareholders, and utilization of capital loss carryforwards. The Fund will monitor its transactions and may make certain tax elections and use certain investment strategies where applicable in order to mitigate the effect of these tax provisions, if possible.

 
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The Fund does not expect to pay any federal income or excise taxes because it intends to meet certain requirements of the Internal Revenue Code, including the distribution each year of substantially all its net investment income and net capital gains. It is important that the Fund meets these requirements so that any earnings on your investment will not be subject to federal income taxes twice. Funds that invest in partnerships may be subject to state tax liabilities.

 
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Shareholder’s guide

 
With certain limited exceptions, the Fund is generally available only to shareholders residing in the United States and employees of Janus or its affiliates. For purposes of this policy, the Fund requires that a shareholder and/or entity be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States or a U.S. Territory (including overseas U.S. military or diplomatic addresses) or a resident alien residing in the United States or a U.S. Territory with a valid U.S. Taxpayer Identification Number to open an account with the Fund.
 
The Fund offers multiple classes of shares in order to meet the needs of various types of investors.
 
Class A Shares and Class C Shares are offered through financial intermediary platforms including, but not limited to, traditional brokerage platforms, mutual fund wrap fee programs, bank trust platforms, and retirement platforms. Class A Shares may be offered without an initial sales charge through certain retirement platforms and through certain financial intermediary platforms, including but not limited to, fee-based broker-dealers or financial advisors, primarily on their wrap account platform(s) where such broker-dealer or financial advisor imposes additional fees for services connected to the wrap account. Class A Shares pay up to 0.25% of net assets to financial intermediaries for the provision of distribution services and/or shareholder services on behalf of their clients. Class C Shares pay up to 0.75% of net assets for payment to financial intermediaries for the provision of distribution services and up to 0.25% of net assets for the provision of shareholder services on behalf of their clients. In addition, Class A Shares and Class C Shares pay financial intermediaries for the provision of administrative services, including recordkeeping, subaccounting, order processing for omnibus or networked accounts, or other shareholder services provided to shareholders.
 
Class S Shares are offered through financial intermediary platforms including, but not limited to, retirement platforms and asset allocation, mutual fund wrap, or other discretionary or nondiscretionary fee-based investment advisory programs. In addition, Class S Shares may be available through certain financial intermediaries who have an agreement with Janus Capital or its affiliates to offer the Shares on their supermarket platforms. Class S Shares pay up to 0.25% of net assets to financial intermediaries for the provision of distribution services and/or shareholder services and up to 0.25% of net assets for the provision of administrative services, including recordkeeping, subaccounting, order processing for omnibus or networked accounts, or other shareholder services provided to or on behalf of their clients.
 
Class I Shares are available through certain financial intermediary platforms including, but not limited to, mutual fund wrap fee programs, managed account programs, asset allocation programs, bank trust platforms, as well as certain retirement platforms. Class I Shares pay financial intermediaries for the provision of administrative services, including recordkeeping, subaccounting, order processing for omnibus or networked accounts, or other shareholder services provided to shareholders. Class I Shares are also available to certain direct institutional investors including, but not limited to, corporations, certain retirement plans, public plans and foundations/endowments.
 
Class N Shares are generally available only to financial intermediaries purchasing on behalf of 401(k) plans, 457 plans, 403(b) plans, Taft-Hartley multi-employer plans, profit-sharing and money purchase pension plans, defined benefit plans and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. Class N Shares also are available to Janus proprietary products. Class N Shares are not available to retail non-retirement accounts, traditional or Roth individual retirement accounts (“IRAs”), Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, SEPs, SARSEPs, SIMPLE IRAs, or 529 college savings plans.
 
Class T Shares are available through certain financial intermediary platforms including, but not limited to, mutual fund wrap fee programs, managed account programs, asset allocation programs, bank trust platforms, as well as certain retirement platforms. In addition, Class T Shares may be available through certain financial intermediaries who have an agreement with Janus Capital or its affiliates to offer the Shares on their supermarket platforms. Class T Shares pay up to 0.25% of net assets to financial intermediaries for the provision of administrative services, including recordkeeping, subaccounting, order processing for omnibus or networked accounts, or other shareholder services provided to shareholders.
 
The Shares are not offered directly to individual investors. Consult with your financial intermediary representative for additional information on whether the Shares are an appropriate investment choice. Certain funds may not be available through certain of these intermediaries and not all financial intermediaries offer all classes of shares. If your financial intermediary offers more than one class of shares, you should carefully consider which class of shares to purchase. Certain classes have higher expenses than other classes, which may lower the return on your investment. For instructions on how to purchase, exchange, or redeem Shares, contact your financial intermediary or refer to your plan documents. For Class I Shares held directly with Janus, please contact a Janus representative at 1-800-333-1181.
 
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PRICING OF FUND SHARES
 
The per share NAV for each class is computed by dividing the total value of assets allocated to the class, less liabilities allocated to that class, by the total number of outstanding shares of the class. The Fund’s NAV is calculated as of the close of the regular trading session of the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) (normally 4:00 p.m. New York time) each day that the NYSE is open (“business day”). However, the NAV may be calculated earlier if trading on the NYSE is restricted, or as permitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Foreign securities held by the Fund may be traded on days and at times when the NYSE is closed and the NAV is therefore not calculated. Accordingly, the value of the Fund’s holdings may change on days that are not business days in the United States and on which you will not be able to purchase or redeem the Fund’s Shares.
 
The price you pay for purchases of Shares is the public offering price, which is the NAV next calculated after your request is received in good order by the Fund or its agents, plus, for Class A Shares, any applicable initial sales charge. The price you pay to sell Shares is also the NAV, although for Class A Shares and Class C Shares, a contingent deferred sales charge may be taken out of the proceeds. Your financial intermediary may charge you a separate or additional fee for processing purchases and redemptions of Shares. In order to receive a day’s price, your order must be received in good order by the Fund or its agents by the close of the regular trading session of the NYSE.
 
Securities held by the Fund are valued in accordance with policies and procedures established by and under the supervision of the Trustees. To the extent available, equity securities are generally valued on the basis of market quotations. Most fixed-income securities are typically valued using an evaluated bid price supplied by an approved pricing service that is intended to reflect market value. The evaluated bid price is an evaluation that may consider factors such as security prices, yields, maturities, and ratings. Certain short-term instruments maturing within 60 days or less may be valued at amortized cost, which approximates market value. If a market quotation or evaluated price for a security is not readily available or is deemed unreliable, or if an event that is expected to affect the value of the security occurs after the close of the principal exchange or market on which the security is traded, and before the close of the NYSE, a fair value of the security will be determined in good faith under the policies and procedures. Such events include, but are not limited to: (i) a significant event that may affect the securities of a single issuer, such as a merger, bankruptcy, or significant issuer-specific development; (ii) an event that may affect an entire market, such as a natural disaster or significant governmental action; (iii) a non-significant event such as a market closing early or not opening, or a security trading halt; and (iv) pricing of a non-valued security and a restricted or non-public security. This type of fair value pricing may be more commonly used with foreign equity securities, but it may also be used with, among other things, thinly-traded domestic securities or fixed-income securities. Special valuation considerations may apply with respect to “odd-lot” fixed-income transactions which, due to their small size, may receive evaluated prices by pricing services which reflect a large block trade and not what actually could be obtained for the odd-lot position. For valuation purposes, quotations of foreign portfolio securities, other assets and liabilities, and forward contracts stated in foreign currency are generally translated into U.S. dollar equivalents at the prevailing market rates. The Fund uses systematic fair valuation models provided by independent pricing services to value foreign equity securities in order to adjust for stale pricing, which may occur between the close of certain foreign exchanges and the close of the NYSE.
 
Due to the subjective nature of systematic fair value pricing, the Fund’s value for a particular security may be different from the last quoted market price. Systematic fair value pricing may reduce arbitrage activity involving the frequent buying and selling of mutual fund shares by investors seeking to take advantage of a perceived lag between a change in the value of the Fund’s portfolio securities and the reflection of such change in the Fund’s NAV, as further described in the “Excessive Trading” section of this Prospectus. While funds that invest in foreign securities may be at a greater risk for arbitrage activity, such activity may also arise in funds which do not invest in foreign securities, for example, when trading in a security held by a fund is halted and does not resume prior to the time the fund calculates its NAV (referred to as “stale pricing”). Funds that hold thinly-traded securities, such as certain small-capitalization securities or high-yield fixed-income securities, may be subject to attempted use of arbitrage techniques. To the extent that the Fund’s valuation of a security is different from the security’s market value, short-term arbitrage traders buying and/or selling shares of the Fund may dilute the NAV of the Fund, which negatively impacts long-term shareholders. The Fund’s fair value pricing and excessive trading policies and procedures may not completely eliminate short-term trading in certain omnibus accounts and other accounts traded through intermediaries.

 
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The value of the securities of other open-end funds held by the Fund, if any, will be calculated using the NAV of such open-end funds, and the prospectuses for such open-end funds explain the circumstances under which they use fair value pricing and the effects of using fair value pricing.
 
All purchases, exchanges, redemptions, or other account activity must be processed through your financial intermediary or plan sponsor. Your financial intermediary or plan sponsor is responsible for promptly transmitting purchase, redemption, and other requests to the Fund under the arrangements made between your financial intermediary or plan sponsor and its customers. The Fund is not responsible for the failure of any financial intermediary or plan sponsor to carry out its obligations to its customers.
 
CHOOSING A SHARE CLASS
 
Class A Shares, Class C Shares, Class S Shares, Class I Shares, Class N Shares, and Class T Shares are offered by this Prospectus. The Fund offers multiple classes of shares in order to meet the needs of various types of investors. For more information about these classes of Shares and whether or not you are eligible to purchase these Shares, please call 1-877-335-2687.
 
Each class represents an interest in the same portfolio of investments, but has different charges and expenses, allowing you to choose the class that best meets your needs. For an analysis of fees associated with an investment in each share class or other similar funds, please visit www.finra.org/fundanalyzer. When choosing a share class, you should consider:
 
•  how much you plan to invest;
•  how long you expect to own the shares;
•  the expenses paid by each class; and
•  for Class A Shares and Class C Shares, whether you qualify for any reduction or waiver of any sales charges.
 
You should also consult your financial intermediary about which class is most suitable for you. In addition, you should consider the factors below with respect to each class of Shares: [To be updated by Amendment]
 
     
Class A Shares
Initial sales charge on purchases
  Up to [5.75]%(1)
•   reduction of initial sales charge for purchases of $50,000 or more
   
•   initial sales charge waived for purchases of $1 million or more
   
     
Deferred sales charge (CDSC)
  None except on certain redemptions of Shares purchased without an initial sales charge(1)
     
Administrative fees
  Pays administrative, networking or omnibus fees to certain intermediaries, and out-of-pocket costs to Janus Services
     
Minimum initial investment
  $2,500
     
Maximum purchase
  None
     
Minimum aggregate account balance
  None
     
12b-1 fee
  0.25% annual distribution/service fee
     
Class C Shares
Initial sales charge on purchases
  None
     
Deferred sales charge (CDSC)
  1.00% on Shares redeemed within 12 months of purchase(1)
     
Administrative fees
  Pays administrative, networking or omnibus fees to certain intermediaries, and out-of-pocket costs to Janus Services
     
Minimum initial investment
  $2,500
     
Maximum purchase
  $500,000
     
Minimum aggregate account balance
  None
     
12b-1 fee
  1.00% annual fee (up to 0.75% distribution fee and up to 0.25% shareholder servicing fee)
     

 
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Class S Shares
Initial sales charge on purchases
  None
     
Deferred sales charge (CDSC)
  None
     
Administrative services fees
  0.25%
     
Minimum initial investment
  $2,500
     
Maximum purchase
  None
     
Minimum aggregate account balance
  None
     
12b-1 fee
  0.25% annual distribution/service fee
     
Class I Shares
Initial sales charge on purchases
  None
     
Deferred sales charge (CDSC)
  None
     
Administrative fees
  Pays administrative, networking or omnibus fees to certain intermediaries, and out-of-pocket costs to Janus Services
     
Minimum initial investment
   
•   institutional investors (investing directly with Janus)
  $1,000,000
•   through an intermediary institution
  $2,500
     
Maximum purchase
  None
     
Minimum aggregate account balance
  None
     
12b-1 fee
  None
     
Class N Shares
Initial sales charge on purchases
  None
     
Deferred sales charge (CDSC)
  None
     
Administrative fees
  Pays administrative fees to Janus Capital or Janus Services
     
Minimum initial investment
  None
     
Maximum purchase
  None
     
Minimum aggregate account balance
  None
     
12b-1 fee
  None
     
Class T Shares
Initial sales charge on purchases
  None
     
Deferred sales charge (CDSC)
  None
     
Administrative services fees
  0.25%
     
Minimum initial investment
  $2,500
     
Maximum purchase
  None
     
Minimum aggregate account balance
  None
     
12b-1 fee
  None
     
(1)  May be waived under certain circumstances.
 
DISTRIBUTION, SERVICING, AND ADMINISTRATIVE FEES
 
Distribution and Shareholder Servicing Plans
Under separate distribution and shareholder servicing plans adopted in accordance with Rule 12b-1 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, for Class A Shares and Class S Shares (each a “Plan”) and Class C Shares (the “Class C

 
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Plan”), the Fund pays Janus Distributors, the Trust’s distributor, a fee for the sale and distribution and/or shareholder servicing of the Shares based on the average daily net assets of each, at the following annual rates:
 
         
Class   12b-1 Fee for the Fund
Class A Shares
    0.25%  
         
Class C Shares
    1.00% (1)
         
Class S Shares
    0.25%  
         
(1)  Up to 0.75% of this fee is for distribution services and up to 0.25% of this fee is for shareholder services.
 
Under the terms of each Plan, the Trust is authorized to make payments to Janus Distributors for remittance to retirement plan service providers, broker-dealers, bank trust departments, financial advisors, and other financial intermediaries, as compensation for distribution and/or shareholder services performed by such entities for their customers who are investors in the Fund.
 
Janus Distributors is entitled to retain all fees paid under the Class C Plan for the first 12 months on any investment in Class C Shares to recoup its expenses with respect to the payment of commissions on sales of Class C Shares. Financial intermediaries will become eligible for compensation under the Class C Plan beginning in the 13th month following the purchase of Class C Shares, although Janus Distributors may, pursuant to a written agreement between Janus Distributors and a particular financial intermediary, pay such financial intermediary 12b-1 fees prior to the 13th month following the purchase of Class C Shares.
 
Financial intermediaries may from time to time be required to meet certain criteria in order to receive 12b-1 fees. Janus Distributors is entitled to retain some or all fees payable under each Plan in certain circumstances, including when there is no broker of record or when certain qualification standards have not been met by the broker of record.
 
Because 12b-1 fees are paid out of the Fund’s assets on an ongoing basis, over time they will increase the cost of your investment and may cost you more than paying other types of sales charges.
 
Administrative Fees
 
Class A Shares, Class C Shares, and Class I Shares
Certain, but not all, intermediaries may charge fees for administrative services, including recordkeeping, subaccounting, order processing for omnibus or networked accounts, or other shareholder services provided by intermediaries on behalf of shareholders of the Fund. Order processing includes the submission of transactions through the National Securities Clearing Corporation (“NSCC”) or similar systems, or those processed on a manual basis with Janus. Other shareholder services may include the provision of order confirmations, periodic account statements, forwarding prospectuses, shareholder reports, and other materials to existing customers, and answering inquiries regarding accounts. Janus Services pays these administrative fees to intermediaries on behalf of the Fund. Janus Services is then reimbursed by the Fund for such payments. Because the form and amount charged varies by intermediary, the amount of the administrative fee borne by the class is an average of all fees charged by intermediaries. In the event an intermediary receiving payments from Janus Services on behalf of the Fund converts from a networking structure to an omnibus account structure, or otherwise experiences increased costs, fees borne by the Shares may increase. The Fund’s Trustees have set limits on fees that the Fund may incur with respect to administrative fees paid for omnibus or networked accounts. Such limits are subject to change by the Trustees in the future. Janus Services also seeks reimbursement for costs it incurs as transfer agent and for providing servicing.
 
Class S Shares and Class T Shares
Janus Services receives an administrative services fee at an annual rate of 0.25% of the average daily net assets of Class S Shares and Class T Shares of the Fund for providing, or arranging for the provision by intermediaries of, administrative services, including recordkeeping, subaccounting, order processing for omnibus or networked accounts, or other shareholder services provided on behalf of shareholders of the Fund. Order processing includes the submission of transactions through the NSCC or similar systems, or those processed on a manual basis with Janus. Other shareholder services may include the provision of order confirmations, periodic account statements, forwarding prospectuses, shareholder reports, and other materials to existing customers, and answering inquiries regarding accounts. Janus Services expects to use all or a significant portion of this fee to compensate intermediaries and retirement plan service providers for providing these services to their customers who invest in the Fund. Janus Services or its affiliates may also pay fees for services provided by intermediaries to the extent the fees charged by intermediaries exceed the 0.25% of net assets charged to the Fund.

 
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PAYMENTS TO FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES BY JANUS CAPITAL OR ITS AFFILIATES
 
From their own assets, Janus Capital or its affiliates may pay selected brokerage firms or other financial intermediaries that sell certain classes of Shares of the Janus funds for distribution, marketing, promotional, or related services. Such payments may be based on gross sales, assets under management, or transactional charges, or on a combination of these factors. The amount of these payments is determined from time to time by Janus Capital, may be substantial, and may differ for different financial intermediaries. Payments based primarily on sales create an incentive to make new sales of shares, while payments based on assets create an incentive to retain previously sold shares. Sales- and asset-based payments currently range up to 25 basis points on sales and up to 20 basis points on average annual net assets of shares held through the intermediary and are subject to change. Payments based on transactional charges may include the payment or reimbursement of all or a portion of “ticket charges.” Ticket charges are fees charged to salespersons purchasing through a financial intermediary firm in connection with mutual fund purchases, redemptions, or exchanges. The payment or reimbursement of ticket charges creates an incentive for salespersons of an intermediary to sell shares of Janus funds over shares of funds for which there is lesser or no payment or reimbursement of any applicable ticket charge. Payments made with respect to certain classes of Shares may create an incentive for an intermediary to promote or favor other share classes of the Janus funds. Janus Capital and its affiliates consider a number of factors in making payments to financial intermediaries, including the distribution capabilities of the intermediary, the overall quality of the relationship, expected gross and/or net sales generated by the relationship, redemption and retention rates of assets held through the intermediary, the willingness of the intermediary to cooperate with Janus Capital’s marketing efforts, access to sales personnel, and the anticipated profitability of sales through the institutional relationship. These factors may change from time to time. Currently, the payments mentioned above are limited to Class A Shares, Class C Shares, and for certain financial intermediaries with advisory platforms, Class I Shares, and only for the top 100 distributors (measured by sales or expected sales of shares of the Janus funds). Broker-dealer firms currently receiving or expected to receive these fees are listed in the SAI.
 
In addition, for all share classes (except Class N Shares, if applicable), Janus Capital, Janus Distributors, or their affiliates may pay fees, from their own assets, to brokerage firms, banks, financial advisors, retirement plan service providers, and other financial intermediaries for providing other marketing or distribution-related services, as well as recordkeeping, subaccounting, transaction processing, and other shareholder or administrative services (including payments for processing transactions via NSCC or other means) in connection with investments in the Janus funds. These fees are in addition to any fees that may be paid by the Janus funds for these types of services or other services.
 
Janus Capital or its affiliates may also share certain marketing expenses with intermediaries, or pay for or sponsor informational meetings, seminars, client awareness events, support for marketing materials, sales reporting, or business building programs for such financial intermediaries to raise awareness of the Fund. Janus Capital or its affiliates may make payments to participate in intermediary marketing support programs which may provide Janus Capital or its affiliates with one or more of the following benefits: attendance at sales conferences, participation in meetings or training sessions, access to or information about intermediary personnel, use of an intermediary’s marketing and communication infrastructure, fund analysis tools, business planning and strategy sessions with intermediary personnel, information on industry- or platform-specific developments, trends and service providers, and other marketing-related services. Such payments may be in addition to, or in lieu of, the payments described above. These payments are intended to promote the sales of Janus funds and to reimburse financial intermediaries, directly or indirectly, for the costs that they or their salespersons incur in connection with educational seminars, meetings, and training efforts about the Janus funds to enable the intermediaries and their salespersons to make suitable recommendations, provide useful services, and maintain the necessary infrastructure to make the Janus funds available to their customers.
 
The receipt of (or prospect of receiving) payments, reimbursements, and other forms of compensation described above may provide a financial intermediary and its salespersons with an incentive to favor sales of Janus funds’ shares over sales of other mutual funds (or non-mutual fund investments) or to favor sales of one class of Janus funds’ shares over sales of another Janus funds’ share class, with respect to which the financial intermediary does not receive such payments or receives them in a lower amount. The receipt of these payments may cause certain financial intermediaries to elevate the prominence of the Janus funds within such financial intermediary’s organization by, for example, placement on a list of preferred or recommended funds and/or the provision of preferential or enhanced opportunities to promote the Janus funds in various ways within such financial intermediary’s organization.

 
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From time to time, certain financial intermediaries approach Janus Capital to request that Janus Capital make contributions to certain charitable organizations. In these cases, Janus Capital’s contribution may result in the financial intermediary, or its salespersons, recommending Janus funds over other mutual funds (or non-mutual fund investments).
 
The payment arrangements described above will not change the price an investor pays for Shares nor the amount that a Janus fund receives to invest on behalf of the investor. However, as described elsewhere in this Prospectus, your financial adviser and/or his or her firm may also receive 12b-1 fees and/or administrative services fees in connection with your purchase and retention of Janus funds. When such fees are combined with the payments described above, the aggregate payments being made to a financial intermediary may be substantial. You should consider whether such arrangements exist when evaluating any recommendations from an intermediary to purchase or sell Shares of the Fund and, if applicable, when considering which share class of the Fund is most appropriate for you. Please contact your financial intermediary or plan sponsor for details on such arrangements.
 
PURCHASES
 
With certain limited exceptions, the Fund is generally available only to shareholders residing in the United States. Unless you meet certain residency eligibility requirements, you may not be able to open an account or buy additional shares.
 
With the exception of Class I Shares, purchases of Shares may generally be made only through institutional channels such as financial intermediaries and retirement platforms. Class I Shares may be purchased directly with the Fund in certain circumstances as described in the “Minimum Investment Requirements” section. Contact your financial intermediary, a Janus representative (1-800-333-1181) if you hold Class I Shares directly with Janus, or refer to your plan documents for information on how to invest in the Fund, including additional information on minimum initial or subsequent investment requirements. Under certain circumstances, the Fund may permit an in-kind purchase of Shares. Your financial intermediary may charge you a separate or additional fee for processing purchases of Shares. Only certain financial intermediaries are authorized to receive purchase orders on the Fund’s behalf. As discussed under “Payments to financial intermediaries by Janus Capital or its affiliates,” Janus Capital and its affiliates may make payments to brokerage firms or other financial intermediaries that were instrumental in the acquisition or retention of shareholders for the Fund or that provide services in connection with investments in the Fund. You should consider such arrangements when evaluating any recommendation of the Fund.
 
The Fund reserves the right to reject any purchase order, including exchange purchases, for any reason. The Fund is not intended for excessive trading. For more information about the Fund’s policy on excessive trading, refer to “Excessive Trading.”
 
In compliance with the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (“USA PATRIOT Act”), your financial intermediary (or a Janus representative, if you hold Class I Shares directly with the Fund) is required to verify certain information on your account application as part of its Anti-Money Laundering Program. You will be required to provide your full name, date of birth, social security number, and permanent street address to assist in verifying your identity. You may also be asked to provide documents that may help to establish your identity. Until verification of your identity is made, your financial intermediary may temporarily limit additional share purchases. In addition, your financial intermediary may close an account if it is unable to verify a shareholder’s identity. Please contact your financial intermediary if you need additional assistance when completing your application or additional information about the intermediary’s Anti-Money Laundering Program.
 
In an effort to ensure compliance with this law, Janus’ Anti-Money Laundering Program (the “Program”) provides for the development of internal practices, procedures and controls, designation of anti-money laundering compliance officers, an ongoing training program, and an independent audit function to determine the effectiveness of the Program.
 
Minimum Investment Requirements
 
Class A Shares, Class C Shares, Class S Shares, and Class T Shares
The minimum investment is $2,500 per Fund account for non-retirement accounts and $500 per Fund account for certain tax-deferred accounts or UGMA/UTMA accounts. Investors in a defined contribution plan through a third party administrator should refer to their plan document or contact their plan administrator for additional information. In addition, accounts held through certain wrap programs may not be subject to these minimums. Investors should refer to their intermediary for additional information.

 
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The maximum purchase in Class C Shares is $500,000 for any single purchase. The sales charge and expense structure of Class A Shares may be more advantageous for investors purchasing more than $500,000 of Fund shares.
 
Class I Shares
The minimum investment is $1 million for institutional investors investing directly with Janus. Institutional investors generally may meet the minimum investment amount by aggregating multiple accounts within the Fund. Accounts offered through an intermediary institution must meet the minimum investment requirements of $2,500 per Fund account for non-retirement accounts and $500 per Fund account for certain tax-deferred accounts or UGMA/UTMA accounts. Directors, officers, and employees of Janus Capital Group Inc. (“JCGI”) and its affiliates, as well as Trustees and officers of the Fund, may purchase Class I Shares through certain financial intermediaries’ institutional platforms. For more information about this program and eligibility requirements, please contact a Janus representative at 1-800-333-1181. Exceptions to these minimums may apply for certain tax-deferred, tax-qualified and retirement plans, and accounts held through certain wrap programs. For additional information, contact your intermediary, plan sponsor, administrator, or a Janus representative, as applicable.
 
Class N Shares
Investors in a retirement plan through a third party administrator should refer to their plan documents or contact their plan administrator for information regarding account minimums.
 
Class A Shares, Class C Shares, Class S Shares, Class I Shares, and Class T Shares
The Fund reserves the right to annually request that intermediaries close Fund accounts that are valued at less than $100, other than as a result solely of depreciation in share value. Certain accounts held through intermediaries may not be subject to closure due to the policies of the intermediaries. You may receive written notice from your intermediary to increase your account balance to the required minimum to avoid having your account closed provided you meet certain residency eligibility requirements. If you hold Class I Shares directly with the Fund, you may receive written notice prior to the closure of your Fund account so that you may increase your account balance to the required minimum provided you meet certain residency eligibility requirements. Please note that you may incur a tax liability as a result of a redemption.
 
The Fund reserves the right to change the amount of these minimums or maximums from time to time or to waive them in whole or in part.
 
Systematic Purchase Plan
You may arrange for periodic purchases by authorizing your financial intermediary (or a Janus representative, if you hold Class I Shares directly with the Fund) to withdraw the amount of your investment from your bank account on a day or days you specify. Not all financial intermediaries offer this plan. Contact your financial intermediary or a Janus representative for details.
 
Initial Sales Charge
 
Class A Shares
An initial sales charge may apply to your purchase of Class A Shares of the Fund based on the amount invested, as set forth in the table below. The sales charge is allocated between Janus Distributors and your financial intermediary. Sales charges, as expressed as a percentage of offering price and as a percentage of your net investment, are shown in the table. The dollar amount of your initial sales charge is calculated as the difference between the public offering price and the net asset value of those shares. Since the offering price is calculated to two decimal places using standard rounding criteria, the number of shares purchased and the dollar amount of your sales charge as a percentage of the offering price and of your net investment may be higher or lower than the amounts set forth in the table depending on whether there was a downward or upward rounding.
 

 
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    Class A Shares
  Class A Shares
    Sales Charge as a
  Sales Charge as a
    Percentage of
  Percentage of
Amount of Purchase at Offering Price   Offering Price(1)   Net Amount Invested
Under $50,000
    [5.75] %     6.10 %
                 
$50,000 but under $100,000
    4.50 %     4.71 %
                 
$100,000 but under $250,000
    3.50 %     3.63 %
                 
$250,000 but under $500,000
    2.50 %     2.56 %
                 
$500,000 but under $1,000,000
    2.00 %     2.04 %
                 
$1,000,000 and above
    None (2)     None  
                 
(1)  Offering Price includes the initial sales charge.
(2)  A contingent deferred sales charge of 1.00% may apply to Class A Shares purchased without an initial sales charge if redeemed within 12 months of purchase.
 
For purchases of Class A Shares of $1,000,000 or greater, from its own assets, Janus Distributors may pay financial intermediaries commissions as follows:
 
•  1.00% on amounts from $1,000,000 to $4,000,000;
•  plus 0.50% on amounts greater than $4,000,000 to $10,000,000;
•  plus 0.25% on amounts over $10,000,000.
 
The purchase totals eligible for these commissions are aggregated on a rolling one year basis so that the rate payable resets to the highest rate annually.
 
Qualifying for a Reduction or Waiver of Class A Shares Sales Charge
You may be able to lower your Class A Shares sales charge under certain circumstances. For example, you can combine Class A Shares and Class C Shares you already own (either in this Fund or certain other Janus funds) with your current purchase of Class A Shares of the Fund and certain other Janus funds (including Class C Shares of those funds) to take advantage of the breakpoints in the sales charge schedule as set forth above. Certain circumstances under which you may combine such ownership of Shares and purchases are described below. Contact your financial intermediary for more information.
 
Class A Shares of the Fund may be purchased without an initial sales charge by the following persons (and their spouses and children under 21 years of age): (i) registered representatives and other employees of intermediaries that have selling agreements with Janus Distributors to sell Class A Shares; (ii) directors, officers, and employees of JCGI and its affiliates; and (iii) Trustees and officers of the Trust. In addition, the initial sales charge may be waived on purchases of Class A Shares through financial intermediaries that have entered into an agreement with Janus Distributors that allows the waiver of the sales charge.
 
In order to obtain a sales charge discount, you should inform your financial intermediary of other accounts in which there are Fund holdings eligible to be aggregated to meet a sales charge breakpoint. These other accounts may include the accounts described under “Aggregating Accounts.” You may need to provide documents such as account statements or confirmation statements to prove that the accounts are eligible for aggregation. The Letter of Intent described below requires historical cost information in certain circumstances. You should retain records necessary to show the price you paid to purchase Fund shares, as the Fund, its agents, or your financial intermediary may not retain this information.
 
