INTECH Expands Strategies With Emerging Markets Product Suite
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, April 3, 2013
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- INTECH Investment
Management LLC (INTECH) today announced the launch of its suite of Emerging
Markets (EM) strategies, which include Emerging Markets Managed Volatility,
Emerging Markets Low Volatility and Emerging Markets Core, reflecting
increased institutional investor demand for these types of products.
All three strategies are based on the same volatility-capture process that
INTECH has used in managing developed-market portfolios for more than 25
years. They are designed for institutional investors seeking to diversify
further their non-U.S. asset allocations and to tap into the potential for
capital appreciation. These products are benchmarked to the MSCI Emerging
INTECH's Managed Volatility strategy has an excess return target of 3% to 4%
above the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, with a risk target of approximately 25%
less than the benchmark, on average. The Low Volatility strategy seeks
market-like returns with a risk target of approximately 35% less than the MSCI
Emerging Markets Index, on average. INTECH's Emerging Markets Core strategy
seeks an excess return of 3% to 4% above the benchmark, with 3% to 4% tracking
"Our extensive research and development have demonstrated the potential to
achieve attractive risk and reward results in the emerging markets segment,"
said Adrian Banner, chief executive and chief investment officer of INTECH.
"Key factors such as recently available reliable historical data, increased
liquidity and lower trading costs, as well as evidence of a stabilized capital
distribution, have given us the confidence that we can now apply the INTECH
investment process to manage products of the same high quality as in the
Added John F. Brown, senior vice president, head of global client development
at INTECH, "We are seeing particular interest in our low volatility and
managed volatility EM strategies because there are limited offerings available
within the emerging markets space. What makes INTECH's Emerging Markets
Managed Volatility strategy unique is its ability to provide institutional
investors with exposure to emerging markets, targeting above-market returns
but with substantially less risk than the benchmark."
About INTECH For more than 25years, global investment manager INTECH has been
offering institutional investors highly disciplined, mathematical equity
strategies that seek long-term returns in excess of the target benchmark,
while attempting to reduce the risk of significant underperformance relative
to that benchmark. Since 1987, INTECH has been generating alpha by taking
advantage of stock-price volatility while limiting relative risk and trading
costs. The company's global headquarters is located in West Palm Beach,
Florida, with its research office in Princeton, New Jersey, and an
international division in London. As of December 31, 2012, INTECH had
approximately $40.2 billion under management and 78 employees worldwide.
INTECH is an independently managed subsidiary of Janus Capital Group Inc.
(NYSE: JNS), based in Denver.
About Janus Capital Group Inc. Janus Capital Group Inc. (JCG) is a global
investment firm offering strategies from three individual investment
boutiques: Janus Capital Management LLC (Janus), INTECH Investment Management
LLC (INTECH) and Perkins Investment Management LLC (Perkins). Each manager
employs a research-intensive approach that is distinct within its respective
asset class. This multi-boutique approach enables the firm to provide
style-specific expertise across an array of strategies, including growth,
value and risk-managed equities, fixed income and alternatives through one
common distribution platform. At the end of December 2012, JCG managed $156.8
billion in assets for shareholders, clients and institutions around the globe.
Based in Denver, JCG also has offices in London, Milan, Munich, Singapore,
Hong Kong, Tokyo and Melbourne.
Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investing in foreign
securities involves additional risks including exchange rate changes,
political and economic upheaval, the relative lack of information, relatively
low market liquidity, the potential lack of strict financial and accounting
controls and standards, and the possibility of arbitrary action by foreign
governments, including the takeover of property without adequate compensation.
These risks are magnified in emerging markets, which have historically been
subject to significant gains and/or losses, and as such, absolute returns may
be subject to increased volatility. Risk targets discussed herein includes an
effort to monitor and manage risk compared to the relevant benchmark index,
which should not be confused with and does not imply low risk or the ability
to control risk. Investing involves risk, including fluctuation in value, the
possible loss of principal, and total loss of investment.
Contact: Kate McGann, Prosek Partners: +1.212.279.3115, ext. 249
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