Henderson Global Funds Celebrates 10 Years of Delivering the Henderson Difference

Sep 13, 2011, 11:10 ET from Henderson Global Investors Inc.

CHICAGO, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Henderson Global Investors (North America) Inc., which provides US investors with access to global investment opportunities through its lineup of international and global mutual funds, celebrated the 10th anniversary of three of its funds on August 31: Henderson International Opportunities Fund, Henderson European Focus Fund and Henderson Global Technology Fund.

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"Many investors have not been able to realize returns during the so-called 'lost decade,' but Henderson has delivered," said David Jacob, Managing Director of Investment and CIO of Henderson Global Investors. "Our distinct approach has unlocked the potential of investing opportunities around the world, providing competitive, long-term performance for our clients. We are incredibly proud of our track record and are committed to delivering innovative and globally focused investment products to new and existing investors."

"US investors have recognized the value of our global approach. We have three mutual funds that have significantly outperformed their respective indices since launch on August, 31st 2001, 10 years ago. Henderson has delivered real opportunities for diversification and long-term growth," said Chuck Thompson, Director of US Retail at Henderson Global Investors.

Henderson's investment process combines bottom-up security selection with an opportunistic approach that is not bound by style boxes. The firm's targeted portfolios, generally consisting of 40-80 holdings, focus on the most worthwhile investing opportunities in the world while delivering insight into local markets and cultures from investment managers on the ground around the globe. The Funds' assets have grown exponentially, increasing to $5.8 billion as of June 30, 2011.

Henderson received updated Morningstar ratings for each fund, which were rated as 5 stars, 5 stars and 4 stars, respectively, for Overall Morningstar ratings for Class A shares as of 8/31/11*.

International Opportunities Fund - Overall Morningstar Rating for Class A shares among 729 Foreign Large Blend funds as of 8/31/11. Morningstar Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns and the Overall Morningstar Rating for the Fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3- , 5- and 10-year Morningstar Ratings.

European Focus Fund - Overall Morningstar Rating for Class A shares among 101 Europe Stock funds as of 8/31/11. Morningstar Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns and the Overall Morningstar Rating for the Fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3- , 5- and 10-year Morningstar Ratings.

Global Technology Fund - Overall Morningstar Rating for Class A shares among 176 Technology funds as of 8/31/11. Morningstar Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns and the Overall Morningstar Rating for the Fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3- , 5- and 10-year Morningstar Ratings.

                 

Performance as of 6/30/11

YTD

1 year

3 year

5 year

Since inception (8/31/01)

Gross expense ratio*

Net expense ratio**

 

European Focus Fund Class A

               

HFEAX at NAV

6.48%

42.64%

7.18%

9.61%

19.60%

1.61%

1.54%

 

HFEAX w/ sales charge

N/A

34.42

5.09

8.32

18.88

-

-

 

MSCI Europe Index

9.59

36.82

-1.37

2.63

7.06

-

-

 

Global Technology Fund Class A

               

HFGAX at NAV

6.19%

38.91%

13.79%

10.41%

8.83%

1.64%

1.53%

 

HFGAX w/ sales charge

N/A

30.91

11.55

9.11

8.18

-

-

 

MSCI AC World IT Index

0.18

24.05

3.93

5.10

3.42

-

-

 

International Opportunities Fund Class A

               

HFOAX at NAV

6.69%

25.59%

0.75%

4.04%

11.21%

1.49%

1.44%

 

HFOAX w/ sales charge

N/A

18.37

-1.21

2.82

10.54

-

-

 

MSCI EAFE Index

5.35

30.93

-1.30

1.96

6.69

-

-

 
                 
               

 

(1) As stated in the current prospectus

(2) This ratio is not a guaranteed number and may fluctuate. The class A expense ratio is presented as a percentage of average net assets. The expense ratio is unaudited and is based on annualized fiscal year-to-date results from 8/01/10 to 5/31/11. The ratio may differ from that presented in the Funds' prospectus that is based on the Funds' then most recent previous fiscal year.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original cost. For the most recent month-end performance, please call 1.866.443.6337 or visit the Fund's website at www.hendersonglobalinvestors.com. Performance results with sales charges reflect the deduction of the maximum front-end sales charge and/or the deduction of the applicable contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). Class A shares are subject to a maximum front end sales charge of 5.75%. Performance presented at NAV which does not include these sales charges would be lower if these charges were reflected. The Funds' annual operating expenses will likely vary from year to year.  It is important to understand that a decline in the Funds' average net assets during the current fiscal year due to recent market volatility or other factors could cause the Funds' expense ratios for the Funds' current fiscal year to be higher than the expense information presented.

About Henderson Global Investors (North America) Inc.

Henderson Global Investors (North America) Inc. ("Henderson") is the US subsidiary of Henderson Group plc, a London-based global investment management firm with $119.5 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2011, offices in 16 countries and 1070 employees worldwide.

Headquartered in Chicago, Henderson has been offering US investors the opportunity to "own a piece of the world" since 2001 through its family of globally focused mutual funds. Henderson follows an active share, bottom-up, opportunistic investment philosophy where stock selection drives investment decisions, combining local knowledge with worldwide reach. For more information, visit http://www.hendersonglobalinvestors.com.

International and emerging markets investing involves certain risks and increased volatility not associated with investing solely in the US. These risks included currency fluctuations, economic or financial instability, lack of timely or reliable financial information or unfavorable political or legal developments. The Fund may invest in securities issued by smaller companies which typically involves greater risk than investing in larger companies. Also, the Fund may invest in limited geographic areas and/or sectors which may result in greater market volatility. In addition, the Fund may invest in derivatives. Derivatives involve special risks different from, and potentially greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and may result in greater losses.

Returns greater than one year are annualized. Net Asset Value (NAV) is the value of one share of the Fund excluding any sales charge.

For more information about Henderson Global Investors, please contact James Doyle at 973-850-7308 or jdoyle@jcprinc.com. For details on the fund family's 10-year anniversary, visit www.hendersondelivered.com.

*For each fund with at least a three-year history Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) For the period ended August 31, 2011, the Henderson Global Technology Fund was rated against 176, 169 and 13 Technology funds for the three-, five- and 10-year periods, respectively. With respect to these Technology funds, the Fund received a Morningstar Rating of 4 stars for the three-year period, 4 stars for the five-year period and a rating of 4 stars for the ten-year period. For the period ended August 31, 2011, the Henderson European Focus Fund was rated against 101, 91 and 73 Europe Stock funds for the three-, five- and 10-year periods, respectively. With respect to these Europe Stock funds, the Fund received a Morningstar Rating of 4 stars for the three-year period, 4 stars for the five-year period and a rating of 5 stars for the ten-year period. For the period ended August 31, 2011, the Henderson International Opportunities Fund was rated against 729, 544 and 312 Foreign Large Blend funds for the three-, five- and 10-year periods, respectively. With respect to these Foreign Large Blend funds, the Fund received a Morningstar Rating of 4 stars for the three-year period, 4 stars for the five-year period and a rating of 5 stars for the ten-year period. Ratings are for Class A shares only; other share classes may vary.

©2011 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

One should consider the investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses of any mutual fund carefully before investing. This and other important information is available in the Fund's prospectus and summary prospectus which are available at www.hendersonglobalinvestors.com, by calling 1.866.443.6337 or by contacting your financial advisor. Please read the prospectus and summary prospectus carefully before investing.

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CONTACT:
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JCPR
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