Right of Accumulation. You may purchase Class A Shares of the Fund at a reduced sales charge determined by aggregating the dollar amount of the new purchase (measured by the offering price) and the total prior day’s net asset value (net amount invested) of all Class A Shares of the Fund and of certain other classes (Class A Shares and Class C Shares of the Trust) of Janus funds then held by you, or held in accounts identified under “Aggregating Accounts,” and applying the sales charge applicable to such aggregate amount. In order for your purchases and holdings to be aggregated for purposes of qualifying for such discount, they must have been made through one financial intermediary and you must provide sufficient information to your financial intermediary at the time of purchase to permit verification that the purchase qualifies for the reduced sales charge. The right of accumulation is subject to modification or discontinuance at any time with respect to all shares purchased thereafter.

 
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Letter of Intent. You may obtain a reduced sales charge on Class A Shares by signing a Letter of Intent indicating your intention to purchase $50,000 or more of Class A Shares (including Class A Shares in other series of the Trust) over a 13-month period. The term of the Letter of Intent will commence upon the date you sign the Letter of Intent. You must refer to such Letter when placing orders. With regard to a Letter of Intent, the amount of investment for purposes of applying the sales load schedule includes (i) the historical cost (what you actually paid for the shares at the time of purchase, including any sales charges) of all Class A Shares acquired during the term of the Letter of Intent, minus (ii) the value of any redemptions of Class A Shares made during the term of the Letter of Intent. Each investment made during the period receives the reduced sales charge applicable to the total amount of the investment goal. A portion of shares purchased may be held in escrow to pay for any sales charge that may be applicable. If the goal is not achieved within the period, you must pay the difference between the sales charges applicable to the purchases made and the charges previously paid, or an appropriate number of escrowed shares will be redeemed. Please contact your financial intermediary to obtain a Letter of Intent application.
 
Aggregating Accounts. To take advantage of lower Class A Shares sales charges on large purchases or through the exercise of a Letter of Intent or right of accumulation, investments made by you, your spouse, and your children under age 21 may be aggregated if made for your own account(s) and/or certain other accounts such as:
 
•  trust accounts established by the above individuals (or the accounts of the primary beneficiary of the trust if the person who established the trust is deceased);
 
•  solely controlled business accounts; and
 
•  single participant retirement plans.
 
To receive a reduced sales charge under rights of accumulation or a Letter of Intent, you must notify your financial intermediary of any eligible accounts that you, your spouse, and your children under age 21 have at the time of your purchase.
 
You may access information regarding sales loads, breakpoint discounts, and purchases of the Fund’s shares, free of charge, and in a clear and prominent format, on our website at janus.com/breakpoints, and by following the appropriate hyperlinks to the specific information.
 
Commission on Class C Shares
Janus Distributors may compensate your financial intermediary at the time of sale at a commission rate of 1.00% of the net asset value of the Class C Shares purchased. Service providers to qualified plans or other financial intermediaries will not receive this amount if they receive 12b-1 fees from the time of initial investment of assets in Class C Shares.
 
EXCHANGES
 
With certain limited exceptions, the Fund is generally available only to shareholders residing in the United States. Unless you meet certain residency eligibility requirements, the exchange privilege may not be available.
 
Contact your financial intermediary, a Janus representative (1-800-333-1181) if you hold Class I Shares directly with the Fund, or consult your plan documents to exchange into other funds in the Trust. Be sure to read the prospectus of the fund into which you are exchanging. An exchange from one fund to another is generally a taxable transaction (except for certain tax-deferred accounts).
 
•  You may generally exchange Shares of the Fund for Shares of the same class of any other fund in the Trust offered through your financial intermediary or qualified plan.
 
•  You may also exchange shares of one class for another class of shares within the same fund, provided the eligibility requirements of the class of shares to be received are met. Same-fund exchanges will only be processed in instances where there is no contingent deferred sales charge (“CDSC”) on the shares to be exchanged and no initial sales charge on the shares to be received. The Fund’s fees and expenses differ between share classes. Please read the Prospectus for the share class you are interested in prior to investing in that share class. Contact your financial intermediary or consult your plan documents for additional information.
 
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•  The exchange privilege is not intended as a vehicle for short-term or excessive trading. The Fund may suspend or terminate your exchange privilege if you make more than one round trip in the Fund in a 90-day period and may bar future purchases in the Fund or any of the other Janus funds. The Fund will work with intermediaries to apply the Fund’s exchange limit. However, the Fund may not always have the ability to monitor or enforce the trading activity in such accounts. For more information about the Fund’s policy on excessive trading, refer to “Excessive Trading.”
 
•  The Fund reserves the right to reject any exchange request and to modify or terminate the exchange privilege at any time.
 
Waiver of Sales Charges
Class A Shares received through an exchange of Class A Shares of another fund of the Trust will not be subject to any initial sales charge of the Fund’s Class A Shares. Class A Shares or Class C Shares received through an exchange of Class A Shares or Class C Shares, respectively, of another fund of the Trust will not be subject to any applicable CDSC at the time of the exchange. Any CDSC applicable to redemptions of Class A Shares or Class C Shares will continue to be measured on the Shares received by exchange from the date of your original purchase. For more information about the CDSC, please refer to “Redemptions.” While Class C Shares do not have any front-end sales charges, their higher annual fund operating expenses mean that over time, you could end up paying more than the equivalent of the maximum allowable front-end sales charge.
 
REDEMPTIONS
 
With certain limited exceptions, the Fund is generally available only to shareholders residing in the United States. Unless you meet certain residency eligibility requirements, once you close your account, you may not make additional investments in the Fund.
 
Redemptions, like purchases, may generally be effected only through financial intermediaries, retirement platforms, and by certain direct institutional investors holding Class I Shares. Please contact your financial intermediary, a Janus representative (1-800-333-1181) if you hold Class I Shares directly with the Fund, or refer to the appropriate plan documents for details. Your financial intermediary may charge a processing or service fee in connection with the redemption of Shares.
 
Shares of the Fund may be redeemed on any business day on which the Fund’s NAV is calculated. Redemptions are duly processed at the NAV next calculated after your redemption order is received in good order by the Fund or its agents. Redemption proceeds, less any applicable CDSC for Class A Shares or Class C Shares, will normally be sent the business day following receipt of the redemption order.
 
The Fund reserves the right to postpone payment of redemption proceeds for up to seven calendar days. Additionally, the right to require the Fund to redeem its Shares may be suspended, or the date of payment may be postponed beyond seven calendar days, whenever: (i) trading on the NYSE is restricted, as determined by the SEC, or the NYSE is closed (except for holidays and weekends); (ii) the SEC permits such suspension and so orders; or (iii) an emergency exists as determined by the SEC so that disposal of securities or determination of NAV is not reasonably practicable.
 
The Fund reserves the right to annually request that intermediaries close Fund accounts that are valued at less than $100, other than as a result solely of depreciation in share value. Certain accounts held through intermediaries may not be subject to closure due to the policies of the intermediaries. You may receive written notice from your intermediary to increase your account balance to the required minimum to avoid having your account closed provided you meet certain residency eligibility requirements. If you hold Class I Shares directly with the Fund, you may receive written notice prior to the closure of your Fund account so that you may increase your account balance to the required minimum provided you meet certain residency eligibility requirements. Please note that you may incur a tax liability as a result of a redemption.
 
Large Shareholder Redemptions
Certain large shareholders, such as other funds, institutional investors, financial intermediaries, individuals, accounts, and Janus affiliates, may from time to time own (beneficially or of record) or control a significant percentage of the Fund’s Shares. Redemptions by these large shareholders of their holdings in the Fund may cause the Fund to sell portfolio securities at times when it would not otherwise do so, which may negatively impact the Fund’s NAV and liquidity. Similarly, large Fund share purchases may adversely affect the Fund’s performance to the extent that the Fund is delayed in investing new cash and is required to maintain a larger cash position than it ordinarily would. These transactions may also accelerate the realization of taxable income to shareholders if such sales of investments result in gains, and may also increase transaction costs. In addition, a large redemption could result in the Fund’s current expenses being allocated over a smaller asset base, which could lead to an increase in the Fund’s expense ratio.

 
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Redemptions In-Kind
Shares normally will be redeemed for cash, although the Fund retains the right to redeem some or all of its shares in-kind under unusual circumstances, in order to protect the interests of remaining shareholders, to accommodate a request by a particular shareholder that does not adversely affect the interests of the remaining shareholders, or in connection with the liquidation of a fund, by delivery of securities selected from its assets at its discretion. However, the Fund is required to redeem shares solely for cash up to the lesser of $250,000 or 1% of the NAV of the Fund during any 90-day period for any one shareholder. Should redemptions by any shareholder exceed such limitation, the Fund will have the option of redeeming the excess in cash or in-kind. In-kind payment means payment will be made in portfolio securities rather than cash, and may potentially include illiquid securities. Illiquid securities may not be able to be sold quickly or at a price that reflects full value, or there may not be a market for such securities, which could cause the redeeming shareholder to realize losses on the security if the security is sold at a price lower than that at which it had been valued. If the Fund makes an in-kind payment, the redeeming shareholder might incur brokerage or other transaction costs to convert the securities to cash, whereas such costs are borne by the Fund for cash redemptions.
 
While the Fund may pay redemptions in-kind, the Fund may instead choose to raise cash to meet redemption requests through the sale of fund securities or permissible borrowings. If the Fund is forced to sell securities at an unfavorable time and/or under unfavorable conditions, such sales may adversely affect the Fund’s NAV and may increase brokerage costs.
 
Systematic Withdrawal Plan
 
Class A Shares and Class C Shares
You may arrange for periodic redemptions of Class A Shares or Class C Shares by authorizing your financial intermediary to redeem a specified amount from your account on a day or days you specify. Any resulting CDSC may be waived through financial intermediaries that have entered into an agreement with Janus Distributors. The maximum annual rate at which shares subject to a CDSC may be redeemed, pursuant to a systematic withdrawal plan, without paying a CDSC, is 12% of the net asset value of the account. Certain other terms and minimums may apply. Not all financial intermediaries offer this plan. Contact your financial intermediary for details.
 
Class S Shares, Class I Shares, Class N Shares, and Class T Shares
You may arrange for periodic redemptions by authorizing your financial intermediary (or a Janus representative, if you hold Class I Shares directly with the Fund) to redeem a specified amount from your account on a day or days you specify. Not all financial intermediaries offer this plan. Contact your financial intermediary or a Janus representative for details.
 
Contingent Deferred Sales Charge
 
Class A Shares and Class C Shares
A 1.00% CDSC may be deducted with respect to Class A Shares purchased without an initial sales charge if redeemed within 12 months of purchase, unless any of the CDSC waivers listed apply. A 1.00% CDSC will be deducted with respect to Class C Shares redeemed within 12 months of purchase, unless a CDSC waiver applies. The CDSC will be based on the lower of the original purchase price or the value of the redemption of the Class A Shares or Class C Shares redeemed, as applicable.
 
CDSC Waivers
There are certain cases in which you may be exempt from a CDSC charged to Class A Shares and Class C Shares. Among others, these include:
 
•  Upon the death or disability of an account owner;
 
•  Retirement plans and certain other accounts held through a financial intermediary that has entered into an agreement with Janus Distributors to waive CDSCs for such accounts;
 
•  Retirement plan shareholders taking required minimum distributions;
 
•  The redemption of Class A Shares or Class C Shares acquired through reinvestment of Fund dividends or distributions;
 
•  The portion of the redemption representing appreciation as a result of an increase in NAV above the total amount of payments for Class A Shares or Class C Shares during the period during which the CDSC applied; or
 
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To keep the CDSC as low as possible, Class A Shares or Class C Shares not subject to any CDSC will be redeemed first, followed by shares held longest.
 
Reinstatement Privilege
After you have redeemed Class A Shares, you have a one-time right to reinvest the proceeds into Class A Shares of the same or another fund within 90 days of the redemption date at the current NAV (without an initial sales charge). You will not be reimbursed for any CDSC paid on your redemption of Class A Shares.
 
EXCESSIVE TRADING
 
Excessive Trading Policies and Procedures
The Trustees have adopted policies and procedures with respect to short-term and excessive trading of Fund shares (“excessive trading”). The Fund is intended for long-term investment purposes only, and the Fund will take reasonable steps to attempt to detect and deter short-term and excessive trading. Transactions placed in violation of the Fund’s exchange limits or excessive trading policies may be cancelled or revoked by the Fund by the next business day following receipt by the Fund. The trading history of accounts determined to be under common ownership or control within any of the Janus funds may be considered in enforcing these policies and procedures. As described below, however, the Fund may not be able to identify all instances of excessive trading or completely eliminate the possibility of excessive trading. In particular, it may be difficult to identify excessive trading in certain omnibus accounts and other accounts traded through intermediaries. By their nature, omnibus accounts, in which purchases and redemptions of the Fund’s shares by multiple investors are aggregated by the intermediary and presented to the Fund on a net basis, may effectively conceal the identity of individual investors and their transactions from the Fund and its agents. This makes the elimination of excessive trading in the accounts impractical without the assistance of the intermediary.
 
The Fund attempts to deter excessive trading through at least the following methods:
 
•  exchange limitations as described under “Exchanges;”
•  trade monitoring; and
•  fair valuation of securities as described under “Pricing of Fund Shares.”
 
Generally, a purchase and redemption of Shares from the Fund (i.e., “round trip”) within 90 calendar days may result in enforcement of the Fund’s excessive trading policies and procedures with respect to future purchase orders, provided that the Fund reserves the right to reject any purchase request as explained above.
 
The Fund monitors for patterns of shareholder frequent trading and may suspend or permanently terminate the exchange privilege of any investor who makes more than one round trip in the Fund over a 90-day period, and may bar future purchases into the Fund and any of the other Janus funds by such investor. The Fund’s excessive trading policies generally do not apply to (i) a money market fund, although money market funds at all times reserve the right to reject any purchase request (including exchange purchases) for any reason without prior notice; (ii) transactions in the Janus funds by a Janus “fund of funds,” which is a fund that primarily invests in other Janus mutual funds; and (iii) identifiable transactions by certain funds of funds and asset allocation programs to realign portfolio investments with existing target allocations.
 
The Fund’s Trustees may approve from time to time a redemption fee to be imposed by any Janus fund, subject to 60 days’ notice to shareholders of that fund.
 
Investors who place transactions through the same financial intermediary on an omnibus basis may be deemed part of a group for the purpose of the Fund’s excessive trading policies and procedures and may be rejected in whole or in part by the Fund. The Fund, however, cannot always identify or reasonably detect excessive trading that may be facilitated by financial intermediaries or made difficult to identify through the use of omnibus accounts by those intermediaries that transmit purchase, exchange, and redemption orders to the Fund, and thus the Fund may have difficulty curtailing such activity. Transactions accepted by a financial intermediary in violation of the Fund’s excessive trading policies may be cancelled or revoked by the Fund by the next business day following receipt by the Fund.
 
In an attempt to detect and deter excessive trading in omnibus accounts, the Fund or its agents may require intermediaries to impose restrictions on the trading activity of accounts traded through those intermediaries. Such restrictions may include, but are not limited to, requiring that trades be placed by U.S. mail, prohibiting future purchases by investors who have recently redeemed Fund shares, requiring intermediaries to report information about customers who purchase and redeem large

 
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amounts, and similar restrictions. The Fund’s ability to impose such restrictions with respect to accounts traded through particular intermediaries may vary depending on the systems’ capabilities, applicable contractual and legal restrictions, and cooperation of those intermediaries.
 
Certain transactions in Fund shares, such as periodic rebalancing through intermediaries (no more frequently than every 60 days) or those which are made pursuant to systematic purchase, exchange, or redemption programs generally do not raise excessive trading concerns and normally do not require application of the Fund’s methods to detect and deter excessive trading.
 
The Fund also reserves the right to reject any purchase request (including exchange purchases) by any investor or group of investors for any reason without prior notice, including, in particular, if the trading activity in the account(s) is deemed to be disruptive to the Fund. For example, the Fund may refuse a purchase order if the Fund’s portfolio managers believe they would be unable to invest the money effectively in accordance with the Fund’s investment policies or the Fund would otherwise be adversely affected due to the size of the transaction, frequency of trading, or other factors.
 
The Fund’s policies and procedures regarding excessive trading may be modified at any time by the Fund’s Trustees.
 
Excessive Trading Risks
Excessive trading may present risks to the Fund’s long-term shareholders. Excessive trading into and out of the Fund may disrupt portfolio investment strategies, may create taxable gains to remaining Fund shareholders, and may increase Fund expenses, all of which may negatively impact investment returns for all remaining shareholders, including long-term shareholders.
 
Funds that invest in foreign securities may be at a greater risk for excessive trading. Investors may attempt to take advantage of anticipated price movements in securities held by a fund based on events occurring after the close of a foreign market that may not be reflected in the fund’s NAV (referred to as “price arbitrage”). Such arbitrage opportunities may also arise in funds which do not invest in foreign securities, for example, when trading in a security held by a fund is halted and does not resume prior to the time the fund calculates its NAV (referred to as “stale pricing”). Funds that hold thinly-traded securities, such as certain small-capitalization securities, may be subject to attempted use of arbitrage techniques. To the extent that the Fund’s valuation of a security differs from the security’s market value, short-term arbitrage traders may dilute the NAV of the Fund, which negatively impacts long-term shareholders. Although the Fund has adopted valuation policies and procedures intended to reduce the Fund’s exposure to price arbitrage, stale pricing, and other potential pricing inefficiencies, under such circumstances there is potential for short-term arbitrage trades to dilute the value of Fund shares.
 
Although the Fund takes steps to detect and deter excessive trading pursuant to the policies and procedures described in this Prospectus and approved by the Trustees, there is no assurance that these policies and procedures will be effective in limiting excessive trading in all circumstances. For example, the Fund may be unable to completely eliminate the possibility of excessive trading in certain omnibus accounts and other accounts traded through intermediaries. Omnibus accounts may effectively conceal the identity of individual investors and their transactions from the Fund and its agents. This makes the Fund’s identification of excessive trading transactions in the Fund through an omnibus account difficult and makes the elimination of excessive trading in the account impractical without the assistance of the intermediary. Although the Fund encourages intermediaries to take necessary actions to detect and deter excessive trading, some intermediaries may be unable or unwilling to do so, and accordingly, the Fund cannot eliminate completely the possibility of excessive trading.
 
Shareholders that invest through an omnibus account should be aware that they may be subject to the policies and procedures of their financial intermediary with respect to excessive trading in the Fund.
 
AVAILABILITY OF PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS INFORMATION
 
The Mutual Fund Holdings Disclosure Policies and Procedures adopted by Janus Capital and all mutual funds managed within the Janus fund complex are designed to be in the best interests of the funds and to protect the confidentiality of the funds’ portfolio holdings. The following describes policies and procedures with respect to disclosure of portfolio holdings.
 
•  Full Holdings. The Fund is required to disclose its complete holdings in the quarterly holdings report on Form N-Q within 60 days of the end of the first and third fiscal quarters, and in the annual report and semiannual report to Fund shareholders. These reports (i) are available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov; (ii) may be reviewed and copied at the SEC’s Public Reference Room in Washington, D.C. (information on the Public Reference Room may be obtained by

 
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calling 1-800-SEC-0330); and (iii) are available without charge, upon request, by calling a Janus representative at 1-800-525-0020 (toll free). Portfolio holdings consisting of at least the names of the holdings are generally available on a calendar quarter-end basis with a 30-day lag. Holdings are generally posted approximately two business days thereafter under Full Holdings for the Fund at janus.com/info.
 
The Fund may provide, upon request, historical full holdings on a monthly basis for periods prior to the previous quarter-end subject to a written confidentiality agreement.
 
•  Top Holdings. The Fund’s top portfolio holdings, in order of position size and as a percentage of the Fund’s total portfolio, are available monthly with a 15-day lag and on a calendar quarter-end basis with a 15-day lag.
 
•  Other Information. The Fund may occasionally provide security breakdowns (e.g., industry, sector, regional, market capitalization, and asset allocation), top performance contributors/detractors, and specific portfolio level performance attribution information and statistics monthly with a 15-day lag and on a calendar quarter-end basis with a 15-day lag. Top performance contributors/detractors provided at calendar quarter-end may include the percentage of contribution/detraction to Fund performance.
 
Full portfolio holdings will remain available on the Janus websites at least until a Form N-CSR or Form N-Q is filed with the SEC for the period that includes the date as of which the website information is current. Janus Capital may exclude from publication on its websites all or any portion of portfolio holdings or change the time periods of disclosure as deemed necessary to protect the interests of the Janus funds. Under extraordinary circumstances, exceptions to the Mutual Fund Holdings Disclosure Policies and Procedures may be made by Janus Capital’s Chief Investment Officer(s) or their delegates. All exceptions shall be preapproved by the Chief Compliance Officer or his designee. Such exceptions may be made without prior notice to shareholders. A summary of the Fund’s portfolio holdings disclosure policies and procedures, which includes a discussion of any exceptions, is contained in the Fund’s SAI.
 
SHAREHOLDER COMMUNICATIONS
 
Statements and Reports
Your financial intermediary or plan sponsor (or Janus, if you hold Class I Shares directly with the Fund) is responsible for sending you periodic statements of all transactions, along with trade confirmations and tax reporting, as required by applicable law.
 
Your financial intermediary or plan sponsor (or Janus, if you hold Class I Shares directly with the Fund) is responsible for providing annual and semiannual reports, including the financial statements of the Fund. These reports show the Fund’s investments and the market value of such investments, as well as other information about the Fund and its operations. Please contact your financial intermediary or plan sponsor (or Janus) to obtain these reports. The Fund’s fiscal year ends June 30.
 
Lost (Unclaimed/Abandoned) Accounts
It is important to maintain a correct address for each shareholder. An incorrect address may cause a shareholder’s account statements and other mailings to be returned as undeliverable. Based upon statutory requirements for returned mail, your financial intermediary or plan sponsor (or Janus, if you hold Class I Shares directly with the Fund) is required to attempt to locate the shareholder or rightful owner of the account. If the financial intermediary or plan sponsor (or Janus) is unable to locate the shareholder, then the financial intermediary or plan sponsor (or Janus) is legally obligated to deem the property “unclaimed” or “abandoned,” and subsequently escheat (or transfer) unclaimed property (including shares of a mutual fund) to the appropriate state’s unclaimed property administrator in accordance with statutory requirements. Further, your mutual fund account may be deemed “unclaimed” or “abandoned,” and subsequently transferred to your state of residence if no activity (as defined by that state) occurs within your account during the time frame specified in your state’s unclaimed property laws. The shareholder’s last known address of record determines which state has jurisdiction. Interest or income is not earned on redemption or distribution check(s) sent to you during the time the check(s) remained uncashed.

 
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Financial highlights

 
No financial highlights are presented for the Fund since the Fund is new.
 
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Glossary of investment terms

 
This glossary provides a more detailed description of some of the types of securities, investment strategies, and other instruments in which the Fund may invest, as well as some general investment terms. The Fund may invest in these instruments to the extent permitted by its investment objective and policies. The Fund is not limited by this discussion and may invest in any other types of instruments not precluded by the policies discussed elsewhere in this Prospectus.
 
EQUITY AND DEBT SECURITIES
 
Average-Weighted Effective Maturity is a measure of a bond’s maturity. The stated maturity of a bond is the date when the issuer must repay the bond’s entire principal value to an investor. Some types of bonds may also have an “effective maturity” that is shorter than the stated date due to prepayment or call provisions. Securities without prepayment or call provisions generally have an effective maturity equal to their stated maturity. Average-weighted effective maturity is calculated by averaging the effective maturity of bonds held by a Fund with each effective maturity “weighted” according to the percentage of net assets that it represents.
 
Bank loans include institutionally-traded floating and fixed-rate debt securities generally acquired as a participation interest in or assignment of a loan originated by a lender or financial institution. Assignments and participations involve credit, interest rate, and liquidity risk. Interest rates on floating rate securities adjust with interest rate changes and/or issuer credit quality. If a Fund purchases a participation interest, it may only be able to enforce its rights through the lender and may assume the credit risk of both the borrower and the lender. There are also risks involved in purchasing assignments. If a loan is foreclosed, a Fund may become part owner of any collateral securing the loan and may bear the costs and liabilities associated with owning and disposing of any collateral. The Fund could be held liable as a co-lender. In addition, there is no assurance that the liquidation of any collateral from a secured loan would satisfy a borrower’s obligations or that any collateral could be liquidated. A Fund may have difficulty trading assignments and participations to third parties or selling such securities in secondary markets, which in turn may affect the Fund’s NAV.
 
Bonds are debt securities issued by a company, municipality, government, or government agency. The issuer of a bond is required to pay the holder the amount of the loan (or par value of the bond) at a specified maturity and to make scheduled interest payments.
 
Certificates of Participation (“COPs”) are certificates representing an interest in a pool of securities. Holders are entitled to a proportionate interest in the underlying securities. Municipal lease obligations are often sold in the form of COPs. Refer to “Municipal lease obligations” below.
 
Commercial paper is a short-term debt obligation with a maturity ranging from 1 to 270 days issued by banks, corporations, and other borrowers to investors seeking to invest idle cash. A Fund may purchase commercial paper issued in private placements under Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”).
 
Common stocks are equity securities representing shares of ownership in a company and usually carry voting rights and earn dividends. Unlike preferred stock, dividends on common stock are not fixed but are declared at the discretion of the issuer’s board of directors.
 
Convertible securities are preferred stocks or bonds that pay a fixed dividend or interest payment and are convertible into common stock at a specified price or conversion ratio.
 
Debt securities are securities representing money borrowed that must be repaid at a later date. Such securities have specific maturities and usually a specific rate of interest or an original purchase discount.
 
Depositary receipts are receipts for shares of a foreign-based corporation that entitle the holder to dividends and capital gains on the underlying security. Receipts include those issued by domestic banks (American Depositary Receipts), foreign banks (Global or European Depositary Receipts), and broker-dealers (depositary shares).
 
Duration is a measurement of price sensitivity to interest rate changes. Unlike average maturity, duration reflects both principal and interest payments. Generally, the higher the coupon rate on a bond, the lower its duration will be. The duration of a bond portfolio is calculated by averaging the duration of bonds held by a Fund with each duration “weighted” according to the percentage of net assets that it represents. Because duration accounts for interest payments, a Fund’s duration is usually shorter than its average maturity. Securities with longer durations tend to be more sensitive to changes in interest rates, and are usually more volatile than securities with shorter duration. For example, the price of a bond portfolio with an average
 
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duration of five years would be expected to fall approximately 5% if interest rates rose by one percentage point. A Fund with a longer portfolio duration is more likely to experience a decrease in its share price as interest rates rise.
 
Equity securities generally include domestic and foreign common stocks; preferred stocks; securities convertible into common stocks or preferred stocks; warrants to purchase common or preferred stocks; and other securities with equity characteristics.
 
Exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) are index-based investment companies which hold substantially all of their assets in securities with equity characteristics. As a shareholder of another investment company, a Fund would bear its pro rata portion of the other investment company’s expenses, including advisory fees, in addition to the expenses the Fund bears directly in connection with its own operations.
 
Fixed-income securities are securities that pay a specified rate of return. The term generally includes short-and long-term government, corporate, and municipal obligations that pay a specified rate of interest, dividends, or coupons for a specified period of time. Coupon and dividend rates may be fixed for the life of the issue or, in the case of adjustable and floating rate securities, for a shorter period.
 
High-yield/high-risk bonds are bonds that are rated below investment grade by the primary rating agencies (i.e., BB+ or lower by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch, or Ba or lower by Moody’s). Other terms commonly used to describe such bonds include “lower rated bonds,” “non-investment grade bonds,” and “junk bonds.”
 
Industrial development bonds are revenue bonds that are issued by a public authority but which may be backed only by the credit and security of a private issuer and may involve greater credit risk. Refer to “Municipal securities” below.
 
Mortgage- and asset-backed securities are shares in a pool of mortgages or other debt instruments. These securities are generally pass-through securities, which means that principal and interest payments on the underlying securities (less servicing fees) are passed through to shareholders on a pro rata basis. These securities involve prepayment risk, which is the risk that the underlying mortgages or other debt may be refinanced or paid off prior to their maturities during periods of declining interest rates. In that case, a Fund may have to reinvest the proceeds from the securities at a lower rate. Potential market gains on a security subject to prepayment risk may be more limited than potential market gains on a comparable security that is not subject to prepayment risk.
 
Mortgage dollar rolls are transactions in which a Fund sells a mortgage-related security, such as a security issued by Government National Mortgage Association, to a dealer and simultaneously agrees to purchase a similar security (but not the same security) in the future at a predetermined price. A “dollar roll” can be viewed as a collateralized borrowing in which a Fund pledges a mortgage-related security to a dealer to obtain cash.
 
Municipal lease obligations are revenue bonds backed by leases or installment purchase contracts for property or equipment. Lease obligations may not be backed by the issuing municipality’s credit and may involve risks not normally associated with general obligation bonds and other revenue bonds. For example, their interest may become taxable if the lease is assigned and the holders may incur losses if the issuer does not appropriate funds for the lease payments on an annual basis, which may result in termination of the lease and possible default.
 
Municipal securities are bonds or notes issued by a U.S. state or political subdivision. A municipal security may be a general obligation backed by the full faith and credit (i.e., the borrowing and taxing power) of a municipality or a revenue obligation paid out of the revenues of a designated project, facility, or revenue source.
 
Pass-through securities are shares or certificates of interest in a pool of debt obligations that have been repackaged by an intermediary, such as a bank or broker-dealer.
 
Passive foreign investment companies (“PFICs”) are any foreign corporations which generate certain amounts of passive income or hold certain amounts of assets for the production of passive income. Passive income includes dividends, interest, royalties, rents, and annuities. To avoid taxes and interest that a Fund must pay if these investments are profitable, the Fund may make various elections permitted by the tax laws. These elections could require that a Fund recognize taxable income, which in turn must be distributed, before the securities are sold and before cash is received to pay the distributions.
 
Pay-in-kind bonds are debt securities that normally give the issuer an option to pay cash at a coupon payment date or give the holder of the security a similar bond with the same coupon rate and a face value equal to the amount of the coupon payment that would have been made.

 
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Preferred stocks are equity securities that generally pay dividends at a specified rate and have preference over common stock in the payment of dividends and liquidation. Preferred stock generally does not carry voting rights.
 
Real estate investment trust (“REIT”) is an investment trust that operates through the pooled capital of many investors who buy its shares. Investments are in direct ownership of either income property or mortgage loans.
 
