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Janus Grapples With Talent Losses

The firm's batting average on manager changes has been poor lately.

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Janus has seen more than its share of peaks and valleys over time. To its credit, the firm consistently has come back from the depths. After a crash and burn in the 2000-02 bear market (due to heavy investments in tech and telecom) and the exposure of Janus' involvement in the 2003 market-timing scandal, the firm got back on its feet due to solid performance runs by managers David Corkins and Scott Schoelzel.

But then Janus suffered through a wave of exits: Corkins, along with promising young manager Minyoung Sohn, left in in late 2007 to start a new asset management firm. Schoelzel retired at the end of 2007.

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