Alternative Investments/Real Estate: Janus Henderson Launches Real Estate ETF

Janus Henderson has an established Global Real Estate team, and more than $3 billion in global AUM.

Janus Henderson Group plc (NYSE: JHG) announced Wednesday the launch of its Janus Henderson U.S. Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA: JRE) that focuses on real estate opportunities in the U.S. and in Canada. The actively managed fund will target real estate securities driving the future of the sector, which may include cell towers, data centers, gaming REITs, cold storage and more, without bias toward style, property type or market cap. (Businesswire).

According to the fund managers, their emphasis on local property market knowledge combined with a repeatable, disciplined investment process seeks to provide defensive growth, diversification relative to broad equities and fixed income, and dividends for investors.

Janus Henderson U.S. Real Estate ETF

The ETF will be managed by Portfolio Managers Greg Kuhl, CFA, and Danny Greenberger. Janus Henderson is known for its expertise in managing real estate equity portfolios, its Global Real Estate Team, and having more than $3 billion in global assets under management as March 31, 2021.

The JRE ETF is a natural product extension based on the expertise of that team and existing U.S. real estate equities strategy.

The fund’s expense ratio is 0.65%.

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Inflation protection

“Offering attractive valuations, structural and secular growth tailwinds, and an opportunity to provide investors with protection from inflation, real estate is an asset class with the potential to create significant shareholder value and compelling returns in the coming years,” said Kuhl in a statement.

“With many investors under-allocated to real estate, JRE brings Janus Henderson’s expertise in the asset class to ETF investors seeking to access its diversification, income, inflation-protection and risk-adjusted return potential,” said Nick Cherney, Head of Exchange Traded Products at Janus Henderson.

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