Rule 144A securities are securities that are not registered for sale to the general public under the 1933 Act, but that may be resold to certain institutional investors.
 
Standby commitment is a right to sell a specified underlying security or securities within a specified period of time and at an exercise price equal to the amortized cost of the underlying security or securities plus accrued interest, if any, at the time of exercise, that may be sold, transferred, or assigned only with the underlying security or securities. A standby commitment entitles the holder to receive same day settlement, and will be considered to be from the party to whom the investment company will look for payment of the exercise price.
 
Step coupon bonds are high-quality issues with above-market interest rates and a coupon that increases over the life of the bond. They may pay monthly, semiannual, or annual interest payments. On the date of each coupon payment, the issuer decides whether to call the bond at par, or whether to extend it until the next payment date at the new coupon rate.
 
Strip bonds are debt securities that are stripped of their interest (usually by a financial intermediary) after the securities are issued. The market value of these securities generally fluctuates more in response to changes in interest rates than interest-paying securities of comparable maturity.
 
Tender option bonds are relatively long-term bonds that are coupled with the option to tender the securities to a bank, broker-dealer, or other financial institution at periodic intervals and receive the face value of the bond. This investment structure is commonly used as a means of enhancing a security’s liquidity.
 
U.S. Government securities include direct obligations of the U.S. Government that are supported by its full faith and credit. Treasury bills have initial maturities of less than one year, Treasury notes have initial maturities of one to ten years, and Treasury bonds may be issued with any maturity but generally have maturities of at least ten years. U.S. Government securities also include indirect obligations of the U.S. Government that are issued by federal agencies and government sponsored entities. Unlike Treasury securities, agency securities generally are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government. Some agency securities are supported by the right of the issuer to borrow from the Treasury, others are supported by the discretionary authority of the U.S. Government to purchase the agency’s obligations, and others are supported only by the credit of the sponsoring agency.
 
Variable and floating rate securities have variable or floating rates of interest and, under certain limited circumstances, may have varying principal amounts. Variable and floating rate securities pay interest at rates that are adjusted periodically according to a specified formula, usually with reference to some interest rate index or market interest rate (the “underlying index”). The floating rate tends to decrease the security’s price sensitivity to changes in interest rates.
 
Warrants are securities, typically issued with preferred stock or bonds, which give the holder the right to buy a proportionate amount of common stock at a specified price. The specified price is usually higher than the market price at the time of issuance of the warrant. The right may last for a period of years or indefinitely.
 
Zero coupon bonds are debt securities that do not pay regular interest at regular intervals, but are issued at a discount from face value. The discount approximates the total amount of interest the security will accrue from the date of issuance to maturity. The market value of these securities generally fluctuates more in response to changes in interest rates than interest-paying securities.
 
FUTURES, OPTIONS, AND OTHER DERIVATIVES
 
Credit default swaps are a specific kind of counterparty agreement that allows the transfer of third party credit risk from one party to the other. One party in the swap is a lender and faces credit risk from a third party, and the counterparty in the credit default swap agrees to insure this risk in exchange for regular periodic payments.
 
Derivatives are financial instruments whose performance is derived from the performance of another asset (stock, bond, commodity, currency, interest rate or market index). Types of derivatives can include, but are not limited to options, forward contracts, swaps, and futures contracts.

 
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Equity-linked structured notes are derivative securities which are specially designed to combine the characteristics of one or more underlying securities and their equity derivatives in a single note form. The return and/or yield or income component may be based on the performance of the underlying equity securities, an equity index, and/or option positions. Equity-linked structured notes are typically offered in limited transactions by financial institutions in either registered or non-registered form. An investment in equity-linked structured notes creates exposure to the credit risk of the issuing financial institution, as well as to the market risk of the underlying securities. There is no guaranteed return of principal with these securities, and the appreciation potential of these securities may be limited by a maximum payment or call right. In certain cases, equity-linked structured notes may be more volatile and less liquid than less complex securities or other types of fixed-income securities. Such securities may exhibit price behavior that does not correlate with other fixed-income securities.
 
Equity swaps involve the exchange by two parties of future cash flow (e.g., one cash flow based on a referenced interest rate and the other based on the performance of stock or a stock index).
 
Forward contracts are contracts to purchase or sell a specified amount of a financial instrument for an agreed upon price at a specified time. Forward contracts are not currently exchange-traded and are typically negotiated on an individual basis. A Fund may enter into forward currency contracts for investment purposes or to hedge against declines in the value of securities denominated in, or whose value is tied to, a currency other than the U.S. dollar or to reduce the impact of currency appreciation on purchases of such securities. It may also enter into forward contracts to purchase or sell securities or other financial indices.
 
Futures contracts are contracts that obligate the buyer to receive and the seller to deliver an instrument or money at a specified price on a specified date. A Fund may buy and sell futures contracts on foreign currencies, securities, and financial indices including indices of U.S. Government, foreign government, equity, or fixed-income securities. A Fund may also buy options on futures contracts. An option on a futures contract gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a futures contract at a specified price on or before a specified date. Futures contracts and options on futures are standardized and traded on designated exchanges.
 
Indexed/structured securities are typically short- to intermediate-term debt securities whose value at maturity or interest rate is linked to currencies, interest rates, equity securities, indices, commodity prices, or other financial indicators. Such securities may be positively or negatively indexed (e.g., their value may increase or decrease if the reference index or instrument appreciates). Indexed/structured securities may have return characteristics similar to direct investments in the underlying instruments and may be more volatile than the underlying instruments. A Fund bears the market risk of an investment in the underlying instruments, as well as the credit risk of the issuer.
 
Interest rate swaps involve the exchange by two parties of their respective commitments to pay or receive interest (e.g., an exchange of floating rate payments for fixed rate payments).
 
Inverse floaters are debt instruments whose interest rate bears an inverse relationship to the interest rate on another instrument or index. For example, upon reset, the interest rate payable on the inverse floater may go down when the underlying index has risen. Certain inverse floaters may have an interest rate reset mechanism that multiplies the effects of change in the underlying index. Such mechanism may increase the volatility of the security’s market value.
 
Options are the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a specified amount of securities or other assets on or before a fixed date at a predetermined price. A Fund may purchase and write put and call options on securities, securities indices, and foreign currencies. A Fund may purchase or write such options individually or in combination.
 
Participatory notes are derivative securities which are linked to the performance of an underlying Indian security and which allow investors to gain market exposure to Indian securities without trading directly in the local Indian market.
 
Total return swaps involve an exchange by two parties in which one party makes payments based on a set rate, either fixed or variable, while the other party makes payments based on the return of an underlying asset, which includes both the income it generates and any capital gains over the payment period. A fixed-income total return swap may be written on many different kinds of underlying reference assets, and may include different indices for various kinds of debt securities (e.g., U.S. investment grade bonds, high-yield bonds, or emerging market bonds).

 
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OTHER INVESTMENTS, STRATEGIES, AND/OR TECHNIQUES
 
Cash sweep program is an arrangement in which a Fund’s uninvested cash balance is used to purchase shares of affiliated or non-affiliated money market funds or cash management pooled investment vehicles at the end of each day.
 
Diversification is a classification given to a fund under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”). Funds are classified as either “diversified” or “nondiversified.” To be classified as “diversified” under the 1940 Act, a fund may not, with respect to 75% of its total assets, invest more than 5% of its total assets in any issuer and may not own more than 10% of the outstanding voting securities of an issuer. A fund that is classified as “nondiversified” under the 1940 Act, on the other hand, has the flexibility to take larger positions in a smaller number of issuers than a fund that is classified as “diversified.” However, because the appreciation or depreciation of a single security may have a greater impact on the net asset value of a fund which is classified as nondiversified, its share price can be expected to fluctuate more than a comparable fund which is classified as diversified.
 
Industry concentration for purposes under the 1940 Act is the investment of 25% or more of a Fund’s total assets in an industry or group of industries.
 
Leverage occurs when a Fund increases its assets available for investment using reverse repurchase agreements or other similar transactions. In addition, other investment techniques, such as short sales and certain derivative transactions, can create a leveraging effect. Engaging in transactions using leverage or those having a leveraging effect subjects a Fund to certain risks. Leverage can magnify the effect of any gains or losses, causing a Fund to be more volatile than if it had not been leveraged. Certain commodity-linked derivative investments may subject a Fund to leveraged market exposure to commodities. In addition, a Fund’s assets that are used as collateral to secure short sale transactions may decrease in value while the short positions are outstanding, which may force the Fund to use its other assets to increase collateral. There is no assurance that a leveraging strategy will be successful.
 
Market capitalization is the most commonly used measure of the size and value of a company. It is computed by multiplying the current market price of a share of the company’s stock by the total number of its shares outstanding. Market capitalization is an important investment criterion for certain funds, while others do not emphasize investments in companies of any particular size.
 
Net long is a term used to describe when a Fund’s assets committed to long positions exceed those committed to short positions.
 
Repurchase agreements involve the purchase of a security by a Fund and a simultaneous agreement by the seller (generally a bank or dealer) to repurchase the security from the Fund at a specified date or upon demand. This technique offers a method of earning income on idle cash. These securities involve the risk that the seller will fail to repurchase the security, as agreed. In that case, a Fund will bear the risk of market value fluctuations until the security can be sold and may encounter delays and incur costs in liquidating the security.
 
Reverse repurchase agreements involve the sale of a security by a Fund to another party (generally a bank or dealer) in return for cash and an agreement by the Fund to buy the security back at a specified price and time. This technique will be used primarily to provide cash to satisfy unusually high redemption requests, or for other temporary or emergency purposes.
 
Short sales in which a Fund may engage may be either “short sales against the box” or other short sales. Short sales against the box involve selling short a security that a Fund owns, or the Fund has the right to obtain the amount of the security sold short at a specified date in the future. A Fund may also enter into a short sale to hedge against anticipated declines in the market price of a security or to reduce portfolio volatility. If the value of a security sold short increases prior to the scheduled delivery date, the Fund loses the opportunity to participate in the gain. For short sales, the Fund will incur a loss if the value of a security increases during this period because it will be paying more for the security than it has received from the purchaser in the short sale. If the price declines during this period, a Fund will realize a short-term capital gain. Although a Fund’s potential for gain as a result of a short sale is limited to the price at which it sold the security short less the cost of borrowing the security, its potential for loss is theoretically unlimited because there is no limit to the cost of replacing the borrowed security.
 
When-issued, delayed delivery, and forward commitment transactions generally involve the purchase of a security with payment and delivery at some time in the future – i.e., beyond normal settlement. A Fund does not earn interest on such securities until settlement and bears the risk of market value fluctuations in between the purchase and settlement dates. New issues of stocks and bonds, private placements, and U.S. Government securities may be sold in this manner.

 
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Explanation of rating categories

 
The following is a description of credit ratings issued by three of the major credit rating agencies. Credit ratings evaluate only the safety of principal and interest payments, not the market value risk of lower quality securities. Credit rating agencies may fail to change credit ratings to reflect subsequent events on a timely basis. Although Janus Capital considers security ratings when making investment decisions, it also performs its own investment analysis and does not rely solely on the ratings assigned by credit agencies.
 
STANDARD & POOR’S RATINGS SERVICES
 
     
Bond Rating
  Explanation
Investment Grade
   
AAA
  Highest rating; extremely strong capacity to pay principal and interest.
AA
  High quality; very strong capacity to pay principal and interest.
A
  Strong capacity to pay principal and interest; somewhat more susceptible to the adverse effects of changing circumstances and economic conditions.
BBB
  Adequate capacity to pay principal and interest; normally exhibit adequate protection parameters, but adverse economic conditions or changing circumstances more likely to lead to a weakened capacity to pay principal and interest than for higher rated bonds.
 
Non-Investment Grade
BB
  Less vulnerable to nonpayment than other speculative issues; major ongoing uncertainties or exposure to adverse business, financial, or economic conditions which could lead to the obligor’s inadequate capacity to meet its financial commitment on the obligation.
B
  More vulnerable to nonpayment than obligations rated “BB,” but capacity to meet its financial commitment on the obligation; adverse business, financial, or economic conditions will likely impair the obligor’s capacity or willingness to meet its financial commitment on the obligation.
CCC
  Currently vulnerable to nonpayment, and is dependent upon favorable business, financial, and economic conditions for the obligor to meet its financial commitment on the obligation.
CC
  Currently highly vulnerable to nonpayment.
C
  Currently highly vulnerable to nonpayment; a bankruptcy petition may have been filed or similar action taken, but payments on the obligation are being continued.
D
  In default.
 
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FITCH, INC.
 
     
Long-Term Bond Rating
  Explanation
Investment Grade
   
AAA
  Highest credit quality. Denotes the lowest expectation of credit risk. Exceptionally strong capacity for payment of financial commitments.
AA
  Very high credit quality. Denotes expectations of very low credit risk. Very strong capacity for payment of financial commitments.
A
  High credit quality. Denotes expectations of low credit risk. Strong capacity for payment of financial commitments. May be more vulnerable to changes in circumstances or in economic conditions than is the case for higher ratings.
BBB
  Good credit quality. Currently expectations of low credit risk. Capacity for payment of financial commitments is considered adequate, but adverse changes in circumstances and economic conditions are more likely to impair this capacity than is the case for higher ratings.
     
Non-Investment Grade
   
BB
  Speculative. Indicates possibility of credit risk developing, particularly as the result of adverse economic change over time. Business or financial alternatives may be available to allow financial commitments to be met.
B
  Highly speculative. May indicate distressed or defaulted obligations with potential for extremely high recoveries.
CCC
  May indicate distressed or defaulted obligations with potential for superior to average levels of recovery.
CC
  May indicate distressed or defaulted obligations with potential for average or below-average levels of recovery.
C
  May indicate distressed or defaulted obligations with potential for below-average to poor recoveries.
D
  In default.
 
     
Short-Term Bond Rating
  Explanation
F-1+
  Exceptionally strong credit quality. Issues assigned this rating are regarded as having the strongest degree of assurance for timely payment.
F-1
  Very strong credit quality. Issues assigned this rating reflect an assurance for timely payment only slightly less in degree than issues rated F-1+.
F-2
  Good credit quality. Issues assigned this rating have a satisfactory degree of assurance for timely payments, but the margin of safety is not as great as the F-1+ and F-1 ratings.

 
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MOODY’S INVESTORS SERVICE, INC.
 
     
Bond Rating
  Explanation
Investment Grade
   
Aaa
  Highest quality, smallest degree of investment risk.
Aa
  High quality; together with Aaa bonds, they compose the high-grade bond group.
A
  Upper to medium-grade obligations; many favorable investment attributes.
Baa
  Medium-grade obligations; neither highly protected nor poorly secured. Interest and principal appear adequate for the present but certain protective elements may be lacking or may be unreliable over any great length of time.
Non-Investment Grade
   
Ba
  More uncertain, with speculative elements. Protection of interest and principal payments not well safeguarded during good and bad times.
B
  Lack characteristics of desirable investment; potentially low assurance of timely interest and principal payments or maintenance of other contract terms over time.
Caa
  Poor standing, may be in default; elements of danger with respect to principal or interest payments.
Ca
  Speculative in a high degree; could be in default or have other marked shortcomings.
C
  Lowest rated; extremely poor prospects of ever attaining investment standing.
 
Unrated securities will be treated as non-investment grade securities unless the portfolio managers determine that such securities are the equivalent of investment grade securities. When calculating the quality assigned to securities that receive different ratings from two or more agencies (“split-rated securities”), the security will receive: (i) the middle rating from the three reporting agencies if three agencies provide a rating for the security or (ii) the lowest rating if only two agencies provide a rating for the security.

 
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You can make inquiries and request other information, including a Statement of Additional Information, annual report, or semiannual report (as they become available), free of charge, by contacting your plan sponsor, broker-dealer, or financial intermediary, or by contacting a Janus representative at 1-877-335-2687. The Fund’s Statement of Additional Information and most recent annual and semiannual reports are also available, free of charge, at janus.com/info. Additional information about the Fund’s investments is available in the Fund’s annual and semiannual reports. In the Fund’s annual and semiannual reports, you will find a discussion of the market conditions and investment strategies that significantly affected the Fund’s performance during its last fiscal period. Other information is also available from financial intermediaries that sell Shares of the Fund.
 
The Statement of Additional Information provides detailed information about the Fund and is incorporated into this Prospectus by reference. You may review and copy information about the Fund (including the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information) at the Public Reference Room of the SEC or get text only copies, after paying a duplicating fee, by sending an electronic request by e-mail to publicinfo@sec.gov or by writing to or calling the Commission’s Public Reference Section, Washington, D.C. 20549-1520 (1-202-551-8090). Information on the operation of the Public Reference Room may also be obtained by calling this number. You may also obtain reports and other information about the Fund from the Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) Database on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.
 
 
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janus.com
 
151 Detroit Street
Denver, CO 80206-4805
1-877-335-2687
 
 
The Trust’s Investment Company Act File No. is 811-1879.
 


 

The information in this Prospectus is not complete and may be changed. We may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This Prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.
 

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Subject to Completion
Preliminary Prospectus Dated April 9, 2015
 

                         
    Class D Shares*
Ticker
                   
Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund
  [     ]                    
 
Janus Investment Fund
*CLASS D SHARES ARE CLOSED TO CERTAIN NEW INVESTORS
 
Prospectus
 
 
Eliminate Paper Mail. Set up e-Delivery of prospectuses, annual reports, and statements at janus.com/edelivery.
 
The Securities and Exchange Commission has not approved or disapproved of these securities or passed on the accuracy or adequacy of this Prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.


 

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This Prospectus describes Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund (the “Fund”), a portfolio of Janus Investment Fund (the “Trust”). Janus Capital Management LLC (“Janus Capital” or “Janus”) serves as investment adviser to the Fund.
 
The Fund offers multiple classes of shares in order to meet the needs of various types of investors. Only Class D Shares (the “Shares”) are offered by this Prospectus. The Shares are generally no longer being made available to new investors who do not already have a direct account with the Janus funds. The Shares are available only to investors who hold accounts directly with the Janus funds, to immediate family members or members of the same household of an eligible individual investor, and to existing beneficial owners of sole proprietorships or partnerships that hold accounts directly with the Janus funds. The Shares are offered directly through the Janus funds to eligible investors by calling 1-800-525-3713 or at janus.com/individual. The Shares are not offered through financial intermediaries.


 

Table of contents

 
     
Fund summary
   
Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund
  2
     
Additional information about the Fund
   
Fees and expenses
  9
Additional investment strategies and general portfolio policies
  9
Risks of the Fund
  14
     
Management of the Fund
   
Investment adviser
  22
Management expenses
  22
Investment personnel
  23
     
Other information   25
     
Distributions and taxes   26
     
Shareholder’s manual
   
Doing business with Janus
  29
Pricing of fund shares 
  33
Administrative services fees 
  34
Payments to financial intermediaries by Janus Capital or its affiliates
  34
Paying for shares
  35
Exchanges
  36
Payment of redemption proceeds 
  37
Excessive trading
  39
Shareholder services and account policies
  41
     
Financial highlights   44
     
Glossary of investment terms   45
     
Explanation of rating categories   50
 
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Fund summary
 
Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund
                             
Ticker:
  [     ]   Class D Shares*                    
* Class D Shares are closed to certain new investors.
 
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE
 
Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund seeks total return through growth of capital and income.
 
FEES AND EXPENSES OF THE FUND
 
This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold Shares of the Fund. [To be updated by Amendment]
 
         
ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES
(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
      Class D
         
Management Fees
      [     ]%
Other Expenses(1)
      [     ]%
Acquired Fund(2) Fees and Expenses
      [     ]%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses(3)
      [     ]%
Fee Waiver(3)
      [     ]%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver(3)
      [     ]%
         
(1)  Since the Fund is new, Other Expenses are based on the estimated expenses that the Fund expects to incur in its initial fiscal period.
(2)  “Acquired Fund” refers to any underlying fund (including, but not limited to, exchange-traded funds) in which a fund invests or has invested during the period. Acquired fund fees and expenses are indirect expenses a fund may incur as a result of investing in shares of an underlying fund. Such amounts are estimated based on the annualized expenses that the Fund expects to incur in its initial fiscal year.
(3)  Janus Capital has contractually agreed to waive its investment advisory fee and/or reimburse Fund expenses to the extent that the Fund’s total annual fund operating expenses (excluding administrative services fees payable pursuant to the Transfer Agency Agreement, brokerage commissions, interest, dividends, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses, and extraordinary expenses) exceed [     ]% until at least [     ]. The contractual waiver may be terminated or modified prior to this date only at the discretion of the Board of Trustees. For a period beginning with the Fund’s commencement of operations ([     ]) and expiring on the third anniversary of the commencement of operations, or when the Fund’s assets meet the first breakpoint in the investment advisory fee schedule ([     ]% of the first $[     ] of the average daily closing net asset value of the Fund), whichever occurs first, Janus Capital may recover from the Fund fees and expenses previously waived or reimbursed, which could then be considered a deferral, if the Fund’s expense ratio, including recovered expenses, falls below the expense limit. There is no guarantee that the Fund’s assets will reach this asset level.
 
EXAMPLE:
The following Example is based on expenses without waivers. The Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated, reinvest all dividends and distributions, and then redeem all of your Shares at the end of each period. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses without waivers or recoupments (if applicable) remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:
 
                 
    1 Year   3 Years
Class D Shares
  $  [     ]     $  [     ]  
 
Portfolio Turnover: The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund’s performance. Because the Fund was not in operation during the most recent fiscal year, no portfolio turnover information is available.
 
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES
 
The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by allocating its assets across a portfolio of equity and fixed-income investments. In doing so, the Fund will attempt to reduce the risk of significant loss, or a drop in the value of the Fund’s
 
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capital that is unlikely to be regained over a full market cycle (a time period representing a significant market decline and recovery), while also participating in the upside growth of the capital markets. To achieve this objective, the Fund’s portfolio managers employ a “tail managed” strategy intended to tactically shift away from assets whose downside tail risks are perceived to be increasing and toward assets whose expected tail gains are increasing. As it relates to investing, “tails” represent the outliers of a distribution of returns or, in other words, outsized future moves both to the positive and negative. Tail events typically occur more often than expected, and a tail loss or a tail gain can have a substantial impact on a portfolio’s long-term performance.
 
On average, the allocation of the Fund’s assets will provide exposure of 70% to global equity investments and 30% to global bonds (also referred to as a 70% / 30% allocation). However, the Fund will have the flexibility to shift these allocations and may invest up to 100% of its assets in either asset class depending on market conditions. For example, the Fund may increase its exposure to bond investments during periods of increased equity market risk and may increase its exposure to equity investments during periods of economic strength. The Fund uses a variety of investments to gain exposure to the asset classes including, but not limited to, exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and derivatives. The Fund may invest in emerging markets, but will normally limit such investments to 30% of its net assets, measured at the time of purchase. Due to the nature of the securities in which the Fund invests, the Fund expects to have relatively high portfolio turnover compared to other funds.
 
To implement the strategy, the portfolio managers utilize two complimentary processes: a “top-down” macro analysis and a “bottom-up” risk/reward analysis, each of which are described below. These processes each employ certain proprietary models which provide forward-looking insights into capital markets and which seek to identify indicators of market stress or potential upside. Such models include a proprietary options implied information model that monitors day-to-day movements in options prices for indicators of risk and reward between asset classes, sectors, and regions. Using the proprietary models, the portfolio managers will adjust the Fund’s allocations and the underlying security exposures. As a result of this rebalancing, the Fund’s underlying security exposures may deviate from the market capitalization weights of the Fund’s benchmark index, resulting in higher tracking error than would be the case if the Fund maintained a 70% / 30% allocation across global equities and bonds.
 
•  Top-Down Macro Analysis. The top-down analysis focuses on how the Fund’s assets will be distributed between the global equity and fixed-income asset classes in an effort to provide the long-term risk exposure that a 70% / 30% allocation strategy typically provides. To do so, the portfolio managers will use a proprietary options implied information model, among other tools, to monitor expected tail gains and losses across the equity and fixed-income sectors and intend to periodically adjust the Fund’s asset allocation to mitigate downside risk exposure. Accordingly, although the Fund’s long-term asset allocation targets a 70% global equity and 30% fixed-income distribution, this allocation will likely shift periodically to minimize exposure to tail losses that may significantly impact the Fund’s risk profile.
 
•  Bottom-Up Risk/Reward Analysis. The bottom-up analysis is designed to identify the underlying security exposures that comprise the Fund’s equity and fixed-income components and periodically rebalance the Fund’s portfolio to maximize exposure to securities that are expected to provide tail gains while minimizing exposure to securities that are expected to provide tail losses. Within the Fund’s equity component, the portfolio managers intend to adjust the portfolio’s sector, currency, and regional exposures away from market capitalization weights based on their evaluation of expected tail loss and gain. Within the Fund’s fixed-income component, the portfolio managers intend to adjust the portfolio’s credit, duration, and regional exposures away from market capitalization weights using the same analysis.
 
The Fund may invest across all fixed-income sectors, including U.S. and non-U.S. government debt securities (“sovereign debt”). The types of fixed-income securities in which the Fund may invest include asset-backed securities, bank loans, corporate bonds, commercial paper, commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities, mortgage dollar rolls, depositary receipts, and floating-rate securities. The Fund may invest up to 20% of its assets in high-yield/high-risk bonds, also known as “junk” bonds. The Fund’s exposure to fixed-income securities may be obtained through credit default swaps, other derivatives that provide exposure to fixed-income securities, and ETFs. The Fund may invest in equity securities including common and preferred stock, convertible equity securities, sponsored and unsponsored American Depositary Receipts and European Depositary Receipts, non-registered or restricted securities, warrants, and securities of other investment companies. In pursuing its investment objective, the Fund will have exposure to investments that are tied economically to a number of countries throughout the world.

 
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The Fund intends to invest its assets in derivatives, which are instruments that have a value derived from, or directly linked to, an underlying asset, such as equity securities, fixed-income securities, commodities, currencies, interest rates, or market indices, as substitutes for securities in which the Fund invests. The types of derivatives in which the Fund may invest, among others, include equity and interest rate swaps, credit default swaps (including index credit default swaps), forward contracts, futures (including index futures contracts), and options. The Fund may use derivatives to hedge, to increase or decrease the Fund’s exposure to a particular market, to adjust the Fund’s currency exposure relative to its benchmark index, or to gain access to foreign markets where direct investment may be restricted or unavailable. The Fund’s exposure to derivatives may create a leveraging effect on the portfolio where market exposure exceeds amounts invested. For example, when risk in the capital markets is deemed to be low, the Fund may seek gross notional investment exposure (generally, the total value of the assets underlying a derivatives contract at the time of valuation) up to 50% of the Fund’s net assets in order to increase exposures and seek higher expected returns.
 
Under extreme market conditions, the Fund may invest up to 100% of its assets in cash or similar investments. The Fund may also manage its cash exposure by investing in commodity-linked investments, such as precious metals, or similar investments that generally protect against inflation and preserve real value and purchasing power. In these cases, the Fund may take positions that are inconsistent with its investment strategies. As a result, the Fund may not achieve its investment objective.
 
The Fund may lend portfolio securities on a short-term or long-term basis, in an amount equal to up to one-third of its total assets as determined at the time of the loan origination.
 
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT RISKS
 
The biggest risk is that the Fund’s returns will vary, and you could lose money. The Fund is designed for long-term investors seeking a portfolio which includes exposure to equity (such as stocks or any other security representing an ownership interest) and fixed-income (such as bonds, notes, and debentures), and which involves the use of derivatives.
 
Market Risk. The value of the Fund’s portfolio may decrease if the value of an individual company or security, or multiple companies or securities, in the portfolio decreases or if the portfolio managers’ belief about a company’s intrinsic worth is incorrect. Further, regardless of how well individual companies or securities perform, the value of the Fund’s portfolio could also decrease if there are deteriorating economic or market conditions. It is important to understand that the value of your investment may fall, sometimes sharply, in response to changes in the market, and you could lose money. Market risk may affect a single issuer, industry, economic sector, or the market as a whole.
 
Investment Process Risk. The portfolio managers use certain proprietary models, including a proprietary options implied information model, to implement the Fund’s investment strategy. These models may not be successful in identifying how the Fund’s allocations and underlying security exposures should be adjusted in order to reduce the risk of loss while participating in the upside growth of capital markets. As a result, there is a risk that the Fund may underperform its benchmark if these models do not correctly identify indicators of risk and reward between asset classes, sectors, and regions. Further, while the use of these models and subsequent portfolio reallocations are intended to benefit investors that invest in the Fund, these techniques could in certain cases have a detrimental effect on the Fund, including increasing portfolio turnover (and related transactions costs) and causing the Fund to incur taxable gains. Janus Capital does not have prior experience using these models, and there is no guarantee that the investment techniques and analysis used by the Fund’s portfolio managers will produce the desired results.
 
Derivatives Risk. Derivatives can be highly volatile and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying referenced securities. Gains or losses from a derivative investment can be substantially greater than the derivative’s original cost, and can therefore involve leverage. Leverage may cause the Fund to be more volatile than if it had not used leverage. Derivatives can be complex instruments and may involve analysis that differs from that required for other investment types used by the Fund. If the value of a derivative does not correlate well with the particular market or other asset class to which the derivative is intended to provide exposure, the derivative may not produce the anticipated result. Derivatives can also reduce the opportunity for gain or result in losses by offsetting positive returns in other investments. Derivatives can be less liquid than other types of investments and entail the risk that the counterparty will default on its payment obligations. If the counterparty to a derivative transaction defaults, the Fund would risk the loss of the net amount of the payments that it contractually is entitled to receive. To the extent the Fund enters into short derivative positions, the Fund may be exposed to risks similar to those associated with short sales, including the risk that the Fund’s losses are theoretically unlimited.

