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Fund Details

As of 6/15/18
Inception Date:
6/25/97
Current NAV:
$17.06
$ Change:
$0.00
% Change:
0.00%
Net Assets*
590.2 mil
(*Total Net Assets as of 3/31/18)

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Overview

The fund invests primarily in convertible securities of U.S. companies that are diversified across market sector and credit quality.

Key Features

  • Leverage more than three decades of research in convertible security investing
  • A portfolio diversified across market sector and credit quality emphasizing mid-sized companies with higher-quality balance sheets
  • Seeks to provide upside participation in equity markets with less exposure to downside than an equity-only portfolio over a full market cycle

Portfolio Fit

The fund offers a way to potentially manage risk alongside an equity allocation with securities that participate in upside equity movements with limited downside participation.

Notable Outperformance vs. Bonds in the Face of Rate Increases

The chart below shows the fund’s outperformance versus the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index during periods when the 10-year Treasury bond yields rose more than 100 basis points.

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The principal value and return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance reflected at NAV does not include the Fund’s maximum front-end sales load of 4.75%. Had it been included, the Fund’s return would have been lower. For the most recent fund performance information click on the performance tab.

Return on Invested Capital

AS OF 3/31/18

Debt/Capital

AS OF 3/31/18

Return on invested capital measures how effectively a company uses the money invested in its operations, calculated as a company’s net income minus any dividends divided by the company’s total capital. Debt/capital ratio is a measure of a company’s financial leverage, calculated as the company’s debt divided by its total capital.

Important Risk Information

An investment in the Fund(s) is subject to risks, and you could lose money on your investment in the Fund(s). There can be no assurance that the Fund(s) will achieve its investment objective. Your investment in the Fund(s) is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. The risks associated with an investment in the Fund(s) can increase during times of significant market volatility. The Fund(s) also has specific principal risks, which are described below. More detailed information regarding these risks can be found in the Fund’s prospectus.

The principal risks of investing in the Calamos Convertible Fund include: convertible securities risk consisting of the potential for a decline in value during periods of rising interest rates and the risk of the borrower to miss payments, synthetic convertible instruments risk consisting of fluctuations inconsistent with a convertible security and the risk of components expiring worthless, foreign securities risk, equity securities risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, high yield risk, portfolio selection risk and liquidity risk.

As a result of political or economic instability in foreign countries, there can be special risks associated with investing in foreign securities, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, increased price volatility and difficulty obtaining information. In addition, emerging markets may present additional risk due to potential for greater economic and political instability in less developed countries.

NOTES

Annualized Standard Deviation-A statistical measure of the historical volatility of a mutual fund or portfolio, usually computed using 36 monthly returns. More generally, a measure of the extent to which numbers are spread around their average.

Beta-Is a historic measure of a fund's relative volatility, which is one of the measures of risk; a beta of 0.5 reflects 1/2 the market's volatility as represented by the S&P 500 Index, while a beta of 2.0 reflects twice the market's volatility.

Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index covers the U.S.-denominated, investment-grade, fixed-rate, taxable bond market of SEC-registered securities. The index includes bonds from the Treasury, Government-Related, Corporate, MBS (agency fixed-rate and hybrid ARM passthroughs), ABS, and CMBS sectors.

Bond Credit Quality-Reflects the higher of the ratings of Standard & Poor’s Corporation; Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. Ratings are relative, subjective and not absolute standards of quality, represent the opinions of the independent Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (NRSRO), and are adjusted to the Standards and Poors scale shown. Ratings are measured using a scale that typically ranges from AAA (highest) to D (lowest). In addition, CAL has assigned its own ranking to the “unrated bonds” based on its fundamental and proprietary investment process and has years of experience actively managing risk. The security’s credit rating does not eliminate risk. The table excludes equity securities, cash and cash equivalents. For more information about securities ratings, please see the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information at www.calamos.com. Additional information on ratings methodologies are available by visiting the NRSRO websites; www.standardandpoors.com and www.moodys.com.

Current (SEC) Yield-Reflects the dividends and interest earned by the Fund during the 30-day period ended as of the date stated above after deducting the Fund's expenses for that same period.

Debt/Capital Ratio-Is a measure of a company s financial leverage, calculated as the company’s debt divided by its total capital.

Distribution Rate-The percentage rate at which a fund distributes income to its shareholders. It is calculated by dividing a fund's annual distributions by its current price; this figure can vary from the SEC yield of the same fund because of the multiple ways of treating different asset classes.

ICE BofAML All U.S. Convertibles Index-Comprises of approximately 700 issues of only convertible bonds and preferreds of all qualities. Source ICE Data Indices, LLC, used with permission. ICE permits use of the ICE BofAML indices and related data on an ‘as is’ basis, makes no warranties regarding same, does not guarantee the suitability, quality, accuracy, timeliness, and/or completeness of the ICE BofAML Indices or data included in, related to, or derived therefrom, assumes no liability in connection with the use of the foregoing and does not sponsor, endorse or recommend Calamos Advisors LLC or any of its products or services.

Lehman Brothers Government/Credit Index-Comprises long-term government and investment-grade corporate debt securities and is generally considered representative of the performance of the broad U.S. bond market.

PEG Ratio-Is price/earnings ratio divided by estimated earnings growth rate in the next year; a lower PEG indicates that less is being paid for each unit of earnings growth.

Price/Book Ratio-Is a stock’s capitalization divided by its book value.

Price/Earnings Ratio-Is the current stock price over trailing 12‐month earnings per share.

Price/Sales Ratio-Is the current stock price over trailing 12‐month sales per share.

