Online Trainers Eliminate Staff

April 17, 2001 ( - Training staff are being replaced by technology at mutual fund giant Janus Capital, which eliminated 45 training positions and moved its training operations online.

The move, unrelated to fund performance according to a Janus spokesperson, follows the company’s February announcement of its plans to cut 468 job cuts due to the slowing demand for its products and the increased automation of its services.

After stellar performance throughout the bull market of the 1990s, Janus’s returns dropped markedly last year and have remained in the doldrums ever since. Client redemptions and underperformance have driven Janus’s $300 billion in assets under management, recorded last year, down by a third.

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