 
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Fixed-Income Securities Risk. The Fund may hold debt and other fixed-income securities to generate income. Typically, the values of fixed-income securities change inversely with prevailing interest rates. Therefore, a fundamental risk of fixed-income securities is interest rate risk, which is the risk that the value of such securities will generally decline as prevailing interest rates rise, which may cause the Fund’s net asset value to likewise decrease. The Fund may be subject to heightened interest rate risk because the Federal Reserve has ended its monetary stimulus program known as quantitative easing. The conclusion of quantitative easing and/or rising interest rates may expose fixed-income markets to increased volatility and may reduce the liquidity of certain Fund investments. These developments could cause the Fund’s net asset value to fluctuate or make it more difficult for the Fund to accurately value its securities. If rising interest rates cause the Fund to lose enough value, the Fund could also face increased shareholder redemptions, which could force the Fund to liquidate investments at disadvantageous times or prices, therefore adversely affecting the Fund. How specific fixed-income securities may react to changes in interest rates will depend on the specific characteristics of each security. Fixed-income securities are also subject to credit risk, prepayment risk, valuation risk, and liquidity risk. Credit risk is the risk that the credit strength of an issuer of a fixed-income security will weaken and/or that the issuer will be unable to make timely principal and interest payments and that the security may go into default. Prepayment risk is the risk that during periods of falling interest rates, certain fixed-income securities with higher interest rates, such as mortgage- and asset-backed securities, may be prepaid by their issuers thereby reducing the amount of interest payments. Valuation risk is the risk that one or more of the fixed-income securities in which the Fund invests are priced differently than the value realized upon such security’s sale. In times of market instability, valuation may be more difficult. Liquidity risk is the risk that fixed-income securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time that the portfolio managers would like or at the price the portfolio managers believe the security is currently worth.
 
Commodity-Linked Investments Risk. The Fund may invest, directly or indirectly, in various commodity-linked investments that provide exposure to the commodities markets. Such exposure may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. The value of a given commodity-linked derivative investment typically is based upon the price movements of a physical commodity (such as heating oil, livestock, agricultural products, or precious metals), a commodity futures contract or commodity index, or some other readily measurable economic variable. The value of commodity-linked derivative instruments may therefore be affected by changes in overall market movements, volatility of the underlying benchmark, changes in interest rates, or other factors affecting a particular industry or commodity such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs, and international economic, political, and regulatory developments.
 
Sovereign Debt Risk. The Fund may invest in U.S. and non-U.S. government debt securities (“sovereign debt”). Investments in U.S. sovereign debt are considered low risk. However, investments in non-U.S. sovereign debt can involve a high degree of risk, including the risk that the governmental entity that controls the repayment of sovereign debt may not be willing or able to repay the principal and/or to pay the interest on its sovereign debt in a timely manner. A sovereign debtor’s willingness or ability to satisfy its debt obligation may be affected by various factors including, but not limited to, its cash flow situation, the extent of its foreign currency reserves, the availability of foreign exchange when a payment is due, and the relative size of its debt position in relation to its economy as a whole. In the event of default, there may be limited or no legal remedies for collecting sovereign debt and there may be no bankruptcy proceedings through which the Fund may collect all or part of the sovereign debt that a governmental entity has not repaid. In addition, to the extent the Fund invests in non-U.S. sovereign debt it may be subject to currency risk.
 
Equity Securities Risk. The Fund’s use of equity securities, such as common stocks and preferred stocks, creates additional risk as those securities typically have greater price volatility than fixed-income securities and may decline in response to general market conditions.
 
Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities represent interests in “pools” of commercial or residential mortgages or other assets, including consumer loans or receivables. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities tend to be more sensitive to changes in interest rates than other types of debt securities. Investments in mortgage-and asset-backed securities are subject to both extension risk, where borrowers pay off their debt obligations more slowly in times of rising interest rates, and prepayment risk, where borrowers pay off their debt obligations sooner than expected in times of declining interest rates. These risks may reduce the Fund’s returns. In addition, investments in mortgage- and asset-backed securities, including those comprised of subprime mortgages, may be subject to a higher degree of credit risk, valuation risk, and liquidity risk than various other types of fixed-income securities.

 
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Loan Risks. The Fund may invest in a variety of loans. Bank loans are obligations of companies or other entities entered into in connection with recapitalizations, acquisitions, and refinancings. The Fund’s investments in bank loans are generally acquired as a participation interest in, or assignment of, loans originated by a lender or other financial institution. These investments may include institutionally-traded floating and fixed-rate debt securities. The bank loans underlying these securities often involve borrowers with low credit ratings whose financial conditions are troubled or uncertain, including companies that are highly leveraged or in bankruptcy proceedings. Participation interests and assignments involve credit, interest rate, and liquidity risk. Bridge loans involve certain risks in addition to those associated with bank loans including the risk that the borrower may be unable to locate permanent financing to replace the bridge loan, which may impair the borrower’s perceived creditworthiness. Debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) loans are subject to the risk that the entity will not emerge from bankruptcy and will be forced to liquidate its assets. Mezzanine loans generally are rated below investment grade, and frequently are unrated. Investment in mezzanine loans is a specialized practice that depends more heavily on independent credit analysis than investments in other fixed-income securities.
 
Foreign Exposure Risk. The Fund normally has significant exposure to foreign markets as a result of its investments in foreign securities, including investments in emerging markets, which can be more volatile than the U.S. markets. As a result, its returns and net asset value may be affected to a large degree by fluctuations in currency exchange rates or political or economic conditions in a particular country. In some foreign markets, there may not be protection against failure by other parties to complete transactions. It may not be possible for the Fund to repatriate capital, dividends, interest, and other income from a particular country or governmental entity. In addition, a market swing in one or more countries or regions where the Fund has invested a significant amount of its assets may have a greater effect on the Fund’s performance than it would in a more geographically diversified portfolio. To the extent the Fund invests in foreign debt securities, such investments are sensitive to changes in interest rates. Additionally, investments in securities of foreign governments involve the risk that a foreign government may not be willing or able to pay interest or repay principal when due. The Fund’s investments in emerging market countries may involve risks greater than, or in addition to, the risks of investing in more developed countries.
 
Emerging Markets Risk. The risks of foreign investing mentioned above are heightened when investing in emerging markets. Emerging markets securities involve a number of additional risks, which may result from less government supervision and regulation of business and industry practices (including the potential lack of strict finance and accounting controls and standards), stock exchanges, brokers, and listed companies, making these investments potentially more volatile in price and less liquid than investments in developed securities markets, resulting in greater risk to investors. There is a risk in developing countries that a future economic or political crisis could lead to price controls, forced mergers of companies, expropriation or confiscatory taxation, imposition or enforcement of foreign ownership limits, seizure, nationalization, sanctions or imposition of restrictions by various governmental entities on investment and trading, or creation of government monopolies, any of which may have a detrimental effect on the Fund’s investments. In addition, the Fund’s investments may be denominated in foreign currencies and therefore, changes in the value of a country’s currency compared to the U.S. dollar may affect the value of the Fund’s investments. To the extent that the Fund invests a significant portion of its assets in the securities of issuers in or companies of a single country or region, it is more likely to be impacted by events or conditions affecting that country or region, which could have a negative impact on the Fund’s performance. Some of the risks of investing directly in foreign and emerging market securities may be reduced when the Fund invests indirectly in foreign securities through various other investment vehicles including derivatives, which also involve other risks.
 
Exchange-Traded Funds Risk. The Fund may invest in ETFs to gain exposure to a particular portion of the market. ETFs are typically open-end investment companies, which may be managed or unmanaged, that generally seek to track the performance of a specific index. ETFs are traded on a national securities exchange at market prices that may vary from the net asset value of their underlying investments. Accordingly, there may be times when an ETF trades at a premium or discount. When the Fund invests in an ETF, in addition to directly bearing the expenses associated with its own operations, it will bear a pro rata portion of the ETF’s expenses. As a result, the cost of investing in the Fund may be higher than the cost of investing directly in ETFs and may be higher than other mutual funds that invest directly in stocks and bonds. ETFs have certain inherent risks generally associated with investments in a portfolio of securities in which the ETF is invested, including the risk that the general level of stock prices may decline, thereby adversely affecting the value of each unit of the ETF. ETFs also involve the risk that an active trading market for an ETF’s shares may not develop or be maintained. Similarly, because the value of ETF shares depends on the demand in the market, the Fund may not be able to purchase or sell an ETF at the most optimal time, which could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. In addition, ETFs that track particular indices

 
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may be unable to match the performance of such underlying indices due to the temporary unavailability of certain index securities in the secondary market or other factors, such as discrepancies with respect to the weighting of securities. To the extent the Fund invests in fixed-income ETFs, it will be indirectly exposed to the same risks described under “Fixed-Income Securities Risk.”
 
High-Yield/High-Risk Bond Risk. High-yield/high-risk bonds may be more sensitive than other types of bonds to economic changes, political changes, or adverse developments specific to the company that issued the bond, which may adversely affect their value.
 
Nondiversification Risk. The Fund is classified as nondiversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. This gives the Fund’s portfolio managers more flexibility to hold larger positions in a smaller number of securities. As a result, an increase or decrease in the value of a single security held by the Fund may have a greater impact on the Fund’s net asset value and total return.
 
Portfolio Turnover Risk. Increased portfolio turnover may result in higher costs, which may have a negative effect on the Fund’s performance. In addition, higher portfolio turnover may result in the acceleration of capital gains and the recognition of greater levels of short-term capital gains, which are taxed at ordinary federal income tax rates when distributed to shareholders.
 
Securities Lending Risk. The Fund may seek to earn additional income through lending its securities to certain qualified broker-dealers and institutions. There is the risk that when portfolio securities are lent, the securities may not be returned on a timely basis, and the Fund may experience delays and costs in recovering the security or gaining access to the collateral provided to the Fund to collateralize the loan. If the Fund is unable to recover a security on loan, the Fund may use the collateral to purchase replacement securities in the market. There is a risk that the value of the collateral could decrease below the cost of the replacement security by the time the replacement investment is made, resulting in a loss to the Fund.
 
Management Risk. The Fund is an actively managed investment portfolio and is therefore subject to the risk that the investment strategies employed for the Fund may fail to produce the intended results. The Fund may underperform its benchmark index or other mutual funds with similar investment objectives.
 
An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.
 
PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
 
The Fund does not have a full calendar year of operations. Performance information for certain periods will be included in the Fund’s first annual and/or semiannual report and is available at janus.com/allfunds or by calling 1-800-525-3713.
 
MANAGEMENT
 
Investment Adviser: Janus Capital Management LLC
 
Portfolio Managers: Ashwin Alankar, Ph.D., is [Executive Vice President and] Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund, which he has co-managed since inception. Enrique Chang, Chief Investment Officer Equities and Asset Allocation of Janus Capital, is [Executive Vice President and] Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund, which he has co-managed since inception.
 
PURCHASE AND SALE OF FUND SHARES
 
         
Minimum Investment Requirements
To open a new regular Fund account   $ 2,500  
         
To open a new UGMA/UTMA account, Coverdell Education Savings Account, or a retirement Fund account        
• without an automatic investment program
  $ 1,000  
• with an automatic investment program of $50 per month
  $ 500  
         
To add to any existing type of Fund account without an automatic investment program   $ 100  
         
To add to any existing type of Fund account with an automatic investment program   $ 50  
         

 
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You may generally purchase, exchange, or redeem Fund Shares on any business day by written request, wire transfer, telephone, and in most cases, online at janus.com/individual. You may conduct transactions by mail (Janus, P.O. Box 55932, Boston, MA 02205-5932), or by telephone at 1-800-525-3713. Purchase, exchange, or redemption requests must be received in good order by the Fund or its agents prior to the close of the regular trading session of the New York Stock Exchange in order to receive that day’s net asset value. For additional information, refer to “To Open an Account or Buy Shares,” “To Exchange Shares,” and/or “To Sell Shares” in the Prospectus.
 
TAX INFORMATION
 
The Fund’s distributions are taxable, and will be taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, unless you are investing through a tax-deferred arrangement, such as a 401(k) plan or an individual retirement account (in which case you may be taxed upon withdrawal of your investment from such account).
 
PAYMENTS TO BROKER-DEALERS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES
 
With respect to certain other classes of shares, the Fund and its related companies may pay select broker-dealer firms or other financial intermediaries for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing a broker-dealer or other intermediary or a salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment or to recommend one share class over another.

 
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Additional information about the Fund

 
FEES AND EXPENSES
 
Please refer to the following important information when reviewing the “Fees and Expenses of the Fund” table in the Fund Summary of the Prospectus. The fees and expenses shown reflect estimated annualized expenses that the Shares expect to incur during the Fund’s initial fiscal year.
 
•  “Annual Fund Operating Expenses” are paid out of the Fund’s assets and include fees for portfolio management and administrative services, including recordkeeping, accounting, and other shareholder services, as well as reimbursement to Janus Capital of its out-of-pocket costs for services as administrator. You do not pay these fees directly but, as the Example in the Fund Summary shows, these costs are borne indirectly by all shareholders.
 
•  The “Management Fee” is the investment advisory fee rate paid by the Fund to Janus Capital. Refer to “Management Expenses” in this Prospectus for additional information with further description in the Statement of Additional Information (“SAI”).
 
•  “Other Expenses”
     include an administrative services fee of 0.12% of the average daily net assets of Class D Shares for shareholder services provided by Janus Services LLC (“Janus Services”), the Fund’s transfer agent.
     may include reimbursement to Janus Services of its out-of-pocket costs for arranging for the provision by third parties of certain servicing to shareholders.
 
•  Janus Capital has contractually agreed to waive and/or reimburse the Fund’s “Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses” to a certain limit until at least [     ]. The expense limit is described in the “Management Expenses” section of this Prospectus.
 
•  All expenses in the Fund’s “Fees and Expenses of the Fund” table are shown without the effect of expense offset arrangements. Pursuant to such arrangements, credits realized as a result of uninvested cash balances are used to reduce custodian and transfer agent expenses.
 
ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES AND GENERAL PORTFOLIO POLICIES
 
The Fund’s Board of Trustees (“Trustees”) may change the Fund’s investment objective or non-fundamental principal investment strategies without a shareholder vote. The Fund will notify you in writing at least 60 days before making any such change it considers material. If there is a material change to the Fund’s objective or principal investment strategies, you should consider whether the Fund remains an appropriate investment for you. There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.
 
Unless otherwise stated, the following section provides additional information about the investment strategies and general policies that are summarized in the Fund Summary section, including the types of securities the Fund may invest in when pursuing its investment objective. This section also describes investment strategies and policies that the Fund may use to a lesser extent. These non-principal investment strategies and policies may become more important in the future since the Fund’s composition can change over time. Except for the Fund’s policies with respect to investments in illiquid securities and borrowing, the percentage limitations included in these policies and elsewhere in this Prospectus and/or the SAI normally apply only at the time of purchase of a security. So, for example, if the Fund exceeds a limit as a result of market fluctuations or the sale of other securities, it will not be required to dispose of any securities. The “Glossary of Investment Terms” includes descriptions of investment terms used throughout the Prospectus.
 
Cash Position
The Fund may not always stay fully invested. For example, when the portfolio managers believe that market conditions are unfavorable for investing, or when they are otherwise unable to locate attractive investment opportunities, the Fund’s cash or similar investments may increase. In other words, cash or similar investments generally are a residual – they represent the assets that remain after the Fund has committed available assets to desirable investment opportunities. When the Fund’s investments in cash or similar investments increase, it may not participate in market advances or declines to the same extent that it would if the Fund remained more fully invested. To the extent the Fund invests its uninvested cash through a sweep program (meaning its uninvested cash is pooled with uninvested cash of other funds and invested in certain securities such as repurchase agreements), it is subject to the risks of the account or fund into which it is investing, including liquidity issues that may delay the Fund from accessing its cash.
 
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In addition, the Fund may temporarily increase its cash position under certain unusual circumstances, such as to protect its assets or maintain liquidity in certain circumstances to meet unusually large redemptions. The Fund’s cash position may also increase temporarily due to unusually large cash inflows. Under unusual circumstances such as these, the Fund may invest up to 100% of its assets in cash or similar investments. In this case, the Fund may take positions that are inconsistent with its investment policies. As a result, the Fund may not achieve its investment objective.
 
Emerging Markets
The Fund will normally limit its investments in securities of issuers or companies from or with exposure to one or more “developing countries” or “emerging market countries” to 30% of its net assets. Such countries include, but are not limited to, countries included in the MSCI Emerging Markets Indexsm.
 
Foreign Securities
The Fund will invest in foreign securities. The portfolio managers seek investments that meet the selection criteria, regardless of where an issuer or company is located. Foreign securities are generally selected on a security-by-security basis without regard to any predetermined allocation among countries or geographic regions. However, certain factors, such as expected levels of inflation, government policies influencing business conditions, the outlook for currency relationships, and prospects for economic growth among countries, regions, or geographic areas, may warrant greater consideration in selecting foreign securities. There are no limitations on the countries in which the Fund may invest, and the Fund may at times have significant foreign exposure, including exposure to emerging markets.
 
High-Yield/High-Risk Bonds
A high-yield/high-risk bond (also called a “junk” bond) is a bond rated below investment grade by major rating agencies (i.e., BB+ or lower by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (“Standard & Poor’s”) and Fitch, Inc. (“Fitch”), or Ba or lower by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (“Moody’s”)) or is an unrated bond of similar quality. It presents greater risk of default (the failure to make timely interest and principal payments) than higher quality bonds. To the extent the Fund invests in high-yield/high-risk bonds, under normal circumstances, the Fund will limit its investments in high-yield/high-risk bonds to 20% or less of its net assets.
 
Illiquid Investments
The Fund may invest up to 15% of its net assets in illiquid investments. An illiquid investment is a security or other position that cannot be disposed of quickly in the normal course of business. For example, some securities are not registered under U.S. securities laws and cannot be sold to the U.S. public because of Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) regulations (these are known as “restricted securities”). Under procedures adopted by the Fund’s Trustees, certain restricted securities that are determined to be liquid will not be counted toward this 15% limit.
 
Leverage
Leverage occurs when the Fund increases its assets available for investment using reverse repurchase agreements, when-issued, delayed delivery, or forward commitment transactions, or other similar transactions. The use of other investment techniques, such as short sales and certain derivative transactions, can also create a leveraging effect on the Fund.
 
Loans
The Fund may invest in various commercial loans, including bank loans, bridge loans, debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) loans, mezzanine loans, and other fixed and floating rate loans. These loans may be acquired through loan participations and assignments or on a when-issued basis. Commercial loans will comprise no more than 20% of the Fund’s total assets.
 
Bank Loans. Bank loans are obligations of companies or other entities entered into in connection with recapitalizations, acquisitions, and refinancings. The Fund’s investments in bank loans are generally acquired as a participation interest in, or assignment of, loans originated by a lender or other financial institution. These investments may include institutionally-traded floating and fixed-rate debt securities.
 
Bridge Loans. Bridge loans are short-term loan arrangements typically made by a borrower in anticipation of receiving intermediate-term or long-term permanent financing. Most bridge loans are structured as floating-rate debt with step-up provisions under which the interest rate on the bridge loan increases the longer the loan remains outstanding. In addition, bridge loans commonly contain a conversion feature that allows the bridge loan investor to convert its loan interest to senior exchange notes if the loan has not been prepaid in full on or prior to its maturity date. Bridge loans typically are structured as senior loans, but may be structured as junior loans.

 
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DIP Loans. DIP loans are issued in connection with restructuring and refinancing transactions. DIP loans are loans to a debtor-in-possession in a proceeding under the U.S. bankruptcy code that have been approved by the bankruptcy court. DIP loans are typically fully secured by a lien on the debtor’s otherwise unencumbered assets or secured by a junior lien on the debtor’s encumbered assets (so long as the loan is fully secured based on the most recent current valuation or appraisal report of the debtor). DIP loans are often required to close with certainty and in a rapid manner to satisfy existing creditors and to enable the issuer to emerge from bankruptcy or to avoid a bankruptcy proceeding.
 
Mezzanine Loans. Mezzanine loans are secured by the stock of the company that owns the assets acquired with the proceeds of the loan. Mezzanine loans are a hybrid of debt and equity financing that is typically used to fund the expansion of existing companies. A mezzanine loan is composed of debt capital that gives the lender the right to convert to an ownership or equity interest in the company if the loan is not paid back in time and in full. Mezzanine loans typically are the most subordinated debt obligation in an issuer’s capital structure.
 
Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities
The Fund may purchase fixed or variable rate commercial or residential mortgage-backed securities issued by the Government National Mortgage Association (“Ginnie Mae”), the Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”), or other governmental or government-related entities. Ginnie Mae’s guarantees are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, which means that the U.S. Government guarantees that the interest and principal will be paid when due. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.
 
The Fund may also purchase mortgage- and asset-backed securities through single- and multi-seller conduits, collateralized mortgage obligations, collateralized debt obligations (including collateralized loan obligations and collateralized bond obligations), structured investment vehicles, and other similar securities. Asset-backed securities may be backed by various consumer obligations, including automobile loans, equipment leases, credit card receivables, or other collateral. In the event the underlying loans are not paid, the securities’ issuer could be forced to sell the assets and recognize losses on such assets, which could impact the Fund’s yield and your return.
 
Nondiversification
Diversification is a way to reduce risk by investing in a broad range of stocks or other securities. The Fund is classified as “nondiversified.” A fund that is classified as “nondiversified” has the ability to take larger positions in a smaller number of issuers than a fund that is classified as “diversified.” This gives a fund which is classified as nondiversified more flexibility to focus its investments in companies that the portfolio managers have identified as the most attractive for the investment objective and strategy of the fund. However, because the appreciation or depreciation of a single security may have a greater impact on the net asset value of a fund which is classified as nondiversified, its share price can be expected to fluctuate more than a comparable fund which is classified as diversified. This fluctuation, if significant, may affect the performance of the fund.
 
Portfolio Turnover
In general, the Fund intends to purchase securities for long-term investment, although, to a limited extent, the Fund may purchase securities in anticipation of relatively short-term gains. Short-term transactions may also result from liquidity needs, securities having reached a price or yield objective, changes in interest rates or the credit standing of an issuer, or by reason of economic or other developments not foreseen at the time of the initial investment decision. The Fund may also sell one security and simultaneously purchase the same or a comparable security to take advantage of short-term differentials in bond yields or securities prices. Portfolio turnover is affected by market conditions, changes in the size of the Fund (including due to shareholder purchases and redemptions), the nature of the Fund’s investments, and the investment style of the portfolio managers. Changes are normally made in the Fund’s portfolio whenever the portfolio managers believe such changes are desirable. Portfolio turnover rates are generally not a factor in making buy and sell decisions. Due to the nature of the securities in which the Fund invests, the Fund expects to have relatively high portfolio turnover compared to other funds.
 
Increased portfolio turnover may result in higher costs for brokerage commissions, dealer mark-ups, and other transaction costs, and may also result in taxable capital gains. Higher costs associated with increased portfolio turnover also may have a negative effect on the Fund’s performance.

 
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Real Estate-Related Securities
The Fund may invest in equity and debt securities of real estate-related companies. Such companies may include those in the real estate industry or real estate-related industries. These securities may include common stocks, preferred stocks, and other equity securities, including, but not limited to, mortgage-backed securities, real estate-backed securities, securities of real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) and similar REIT-like entities. A REIT is a trust that invests in real estate-related projects, such as properties, mortgage loans, and construction loans. REITs are generally categorized as equity, mortgage, or hybrid REITs. A REIT may be listed on an exchange or traded over-the-counter.
 
Securities Lending
The Fund may seek to earn additional income through lending its securities to certain qualified broker-dealers and institutions on a short-term or long-term basis. The Fund may lend portfolio securities on a short-term or long-term basis, in an amount equal to up to one-third of its total assets as determined at the time of the loan origination. When the Fund lends its securities, it receives collateral (including cash collateral), at least equal to the value of securities loaned. The Fund may earn income by investing this collateral in one or more affiliated or non-affiliated cash management vehicles. It is also possible that, due to a decline in the value of a cash management vehicle in which collateral is invested, the Fund may lose money. There is also the risk that when portfolio securities are lent, the securities may not be returned on a timely basis, and the Fund may experience delays and costs in recovering the security or gaining access to the collateral provided to the Fund to collateralize the loan. If the Fund is unable to recover a security on loan, the Fund may use the collateral to purchase replacement securities in the market. There is a risk that the value of the collateral could decrease below the cost of the replacement security by the time the replacement investment is made, resulting in a loss to the Fund. Janus Capital intends to manage the cash collateral in an affiliated cash management vehicle and will receive an investment advisory fee for managing such assets.
 
Short Sales
The Fund may engage in short sales. No more than 10% of the Fund’s net assets may be invested in short positions (through short sales of stocks, structured products, futures, swaps, and uncovered written calls). The Fund may engage in short sales “against the box” and options for hedging purposes that are not subject to this 10% limit. A short sale is generally a transaction in which the Fund sells a security it does not own or have the right to acquire (or that it owns but does not wish to deliver) in anticipation that the market price of that security will decline. To complete the transaction, the Fund must borrow the security to make delivery to the buyer. The Fund is then obligated to replace the security borrowed by purchasing the security at the market price at the time of replacement. A short sale is subject to the risk that if the price of the security sold short increases in value, the Fund will incur a loss because it will have to replace the security sold short by purchasing it at a higher price. In addition, the Fund may not always be able to close out a short position at a particular time or at an acceptable price. A lender may request, or market conditions may dictate, that the securities sold short be returned to the lender on short notice, and the Fund may have to buy the securities sold short at an unfavorable price. If this occurs at a time that other short sellers of the same security also want to close out their positions, it is more likely that the Fund will have to cover its short sale at an unfavorable price and potentially reduce or eliminate any gain, or cause a loss, as a result of the short sale. Because there is no upper limit to the price a borrowed security may reach prior to closing a short position, the Fund’s losses are potentially unlimited in a short sale transaction. The Fund’s gains and losses will also be decreased or increased, as the case may be, by the amount of any dividends, interest, or expenses, including transaction costs and borrowing fees, the Fund may be required to pay in connection with a short sale. Such payments may result in the Fund having higher expenses than a fund that does not engage in short sales and may negatively affect the Fund’s performance.
 
The Fund may also enter into short positions through derivative instruments such as options contracts, futures contracts, and swap agreements which may expose the Fund to similar risks. To the extent that the Fund enters into short derivative positions, the Fund may be exposed to risks similar to those associated with short sales, including the risk that the Fund’s losses are theoretically unlimited. Short sales and short derivatives positions have a leveraging effect on the Fund, which may increase the Fund’s volatility.
 
Special Situations
The Fund may invest in companies that demonstrate special situations or turnarounds, meaning companies that have experienced significant business problems but are believed to have favorable prospects for recovery. For example, a special situation or turnaround may arise when, in the opinion of the Fund’s portfolio managers, the securities of a particular issuer will be recognized as undervalued by the market and appreciate in value due to a specific development with respect to that issuer. Special situations may include significant changes in a company’s allocation of its existing capital, a restructuring of

 
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assets, or a redirection of free cash flow. For example, issuers undergoing significant capital changes may include companies involved in spin-offs, sales of divisions, mergers or acquisitions, companies involved in bankruptcy proceedings, or companies initiating large changes in their debt to equity ratio. Companies that are redirecting cash flows may be reducing debt, repurchasing shares, or paying dividends. Special situations may also result from: (i) significant changes in industry structure through regulatory developments or shifts in competition; (ii) a new or improved product, service, operation, or technological advance; (iii) changes in senior management or other extraordinary corporate event; (iv) differences in market supply of and demand for the security; or (v) significant changes in cost structure. Investments in “special situations” companies can present greater risks than investments in companies not experiencing special situations, and the Fund’s performance could be adversely impacted if the securities selected decline in value or fail to appreciate in value.
 
Swap Agreements
The Fund may utilize swap agreements as a means to gain exposure to certain companies or countries, and/or to “hedge” or protect its portfolio from adverse movements in securities prices, the rate of inflation, or interest rates. Swaps may also be used for capital appreciation. Swap agreements are two-party contracts to exchange one set of cash flows for another. Swap agreements entail the risk that a party will default on its payment obligations to the Fund. If the other party to a swap defaults, the Fund would risk the loss of the net amount of the payments that it contractually is entitled to receive. If the Fund utilizes a swap at the wrong time or judges market conditions incorrectly, the swap may result in a loss to the Fund and reduce the Fund’s total return. Various types of swaps such as credit default, equity, interest rate, and total return are described in the “Glossary of Investment Terms.”
 
U.S. Government Securities
The Fund may invest in U.S. Government securities. U.S. Government securities include those issued directly by the U.S. Treasury and those issued or guaranteed by various U.S. Government agencies and instrumentalities. Some government securities are backed by the “full faith and credit” of the United States. Other government securities are backed only by the rights of the issuer to borrow from the U.S. Treasury. Others are supported by the discretionary authority of the U.S. Government to purchase the obligations. Certain other government securities are supported only by the credit of the issuer. For securities not backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, the Fund must look principally to the agency or instrumentality issuing or guaranteeing the securities for repayment and may not be able to assert a claim against the United States if the agency or instrumentality does not meet its commitment. Such securities may involve increased risk of loss of principal and interest compared to government debt securities that are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States.
 
Because of the rising U.S. Government debt burden, it is possible that the U.S. Government may not be able to meet its financial obligations or that securities issued or backed by the U.S. Government may experience credit downgrades. Such a credit event may adversely affect the financial markets.
 
Other Types of Investments
Unless otherwise stated within its specific investment policies, the Fund may also invest in other types of domestic and foreign securities and use other investment strategies, as described in the “Glossary of Investment Terms.” These securities and strategies are not intended to be principal investment strategies of the Fund. If successful, they may benefit the Fund by earning a return on the Fund’s assets or reducing risk; however, they may not achieve the Fund’s investment objective. These securities and strategies may include:
 
•  preferred stocks and securities convertible into common stocks or preferred stocks
 
•  zero coupon, pay-in-kind, and step coupon securities
 
•  various derivative transactions including, but not limited to, options, futures, forwards, swap agreements (such as equity, interest rate, inflation index, credit default, and total return), participatory notes, structured notes, and other types of derivatives individually or in combination for hedging purposes or for nonhedging purposes such as seeking to earn income and enhance return, to protect unrealized gains, or to avoid realizing losses; such techniques may also be used to adjust currency exposure relative to a benchmark index, to gain exposure to the market pending investment of cash balances, or to meet liquidity needs
 
•  securities purchased on a when-issued, delayed delivery, or forward commitment basis
 
•  equity and fixed-income securities issued in private placement transactions

 
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RISKS OF THE FUND
 
The value of your investment will vary over time, sometimes significantly, and you may lose money by investing in the Fund. To varying degrees, the Fund may invest in equity securities, fixed-income securities, and derivatives. The following information is intended to help you better understand some of the risks of investing in the Fund, including those risks that are summarized in the Fund Summary section. This information also includes descriptions of other risks the Fund may be subject to as a result of additional investment strategies and general policies that may apply to the Fund. The impact of the following risks on the Fund may vary depending on the Fund’s investments. The greater the Fund’s investment in a particular security, the greater the Fund’s exposure to the risks associated with that security. Before investing in the Fund, you should consider carefully the risks that you assume when investing in the Fund.
 
