Daniel R. Kozlowski founded Plaisance Capital LLC in November 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. Plaisance began managing a short biased long/short strategy in a private partnership February of 2009.
Prior to founding Plaisance Capital, Mr. Kozlowski had co-founded and co-managed the Janus Long/Short Fund – a public hedged equity mutual fund. The Janus Long/Short Fund grew from seed capital of $5M in assets-under-management in August 2006 to $1.3B by March 2008 when Mr. Kozlowski departed Janus Capital to launch Plaisance Capital in Chicago.
In early 2011, Janus Capital approached Mr. Kozlowski to rejoin the firm to solely manage the Janus Contrarian Fund public mutual fund, a product Mr. Kozlowski supported as an analyst on the Contrarian Value Team early in his career. Mr. Kozlowski agreed, provided that he would be able to continue to manage and control the private partnership on the Janus platform, and that he would retain rights to the private partnership should he ever depart Janus.
Following the merger of Janus and Henderson Global on May 30, 2017, after successfully managing the private partnership and the Janus Contrarian Fund side-by-side for over five years, Mr. Kozlowski notified Janus of his intent to again depart Janus to re-establish Plaisance Capital LLC to which the private partnership would be assigned. On September 1, 2017, Mr. Kozlowski officially separated completely from Janus and Plaisance Capital LLC once again began managing the original private partnership. Plaisance Capital is based in Denver, Colorado.