Gross Fund Has About $47 Million in Outflows as Returns Lag

  • Manager's unconstrained bond fund declines 1.4% in 2015
  • Janus Capital pool trails about 68% of rival bond funds

Investors pulled an estimated $47 million last month from the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund run by Bill Gross as his performance this year trailed a majority of rivals.

The bond fund at Janus Capital Group Inc. now oversees about $1.38 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The fund lost 1.4 percent this year, worse than 68 percent of other unconstrained bond pools. 

Gross took over the fund in October 2014 after he suddenly left Pacific Investment Management Co. in September. Gross, in an interview earlier this month, said he has been betting that Treasuries will trade within a certain range, capped by deflationary forces, such as debt, demographics or commodities, and supported on the lower side by central banks and money creation. He also predicted U.S. equities had further to fall.

Erin Passan, a spokeswoman for Denver-based Janus, declined to comment on the fund flows.

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