Counterparty Risk. Fund transactions involving a counterparty are subject to the risk that the counterparty or a third party will not fulfill its obligation to the Fund (“counterparty risk”). Counterparty risk may arise because of the counterparty’s financial condition (i.e., financial difficulties, bankruptcy, or insolvency), market activities and developments, or other reasons, whether foreseen or not. A counterparty’s inability to fulfill its obligation may result in significant financial loss to the Fund. The Fund may be unable to recover its investment from the counterparty or may obtain a limited recovery, and/or recovery may be delayed. The Fund may be exposed to counterparty risk to the extent it participates in lending its securities to third parties and/or cash sweep arrangements whereby the Fund’s cash balance is invested in one or more types of cash management vehicles. In addition, the Fund may be exposed to counterparty risk through its investments in certain securities, including, but not limited to, repurchase agreements, debt securities, and derivatives (including various types of swaps, futures, and options). The Fund intends to enter into financial transactions with counterparties that Janus Capital believes to be creditworthy at the time of the transaction. There is always the risk that Janus Capital’s analysis of a counterparty’s creditworthiness is incorrect or may change due to market conditions. To the extent that the Fund focuses its transactions with a limited number of counterparties, it will have greater exposure to the risks associated with one or more counterparties.
 
Credit Quality Risk. Through the Fund’s investments in fixed-income securities, the Fund is subject to the risks associated with the credit quality of the issuers of those fixed-income securities. Credit quality measures the likelihood that the issuer or borrower will meet its obligations on a bond. One of the fundamental risks is credit risk, which is the risk that an issuer will be unable to make principal and interest payments when due, or default on its obligations. Higher credit risk may negatively impact the Fund’s returns and yield. U.S. Government securities are generally considered to be the safest type of investment in terms of credit risk. Municipal obligations generally rank between U.S. Government securities and corporate debt securities in terms of credit safety. Corporate debt securities, particularly those rated below investment grade, present the highest credit risk.
 
Many fixed-income securities receive credit ratings from services such as Standard & Poor’s, Fitch, and Moody’s. These services assign ratings to securities by assessing the likelihood of issuer default. The lower a bond issue is rated by an agency, the more credit risk it is considered to represent. Lower rated instruments and securities generally pay interest at a higher rate to compensate for the associated greater risk. Interest rates can fluctuate in response to economic or market conditions, which can result in a fluctuation in the price of a security and impact your return and yield. If a security has not received a rating, the Fund must rely upon Janus Capital’s credit assessment, which if incorrect can also impact the Fund’s returns and yield. Please refer to the “Explanation of Rating Categories” section of this Prospectus for a description of bond rating categories.
 
Derivatives Risk. Derivatives can be highly volatile and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying referenced securities. Gains or losses from a derivative investment can be substantially greater than the derivative’s original cost, and can therefore involve leverage. Leverage may cause the Fund to be more volatile than if it had not used leverage. Derivatives can be complex instruments and may involve analysis that differs from that required for other investment types used by the Fund. If the value of a derivative does not correlate well with the particular market or other asset class to which the derivative is intended to provide exposure, the derivative may not produce the anticipated result. Derivatives can also reduce the opportunity for gain or result in losses by offsetting positive returns in other investments. Derivatives can be less liquid than other types of investments and entail the risk that the counterparty will default on its payment obligations. If the counterparty to a derivative transaction defaults, the Fund would risk the loss of the net amount of the payments that it contractually is entitled to receive. To the extent the Fund enters into short derivative positions, the Fund may be exposed to risks similar to those associated with short sales, including the risk that the Fund’s losses are theoretically unlimited.

 
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Emerging Markets Risk. The Fund may invest in securities of issuers or companies from or with exposure to one or more “developing countries” or “emerging market countries.” Such countries include, but are not limited to, countries included in the MSCI Emerging Markets Indexsm. To the extent that the Fund invests a significant amount of its assets in one or more of these countries, its returns and net asset value may be affected to a large degree by events and economic conditions in such countries. The risks of foreign investing are heightened when investing in emerging markets, which may result in the price of investments in emerging markets experiencing sudden and sharp price swings. In many developing markets, there is less government supervision and regulation of business and industry practices (including the potential lack of strict finance and accounting controls and standards), stock exchanges, brokers, and listed companies than in more developed markets, making these investments potentially more volatile in price and less liquid than investments in developed securities markets, resulting in greater risk to investors. There is a risk in developing countries that a future economic or political crisis could lead to price controls, forced mergers of companies, expropriation or confiscatory taxation, imposition or enforcement of foreign ownership limits, seizure, nationalization, sanctions or imposition of restrictions by various governmental entities on investment and trading, or creation of government monopolies, any of which may have a detrimental effect on the Fund’s investments. The securities markets of many of these countries may also be smaller, less liquid, and subject to greater price volatility than those in the United States. In the event of a default on any investments in foreign debt obligations, it may be more difficult for the Fund to obtain or to enforce a judgment against the issuers of such securities. In addition, the Fund’s investments may be denominated in foreign currencies and therefore, changes in the value of a country’s currency compared to the U.S. dollar may affect the value of the Fund’s investments. To the extent that the Fund invests a significant portion of its assets in the securities of issuers in or companies of a single country or region, it is more likely to be impacted by events or conditions affecting that country or region, which could have a negative impact on the Fund’s performance. The Fund may be subject to emerging markets risk to the extent that it invests in securities of issuers or companies which are not considered to be from emerging markets, but which have customers, products, or transactions associated with emerging markets. Some of the risks of investing directly in foreign and emerging market securities may be reduced when the Fund invests indirectly in foreign securities through various other investment vehicles including derivatives, which also involve other risks.
 
Equity Securities Risk. The values of equity securities, such as common stocks and preferred stocks, may decline due to general market conditions that are not specifically related to a particular company, such as real or perceived adverse economic conditions, changes in the general outlook for corporate earnings, changes in interest or currency rates, or adverse investor sentiment generally. They may also decline due to factors that affect a particular industry or industries, such as labor shortages or increased production costs and competitive conditions within an industry. Equity securities generally have greater price volatility than fixed-income securities. These risks are generally magnified in the case of equity investments in distressed companies.
 
Eurozone Risk. A number of countries in the European Union (“EU”) have experienced, and may continue to experience, severe economic and financial difficulties. As a result, financial markets in the EU have been subject to increased volatility and declines in asset values and liquidity. Responses to these financial problems by European governments, central banks, and others, including austerity measures and reforms, may not work, may result in social unrest, and may limit future growth and economic recovery or have other unintended consequences. Further defaults or restructurings by governments and others of their debt could have additional adverse effects on economies, financial markets, and asset valuations around the world. In addition, one or more countries may abandon the euro and/or withdraw from the EU. The impact of these actions, especially if they occur in a disorderly fashion, is not clear but could be significant and far-reaching. To the extent that the Fund has exposure to European markets or to transactions tied to the value of the euro, these events could negatively affect the value and liquidity of the Fund’s investments. All of these developments may continue to significantly affect the economies of all EU countries, which in turn may have a material adverse effect on the Fund’s investments in such countries, other countries that depend on EU countries for significant amounts of trade or investment, or issuers with exposure to debt issued by certain EU countries.
 
Exchange-Traded Funds Risk. The Fund may invest in exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) to gain exposure to a particular portion of the market. ETFs are typically open-end investment companies, which may be managed or unmanaged, that generally seek to track the performance of a specific index. ETFs are traded on a national securities exchange at market prices that may vary from the net asset value of their underlying investments. Accordingly, there may be times when an ETF trades at a premium or discount. When the Fund invests in an ETF, in addition to directly bearing the expenses associated with its own operations, it will bear a pro rata portion of the ETF’s expenses. As a result, the cost of investing in the Fund may be higher than the cost of investing directly in ETFs and may be higher than other mutual funds that invest directly in stocks

 
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and bonds. ETFs also involve the risk that an active trading market for an ETF’s shares may not develop or be maintained. Similarly, because the value of ETF shares depends on the demand in the market, the Fund may not be able to purchase or sell an ETF at the most optimal time, which could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. In addition, ETFs that track particular indices may be unable to match the performance of such underlying indices due to the temporary unavailability of certain index securities in the secondary market or other factors, such as discrepancies with respect to the weighting of securities.
 
The ETFs in which the Fund invests are subject to specific risks, depending on the investment strategy of the ETF. In turn, the Fund will be subject to substantially the same risks as those associated with direct exposure to the securities or commodities held by the ETF. Because the Fund may invest in a broad range of ETFs, such risks may include, but are not limited to, leverage risk, foreign exposure risk, emerging markets risk, fixed-income risk, and commodity-linked investments risk. To the extent the Fund invests in fixed-income ETFs, it will be indirectly exposed to the same risks described under “Fixed-Income Securities Risk.”
 
Exchange-Traded Notes Risk. The Fund may invest in exchange-traded notes (“ETNs”), which are debt securities whose returns are linked to a particular index. ETNs are typically linked to the performance of a commodities index that reflects the potential return on unleveraged investments in futures contracts of physical commodities, plus a specified rate of interest that could be earned on cash collateral. ETNs are subject to credit risk and counterparty risk. The value of an ETN may vary and may be influenced by time to maturity, level of supply and demand for the ETN, volatility and lack of liquidity in underlying commodities markets, changes in the applicable interest rates, changes in the issuer’s credit rating, and economic, legal, political, or geographic events that affect the referenced commodity. When the Fund invests in ETNs it will bear its proportionate share of any fees and expenses borne by the ETN. There may be restrictions on the Fund’s right to redeem its investment in an ETN, which is meant to be held until maturity. The Fund’s decision to sell its ETN holdings may be limited by the availability of a secondary market.
 
Fixed-Income Securities Risk. The Fund invests in a variety of fixed-income securities. Typically, the values of fixed-income securities change inversely with prevailing interest rates. Therefore, a fundamental risk of fixed-income securities is interest rate risk, which is the risk that the value of such securities will generally decline as prevailing interest rates rise, which may cause the Fund’s net asset value to likewise decrease. The Fund may be subject to heightened interest rate risk because the Federal Reserve has ended its monetary stimulus program known as quantitative easing. The conclusion of quantitative easing and/or rising interest rates may expose fixed-income markets to increased volatility and may reduce the liquidity of certain Fund investments. These developments could cause the Fund’s net asset value to fluctuate or make it more difficult for the Fund to accurately value its securities. If rising interest rates cause the Fund to lose enough value, the Fund could also face increased shareholder redemptions, which could force the Fund to liquidate investments at disadvantageous times or prices, therefore adversely affecting the Fund. How specific fixed-income securities may react to changes in interest rates will depend on the specific characteristics of each security. For example, while securities with longer maturities tend to produce higher yields, they also tend to be more sensitive to changes in prevailing interest rates and are therefore more volatile than shorter-term securities and are subject to greater market fluctuations as a result of changes in interest rates. Fixed-income securities are also subject to credit risk, which is the risk that the credit strength of an issuer of a fixed-income security will weaken and/or that the issuer will be unable to make timely principal and interest payments and that the security may go into default. In addition, there is prepayment risk, which is the risk that during periods of falling interest rates, certain fixed-income securities with higher interest rates, such as mortgage- and asset-backed securities, may be prepaid by their issuers thereby reducing the amount of interest payments. This may result in the Fund having to reinvest its proceeds in lower yielding securities. Fixed-income securities may also be subject to valuation risk and liquidity risk. Valuation risk is the risk that one or more of the fixed-income securities in which the Fund invests are priced differently than the value realized upon such security’s sale. In times of market instability, valuation may be more difficult. Liquidity risk is the risk that fixed-income securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time that a portfolio manager would like or at the price a portfolio manager believes the security is currently worth. To the extent the Fund invests in fixed-income securities in a particular industry or economic sector, its share values may fluctuate in response to events affecting that industry or sector. Securities underlying mortgage- and asset-backed securities, which may include subprime mortgages, also may be subject to a higher degree of credit risk, valuation risk, and liquidity risk.
 
Foreign Exposure Risks. The Fund invests in foreign equity and debt securities either indirectly (e.g., depositary receipts, depositary shares, and passive foreign investment companies) or directly in foreign markets, including emerging markets. With respect to investments in securities of issuers or companies that are economically tied to different countries throughout

 
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the world, securities may be deemed to be economically tied to a particular country based on such factors as the issuer’s country of incorporation, primary listing, and other factors including, but not limited to operations, revenues, headquarters, management, and shareholder base. Investments in foreign securities, including securities of foreign and emerging market governments, may involve greater risks than investing in domestic securities because the Fund’s performance may depend on factors other than the performance of a particular company. These factors include:
 
•  Currency Risk. As long as the Fund holds a foreign security, its value will be affected by the value of the local currency relative to the U.S. dollar. When the Fund sells a foreign currency denominated security, its value may be worth less in U.S. dollars even if the security increases in value in its home country. U.S. dollar-denominated securities of foreign issuers may also be affected by currency risk, as the value of these securities may also be affected by changes in the issuer’s local currency.
 
•  Political and Economic Risk. Foreign investments may be subject to heightened political and economic risks, particularly in emerging markets which may have relatively unstable governments, immature economic structures, national policies restricting investments by foreigners, social instability, and different and/or developing legal systems. In some countries, there is the risk that the government may take over the assets or operations of a company or that the government may impose withholding and other taxes or limits on the removal of the Fund’s assets from that country. In addition, the economies of emerging markets may be predominantly based on only a few industries, may be highly vulnerable to changes in local or global trade conditions, and may suffer from extreme and volatile debt burdens or inflation rates.
 
•  Regulatory Risk. There may be less government supervision of foreign markets. As a result, foreign issuers may not be subject to the uniform accounting, auditing, and financial reporting standards and practices applicable to domestic issuers, and there may be less publicly available information about foreign issuers.
 
•  Foreign Market Risk. Foreign securities markets, particularly those of emerging market countries, may be less liquid and more volatile than domestic markets. These securities markets may trade a small number of securities, may have a limited number of issuers and a high proportion of shares, or may be held by a relatively small number of persons or institutions. Local securities markets may be unable to respond effectively to increases in trading volume, potentially making prompt liquidation of substantial holdings difficult or impossible at times. It is also possible that certain markets may require payment for securities before delivery, and delays may be encountered in settling securities transactions. In some foreign markets, there may not be protection against failure by other parties to complete transactions. It may not be possible for the Fund to repatriate capital, dividends, interest, and other income from a particular country or governmental entity. In addition, securities of issuers located in or economically tied to countries with emerging markets may have limited marketability and may be subject to more abrupt or erratic price movements which could also have a negative effect on the Fund. Such factors may hinder the Fund’s ability to buy and sell emerging market securities in a timely manner, affecting the Fund’s investment strategies and potentially affecting the value of the Fund.
 
•  Geographic Investment Risk. To the extent that the Fund invests a significant portion of its assets in a particular country or geographic region, the Fund will generally have more exposure to certain risks due to possible political, economic, social, or regulatory events in that country or region. Adverse developments in certain regions could also adversely affect securities of other countries whose economies appear to be unrelated and could have a negative impact on the Fund’s performance.
 
•  Transaction Costs. Costs of buying, selling, and holding foreign securities, including brokerage, tax, and custody costs, may be higher than those involved in domestic transactions.
 
High-Yield/High-Risk Bond Risk. High-yield/high-risk bonds (or “junk” bonds) are bonds rated below investment grade by the primary rating agencies such as Standard & Poor’s, Fitch, and Moody’s or are unrated bonds of similar quality. The value of lower quality bonds generally is more dependent on credit risk than investment grade bonds. Issuers of high-yield/high-risk bonds may not be as strong financially as those issuing bonds with higher credit ratings and are more vulnerable to real or perceived economic changes, political changes, or adverse developments specific to the issuer. In addition, the junk bond market can experience sudden and sharp price swings.
 
The secondary market on which high-yield securities are traded is less liquid than the market for investment grade securities. The lack of a liquid secondary market may have an adverse impact on the market price of the security. Additionally, it may be more difficult to value the securities because valuation may require more research, and elements of judgment may play a larger role in the valuation because there is less reliable, objective data available.

 
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Please refer to the “Explanation of Rating Categories” section of this Prospectus for a description of bond rating categories.
 
Industry Risk. Industry risk is the possibility that a group of related securities will decline in price due to industry-specific developments. Companies in the same or similar industries may share common characteristics and are more likely to react similarly to industry-specific market or economic developments. The Fund’s investments, if any, in multiple companies in a particular industry or economic sector may increase the Fund’s exposure to industry risk.
 
Interest Rate Risk. Generally, a fixed-income security will increase in value when prevailing interest rates fall and decrease in value when prevailing interest rates rise. Longer-term securities are generally more sensitive to interest rate changes than shorter-term securities, but they generally offer higher yields to compensate investors for the associated risks. High-yield bond prices and floating rate debt security prices are generally less directly responsive to interest rate changes than investment grade issues or comparable fixed rate securities, and may not always follow this pattern.
 
Leverage Risk. Engaging in transactions using leverage or those having a leveraging effect subjects the Fund to certain risks. These risks may be heightened if the Fund invests all, or a significant portion of its assets in futures, forwards, swaps, and other types of derivatives. Leverage can magnify the effect of any gains or losses, causing the Fund to be more volatile than if it had not been leveraged. Through the use of leverage, the Fund’s total investment exposure could far exceed the value of its portfolio securities and its investment performance could be dependent on securities not directly owned by the Fund. Certain commodity-linked derivatives may subject the Fund to leveraged market exposure to commodities. In addition, the Fund’s assets that are used as collateral to secure short sale transactions may decrease in value while the short positions are outstanding, which may force the Fund to use its other assets to increase collateral. There is no assurance that a leveraging strategy will be successful.
 
Loan Risks. The Fund may invest in various commercial loans. The risks of such investments vary, depending on the type of loans underlying the investments, as described below.
 
•  Bank Loan Risk. The bank loans in which the Fund invests may be denominated in U.S. or non-U.S. currencies, including the euro. Bank loans are obligations of companies or other entities entered into in connection with recapitalizations, acquisitions, and refinancings. The Fund’s investments in bank loans are generally acquired as a participation interest in, or assignment of, loans originated by a lender or other financial institution. These investments may include institutionally-traded floating and fixed-rate debt securities. The bank loans underlying these securities often involve borrowers with low credit ratings whose financial conditions are troubled or uncertain, including companies that are highly leveraged or in bankruptcy proceedings. Participation interests and assignments involve credit, interest rate, and liquidity risk. In addition, to the extent the Fund invests in non-U.S. bank loan investments, those investments also are subject to the risks of foreign investment, including Eurozone risk.
 
If the Fund purchases a participation interest, it may only be able to enforce its rights through the lender and may assume the credit risk of both the borrower and the lender. There are also risks involved in purchasing assignments. If a loan is foreclosed, the Fund may become part owner of any collateral securing the loan and may bear the costs and liabilities associated with owning and disposing of any collateral. The Fund could be held liable as a co-lender. In addition, there is no assurance that the liquidation of any collateral from a secured loan would satisfy a borrower’s obligations or that any collateral could be liquidated. There may be a number of intermediate participants in bank loan transactions and loan agreements that have specific rights, obligations, terms, and conditions. As such, any number of factors in an investment in bank loans could cause the Fund to lose income or principal on a particular investment, which in turn could affect the Fund’s returns, and you could lose money.
 
Interest rates on floating rate bank loans adjust with interest rate changes and/or issuer credit quality, and unexpected changes in such rates could result in losses to the Fund. Additionally, borrowers may pay back principal in whole or part, prior to scheduled due dates. Such prepayment may result in the Fund realizing less income on a particular investment and replacing the floating rate bank loan with a less attractive security, which may provide less return to the Fund.
 
Bank loans may be subject to restrictions on resale. Certain of the Fund’s investments in floating rate bank loans may be deemed illiquid and the Fund may have limited ability to trade in secondary trading markets. Such factors may have an adverse impact on the market price of such securities and may affect the Fund’s returns, resulting in a loss.
 
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assignments and participations. The Fund may also invest in other floating rate debt securities or other investments. For example, the Fund may invest in junior or subordinated loans or unsecured loans. Such loans may not provide desired returns or may increase the potential for loss of income or principal. Bank loan investments may be generally considered speculative and risks arising from the Fund’s investments in bank loans may be similar to those of investments in “junk” bonds or below investment grade investments. The Fund’s investments in bank loans may be more sensitive to economic changes, political changes, or adverse developments specific to the borrower than higher quality investments.
 
•  Bridge Loan Risk. Investments in bridge loans subject the Fund to certain risks in addition to those described above. In addition, any delay in obtaining permanent financing subjects the bridge loan investor to increased risk. A borrower’s use of bridge loans also involves the risk that the borrower may be unable to locate permanent financing to replace the bridge loan, which may impair the borrower’s perceived creditworthiness.
 
•  DIP Loan Risk. Investments in DIP loans are subject to the risk that the entity will not emerge from bankruptcy and will be forced to liquidate its assets. In the event of liquidation, the Fund’s only recourse will be against the property securing the DIP loan.
 
•  Mezzanine Loan Risk. Mezzanine loans generally are rated below investment grade, and frequently are unrated. Because mezzanine loans typically are the most subordinated debt obligation in an issuer’s capital structure, they are subject to the additional risk that the cash flow of the related borrower and any property securing the loan may be insufficient to repay the loan after the related borrower pays off any senior obligations. Mezzanine loans, which are usually issued in private placement transactions, may be considered illiquid. In addition, they are often used by smaller companies that may be highly leveraged, and in turn may be subject to a higher risk of default. Investment in mezzanine loans is a specialized practice that depends more heavily on independent credit analysis than investments in other fixed-income securities.
 
Management Risk. The Fund is an actively managed investment portfolio and is therefore subject to the risk that the investment strategies employed for the Fund may fail to produce the intended results. The Fund may underperform its benchmark index or other mutual funds with similar investment objectives.
 
Because the Fund may, from time to time, invest a significant amount of its assets in equity securities, the main risk is the risk that the value of the securities it holds might decrease in response to the activities of an individual company or in response to general market and/or economic conditions. If this occurs, the Fund’s share price may also decrease.
 
Because the Fund may, from time to time, also invest a significant amount of its assets in fixed-income securities or income-generating securities, it is subject to risks such as credit risk and interest rate fluctuations. The Fund’s performance may also be affected by risks of certain types of investments, such as foreign (non-U.S.) securities and derivative instruments.
 
The Fund may use short sales, futures, options, swap agreements (including, but not limited to, equity, interest rate, credit default, and total return), and other derivative instruments individually or in combination to “hedge” or protect its portfolio from adverse movements in securities prices and interest rates. The Fund may also use a variety of currency hedging techniques, including the use of forward currency contracts, to manage currency risk. There is no guarantee that a portfolio manager’s use of derivative investments will benefit the Fund. The Fund’s performance could be worse than if the Fund had not used such instruments. Use of such investments may instead increase risk to the Fund, rather than reduce risk.
 
The Fund’s performance may also be significantly affected, positively or negatively, by a portfolio manager’s use of certain types of investments, such as foreign (non-U.S.) securities, non-investment grade bonds (“junk” bonds), initial public offerings (“IPOs”), or securities of companies with relatively small market capitalizations. Note that a portfolio manager’s use of such investments may have a magnified performance impact on a fund with a small asset base and the fund may not experience similar performance as its assets grow.
 
Market Risk. The value of the Fund’s portfolio may decrease if the value of an individual company or security, or multiple companies or securities, in the portfolio decreases or if the portfolio managers’ belief about a company’s intrinsic worth is incorrect. Further, regardless of how well individual companies or securities perform, the value of the Fund’s portfolio could also decrease if there are deteriorating economic or market conditions, including, but not limited to, a general decline in prices on the stock markets, a general decline in real estate markets, a decline in commodities prices, or if the market favors different types of securities than the types of securities in which the Fund invests. As discussed in more detail under “Fixed-Income Securities Risk,” the conclusion of the Federal Reserve Board’s quantitative easing program could cause the value of the Fund to decrease and result in heightened levels of market volatility as well as interest rate risk and liquidity risk. If the

 
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value of the Fund’s portfolio decreases, the Fund’s net asset value will also decrease, which means if you sell your shares in the Fund you may lose money. Market risk may affect a single issuer, industry, economic sector, or the market as a whole.
 
Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk. Rising interest rates tend to extend the duration of, or reduce the rate of prepayments on, both commercial mortgage-backed securities (“CMBS”) and residential mortgage-backed securities (“RMBS”), making them more sensitive to changes in interest rates (“extension risk”). As a result, in a period of rising interest rates, the price of mortgage-backed securities may fall, causing the Fund to exhibit additional volatility. Mortgage-backed securities are also subject to prepayment risk. When interest rates decline, borrowers may pay off their mortgages sooner than expected. This can reduce the Fund’s returns because the Fund will have to reinvest that money at lower prevailing interest rates. Investments in mortgage-backed securities, including those comprised of subprime mortgages, may be subject to a higher degree of credit risk, valuation risk, and liquidity risk than various other types of fixed-income securities. Additionally, although mortgage-backed securities are generally supported by some form of government or private guarantee and/or insurance, there is no assurance that guarantors or insurers will meet their obligations.
 
CMBS are subject to certain other risks. The market for CMBS developed more recently than that for RMBS and is relatively small in terms of outstanding principal amount of issues compared to the RMBS market. CMBS are also subject to risks associated with a lack of standardized terms, shorter maturities than residential mortgage loans, and payment of all or substantially all of the principal at maturity, rather than regular amortization of principal. Moreover, the type and use of a particular commercial property may add to the risk of CMBS investments. Adverse changes in economic conditions and circumstances are more likely to have an adverse impact on mortgage-backed securities secured by loans on commercial properties than on those secured by residential properties.
 
Similarly, the value of the Fund’s investments in asset-backed securities may be adversely affected by changes in interest rates, factors concerning the interests in and structure of the issuer or originator of the receivables, the creditworthiness of the entities that provide any supporting letters of credit, surety bonds, or other credit or liquidity enhancements, and/or the market’s assessment of the quality of the underlying assets. Generally, the originating bank or credit provider is neither the obligor nor the guarantor of the security, and interest and principal payments ultimately depend upon payment of the underlying loans by individuals. The Fund could incur a loss if the underlying loans are not paid. In addition, most asset-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk in a declining interest rate environment. The impact of prepayments on the value of asset-backed securities may be difficult to predict and may result in greater volatility. Rising interest rates tend to extend the duration of asset-backed securities, making them more volatile and sensitive to changing interest rates.
 
Nondiversification Risk. The Fund is classified as nondiversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and may hold a greater percentage of its assets in a smaller number of issuers. As a result, an increase or decrease in the value of a single security held by the Fund may have a greater impact on the Fund’s net asset value and total return. Being nondiversified may also make the Fund more susceptible to financial, economic, political, or other developments that may impact a security. Although the Fund may satisfy the requirements for a diversified fund, the Fund’s nondiversified classification gives the Fund’s portfolio managers more flexibility to hold larger positions in a smaller number of securities than a fund that is classified as diversified. The Fund’s policy of concentrating its portfolio in a smaller number of holdings could result in more volatility in the Fund’s performance and share price.
 
Real Estate Securities Risk. To the extent it holds equity and/or debt securities of real estate-related companies, the Fund may be affected by the risks associated with real estate investments. The value of securities of companies in real estate and real estate-related industries, including securities of REITs, is sensitive to decreases in real estate values and rental income, property taxes, interest rates, tax and regulatory requirements, overbuilding/supply and demand, increased competition, local and general economic conditions, increases in operating costs, environmental liabilities, management skill in running a REIT, and the creditworthiness of the REIT. In addition, mortgage REITs and mortgage-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk. Mortgage-backed securities comprised of subprime mortgages and investments in other real estate-backed securities comprised of under-performing real estate assets also may be subject to a higher degree of credit risk, valuation risk, and liquidity risk. If the Fund has REIT investments, the Fund’s shareholders will indirectly bear their proportionate share of the REIT’s expenses, in addition to their proportionate share of the Fund’s expenses.
 
REIT Risk. To the extent that the Fund holds REITs, it may be subject to the additional risks associated with REIT investments. The ability to trade REITs in the secondary market can be more limited compared to other equity investments, and certain REITs have relatively small market capitalizations, which can increase the volatility of the market price for their securities. REITs are also subject to heavy cash flow dependency to allow them to make distributions to their shareholders.

 
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The prices of equity REITs are affected by changes in the value of the underlying property owned by the REITs and changes in capital markets and interest rates. The prices of mortgage REITs are affected by the quality of any credit they extend, the creditworthiness of the mortgages they hold, as well as by the value of the property that secures the mortgages. Equity REITs and mortgage REITs generally are not diversified and are subject to heavy cash flow dependency, defaults by borrowers, and self-liquidation. There is also the risk that borrowers under mortgages held by a REIT or lessees of a property that a REIT owns may be unable to meet their obligations to the REIT. In the event of a default by a borrower or lessee, the REIT may incur substantial costs associated with protecting its investments. Certain “special purpose” REITs in which the Fund may invest focus their assets in specific real property sectors, such as hotels, shopping malls, nursing homes, or warehouses, and are therefore subject to the specific risks associated with adverse developments in these sectors.
 
Reverse Repurchase Agreement Risk. Reverse repurchase agreements are transactions in which the Fund sells a security and simultaneously commits to repurchase that security from the buyer, such as a bank or broker-dealer, at an agreed upon price on an agreed upon future date. The repurchase price consists of the sale price plus an incremental amount reflecting the interest cost to the Fund on the proceeds it has received from the initial sale. Reverse repurchase agreements involve the risk that the value of securities that the Fund is obligated to repurchase under the agreement may decline below the repurchase price. Additionally, such transactions are only advantageous if the interest cost to the Fund of the reverse repurchase transaction is less than the cost of obtaining the cash otherwise. Interest costs on the proceeds received in a reverse repurchase agreement may exceed the return received on the investments made by the Fund with those proceeds, resulting in reduced returns to shareholders. When the Fund enters into a reverse repurchase agreement, it is subject to the risk that the buyer (counterparty) may default on its obligations to the Fund. In the event of such a default, the Fund may experience delays, costs, and losses, all of which may reduce returns to shareholders. Investing reverse repurchase proceeds may also have a leveraging effect on the Fund’s portfolio. The Fund’s use of leverage can magnify the effect of any gains or losses, causing the Fund to be more volatile than if it had not been leveraged. There is no assurance that any leveraging strategy used by the Fund will be successful.
 
Rule 144A Securities Risk. The Fund may invest in Rule 144A securities that are not registered for sale to the general public under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, but which may be resold to certain institutional investors. Such securities may be determined to be liquid in accordance with guidelines established by the Fund’s Trustees. However, an insufficient number of qualified institutional buyers interested in purchasing Rule 144A securities at a particular time could affect negatively the Fund’s ability to dispose of such securities promptly or at expected prices. As such, even if determined to be liquid, the Fund’s investment in Rule 144A securities may subject the Fund to enhanced liquidity risk and potentially increase the Fund’s exposure to illiquid investments if eligible buyers become uninterested in buying Rule 144A securities at a particular time.
 
Sovereign Debt Risk. The Fund may invest in U.S. and non-U.S. government debt securities (“sovereign debt”). Investments in U.S. sovereign debt are considered low risk. However, investments in non-U.S. sovereign debt can involve a high degree of risk, including the risk that the governmental entity that controls the repayment of sovereign debt may not be willing or able to repay the principal and/or to pay the interest on its sovereign debt in a timely manner. A sovereign debtor’s willingness or ability to satisfy its debt obligation may be affected by various factors, including its cash flow situation, the extent of its foreign currency reserves, the availability of foreign exchange when a payment is due, the relative size of its debt position in relation to its economy as a whole, the sovereign debtor’s policy toward international lenders, and local political constraints to which the governmental entity may be subject. Sovereign debtors may also be dependent on expected disbursements from foreign governments, multilateral agencies, and other entities. The failure of a sovereign debtor to implement economic reforms, achieve specified levels of economic performance, or repay principal or interest when due may result in the cancellation of third party commitments to lend funds to the sovereign debtor, which may further impair such debtor’s ability or willingness to timely service its debts. The Fund may be requested to participate in the rescheduling of such sovereign debt and to extend further loans to governmental entities, which may adversely affect the Fund’s holdings. In the event of default, there may be limited or no legal remedies for collecting sovereign debt and there may be no bankruptcy proceedings through which the Fund may collect all or part of the sovereign debt that a governmental entity has not repaid. In addition, to the extent the Fund invests in non-U.S. sovereign debt it may be subject to currency risk.

 
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Management of the Fund

 
INVESTMENT ADVISER
 
Janus Capital Management LLC, 151 Detroit Street, Denver, Colorado 80206-4805, is the investment adviser to the Fund. Janus Capital is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund’s investment portfolio and furnishes continuous advice and recommendations concerning the Fund’s investments. Janus Capital also provides certain administration and other services and is responsible for other business affairs of the Fund.
 
Janus Capital (together with its predecessors) has served as investment adviser to Janus mutual funds since 1970 and currently serves as investment adviser to all of the Janus funds, acts as subadviser for a number of private-label mutual funds, and provides separate account advisory services for institutional accounts and other unregistered products.
 
The Trust and Janus Capital have received an exemptive order from the Securities and Exchange Commission that permits Janus Capital, subject to the approval of the Trustees, to appoint or replace certain subadvisers to manage all or a portion of the Fund’s assets and enter into, amend, or terminate a subadvisory agreement with certain subadvisers without obtaining shareholder approval (a “manager-of-managers structure”). The manager-of-managers structure applies to subadvisers that are not affiliated with the Trust or Janus Capital (“non-affiliated subadvisers”), as well as any subadviser that is an indirect or direct “wholly-owned subsidiary” (as such term is defined by the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended) of Janus Capital or of another company that, indirectly or directly, wholly owns Janus Capital (collectively, “wholly-owned subadvisers”).
 
Pursuant to the order, Janus Capital, with the approval of the Trustees, has the discretion to terminate any subadviser and allocate and reallocate the Fund’s assets among Janus Capital and any other non-affiliated subadvisers or wholly-owned subadvisers (including terminating a non-affiliated subadviser and replacing it with a wholly-owned subadviser). Janus Capital, subject to oversight and supervision by the Trustees, has responsibility to oversee any subadviser to the Fund and to recommend for approval by the Trustees, the hiring, termination, and replacement of subadvisers for the Fund. The order also permits the Fund to disclose subadvisers’ fees only in the aggregate in the SAI. In the event that Janus Capital hires a new subadviser pursuant to the manager-of-managers structure, the Fund would provide shareholders with information about the new subadviser and subadvisory agreement within 90 days.
 
The Trustees and the initial shareholder of the Fund have approved the use of a manager-of-managers structure for the Fund.
 
Janus Capital furnishes certain administration, compliance, and accounting services for the Fund and is reimbursed by the Fund for certain of its costs in providing those services (to the extent Janus Capital seeks reimbursement and such costs are not otherwise waived). In addition, employees of Janus Capital and/or its affiliates may serve as officers of the Trust. Janus Capital provides office space for the Fund. Some expenses related to compensation payable to the Janus funds’ Chief Compliance Officer and compliance staff are shared with the Janus funds. The Fund also pays for salaries, fees, and expenses of certain Janus Capital employees and Fund officers, with respect to certain specified administration functions they perform on behalf of the Janus funds. The Janus funds pay these costs based on out-of-pocket expenses incurred by Janus Capital, and these costs are separate and apart from advisory fees and other expenses paid in connection with the investment advisory services Janus Capital provides to the Fund.
 
MANAGEMENT EXPENSES
 
The Fund pays Janus Capital an investment advisory fee and incurs expenses, including administrative services fees payable pursuant to the Transfer Agency Agreement, any other transfer agent and custodian fees and expenses, legal and auditing fees, printing and mailing costs of sending reports and other information to existing shareholders, and Independent Trustees’ fees and expenses. The Fund’s investment advisory fee is calculated daily and paid monthly. The Fund’s advisory agreement details the investment advisory fee and other expenses that the Fund must pay.
 
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The following table reflects the Fund’s contractual investment advisory fee rate (expressed as an annual rate).The rate shown is a fixed rate based on the Fund’s average daily net assets. [To be updated by Amendment]
 
             
        Contractual
    Average Daily
  Investment
    Net Assets
  Advisory Fee (%)
Fund Name   of the Fund   (annual rate)
Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund(1)
  [First $     ]     [     ]  
    [Next $     ]     [     ]  
    [Over $     ]     [     ]  
             
(1)  Janus Capital has agreed to waive its investment advisory fee and/or reimburse Fund expenses to the extent that the Fund’s total annual fund operating expenses (excluding administrative services fees payable pursuant to the Transfer Agency Agreement, brokerage commissions, interest, dividends, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses, and extraordinary expenses) exceed a certain level until at least [     ]. Application of an expense waiver and its effect on annual fund operating expenses is reflected, when applicable, in the “Fees and Expenses of the Fund” table in the Fund Summary of the Prospectus, and additional information is included under “Expense Limitation” below. The waiver is not reflected in the contractual fee rate shown.
 
A discussion regarding the basis for the Trustees’ approval of the Fund’s investment advisory agreement will be included in the Fund’s next annual or semiannual report to shareholders, following such approval. You can request the Fund’s annual or semiannual reports (as they become available), free of charge, by contacting a Janus representative at 1-800-525-3713. The reports are also available, free of charge, at janus.com/reports.
 
Expense Limitation
Janus Capital has contractually agreed to waive the advisory fee payable by the Fund or reimburse expenses in an amount equal to the amount, if any, that the Fund’s normal operating expenses in any fiscal year, including the investment advisory fee, but excluding administrative services fees payable pursuant to the Transfer Agency Agreement, brokerage commissions, interest, dividends, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses, and extraordinary expenses, exceed the annual rate shown below. For information about how the expense limit affects the total expenses of the Fund, see the “Fees and Expenses of the Fund” table in the Fund Summary of the Prospectus. Janus Capital has agreed to continue the waiver until at least [     ].
 
     
Fund Name   Expense Limit Percentage (%)
Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund(1)
  [     ]
     
(1)  For a period beginning with the Fund’s commencement of operations ([     ]) and expiring on the third anniversary of the commencement of operations, or until the Fund’s assets meet the first breakpoint in the investment advisory fee schedule, whichever occurs first, Janus Capital may recover from the Fund fees and expenses previously waived or reimbursed, which could then be considered a deferral, if the Fund’s expense ratio, including recovered expenses, falls below the expense limit.
 
INVESTMENT PERSONNEL
 
Janus Adaptive Global Allocation Fund
Co-Portfolio Managers Ashwin Alankar and Enrique Chang jointly share responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Fund, with no limitation on the authority of one co-portfolio manager in relation to the other.
 
Ashwin Alankar, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President and Head of Asset Allocation and Risk Management of Janus Capital. He is [Executive Vice President and] Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund, which he has co-managed since inception. Mr. Alankar is also Portfolio Manager of other Janus accounts. He joined Janus Capital in August 2014. Prior to joining Janus Capital, Mr. Alankar was Co-Chief Investment Officer of AllianceBernstein’s Tail Risk Parity products and a senior portfolio manager of the firm’s systematic multi-asset class alternative investment efforts from 2010 to 2014, and was a partner and portfolio manager for Platinum Grove Asset Management from 2003 to 2010. Mr. Alankar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

 
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Enrique Chang is Chief Investment Officer Equities and Asset Allocation of Janus Capital. He is [Executive Vice President and] Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund, which he has co-managed since inception. Mr. Chang is also Portfolio Manager of other Janus accounts. He joined Janus Capital in September 2013. During the previous five years, Mr. Chang was Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President for American Century Investments. Mr. Chang holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Master’s degree in Finance/Quantitative Analysis, and a Master’s degree in Statistics and Operations Research from New York University.
 
Information about the portfolio managers’ compensation structure and other accounts managed is included in the SAI.
 
Additionally, the portfolio managers consult with Myron Scholes, who assisted in the development of certain proprietary models used for the Fund, including the options implied information model. Mr. Scholes is the Frank E. Buck Professor of Finance, Emeritus, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences in 1997 for a method for determining the value of derivatives, and is the co-originator of the Black-Scholes options pricing model. The portfolio managers and Mr. Scholes periodically review the broad market, macroeconomic conditions, and other global financial factors that may impact the Fund’s allocation of assets among the underlying funds and asset classes.
 
Conflicts of Interest
Janus Capital manages many funds and numerous other accounts, which may include separate accounts and other pooled investment vehicles, such as hedge funds. Side-by-side management of multiple accounts, including the management of a cash collateral pool for securities lending and investing the Janus funds’ cash, may give rise to conflicts of interest among those accounts, and may create potential risks, such as the risk that investment activity in one account may adversely affect another account. For example, short sale activity in an account could adversely affect the market value of long positions in one or more other accounts (and vice versa). Side-by-side management may raise additional potential conflicts of interest relating to the allocation of investment opportunities and the aggregation and allocation of trades. Additionally, Janus Capital is the adviser to the Janus “funds of funds,” which are funds that invest primarily in other mutual funds managed by Janus Capital. To the extent that the Fund is an underlying fund in a Janus “fund of funds,” a potential conflict of interest arises when allocating the assets of the Janus “fund of funds” to the Fund. This conflict may be heightened since the portfolio managers of the Janus “funds of funds” also manage the Fund. Purchases and redemptions of fund shares by a Janus “fund of funds” due to reallocations or rebalancings may result in a fund having to sell securities or invest cash when it otherwise would not do so. Such transactions could accelerate the realization of taxable income if sales of securities resulted in gains and could also increase a fund’s transaction costs. Large redemptions by a Janus “fund of funds” may cause a fund’s expense ratio to increase due to a resulting smaller asset base. A further discussion of potential conflicts of interest and a discussion of certain procedures intended to mitigate such potential conflicts are contained in the Fund’s SAI.

 
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Other information

 
DISTRIBUTION OF THE FUND
 
The Fund is distributed by Janus Distributors LLC (“Janus Distributors”), which is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”). To obtain information about FINRA member firms and their associated persons, you may contact FINRA at www.finra.org, or 1-800-289-9999.
 
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Distributions and taxes

 
DISTRIBUTIONS
 
To avoid taxation of the Fund, the Internal Revenue Code requires the Fund to distribute all or substantially all of its net investment income and any net capital gains realized on its investments at least annually. Distributions are made at the class level, so they may vary from class to class within the Fund.
 
Distribution Schedule
Dividends from net investment income and distributions of net capital gains are normally declared and distributed in December but, if necessary, may be distributed at other times as well.
 
How Distributions Affect the Fund’s NAV
Distributions are paid to shareholders as of the record date of a distribution of the Fund, regardless of how long the shares have been held. Undistributed dividends and net capital gains are included in the Fund’s daily net asset value (“NAV”). The share price of the Fund drops by the amount of the distribution, net of any subsequent market fluctuations. For example, assume that on December 31, the Fund declared a dividend in the amount of $0.25 per share. If the Fund’s share price was $10.00 on December 30, the Fund’s share price on December 31 would be $9.75, barring market fluctuations. You should be aware that distributions from a taxable mutual fund do not increase the value of your investment and may create income tax obligations.
 
“Buying a Dividend”
If you purchase shares of the Fund just before a distribution, you will pay the full price for the shares and receive a portion of the purchase price back as a taxable distribution. This is referred to as “buying a dividend.” In the above example, if you bought shares on December 30, you would have paid $10.00 per share. On December 31, the Fund would pay you $0.25 per share as a dividend and your shares would now be worth $9.75 per share. Unless your account is set up as a tax-deferred account, dividends paid to you would be included in your gross income for federal income tax purposes, even though you may not have participated in the increase in NAV of the Fund, whether or not you reinvested the dividends. You should consult with your tax adviser as to potential tax consequences of any distributions that may be paid shortly after purchase.
 
For your convenience, distributions of net investment income and net capital gains are automatically reinvested in additional Shares of the Fund. To receive distributions in cash, contact a Janus representative at 1-800-525-3713. Whether reinvested or paid in cash, the distributions may be subject to taxes, unless your shares are held in a qualified tax-deferred plan or account.
 
DISTRIBUTION OPTIONS
 
When you open an account, it will automatically provide for reinvestment of all distributions. If you have a non-retirement account, you may change your distribution option at any time by logging on to janus.com/individual, by calling a Janus representative, or by writing to the Fund at one of the addresses listed in the Shareholder’s Manual section of this Prospectus. The Fund offers the following options:
 
Reinvestment Option. You may reinvest your income dividends and capital gains distributions in additional shares.
 
Cash Option. You may receive your income dividends and capital gains distributions in cash.
 
Reinvest and Cash Option. You may receive either your income dividends or capital gains distributions in cash and reinvest the other in additional shares.
 
Redirect Option. You may direct your dividends or capital gains distributions to purchase shares of another Janus fund.
 
The Fund reserves the right to reinvest uncashed dividend and distribution checks into your open non-retirement account at the NAV next computed after the check is cancelled. Subsequent distributions may also be reinvested. For more information, refer to “Shareholder Services and Account Policies.”
 
TAXES
 
As with any investment, you should consider the tax consequences of investing in the Fund. The following is a general discussion of certain federal income tax consequences of investing in the Fund. The discussion does not apply to qualified tax-deferred accounts or other non-taxable entities, nor is it a complete analysis of the federal income tax implications of
 
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investing in the Fund. You should consult your tax adviser regarding the effect that an investment in the Fund may have on your particular tax situation, including the federal, state, local, and foreign tax consequences of your investment.
 
Taxes on Distributions
Distributions by the Fund are subject to federal income tax, regardless of whether the distribution is made in cash or reinvested in additional shares of the Fund. Distributions from net investment income (which includes dividends, interest, and realized net short-term capital gains), other than qualified dividend income, are taxable to shareholders as ordinary income. Distributions of qualified dividend income are taxed to individuals and other noncorporate shareholders at long-term capital gain rates, provided certain holding period and other requirements are satisfied.
 
Distributions of net capital gain (i.e., the excess of net long-term capital gain over net short-term capital loss) are taxable as long-term capital gain, regardless of how long a shareholder has held Fund shares. In certain states, a portion of the distributions (depending on the sources of the Fund’s income) may be exempt from state and local taxes. Individuals, trusts, and estates whose income exceeds certain threshold amounts are subject to an additional 3.8% Medicare contribution tax on net investment income. Net investment income includes dividends paid by the Fund and capital gains from any sale or exchange of Fund shares. The Fund’s net investment income and capital gains are distributed to (and may be taxable to) those persons who are shareholders of the Fund at the record date of such payments. Although the Fund’s total net income and net realized gain are the results of its operations, the per share amount distributed or taxable to shareholders is affected by the number of Fund shares outstanding at the record date. Distributions declared to shareholders of record in October, November, or December and paid on or before January 31 of the succeeding year will be treated for federal income tax purposes as if received by shareholders on December 31 of the year in which the distribution was declared. Generally, account tax information will be made available to shareholders on or before February 15 of each year. Information regarding distributions may also be reported to the Internal Revenue Service.
 
Distributions made by the Fund with respect to Shares purchased through a qualified retirement plan will generally be exempt from current taxation if left to accumulate within the qualified plan. Generally, withdrawals from qualified plans may be subject to federal income tax at ordinary income rates and, if made before age 591/2, a 10% penalty tax may be imposed. The federal income tax status of your investment depends on the features of your qualified plan. For further information, please contact your tax adviser.
 
Taxes on Sales or Exchanges
Any time you sell or exchange shares of the Fund in a taxable account, it is considered a taxable event. For federal income tax purposes, an exchange is treated the same as a sale. Depending on the purchase price and the sale price, you may have a gain or loss on the transaction. The gain or loss will generally be treated as a long-term capital gain or loss if you held your shares for more than one year and if not held for such period, as a short-term capital gain or loss. Any tax liabilities generated by your transactions are your responsibility.
 
The Fund may be required to withhold U.S. federal income tax on all distributions and redemptions payable to shareholders who fail to provide their correct taxpayer identification number, fail to make certain required certifications, or who have been notified by the Internal Revenue Service that they are subject to backup withholding. The current backup withholding rate is applied.
 
If a shareholder does not meet the requirements of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”), the Fund may be required to impose a 30% U.S. withholding tax on distributions and proceeds from the sale or other disposition of shares in the Fund. FATCA withholding will generally apply to payments of dividends from net investment income made after June 30, 2014, and payments of gross proceeds from sales of Fund shares and distributions of net capital gains made after December 31, 2016. Shareholders should consult their individual tax advisers regarding the possible implications of this legislation.
 
When shareholders sell Fund shares from a taxable account, they typically receive information on their tax forms that calculates their gain or loss using the average cost method. Prior to January 1, 2012, this information was not reported to the IRS, and shareholders had the option of calculating gains or losses using an alternative IRS permitted method. In accordance with legislation passed by Congress in 2008, however, the Janus funds began reporting cost basis information to the IRS for shares purchased on or after January 1, 2012 and sold thereafter. The Fund will permit shareholders to elect their preferred cost basis method. In the absence of an election, the Fund will use an average cost basis method. Please consult your tax

 
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adviser to determine the appropriate cost basis method for your particular tax situation and to learn more about how the cost basis reporting laws apply to you and your investments.
 
Taxation of the Fund
Dividends, interest, and some capital gains received by the Fund on foreign securities may be subject to foreign tax withholding or other foreign taxes. If the Fund is eligible, it may from year to year make the election permitted under Section 853 of the Internal Revenue Code to pass through such taxes to shareholders as a foreign tax credit. If the Fund makes such election, foreign taxes paid by the Fund will be reported to shareholders as income and shareholders may claim a tax credit or deduction for such taxes, subject to certain limitations. If such an election is not made, any foreign taxes paid or accrued will represent an expense to the Fund.
 
Certain fund transactions may involve short sales, futures, options, swap agreements, hedged investments, and other similar transactions, and may be subject to special provisions of the Internal Revenue Code that, among other things, can potentially affect the character, amount, and timing of distributions to shareholders, and utilization of capital loss carryforwards. The Fund will monitor its transactions and may make certain tax elections and use certain investment strategies where applicable in order to mitigate the effect of these tax provisions, if possible.
 
The Fund does not expect to pay any federal income or excise taxes because it intends to meet certain requirements of the Internal Revenue Code, including the distribution each year of substantially all its net investment income and net capital gains. It is important that the Fund meets these requirements so that any earnings on your investment will not be subject to federal income taxes twice. Funds that invest in partnerships may be subject to state tax liabilities.

 
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Shareholder’s manual

 
This Shareholder’s Manual is for those shareholders investing directly with the Fund. This section will help you become familiar with the different types of accounts you can establish with Janus. It also explains in detail the wide array of services and features you can establish on your account, as well as describes account policies and fees that may apply to your account. Account policies (including fees), services, and features may be modified or discontinued without shareholder approval or prior notice.
 
With certain limited exceptions, the Fund is generally available only to shareholders residing in the United States and employees of Janus or its affiliates. For purposes of this policy, the Fund requires that a shareholder and/or entity be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States or a U.S. Territory (including overseas U.S. military or diplomatic addresses) or a resident alien residing in the United States or a U.S. Territory with a valid U.S. Taxpayer Identification Number to open an account with the Fund.
 
DOING BUSINESS WITH JANUS
 
The Shares are generally no longer being made available to new investors who do not already have a direct account with the Janus funds. The Shares are available only to investors who hold accounts directly with the Janus funds, to immediate family members or members of the same household of an eligible individual investor, and to existing beneficial owners of sole proprietorships or partnerships that hold accounts directly with the Janus funds. Under certain limited circumstances, shareholders of other Janus share classes who no longer wish to hold shares through an intermediary may be eligible to purchase Class D Shares.
 
In addition, directors, officers, and employees of Janus Capital Group Inc. (“JCGI”) and its affiliates, as well as Trustees and officers of the Fund, may purchase Class D Shares. Under certain circumstances, where there has been a change in the form of ownership due to, for example, mandatory retirement distributions, legal proceedings, estate settlements, or the gifting of Shares, the recipient of Class D Shares may continue to purchase Class D Shares.
 
The Fund offers multiple classes of shares in order to meet the needs of various types of investors. You should carefully consider which class of shares to purchase. Certain classes have higher expenses than other classes, which may lower the return on your investment. If you would like additional information about the other available share classes, please call 1-800-525-3713.
 
Online – janus.com – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
 
At janus.com/individual* existing shareholders can:
 
  •  Open the following types of accounts: individual, joint, UGMA/UTMA, Traditional and Roth IRAs, Simplified Employee Pension (“SEP”) IRAs, and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts
  •  Review your account or your complete portfolio
  •  Buy, exchange, and sell Janus funds
  •  View your personalized performance
  •  Analyze the fees associated with your investment (www.finra.org/fundanalyzer)
  •  Obtain Fund information and performance
  •  Update personal information
  •  Receive electronic daily, quarterly, and year-end statements, semiannual and annual reports, prospectuses, and tax forms
 
  Certain account or transaction types may be restricted from being processed through janus.com. If you would like more information about these restrictions, please contact a Janus representative.
 
     
Janus XpressLinetm
1-888-979-7737
• 24-hour automated phone system

Janus Representatives
1-800-525-3713

TDD
For the speech and hearing impaired.
1-800-525-0056
 
Mailing Address
Janus
P.O. Box 55932
Boston, MA 02205-5932

For Overnight Mail
Janus
30 Dan Road, Suite 55932
Canton, MA 02021-2809
 
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MINIMUM INVESTMENTS*
 
         
To open a new regular Fund account   $ 2,500  
         
To open a new UGMA/UTMA account, Coverdell Education Savings Account, or a retirement Fund account        
• without an automatic investment program
  $ 1,000  
• with an automatic investment program of $50 per month
  $ 500  
         
To add to any existing type of Fund account without an automatic investment program   $ 100  
         
To add to any existing type of Fund account with an automatic investment program   $ 50  
         
The Fund reserves the right to change the amount of these minimums from time to time or to waive them in whole or in part. Participants in certain retirement plans, including but not limited to, Janus prototype Money Purchase Pension and Profit Sharing plans, SEP IRAs, SAR SEP IRAs, or outside qualified retirement plans, may not be subject to the stated minimums. Employees of Janus Capital, its wholly-owned subsidiaries, INTECH, and Perkins may open Fund accounts for $100.
 
Minimum Investment Requirements
Due to the proportionately higher costs of maintaining small accounts, the Fund reserves the right to deduct an annual $25 minimum balance fee per Fund account (paid to Janus Services) with values below the minimums described under “Minimum Investments” or to close Fund accounts valued at less than $100. This policy may not apply to accounts that fall below the minimums solely as a result of market value fluctuations or to those accounts not subject to a minimum investment requirement. The fee or account closure will occur during the fourth quarter of each calendar year. You may receive written notice before we charge the $25 fee or close your account so that you may increase your account balance to the required minimum provided you meet certain residency eligibility requirements. Please note that you may incur a tax liability as a result of the fee being charged or the redemption.
 
TYPES OF ACCOUNT OWNERSHIP
 
Please refer to janus.com/individual or an account application for specific requirements to open and maintain an account.
 
Individual or Joint Ownership
Individual accounts are owned by one person. Joint accounts have two or more owners.
 
Trust
An established trust can open an account. The names of each trustee, the name of the trust, and the date of the trust agreement must be included on the application.
 
Business Accounts
Corporations and partnerships may also open an account. The application must be signed by an authorized officer of the corporation or a general partner of the partnership.
 
TAX-DEFERRED ACCOUNTS
 
Please refer to janus.com/individual or an account application for specific requirements to open and maintain an account. Certain tax-deferred accounts can only be opened and maintained via written request. Please contact a Janus representative for more information.
 
If you are eligible, you may set up one or more tax-deferred accounts. A tax-deferred account allows you to shelter your investment income and capital gains from current income taxes. A contribution to certain of these plans may also be tax deductible. The types of tax-deferred accounts that may be opened with Janus are described below. Investors should consult their tax adviser or legal counsel before selecting a tax-deferred account. You may initiate a rollover or a transfer of assets from certain tax-deferred accounts via janus.com/individual.
 
Investing for Your Retirement
Please visit janus.com/individual or call a Janus representative for more complete information regarding the different types of IRAs available. Distributions from these plans may be subject to income tax and generally to an additional tax if withdrawn prior to age 591/2 or used for a nonqualifying purpose.

 
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Traditional and Roth IRAs
Both IRAs allow most individuals with earned income to contribute up to the lesser of $5,500 or 100% of compensation, with future years increased by cost-of-living adjustments. In addition, IRA holders age 50 or older may contribute $1,000 more than these limits.
 
Simplified Employee Pension (“SEP”) IRA
This plan allows small business owners (including sole proprietors) to make tax-deductible contributions for themselves and any eligible employee(s). A SEP requires an IRA (a “SEP-IRA”) to be set up for each SEP participant.
 
Profit Sharing or Money Purchase Pension Plans
These plans are open to corporations, partnerships, and small business owners (including sole proprietors) for the benefit of their employees and themselves. You may only open and maintain this type of account via written request. Please contact a Janus representative for more information.
 
ACCOUNTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF A CHILD
 
Custodial Accounts (UGMA or UTMA)
An UGMA/UTMA account is a custodial account managed for the benefit of a minor.
 
Coverdell Education Savings Account
This tax-deferred plan allows individuals, subject to certain income limitations, to contribute up to $2,000 annually on behalf of any child under the age of 18. Contributions are also allowed on behalf of children with special needs beyond age 18. Distributions are generally tax-free when used for qualified education expenses.
 
 
Please refer to the following for information regarding opening an account and conducting business with Janus.
 
TO OPEN AN ACCOUNT OR BUY SHARES
 
Certain tax-deferred accounts can only be opened and maintained via written request. Please contact a Janus representative for more information.
 
As previously noted, with certain limited exceptions, the Fund is generally available only to shareholders residing in the United States. Unless you meet certain residency eligibility requirements, you may not be able to open an account or buy additional shares.
 
Online
•  You may open a new Fund account or you may buy shares in an existing Fund account. You may elect to have Janus electronically withdraw funds from your designated bank account. You may initiate a rollover or a transfer of assets from certain tax-deferred accounts via janus.com/individual. A real-time confirmation of your transaction will be provided via janus.com/individual.
 
By Telephone 
•  For an existing account, you may use Janus XpressLine™ to buy shares 24 hours a day, or you may call a Janus representative during normal business hours. Janus will electronically withdraw funds from your designated bank account.
 
•  You may also buy shares by wiring money from your bank account to your Fund account. For wiring instructions, call a Janus representative.
 
By Mail/In Writing
•  To open your Fund account, complete and sign the appropriate application. Make your check payable to Janus or elect a one-time electronic withdrawal from your bank account as noted on the appropriate application.
 
•  To buy additional shares, complete the remittance slip accompanying your confirmation statement. If you are making a purchase into a retirement account, please indicate whether the purchase is a rollover or a current or prior year contribution. Send your check and remittance slip or written instructions to the address listed on the slip.

 
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By Automated Investments
•  To buy additional shares through the Automatic Investment Program, you select the frequency with which your money ($50 minimum) will be electronically transferred from your bank account to your Fund account. Certain tax-deferred accounts are not eligible for automated investments.
 
•  You may buy additional shares using Payroll Deduction if your employer can initiate this type of transaction. You may have all or a portion of your paycheck ($50 minimum) invested directly into your Fund account.
Note:  For more information, refer to “Paying for Shares.”
 
TO EXCHANGE SHARES
 
As previously noted, with certain limited exceptions, the Fund is generally available only to shareholders residing in the United States. Unless you meet certain residency eligibility requirements, the exchange privilege may not be available.
 
Online
•  Exchanges may be made online at janus.com/individual.
 
By Telephone
•  Generally all accounts are automatically eligible to exchange shares by telephone. To exchange all or a portion of your shares into any other available Janus fund, call Janus XpressLine™ or a Janus representative.
 
By Mail/In Writing
•  To request an exchange in writing, please follow the instructions in “Written Instructions.”
 
By Systematic Exchange
•  You determine the amount of money you would like automatically exchanged from one Fund account to another on any day of the month.
 
Note:  For more information, refer to “Exchanges.”
 
TO SELL SHARES
 
As previously noted, with certain limited exceptions, the Fund is generally available only to shareholders residing in the United States. Unless you meet certain residency eligibility requirements, once you close your account, you may not make additional investments in the Fund.
 
Online
•  Redemptions may be made online at janus.com/individual.
 
By Telephone
•  Generally all accounts are automatically eligible to sell shares by telephone. To sell all or a portion of your shares, call Janus XpressLine™ or a Janus representative. The Fund reserves the right to limit the dollar amount that you may redeem from your account by telephone.
 
By Mail/In Writing
•  To request a redemption in writing, please follow the instructions in “Written Instructions.”
 
By Systematic Redemption
•  This program allows you to sell shares worth a specific dollar amount from your Fund account on a regular basis.
 
Note:  For more information, refer to “Payment of Redemption Proceeds.”

 
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PRICING OF FUND SHARES
 
The per share NAV for each class is computed by dividing the total value of assets allocated to the class, less liabilities allocated to that class, by the total number of outstanding shares of the class. The Fund’s NAV is calculated as of the close of the regular trading session of the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) (normally 4:00 p.m. New York time) each day that the NYSE is open (“business day”). However, the NAV may be calculated earlier if trading on the NYSE is restricted, or as permitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Foreign securities held by the Fund may be traded on days and at times when the NYSE is closed and the NAV is therefore not calculated. Accordingly, the value of the Fund’s holdings may change on days that are not business days in the United States and on which you will not be able to purchase or redeem the Fund’s Shares.
 
All purchases, exchanges, and redemptions will be duly processed at the NAV as described under “Policies in Relation to Transactions” after your request is received in good order by the Fund or its agents.
 
Securities held by the Fund are valued in accordance with policies and procedures established by and under the supervision of the Trustees. To the extent available, equity securities are generally valued on the basis of market quotations. Most fixed-income securities are typically valued using an evaluated bid price supplied by an approved pricing service that is intended to reflect market value. The evaluated bid price is an evaluation that may consider factors such as security prices, yields, maturities, and ratings. Certain short-term instruments maturing within 60 days or less may be valued at amortized cost, which approximates market value. If a market quotation or evaluated price for a security is not readily available or is deemed unreliable, or if an event that is expected to affect the value of the security occurs after the close of the principal exchange or market on which the security is traded, and before the close of the NYSE, a fair value of the security will be determined in good faith under the policies and procedures. Such events include, but are not limited to: (i) a significant event that may affect the securities of a single issuer, such as a merger, bankruptcy, or significant issuer-specific development; (ii) an event that may affect an entire market, such as a natural disaster or significant governmental action; (iii) a non-significant event such as a market closing early or not opening, or a security trading halt; and (iv) pricing of a non-valued security and a restricted or non-public security. This type of fair value pricing may be more commonly used with foreign equity securities, but it may also be used with, among other things, thinly-traded domestic securities or fixed-income securities. Special valuation considerations may apply with respect to “odd-lot” fixed-income transactions which, due to their small size, may receive evaluated prices by pricing services which reflect a large block trade and not what actually could be obtained for the odd-lot position. For valuation purposes, quotations of foreign portfolio securities, other assets and liabilities, and forward contracts stated in foreign currency are generally translated into U.S. dollar equivalents at the prevailing market rates. The Fund uses systematic fair valuation models provided by independent pricing services to value foreign equity securities in order to adjust for stale pricing, which may occur between the close of certain foreign exchanges and the close of the NYSE.
 
Due to the subjective nature of systematic fair value pricing, the Fund’s value for a particular security may be different from the last quoted market price. Systematic fair value pricing may reduce arbitrage activity involving the frequent buying and selling of mutual fund shares by investors seeking to take advantage of a perceived lag between a change in the value of the Fund’s portfolio securities and the reflection of such change in the Fund’s NAV, as further described in the “Excessive Trading” section of this Prospectus. While funds that invest in foreign securities may be at a greater risk for arbitrage activity, such activity may also arise in funds which do not invest in foreign securities, for example, when trading in a security held by a fund is halted and does not resume prior to the time the fund calculates its NAV (referred to as “stale pricing”). Funds that hold thinly-traded securities, such as certain small-capitalization securities or high-yield fixed-income securities, may be subject to attempted use of arbitrage techniques. To the extent that the Fund’s valuation of a security is different from the security’s market value, short-term arbitrage traders buying and/or selling shares of the Fund may dilute the NAV of the Fund, which negatively impacts long-term shareholders. The Fund’s fair value pricing and excessive trading policies and procedures may not completely eliminate short-term trading in certain omnibus accounts and other accounts traded through intermediaries.
 
The value of the securities of other open-end funds held by the Fund, if any, will be calculated using the NAV of such open-end funds, and the prospectuses for such open-end funds explain the circumstances under which they use fair value pricing and the effects of using fair value pricing.
 
Policies in Relation to Transactions
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its agents prior to the close of the regular trading session of the NYSE (normally 4:00 p.m. New York time) in order to receive that day’s NAV. Transaction requests submitted in writing and mailed to Janus’ P.O. Box, once delivered, are considered received for processing the following business day. Transactions involving funds which pay dividends will generally begin to earn dividends, as applicable, on the first bank business day following the date of purchase.
 
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES FEES
 
The Fund pays an annual administrative services fee of 0.12% of net assets of Class D Shares. These administrative services fees are paid by Class D Shares of the Fund. Janus Services provides or arranges for the provision of shareholder services including, but not limited to, recordkeeping, accounting, answering inquiries regarding accounts, transaction processing, transaction confirmations, and the mailing of prospectuses and shareholder reports.
 
PAYMENTS TO FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES BY JANUS CAPITAL OR ITS AFFILIATES
 
With respect to other share classes not offered in this Prospectus, Janus Capital or its affiliates may pay fees, from their own assets, to selected brokerage firms, banks, financial advisors, retirement plan service providers, and other financial intermediaries that sell the Janus funds for distribution, marketing, promotional, or related services, and/or for providing recordkeeping, subaccounting, transaction processing, and other shareholder or administrative services (including payments for processing transactions via National Securities Clearing Corporation (“NSCC”) or other means) in connection with investments in the Janus funds. These fees are in addition to any fees that may be paid by the Janus funds for these types of services or other services. Shareholders investing through an intermediary should consider whether such arrangements exist when evaluating any recommendations from an intermediary and when considering which share class of a fund is most appropriate.
 
In addition, Janus Capital or its affiliates may also share certain marketing expenses with intermediaries, or pay for or sponsor informational meetings, seminars, client awareness events, support for marketing materials, sales reporting, or business building programs for such financial intermediaries to raise awareness of the Fund. Janus Capital or its affiliates may make payments to participate in intermediary marketing support programs which may provide Janus Capital or its affiliates with one or more of the following benefits: attendance at sales conferences, participation in meetings or training sessions, access to or information about intermediary personnel, use of an intermediary’s marketing and communication infrastructure, fund analysis tools, business planning and strategy sessions with intermediary personnel, information on industry- or platform-specific developments, trends and service providers, and other marketing-related services. Such payments may be in addition to, or in lieu of, the payments described above. These payments are intended to promote the sales of Janus funds and to reimburse financial intermediaries, directly or indirectly, for the costs that they or their salespersons incur in connection with educational seminars, meetings, and training efforts about the Janus funds to enable the intermediaries and their salespersons to make suitable recommendations, provide useful services, and maintain the necessary infrastructure to make the Janus funds available to their customers.
 
The receipt of (or prospect of receiving) payments described above may provide a financial intermediary and its salespersons with an incentive to favor sales of Janus funds’ shares over sales of other mutual funds (or non-mutual fund investments) or to favor sales of one class of Janus funds’ shares over sales of another Janus funds’ share class, with respect to which the financial intermediary does not receive such payments or receives them in a lower amount. The receipt of these payments may cause certain financial intermediaries to elevate the prominence of the Janus funds within such financial intermediary’s organization by, for example, placement on a list of preferred or recommended funds and/or the provision of preferential or enhanced opportunities to promote the Janus funds in various ways within such financial intermediary’s organization.
 
From time to time, certain financial intermediaries approach Janus Capital to request that Janus Capital make contributions to certain charitable organizations. In these cases, Janus Capital’s contribution may result in the financial intermediary, or its salespersons, recommending Janus funds over other mutual funds (or non-mutual fund investments).
 
The payment arrangements described above will not change the price an investor pays for Shares nor the amount that a Janus fund receives to invest on behalf of the investor. You should consider whether such arrangements exist when evaluating any recommendations from an intermediary to purchase or sell Shares of the Fund and, if applicable, when considering which share class of the Fund is most appropriate for you.

 
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PAYING FOR SHARES
 
As previously noted, with certain limited exceptions, the Fund is generally available only to shareholders residing in the United States. Unless you meet certain residency eligibility requirements, you may not be able to buy shares.
 
Please note the following when purchasing Shares:
 
•  Cash, credit cards, third party checks (with certain limited exceptions), travelers cheques, credit card checks, line of credit checks, or money orders will not be accepted.
 
•  All purchases must be made in U.S. dollars and checks must be drawn on U.S. banks or an accepted non-U.S. bank.
 
•  Purchases initiated using a bill-pay service (or an equivalent) and presented either electronically or in the form of a check are considered direct deposit transactions.
 
•  When purchasing Shares through the Automatic Investment Program, your automatic investment selection(s) will generally be active within three days following receipt of your authorization for the date and amount you specify. If no date or dollar amount is specified on your application, investments of $50 will be made on the 20th of each month. If the balance in the Janus fund account you are buying into falls to zero as the result of a redemption, exchange, or minimum balance fee, your Automatic Investment Program will be discontinued.
 
•  We may make additional attempts to debit your predesignated bank account for automated investments that initially fail. You are liable for any costs associated with these additional attempts. If your automated investment fails, you may purchase Shares of the Fund by submitting good funds via another method accepted by the Fund (e.g., by wire transfer). In this case, your purchase will be processed at the next NAV determined after we receive good funds, not at the NAV available as of the date of the original request.
 
•  The Fund reserves the right to reject any purchase order, including exchange purchases, for any reason. The Fund is not intended for excessive trading. For more information about the Fund’s policy on excessive trading, refer to “Excessive Trading.”
 
•  If all or a portion of a purchase is received for investment without a specific fund designation, for investment in one of our closed funds, or for investment in a fund that is not yet available for public sale, the undesignated amount or entire investment, as applicable, will be invested in Janus Money Market Fund. For investments without a specific fund designation, where you own a single Fund account with a current balance greater than zero, the investment will be applied to that Fund account. For investments without a specific fund designation, where you own two or more Fund accounts with current balances greater than zero, and for investments in closed funds, unless you later direct Janus to (i) buy shares of another Janus fund or (ii) sell shares of Janus Money Market Fund and return the proceeds (including any dividends earned) to you, Janus will treat your inaction as approval of the purchase of Janus Money Market Fund. If you hold shares of a closed fund and submit an order directly to Janus for your account in that closed fund, your account must be open and your order must clearly indicate that you are currently a shareholder of the closed fund, or your money will be invested in Janus Money Market Fund. If you submit an order to buy shares of a fund that is not yet available for investment (during a subscription period), your investment will be held in Janus Money Market Fund until the new fund’s commencement of operations. At that time, your investment (including any dividends) will be automatically exchanged from Janus Money Market Fund to the new fund. All orders for purchase, exchange, or redemption will receive the NAV as described under “Policies in Relation to Transactions.”
 
•  For Fund purchases by check, if your check does not clear for any reason, your purchase will be cancelled.
 
•  If your purchase is cancelled for any reason, you will be responsible for any losses or fees imposed by your bank and may be responsible for losses that may be incurred as a result of any decline in the value of the cancelled purchase.
 
In compliance with the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (“USA PATRIOT Act”), Janus is required to verify certain information on your account application as part of its Anti-Money Laundering Program. You will be required to provide your full name, date of birth, social security number, and permanent street address to assist in verifying your identity. You may also be asked to provide documents that may help to establish your identity. Until verification of your identity is made, Janus may temporarily limit additional share purchases. In addition, Janus may close an account if it is unable to verify a shareholder’s identity. Please contact a Janus representative if you need additional assistance when completing your application or additional information about the Anti-Money Laundering Program.

 
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In an effort to ensure compliance with this law, Janus’ Anti-Money Laundering Program (the “Program”) provides for the development of internal practices, procedures and controls, designation of anti-money laundering compliance officers, an ongoing training program, and an independent audit function to determine the effectiveness of the Program.
 
The Fund has also adopted an identity theft policy (“Red Flag Policy”) to detect, prevent, and mitigate patterns, practices, or specific activities that indicate the possible existence of identity theft. The Fund is required by law to obtain certain personal information which will be used to verify your identity. The Red Flag Policy applies to the opening of Fund accounts and activity with respect to existing accounts.
 
EXCHANGES
 
As previously noted, with certain limited exceptions, the Fund is generally available only to shareholders residing in the United States. Unless you meet certain residency eligibility requirements, the exchange privilege may not be available.
 
Please note the following when exchanging shares:
 
•  An exchange represents the redemption (or sale) of shares from the Fund and the purchase of shares of another fund, which may produce a taxable gain or loss in a non-retirement account.
 
•  You may generally exchange Shares of the Fund for Shares of the same class of any other fund in the Trust.
 
•  You may also exchange shares of one class for another class of shares within the same fund, provided the eligibility requirements of the class of shares to be received are met. The Fund’s fees and expenses differ between share classes. Exchanging from a direct share class to one held through an intermediary typically results in increased expenses. This is because share classes distributed through intermediaries include additional fees for administration and/or distribution to pay for services provided by intermediaries. Please read the Prospectus for the share class you are interested in prior to investing in that share class.
 
•  New regular Janus fund accounts established by exchange must be opened with $2,500 or the total account value if the value of the Janus fund account you are exchanging from is less than $2,500. (If your Janus fund account balance does not meet the minimum investment requirements, you may be subject to an annual minimum balance fee or account closure. For more information, refer to “Minimum Investment Requirements.”)
 
•  UGMA/UTMA accounts, Traditional or Roth IRAs, Simplified Employee Pension IRAs, and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts established by exchange must meet the minimum investment requirements previously described. If the value of the Janus fund account you are exchanging from is less than the stated minimum, you must exchange the entire balance. (If your Janus fund account balance does not meet the minimum investment requirements, you may be subject to an annual minimum balance fee or account closure. For more information, refer to “Minimum Investment Requirements.”)
 
•  New Janus fund non-retirement accounts established by an exchange (or exchange purchases to an existing Roth IRA) resulting from a required minimum distribution from a retirement account do not have an initial minimum investment requirement. (If your Janus fund account balance does not meet the minimum investment requirements, you may be subject to an annual minimum balance fee or account closure. For more information, refer to “Minimum Investment Requirements.”)
 
•  Exchanges between existing Janus fund accounts must meet the $100 subsequent investment requirement.
 
•  For Systematic Exchanges, if no date is specified on your request, systematic exchanges will be made on the 20th of each month. You may establish this option for as little as $100 per exchange. If the balance in the Janus fund account you are exchanging from falls below the Systematic Exchange amount, all remaining shares will be exchanged and your Systematic Exchange Program will be discontinued.
 
•  The exchange privilege is not intended as a vehicle for short-term or excessive trading. The Fund may suspend or terminate your exchange privilege if you make more than one round trip in the Fund in a 90-day period and may bar future purchases in the Fund or any of the other Janus funds. Different restrictions may apply if you invest through an intermediary. For more information about the Fund’s policy on excessive trading, refer to “Excessive Trading.”
 
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•  With certain limited exceptions, exchanges between Janus fund accounts will be accepted only if the registrations are identical. If you are exchanging into a closed Janus fund, you will need to meet criteria for investing in the closed fund.
 
Note: For the fastest and easiest way to exchange shares, log on to janus.com/individual* 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
 
Certain account types do not allow transactions via janus.com. For more information, access janus.com/individual or refer to this Shareholder’s Manual.
 
PAYMENT OF REDEMPTION PROCEEDS
 
As previously noted, with certain limited exceptions, the Fund is generally available only to shareholders residing in the United States. Unless you meet certain residency eligibility requirements, once you close your account, you may not make additional investments in the Fund.
 
By Electronic Transfer – Generally all accounts are automatically eligible for the electronic redemption option if bank information is provided.
 
•  Next Day Wire Transfer – Your redemption proceeds can be electronically transferred to your predesignated bank account on the next bank business day after receipt of your redemption request (wire transfer). You may be charged a fee for each wire transfer, and your bank may charge an additional fee to receive the wire.
 
•  ACH (Automated Clearing House) Transfer – Your redemption proceeds can be electronically transferred to your predesignated bank account on or about the second bank business day after receipt of your redemption request. There is no fee associated with this type of electronic transfer.
 
By Check – Redemption proceeds will be sent to the shareholder(s) of record at the address of record normally within seven days after receipt of a valid redemption request. During the 10 days following an address change, requests for redemption checks to be sent to a new address require a signature guarantee.
 
By Systematic Redemption – If no date is specified on your request, systematic redemptions will be made on or about the 24th of each month. If the balance in the Janus fund account you are selling from falls to zero, your Systematic Redemption Program will be discontinued.
 
Generally, orders to sell Shares may be initiated at any time at janus.com/individual, by telephone, or in writing. Certain tax-deferred accounts may require a written request. If the Shares being sold were purchased by check or automated investment, the Fund can delay the payment of your redemption proceeds for up to 15 days from the day of purchase to allow the purchase to clear. In addition, there may be a delay in the payment of your redemption proceeds if you request a redemption by electronic transfer and your bank information is new. Unless you provide alternate instructions, your proceeds will be invested in Shares of Janus Money Market Fund during the 15-day hold period.
 
The Fund reserves the right to postpone payment of redemption proceeds for up to seven calendar days. Additionally, the right to require the Fund to redeem its Shares may be suspended, or the date of payment may be postponed beyond seven calendar days, whenever: (i) trading on the NYSE is restricted, as determined by the SEC, or the NYSE is closed (except for holidays and weekends); (ii) the SEC permits such suspension and so orders; or (iii) an emergency exists as determined by the SEC so that disposal of securities or determination of NAV is not reasonably practicable.
 
Note: For the fastest and easiest way to redeem shares, log on to janus.com/individual* 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
 
Certain account types do not allow transactions via janus.com. For more information, access janus.com/individual or refer to this Shareholder’s Manual.
 
Large Shareholder Redemptions
Certain large shareholders, such as other funds, individuals, accounts, and Janus affiliates, may from time to time own (beneficially or of record) or control a significant percentage of the Fund’s Shares. Redemptions by these large shareholders of their holdings in the Fund may cause the Fund to sell portfolio securities at times when it would not otherwise do so, which may negatively impact the Fund’s NAV and liquidity. Similarly, large Fund share purchases may adversely affect the Fund’s performance to the extent that the Fund is delayed in investing new cash and is required to maintain a larger cash position than it ordinarily would. These transactions may also accelerate the realization of taxable income to shareholders if such sales of investments result in gains, and may also increase transaction costs. In addition, a large redemption could result in the

 
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Fund’s current expenses being allocated over a smaller asset base, which could lead to an increase in the Fund’s expense ratio.
 
Redemptions In-Kind
Shares normally will be redeemed for cash, although the Fund retains the right to redeem some or all of its shares in-kind under unusual circumstances, in order to protect the interests of remaining shareholders, to accommodate a request by a particular shareholder that does not adversely affect the interests of the remaining shareholders, or in connection with the liquidation of a fund, by delivery of securities selected from its assets at its discretion. However, the Fund is required to redeem shares solely for cash up to the lesser of $250,000 or 1% of the NAV of the Fund during any 90-day period for any one shareholder. Should redemptions by any shareholder exceed such limitation, the Fund will have the option of redeeming the excess in cash or in-kind. In-kind payment means payment will be made in portfolio securities rather than cash, and may potentially include illiquid securities. Illiquid securities may not be able to be sold quickly or at a price that reflects full value, or there may not be a market for such securities, which could cause the redeeming shareholder to realize losses on the security if the security is sold at a price lower than that at which it had been valued. If the Fund makes an in-kind payment, the redeeming shareholder might incur brokerage or other transaction costs to convert the securities to cash, whereas such costs are borne by the Fund for cash redemptions.
 
While the Fund may pay redemptions in-kind, the Fund may instead choose to raise cash to meet redemption requests through the sale of fund securities or permissible borrowings. If the Fund is forced to sell securities at an unfavorable time and/or under unfavorable conditions, such sales may adversely affect the Fund’s NAV and may increase brokerage costs.
 
WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS
 
To redeem or exchange all or part of your Shares in writing, your request should be sent to one of the addresses listed under “Doing Business with Janus.” Requests or documents received in a language other than English may be inadvertently delayed or returned due to an inability to accurately translate the intended instructions. Please include the following information:
 
•  the name of the Janus fund(s) being redeemed or exchanged;
•  the account number(s);
•  the amount of money or number of shares being redeemed or exchanged;
•  the name(s) on the account;
•  the signature(s) of one or more registered account owners; and
•  your daytime telephone number.
 
SIGNATURE GUARANTEE
 
A signature guarantee for each registered account owner is required if any of the following is applicable:
 
•  You request a redemption by check above a certain dollar amount.
•  You would like a check made payable to anyone other than the shareholder(s) of record.
•  You would like a check mailed to an address that has been changed within 10 days of the redemption request.
•  You would like a check mailed to an address other than the address of record.
•  You would like your redemption proceeds sent to a bank account other than a bank account of record.
 
The Fund reserves the right to require a signature guarantee under other circumstances or to reject or delay a redemption on certain legal grounds.
 
A signature guarantee may be refused if any of the following is applicable:
 
•  It does not appear valid or in good form.
•  The transaction amount exceeds the surety bond limit of the signature guarantee.
•  The guarantee stamp has been reported as stolen, missing, or counterfeit.
 
How to Obtain a Signature Guarantee
A signature guarantee assures that a signature is genuine. The signature guarantee protects shareholders from unauthorized account transfers. The following financial institutions may guarantee signatures: banks, savings and loan associations, trust companies, credit unions, broker-dealers, and member firms of a national securities exchange. Call your financial institution to see if it has the ability to guarantee a signature. A signature guarantee cannot be provided by a notary public.

 
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EXCESSIVE TRADING
 
Excessive Trading Policies and Procedures
The Trustees have adopted policies and procedures with respect to short-term and excessive trading of Fund shares (“excessive trading”). The Fund is intended for long-term investment purposes only, and the Fund will take reasonable steps to attempt to detect and deter short-term and excessive trading. Transactions placed in violation of the Fund’s exchange limits or excessive trading policies may be cancelled or revoked by the Fund by the next business day following receipt by the Fund. The trading history of accounts determined to be under common ownership or control within any of the Janus funds may be considered in enforcing these policies and procedures. Direct investors should be aware that the Fund is also available for purchase through third party intermediaries. As described below, the Fund may not be able to identify all instances of excessive trading or completely eliminate the possibility of excessive trading. In particular, it may be difficult to identify excessive trading in certain omnibus accounts and other accounts traded through intermediaries. By their nature, omnibus accounts, in which purchases and redemptions of the Fund’s shares by multiple investors are aggregated by the intermediary and presented to the Fund on a net basis, may effectively conceal the identity of individual investors and their transactions from the Fund and its agents. This makes the elimination of excessive trading in the accounts impractical without the assistance of the intermediary.
 
The Fund attempts to deter excessive trading through at least the following methods:
 
•  exchange limitations as described under “Exchanges;”
•  trade monitoring; and
•  fair valuation of securities as described under “Pricing of Fund Shares.”
 
Generally, a purchase and redemption of Shares from the Fund (i.e., “round trip”) within 90 calendar days may result in enforcement of the Fund’s excessive trading policies and procedures with respect to future purchase orders, provided that the Fund reserves the right to reject any purchase request as explained above.
 
The Fund monitors for patterns of shareholder frequent trading and may suspend or permanently terminate the exchange privilege of any investor who makes more than one round trip in the Fund over a 90-day period, and may bar future purchases into the Fund and any of the other Janus funds by such investor. The Fund’s excessive trading policies generally do not apply to (i) a money market fund, although money market funds at all times reserve the right to reject any purchase request (including exchange purchases) for any reason without prior notice; (ii) transactions in the Janus funds by a Janus “fund of funds,” which is a fund that primarily invests in other Janus mutual funds; and (iii) identifiable transactions by certain funds of funds and asset allocation programs to realign portfolio investments with existing target allocations.
 
The Fund’s Trustees may approve from time to time a redemption fee to be imposed by any Janus fund, subject to 60 days’ notice to shareholders of that fund.
 
Investors in other share classes who place transactions through the same financial intermediary on an omnibus basis may be deemed part of a group for the purpose of the Fund’s excessive trading policies and procedures and may be rejected in whole or in part by the Fund. The Fund, however, cannot always identify or reasonably detect excessive trading that may be facilitated by financial intermediaries or made difficult to identify through the use of omnibus accounts by those intermediaries that transmit purchase, exchange, and redemption orders to the Fund, and thus the Fund may have difficulty curtailing such activity. Transactions accepted by a financial intermediary in violation of the Fund’s excessive trading policies may be cancelled or revoked by the Fund by the next business day following receipt by the Fund.
 
In an attempt to detect and deter excessive trading in omnibus accounts, the Fund or its agents may require intermediaries to impose restrictions on the trading activity of accounts traded through those intermediaries. Such restrictions may include, but are not limited to, requiring that trades be placed by U.S. mail, prohibiting future purchases by investors who have recently redeemed Fund shares, requiring intermediaries to report information about customers who purchase and redeem large amounts, and similar restrictions. The Fund’s ability to impose such restrictions with respect to accounts traded through particular intermediaries may vary depending on the systems’ capabilities, applicable contractual and legal restrictions, and cooperation of those intermediaries.
 
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excessive trading concerns and normally do not require application of the Fund’s methods to detect and deter excessive trading.
 
The Fund also reserves the right to reject any purchase request (including exchange purchases) by any investor or group of investors for any reason without prior notice, including, in particular, if the trading activity in the account(s) is deemed to be disruptive to the Fund. For example, the Fund may refuse a purchase order if the Fund’s portfolio managers believe they would be unable to invest the money effectively in accordance with the Fund’s investment policies or the Fund would otherwise be adversely affected due to the size of the transaction, frequency of trading, or other factors.
 
The Fund’s policies and procedures regarding excessive trading may be modified at any time by the Fund’s Trustees.
 
Excessive Trading Risks
Excessive trading may present risks to the Fund’s long-term shareholders. Excessive trading into and out of the Fund may disrupt portfolio investment strategies, may create taxable gains to remaining Fund shareholders, and may increase Fund expenses, all of which may negatively impact investment returns for all remaining shareholders, including long-term shareholders.
 
Funds that invest in foreign securities may be at a greater risk for excessive trading. Investors may attempt to take advantage of anticipated price movements in securities held by a fund based on events occurring after the close of a foreign market that may not be reflected in the fund’s NAV (referred to as “price arbitrage”). Such arbitrage opportunities may also arise in funds which do not invest in foreign securities, for example, when trading in a security held by a fund is halted and does not resume prior to the time the fund calculates its NAV (referred to as “stale pricing”). Funds that hold thinly-traded securities, such as certain small-capitalization securities, may be subject to attempted use of arbitrage techniques. To the extent that the Fund’s valuation of a security differs from the security’s market value, short-term arbitrage traders may dilute the NAV of the Fund, which negatively impacts long-term shareholders. Although the Fund has adopted valuation policies and procedures intended to reduce the Fund’s exposure to price arbitrage, stale pricing, and other potential pricing inefficiencies, under such circumstances there is potential for short-term arbitrage trades to dilute the value of Fund shares.
 
Although the Fund takes steps to detect and deter excessive trading pursuant to the policies and procedures described in this Prospectus and approved by the Trustees, there is no assurance that these policies and procedures will be effective in limiting excessive trading in all circumstances. For example, for share classes sold through financial intermediaries, the Fund may be unable to completely eliminate the possibility of excessive trading in certain omnibus accounts and other accounts traded through intermediaries. Omnibus accounts may effectively conceal the identity of individual investors and their transactions from the Fund and its agents. This makes the Fund’s identification of excessive trading transactions in the Fund through an omnibus account difficult and makes the elimination of excessive trading in the account impractical without the assistance of the intermediary. Although the Fund encourages intermediaries to take necessary actions to detect and deter excessive trading, some intermediaries may be unable or unwilling to do so, and accordingly, the Fund cannot eliminate completely the possibility of excessive trading.
 
Shareholders that invest through an omnibus account should be aware that they may be subject to the policies and procedures of their financial intermediary with respect to excessive trading in the Fund.
 
AVAILABILITY OF PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS INFORMATION
 
The Mutual Fund Holdings Disclosure Policies and Procedures adopted by Janus Capital and all mutual funds managed within the Janus fund complex are designed to be in the best interests of the funds and to protect the confidentiality of the funds’ portfolio holdings. The following describes policies and procedures with respect to disclosure of portfolio holdings.
 
•  Full Holdings. The Fund is required to disclose its complete holdings in the quarterly holdings report on Form N-Q within 60 days of the end of the first and third fiscal quarters, and in the annual report and semiannual report to Fund shareholders. These reports (i) are available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov; (ii) may be reviewed and copied at the SEC’s Public Reference Room in Washington, D.C. (information on the Public Reference Room may be obtained by calling 1-800-SEC-0330); and (iii) are available without charge, upon request, by calling a Janus representative at 1-800-525-0020 (toll free). Portfolio holdings consisting of at least the names of the holdings are generally available on a calendar quarter-end basis with a 30-day lag. Holdings are generally posted approximately two business days thereafter under the Fund’s Holdings & Details tab at janus.com/allfunds.

 
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The Fund may provide, upon request, historical full holdings on a monthly basis for periods prior to the previous quarter-end subject to a written confidentiality agreement.
 
•  Top Holdings. The Fund’s top portfolio holdings, in order of position size and as a percentage of the Fund’s total portfolio, are available monthly with a 15-day lag and on a calendar quarter-end basis with a 15-day lag.
 
•  Other Information. The Fund may occasionally provide security breakdowns (e.g., industry, sector, regional, market capitalization, and asset allocation), top performance contributors/detractors, and specific portfolio level performance attribution information and statistics monthly with a 15-day lag and on a calendar quarter-end basis with a 15-day lag. Top performance contributors/detractors provided at calendar quarter-end may include the percentage of contribution/detraction to Fund performance.
 
Full portfolio holdings will remain available on the Janus websites at least until a Form N-CSR or Form N-Q is filed with the SEC for the period that includes the date as of which the website information is current. Janus Capital may exclude from publication on its websites all or any portion of portfolio holdings or change the time periods of disclosure as deemed necessary to protect the interests of the Janus funds. Under extraordinary circumstances, exceptions to the Mutual Fund Holdings Disclosure Policies and Procedures may be made by Janus Capital’s Chief Investment Officer(s) or their delegates. All exceptions shall be preapproved by the Chief Compliance Officer or his designee. Such exceptions may be made without prior notice to shareholders. A summary of the Fund’s portfolio holdings disclosure policies and procedures, which includes a discussion of any exceptions, is contained in the Fund’s SAI.
 
SHAREHOLDER SERVICES AND ACCOUNT POLICIES
 
Address Changes
For the easiest way to change the address on your account, visit janus.com/individual. You may also call a Janus representative or send a written request signed by one or more shareholder(s) of record. Include the name of the Janus fund(s) you hold, the account number(s), the name(s) on the account, and both the old and new addresses. Certain options may be suspended for 10 days following an address change unless a signature guarantee is provided.
 
Bank Account Changes
For the easiest way to change your bank account of record or add new bank account information to your account, visit janus.com/individual. You may also send a written request signed by the shareholder of record or each shareholder of record if more than one. Please note that you may change or add bank information online at janus.com/individual for purchases only. Certain tax-deferred accounts may require a written notice and, in some instances, bank privileges may not be available. We cannot accept changes or additions to bank account redemption options online at janus.com/individual or over the telephone. If the added bank account is a joint tenant/tenants in common account, at least one name on the bank account must match one name on the Fund account. There may be a delay in the payment of your redemption proceeds if you request a redemption by electronic transfer to a new bank or bank account.
 
Distributions
Generally, all income dividends and capital gains distributions will automatically be reinvested in your Fund account. If you wish to change your distribution option, please visit janus.com/individual, call a Janus representative, or send a written request signed by one or more shareholder(s) of record.
 
Your non-retirement Fund account distribution checks may be reinvested in your Fund account if you do not cash them within one year of the date they were written. No interest will accrue on amounts represented by uncashed distribution or redemption checks.
 
Involuntary Redemptions
The Fund reserves the right to close an account if the shareholder is deemed to engage in activities which are illegal or otherwise believed to be detrimental to the Fund. This includes, but is not limited to, accounts that the Fund or its agents believe are engaged in market timing. Any time shares are redeemed in a taxable account, it is considered a taxable event. You are responsible for any tax liabilities associated with an involuntary redemption of your account.
 
Lost (Unclaimed/Abandoned) Accounts
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returned mail, Janus will attempt to locate the shareholder or rightful owner of the account. If Janus is unable to locate the shareholder, then Janus is legally obligated to deem the property “unclaimed” or “abandoned,” and subsequently escheat (or transfer) unclaimed property (including shares of a mutual fund) to the appropriate state’s unclaimed property administrator in accordance with statutory requirements. Further, your mutual fund account may be deemed “unclaimed” or “abandoned,” and subsequently transferred to your state of residence if no activity (as defined by that state) occurs within your account during the time frame specified in your state’s unclaimed property laws. The shareholder’s last known address of record determines which state has jurisdiction. Interest or income is not earned on redemption or distribution check(s) sent to you during the time the check(s) remained uncashed.
 
Online and Telephone Transactions
You may initiate many transactions through janus.com/individual or by calling Janus XpressLine™. You may also contact a Janus representative. Generally all new accounts automatically receive online and telephone transaction privileges including redemption privileges. If you do not want to receive these privileges, please visit janus.com/individual or call a Janus representative. The Fund and its agents will not be responsible for any losses, costs, or expenses resulting from unauthorized transactions when reasonable procedures designed to verify the identity of the online user or caller are followed.
 
Your ability to access your account or transact business electronically may be impacted due to unexpected circumstances, such as system outages, or during periods of increased web activity. For example, periods of substantial market change or other unexpected events can contribute to high call volumes, which may delay your ability to reach a Janus representative by telephone.
 
If you experience difficulty transacting business with us through a particular method, please consider using an alternate method, such as visiting janus.com/individual, calling Janus XpressLine™, contacting a Janus representative by telephone, or sending written instructions to complete your transaction. Please remember that purchase, exchange, or redemption requests must be received in good order by the Fund or its agents prior to the close of the regular trading session of the NYSE in order to receive that day’s NAV.
 
Your account information, including online credentials, should be kept private, and you should immediately review any account statements that you receive from Janus. Someone other than you could act on your account if that person is able to provide the required identifying information. Contact Janus immediately about any transactions you believe to be unauthorized.
 
Registration Changes
To change the name on an account, the shares are generally transferred to a new account. In some cases, legal documentation may be required. Please visit janus.com/individual or call a Janus representative for further instructions.
 
Statements, Reports, and Prospectuses
We will send you quarterly confirmations of all transactions. You may elect at janus.com/edelivery to discontinue delivery of your paper statements, and instead receive them online. In addition, at janus.com/individual, the Fund will send you an immediate transaction confirmation statement after every non-systematic transaction. If you have not elected to receive online statements, your confirmation will be mailed within three days of the transaction. The Fund reserves the right to charge a fee for additional account statement requests.
 
The Fund produces financial reports that include a complete list of the Fund’s portfolio holdings semiannually, and updates its prospectus annually. You may elect to receive these reports and prospectus updates electronically at janus.com/edelivery. The Fund’s fiscal year ends June 30.
 
Unless you instruct Janus otherwise by contacting a Janus representative, the Fund will mail only one report or prospectus to your address of record (“household”), even if more than one person in your household has a Fund account. This process, known as “householding,” reduces the amount of mail you receive and helps lower Fund expenses. If you decide that you no longer want the mailing of these documents to be combined with the other members of your household, please call a Janus representative or send a written request signed by one or more shareholder(s) of record. Individual copies will be sent within thirty (30) days after the Fund receives your instructions.
 
Taxpayer Identification Number
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you are subject to backup withholding, or you did not certify your taxpayer identification number, the IRS requires the Fund to withhold a certain percentage (at the currently applicable rate) of any dividends paid and redemption or exchange proceeds. In addition to this backup withholding, you may be subject to a $50 fee to reimburse the Fund for any penalty that the IRS may impose.
 
Temporary Suspension of Services
The Fund or its agents may, in case of emergency, temporarily suspend telephone transactions and other shareholder services. As previously noted, the Fund may postpone payment of redemption proceeds for up to seven calendar days. In addition, the right to require the Fund to redeem its Shares may be suspended or the date of payment may be postponed beyond seven calendar days whenever: (i) trading on the NYSE is restricted, as determined by the SEC, or the NYSE is closed (except for holidays and weekends); (ii) the SEC permits such suspension and so orders; or (iii) an emergency exists as determined by the SEC so that disposal of securities or determination of NAV is not reasonably practicable. The exchange privilege may also be suspended in these circumstances.

 
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Financial highlights

 
No financial highlights are presented for the Fund since the Fund is new.
 
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Glossary of investment terms

 
This glossary provides a more detailed description of some of the types of securities, investment strategies, and other instruments in which the Fund may invest, as well as some general investment terms. The Fund may invest in these instruments to the extent permitted by its investment objective and policies. The Fund is not limited by this discussion and may invest in any other types of instruments not precluded by the policies discussed elsewhere in this Prospectus.
 
EQUITY AND DEBT SECURITIES
 
Average-Weighted Effective Maturity is a measure of a bond’s maturity. The stated maturity of a bond is the date when the issuer must repay the bond’s entire principal value to an investor. Some types of bonds may also have an “effective maturity” that is shorter than the stated date due to prepayment or call provisions. Securities without prepayment or call provisions generally have an effective maturity equal to their stated maturity. Average-weighted effective maturity is calculated by averaging the effective maturity of bonds held by a Fund with each effective maturity “weighted” according to the percentage of net assets that it represents.
 
Bank loans include institutionally-traded floating and fixed-rate debt securities generally acquired as a participation interest in or assignment of a loan originated by a lender or financial institution. Assignments and participations involve credit, interest rate, and liquidity risk. Interest rates on floating rate securities adjust with interest rate changes and/or issuer credit quality. If a Fund purchases a participation interest, it may only be able to enforce its rights through the lender and may assume the credit risk of both the borrower and the lender. There are also risks involved in purchasing assignments. If a loan is foreclosed, a Fund may become part owner of any collateral securing the loan and may bear the costs and liabilities associated with owning and disposing of any collateral. The Fund could be held liable as a co-lender. In addition, there is no assurance that the liquidation of any collateral from a secured loan would satisfy a borrower’s obligations or that any collateral could be liquidated. A Fund may have difficulty trading assignments and participations to third parties or selling such securities in secondary markets, which in turn may affect the Fund’s NAV.
 
Bonds are debt securities issued by a company, municipality, government, or government agency. The issuer of a bond is required to pay the holder the amount of the loan (or par value of the bond) at a specified maturity and to make scheduled interest payments.
 
Certificates of Participation (“COPs”) are certificates representing an interest in a pool of securities. Holders are entitled to a proportionate interest in the underlying securities. Municipal lease obligations are often sold in the form of COPs. Refer to “Municipal lease obligations” below.
 
Commercial paper is a short-term debt obligation with a maturity ranging from 1 to 270 days issued by banks, corporations, and other borrowers to investors seeking to invest idle cash. A Fund may purchase commercial paper issued in private placements under Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”).
 
Common stocks are equity securities representing shares of ownership in a company and usually carry voting rights and earn dividends. Unlike preferred stock, dividends on common stock are not fixed but are declared at the discretion of the issuer’s board of directors.
 
Convertible securities are preferred stocks or bonds that pay a fixed dividend or interest payment and are convertible into common stock at a specified price or conversion ratio.
 
Debt securities are securities representing money borrowed that must be repaid at a later date. Such securities have specific maturities and usually a specific rate of interest or an original purchase discount.
 
Depositary receipts are receipts for shares of a foreign-based corporation that entitle the holder to dividends and capital gains on the underlying security. Receipts include those issued by domestic banks (American Depositary Receipts), foreign banks (Global or European Depositary Receipts), and broker-dealers (depositary shares).
 
Duration is a measurement of price sensitivity to interest rate changes. Unlike average maturity, duration reflects both principal and interest payments. Generally, the higher the coupon rate on a bond, the lower its duration will be. The duration of a bond portfolio is calculated by averaging the duration of bonds held by a Fund with each duration “weighted” according to the percentage of net assets that it represents. Because duration accounts for interest payments, a Fund’s duration is usually shorter than its average maturity. Securities with longer durations tend to be more sensitive to changes in interest rates, and are usually more volatile than securities with shorter duration. For example, the price of a bond portfolio with an average
 
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duration of five years would be expected to fall approximately 5% if interest rates rose by one percentage point. A Fund with a longer portfolio duration is more likely to experience a decrease in its share price as interest rates rise.
 
Equity securities generally include domestic and foreign common stocks; preferred stocks; securities convertible into common stocks or preferred stocks; warrants to purchase common or preferred stocks; and other securities with equity characteristics.
 
Exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) are index-based investment companies which hold substantially all of their assets in securities with equity characteristics. As a shareholder of another investment company, a Fund would bear its pro rata portion of the other investment company’s expenses, including advisory fees, in addition to the expenses the Fund bears directly in connection with its own operations.
 
Fixed-income securities are securities that pay a specified rate of return. The term generally includes short-and long-term government, corporate, and municipal obligations that pay a specified rate of interest, dividends, or coupons for a specified period of time. Coupon and dividend rates may be fixed for the life of the issue or, in the case of adjustable and floating rate securities, for a shorter period.
 
High-yield/high-risk bonds are bonds that are rated below investment grade by the primary rating agencies (i.e., BB+ or lower by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch, or Ba or lower by Moody’s). Other terms commonly used to describe such bonds include “lower rated bonds,” “non-investment grade bonds,” and “junk bonds.”
 
Industrial development bonds are revenue bonds that are issued by a public authority but which may be backed only by the credit and security of a private issuer and may involve greater credit risk. Refer to “Municipal securities” below.
 
Mortgage- and asset-backed securities are shares in a pool of mortgages or other debt instruments. These securities are generally pass-through securities, which means that principal and interest payments on the underlying securities (less servicing fees) are passed through to shareholders on a pro rata basis. These securities involve prepayment risk, which is the risk that the underlying mortgages or other debt may be refinanced or paid off prior to their maturities during periods of declining interest rates. In that case, a Fund may have to reinvest the proceeds from the securities at a lower rate. Potential market gains on a security subject to prepayment risk may be more limited than potential market gains on a comparable security that is not subject to prepayment risk.
 
Mortgage dollar rolls are transactions in which a Fund sells a mortgage-related security, such as a security issued by Government National Mortgage Association, to a dealer and simultaneously agrees to purchase a similar security (but not the same security) in the future at a predetermined price. A “dollar roll” can be viewed as a collateralized borrowing in which a Fund pledges a mortgage-related security to a dealer to obtain cash.
 
Municipal lease obligations are revenue bonds backed by leases or installment purchase contracts for property or equipment. Lease obligations may not be backed by the issuing municipality’s credit and may involve risks not normally associated with general obligation bonds and other revenue bonds. For example, their interest may become taxable if the lease is assigned and the holders may incur losses if the issuer does not appropriate funds for the lease payments on an annual basis, which may result in termination of the lease and possible default.
 
Municipal securities are bonds or notes issued by a U.S. state or political subdivision. A municipal security may be a general obligation backed by the full faith and credit (i.e., the borrowing and taxing power) of a municipality or a revenue obligation paid out of the revenues of a designated project, facility, or revenue source.
 
Pass-through securities are shares or certificates of interest in a pool of debt obligations that have been repackaged by an intermediary, such as a bank or broker-dealer.
 
Passive foreign investment companies (“PFICs”) are any foreign corporations which generate certain amounts of passive income or hold certain amounts of assets for the production of passive income. Passive income includes dividends, interest, royalties, rents, and annuities. To avoid taxes and interest that a Fund must pay if these investments are profitable, the Fund may make various elections permitted by the tax laws. These elections could require that a Fund recognize taxable income, which in turn must be distributed, before the securities are sold and before cash is received to pay the distributions.
 
Pay-in-kind bonds are debt securities that normally give the issuer an option to pay cash at a coupon payment date or give the holder of the security a similar bond with the same coupon rate and a face value equal to the amount of the coupon payment that would have been made.

 
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Preferred stocks are equity securities that generally pay dividends at a specified rate and have preference over common stock in the payment of dividends and liquidation. Preferred stock generally does not carry voting rights.
 
Real estate investment trust (“REIT”) is an investment trust that operates through the pooled capital of many investors who buy its shares. Investments are in direct ownership of either income property or mortgage loans.
 
Rule 144A securities are securities that are not registered for sale to the general public under the 1933 Act, but that may be resold to certain institutional investors.
 
Standby commitment is a right to sell a specified underlying security or securities within a specified period of time and at an exercise price equal to the amortized cost of the underlying security or securities plus accrued interest, if any, at the time of exercise, that may be sold, transferred, or assigned only with the underlying security or securities. A standby commitment entitles the holder to receive same day settlement, and will be considered to be from the party to whom the investment company will look for payment of the exercise price.
 
Step coupon bonds are high-quality issues with above-market interest rates and a coupon that increases over the life of the bond. They may pay monthly, semiannual, or annual interest payments. On the date of each coupon payment, the issuer decides whether to call the bond at par, or whether to extend it until the next payment date at the new coupon rate.
 
Strip bonds are debt securities that are stripped of their interest (usually by a financial intermediary) after the securities are issued. The market value of these securities generally fluctuates more in response to changes in interest rates than interest-paying securities of comparable maturity.
 
Tender option bonds are relatively long-term bonds that are coupled with the option to tender the securities to a bank, broker-dealer, or other financial institution at periodic intervals and receive the face value of the bond. This investment structure is commonly used as a means of enhancing a security’s liquidity.
 
U.S. Government securities include direct obligations of the U.S. Government that are supported by its full faith and credit. Treasury bills have initial maturities of less than one year, Treasury notes have initial maturities of one to ten years, and Treasury bonds may be issued with any maturity but generally have maturities of at least ten years. U.S. Government securities also include indirect obligations of the U.S. Government that are issued by federal agencies and government sponsored entities. Unlike Treasury securities, agency securities generally are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government. Some agency securities are supported by the right of the issuer to borrow from the Treasury, others are supported by the discretionary authority of the U.S. Government to purchase the agency’s obligations, and others are supported only by the credit of the sponsoring agency.
 
Variable and floating rate securities have variable or floating rates of interest and, under certain limited circumstances, may have varying principal amounts. Variable and floating rate securities pay interest at rates that are adjusted periodically according to a specified formula, usually with reference to some interest rate index or market interest rate (the “underlying index”). The floating rate tends to decrease the security’s price sensitivity to changes in interest rates.
 
Warrants are securities, typically issued with preferred stock or bonds, which give the holder the right to buy a proportionate amount of common stock at a specified price. The specified price is usually higher than the market price at the time of issuance of the warrant. The right may last for a period of years or indefinitely.
 
Zero coupon bonds are debt securities that do not pay regular interest at regular intervals, but are issued at a discount from face value. The discount approximates the total amount of interest the security will accrue from the date of issuance to maturity. The market value of these securities generally fluctuates more in response to changes in interest rates than interest-paying securities.
 
FUTURES, OPTIONS, AND OTHER DERIVATIVES
 
Credit default swaps are a specific kind of counterparty agreement that allows the transfer of third party credit risk from one party to the other. One party in the swap is a lender and faces credit risk from a third party, and the counterparty in the credit default swap agrees to insure this risk in exchange for regular periodic payments.
 
Derivatives are financial instruments whose performance is derived from the performance of another asset (stock, bond, commodity, currency, interest rate or market index). Types of derivatives can include, but are not limited to options, forward contracts, swaps, and futures contracts.

 
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Equity-linked structured notes are derivative securities which are specially designed to combine the characteristics of one or more underlying securities and their equity derivatives in a single note form. The return and/or yield or income component may be based on the performance of the underlying equity securities, an equity index, and/or option positions. Equity-linked structured notes are typically offered in limited transactions by financial institutions in either registered or non-registered form. An investment in equity-linked structured notes creates exposure to the credit risk of the issuing financial institution, as well as to the market risk of the underlying securities. There is no guaranteed return of principal with these securities, and the appreciation potential of these securities may be limited by a maximum payment or call right. In certain cases, equity-linked structured notes may be more volatile and less liquid than less complex securities or other types of fixed-income securities. Such securities may exhibit price behavior that does not correlate with other fixed-income securities.
 
Equity swaps involve the exchange by two parties of future cash flow (e.g., one cash flow based on a referenced interest rate and the other based on the performance of stock or a stock index).
 
Forward contracts are contracts to purchase or sell a specified amount of a financial instrument for an agreed upon price at a specified time. Forward contracts are not currently exchange-traded and are typically negotiated on an individual basis. A Fund may enter into forward currency contracts for investment purposes or to hedge against declines in the value of securities denominated in, or whose value is tied to, a currency other than the U.S. dollar or to reduce the impact of currency appreciation on purchases of such securities. It may also enter into forward contracts to purchase or sell securities or other financial indices.
 
Futures contracts are contracts that obligate the buyer to receive and the seller to deliver an instrument or money at a specified price on a specified date. A Fund may buy and sell futures contracts on foreign currencies, securities, and financial indices including indices of U.S. Government, foreign government, equity, or fixed-income securities. A Fund may also buy options on futures contracts. An option on a futures contract gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a futures contract at a specified price on or before a specified date. Futures contracts and options on futures are standardized and traded on designated exchanges.
 
Indexed/structured securities are typically short- to intermediate-term debt securities whose value at maturity or interest rate is linked to currencies, interest rates, equity securities, indices, commodity prices, or other financial indicators. Such securities may be positively or negatively indexed (e.g., their value may increase or decrease if the reference index or instrument appreciates). Indexed/structured securities may have return characteristics similar to direct investments in the underlying instruments and may be more volatile than the underlying instruments. A Fund bears the market risk of an investment in the underlying instruments, as well as the credit risk of the issuer.
 
Interest rate swaps involve the exchange by two parties of their respective commitments to pay or receive interest (e.g., an exchange of floating rate payments for fixed rate payments).
 
Inverse floaters are debt instruments whose interest rate bears an inverse relationship to the interest rate on another instrument or index. For example, upon reset, the interest rate payable on the inverse floater may go down when the underlying index has risen. Certain inverse floaters may have an interest rate reset mechanism that multiplies the effects of change in the underlying index. Such mechanism may increase the volatility of the security’s market value.
 
Options are the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a specified amount of securities or other assets on or before a fixed date at a predetermined price. A Fund may purchase and write put and call options on securities, securities indices, and foreign currencies. A Fund may purchase or write such options individually or in combination.
 
Participatory notes are derivative securities which are linked to the performance of an underlying Indian security and which allow investors to gain market exposure to Indian securities without trading directly in the local Indian market.
 
Total return swaps involve an exchange by two parties in which one party makes payments based on a set rate, either fixed or variable, while the other party makes payments based on the return of an underlying asset, which includes both the income it generates and any capital gains over the payment period. A fixed-income total return swap may be written on many different kinds of underlying reference assets, and may include different indices for various kinds of debt securities (e.g., U.S. investment grade bonds, high-yield bonds, or emerging market bonds).

 
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OTHER INVESTMENTS, STRATEGIES, AND/OR TECHNIQUES
 
Cash sweep program is an arrangement in which a Fund’s uninvested cash balance is used to purchase shares of affiliated or non-affiliated money market funds or cash management pooled investment vehicles at the end of each day.
 
Diversification is a classification given to a fund under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”). Funds are classified as either “diversified” or “nondiversified.” To be classified as “diversified” under the 1940 Act, a fund may not, with respect to 75% of its total assets, invest more than 5% of its total assets in any issuer and may not own more than 10% of the outstanding voting securities of an issuer. A fund that is classified as “nondiversified” under the 1940 Act, on the other hand, has the flexibility to take larger positions in a smaller number of issuers than a fund that is classified as “diversified.” However, because the appreciation or depreciation of a single security may have a greater impact on the net asset value of a fund which is classified as nondiversified, its share price can be expected to fluctuate more than a comparable fund which is classified as diversified.
 
Industry concentration for purposes under the 1940 Act is the investment of 25% or more of a Fund’s total assets in an industry or group of industries.
 
Leverage occurs when a Fund increases its assets available for investment using reverse repurchase agreements or other similar transactions. In addition, other investment techniques, such as short sales and certain derivative transactions, can create a leveraging effect. Engaging in transactions using leverage or those having a leveraging effect subjects a Fund to certain risks. Leverage can magnify the effect of any gains or losses, causing a Fund to be more volatile than if it had not been leveraged. Certain commodity-linked derivative investments may subject a Fund to leveraged market exposure to commodities. In addition, a Fund’s assets that are used as collateral to secure short sale transactions may decrease in value while the short positions are outstanding, which may force the Fund to use its other assets to increase collateral. There is no assurance that a leveraging strategy will be successful.
 
Market capitalization is the most commonly used measure of the size and value of a company. It is computed by multiplying the current market price of a share of the company’s stock by the total number of its shares outstanding. Market capitalization is an important investment criterion for certain funds, while others do not emphasize investments in companies of any particular size.
 
Net long is a term used to describe when a Fund’s assets committed to long positions exceed those committed to short positions.
 
Repurchase agreements involve the purchase of a security by a Fund and a simultaneous agreement by the seller (generally a bank or dealer) to repurchase the security from the Fund at a specified date or upon demand. This technique offers a method of earning income on idle cash. These securities involve the risk that the seller will fail to repurchase the security, as agreed. In that case, a Fund will bear the risk of market value fluctuations until the security can be sold and may encounter delays and incur costs in liquidating the security.
 
Reverse repurchase agreements involve the sale of a security by a Fund to another party (generally a bank or dealer) in return for cash and an agreement by the Fund to buy the security back at a specified price and time. This technique will be used primarily to provide cash to satisfy unusually high redemption requests, or for other temporary or emergency purposes.
 
Short sales in which a Fund may engage may be either “short sales against the box” or other short sales. Short sales against the box involve selling short a security that a Fund owns, or the Fund has the right to obtain the amount of the security sold short at a specified date in the future. A Fund may also enter into a short sale to hedge against anticipated declines in the market price of a security or to reduce portfolio volatility. If the value of a security sold short increases prior to the scheduled delivery date, the Fund loses the opportunity to participate in the gain. For short sales, the Fund will incur a loss if the value of a security increases during this period because it will be paying more for the security than it has received from the purchaser in the short sale. If the price declines during this period, a Fund will realize a short-term capital gain. Although a Fund’s potential for gain as a result of a short sale is limited to the price at which it sold the security short less the cost of borrowing the security, its potential for loss is theoretically unlimited because there is no limit to the cost of replacing the borrowed security.
 
When-issued, delayed delivery, and forward commitment transactions generally involve the purchase of a security with payment and delivery at some time in the future – i.e., beyond normal settlement. A Fund does not earn interest on such securities until settlement and bears the risk of market value fluctuations in between the purchase and settlement dates. New issues of stocks and bonds, private placements, and U.S. Government securities may be sold in this manner.

 
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Explanation of rating categories

 
The following is a description of credit ratings issued by three of the major credit rating agencies. Credit ratings evaluate only the safety of principal and interest payments, not the market value risk of lower quality securities. Credit rating agencies may fail to change credit ratings to reflect subsequent events on a timely basis. Although Janus Capital considers security ratings when making investment decisions, it also performs its own investment analysis and does not rely solely on the ratings assigned by credit agencies.
 
STANDARD & POOR’S RATINGS SERVICES
 
     
Bond Rating
  Explanation
Investment Grade
   
AAA
  Highest rating; extremely strong capacity to pay principal and interest.
AA
  High quality; very strong capacity to pay principal and interest.
A
  Strong capacity to pay principal and interest; somewhat more susceptible to the adverse effects of changing circumstances and economic conditions.
BBB
  Adequate capacity to pay principal and interest; normally exhibit adequate protection parameters, but adverse economic conditions or changing circumstances more likely to lead to a weakened capacity to pay principal and interest than for higher rated bonds.
 
Non-Investment Grade
BB
  Less vulnerable to nonpayment than other speculative issues; major ongoing uncertainties or exposure to adverse business, financial, or economic conditions which could lead to the obligor’s inadequate capacity to meet its financial commitment on the obligation.
B
  More vulnerable to nonpayment than obligations rated “BB,” but capacity to meet its financial commitment on the obligation; adverse business, financial, or economic conditions will likely impair the obligor’s capacity or willingness to meet its financial commitment on the obligation.
CCC
  Currently vulnerable to nonpayment, and is dependent upon favorable business, financial, and economic conditions for the obligor to meet its financial commitment on the obligation.
CC
  Currently highly vulnerable to nonpayment.
C
  Currently highly vulnerable to nonpayment; a bankruptcy petition may have been filed or similar action taken, but payments on the obligation are being continued.
D
  In default.
 
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FITCH, INC.
 
     
Long-Term Bond Rating
  Explanation
Investment Grade
   
AAA
  Highest credit quality. Denotes the lowest expectation of credit risk. Exceptionally strong capacity for payment of financial commitments.
AA
  Very high credit quality. Denotes expectations of very low credit risk. Very strong capacity for payment of financial commitments.
A
  High credit quality. Denotes expectations of low credit risk. Strong capacity for payment of financial commitments. May be more vulnerable to changes in circumstances or in economic conditions than is the case for higher ratings.
BBB
  Good credit quality. Currently expectations of low credit risk. Capacity for payment of financial commitments is considered adequate, but adverse changes in circumstances and economic conditions are more likely to impair this capacity than is the case for higher ratings.
     
Non-Investment Grade
   
BB
  Speculative. Indicates possibility of credit risk developing, particularly as the result of adverse economic change over time. Business or financial alternatives may be available to allow financial commitments to be met.
B
  Highly speculative. May indicate distressed or defaulted obligations with potential for extremely high recoveries.
CCC
  May indicate distressed or defaulted obligations with potential for superior to average levels of recovery.
CC
  May indicate distressed or defaulted obligations with potential for average or below-average levels of recovery.
C
  May indicate distressed or defaulted obligations with potential for below-average to poor recoveries.
D
  In default.
 
     
Short-Term Bond Rating
  Explanation
F-1+
  Exceptionally strong credit quality. Issues assigned this rating are regarded as having the strongest degree of assurance for timely payment.
F-1
  Very strong credit quality. Issues assigned this rating reflect an assurance for timely payment only slightly less in degree than issues rated F-1+.
F-2
  Good credit quality. Issues assigned this rating have a satisfactory degree of assurance for timely payments, but the margin of safety is not as great as the F-1+ and F-1 ratings.

 
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MOODY’S INVESTORS SERVICE, INC.
 
     
Bond Rating
  Explanation
Investment Grade
   
Aaa
  Highest quality, smallest degree of investment risk.
Aa
  High quality; together with Aaa bonds, they compose the high-grade bond group.
A
  Upper to medium-grade obligations; many favorable investment attributes.
Baa
  Medium-grade obligations; neither highly protected nor poorly secured. Interest and principal appear adequate for the present but certain protective elements may be lacking or may be unreliable over any great length of time.
Non-Investment Grade
   
Ba
  More uncertain, with speculative elements. Protection of interest and principal payments not well safeguarded during good and bad times.
B
  Lack characteristics of desirable investment; potentially low assurance of timely interest and principal payments or maintenance of other contract terms over time.
Caa
  Poor standing, may be in default; elements of danger with respect to principal or interest payments.
Ca
  Speculative in a high degree; could be in default or have other marked shortcomings.
C
  Lowest rated; extremely poor prospects of ever attaining investment standing.
 
Unrated securities will be treated as non-investment grade securities unless the portfolio managers determine that such securities are the equivalent of investment grade securities. When calculating the quality assigned to securities that receive different ratings from two or more agencies (“split-rated securities”), the security will receive: (i) the middle rating from the three reporting agencies if three agencies provide a rating for the security or (ii) the lowest rating if only two agencies provide a rating for the security.

 
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The Statement of Additional Information provides detailed information about the Fund and is incorporated into this Prospectus by reference. You may review and copy information about the Fund (including the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information) at the Public Reference Room of the SEC or get text only copies, after paying a duplicating fee, by sending an electronic request by e-mail to publicinfo@sec.gov or by writing to or calling the Commission’s Public Reference Section, Washington, D.C. 20549-1520 (1-202-551-8090). Information on the operation of the Public Reference Room may also be obtained by calling this number. You may also obtain reports and other information about the Fund from the Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) Database on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.
 
 
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