ROIC (Return On Invested Capital)-Measures how effectively a company uses the money invested in its operations, calculated as a company’s net income minus any dividends divided by the company’s total capital.

S&P 500 Index-Is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market.

Turnover-Is the percentage of assets in a portfolio that changed over a certain period, often a year; higher turnover indicates greater buying and selling activity.

Value Line Convertible Index-Is an equally weighted index of the largest convertibles, representing 90% of the market.

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The principal value and investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Unmanaged index returns assume reinvestment of any and all distributions and, unlike fund returns, do not reflect fees, expenses or sales charges. Investors cannot invest in an index.

Average annual total return measures net investment income and capital gain or loss from portfolio investments as an annualized average. All performance shown assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions. Performance shown reflects an expense reimbursement that improved results. Load-adjusted returns are adjusted for the maximum front-end sales load of 2.25%* for Class A shares in the following funds: Convertible Fund, Global Convertible Fund, Market Neutral Income Fund, High Income Opportunities Fund, and Total Return Bond Fund. The maximum front-end sales load for Class A shares of all other funds is 4.75%. There is a 1% contingent deferred sales charge for C shares on certain redemptions within the first year of purchase. Class C shares have been adjusted for the contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). There are no contingent deferred sales charges or distribution or service fees with respect to Class I shares. The minimum initial investment required to purchase each Fund's Class I shares is $1 million. Class I shares are offered primarily for direct investment by investors through certain tax-exempt retirement plans (including 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer-sponsored 403(b) plans, profit sharing and money purchase pension plans, defined benefit plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans) and by institutional clients, provided such plans or clients have assets of at least $1 million. Class I shares may also be offered to certain other entities or programs, including, but not limited to, investment companies, under certain circumstances. *Prior to 2/28/17, the Convertible Fund, Global Convertible Fund, Market Neutral Income Fund, and High Income Opportunities fund had a maximum front-end sales load of 4.75%, and the Total Return Bond Fund had a maximum front-end sales load of 3.75%.

The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/18 are as follows: Growth A 1.40%, C 2.15% and I 1.15%; Growth and Income A 1.12%, C 1.87% and I 0.87%; Opportunistic Value A 1.67%, C 2.42% and I 1.42%; Dividend Growth A 1.87%, C 2.73% and I 1.80%; Global Growth and Income A 1.54%, C 2.29% and I 1.29%; International Growth A 1.46%, C 2.21% and I 1.21%; Global Equity A 1.53%, C 2.27% and I 1.28%; Evolving World Growth A 1.67%, C 2.41% and I 1.41%; Emerging Market Equity A 2.70%, C 3.45% and I 2.45%; Convertible A 1.18%, C 1.93% and I 0.93%; Global Convertible A 1.46%, C 2.20% and I 1.19%; Market Neutral Income A 1.28%, C 2.03% and I 1.02%; Phineus Long/Short A 2.80%, C 3.55% and I 2.54%; Hedged Equity Income A 2.15%, C 3.04% and I 2.07%; High Income Opportunities A 1.33%, C 2.08% and I 1.08%; and Total Return Bond A 1.08%, C 1.83% and I 0.84%.  

NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE

Before investing carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus containing this and other information or call 800-582-6959. Read it carefully.

Calendar Year Total Returns

AS OF 3/31/18

Annualized Total Returns

AS OF 3/31/18
Calamos (NAV)4.96%11.69%5.44%7.15%6.08%7.33%7.00%7.63%
(Load-Adjusted)%%%%%%%%
ICE BofAML4.00%10.57%6.58%9.65%8.22%8.40%6.91%7.52%
S&P 5005.84%13.99%10.78%13.31%9.49%10.10%6.46%7.38%

The Fund's Gross Expense Ratio is 0.93% as of the prospectus dated 3/01/18

Top 10 Holdings and Sector Weightings are calculated as a percentage of Net Assets. The tables exclude cash or cash equivalents, any government / sovereign bonds or broad based index hedging securities the portfolio may hold. You can obtain a complete listing of holdings by visiting www.calamos.com.

The portfolio is actively managed. Holdings and weightings are subject to change daily. Holdings are provided for informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell the securities mentioned.

10k Performance is for the Fund’s Class A shares at net asset value and does not include the Fund’s maximum front-end sales charge of 2.25%—(Prior to 2/28/17, the Fund had a maximum front-end sales charge of 4.75%)-had it been included, the Fund’s return would have been lower. Index data shown is from 6/30/85, since comparative index data is available only for full monthly periods. Source: State Street Corporation, Lipper, Inc. and Mellon Analytical Solutions, LLC.

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The principal value and return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance reflected at NAV does not include the Fund’s maximum front-end sales load of 2.25%—(Prior to 2/28/17, the Fund had a maximum front-end sales charge of 4.75%)-had it been included, the Fund’s return would have been lower. Calendar year returns measure net investment income and capital gain or loss from portfolio investments for each period specified. Average annual total return measures net investment income and capital gain or loss from portfolio investments as an annualized average. All performance shown assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions. The Fund also offers Class B and C Shares, the performance of which may vary.

The offering price for Class I shares is the NAV per share with no initial sales charge. There are no contingent deferred sales charges or distribution or service fees with respect to Class I shares. The minimum initial investment required to purchase each Fund’s Class I shares is $1 million. Class I shares are offered primarily for direct investment by investors through certain tax-exempt retirement plans (including 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer-sponsored 403(b) plans, profit sharing and money purchase pension plans, defined benefit plans and non qualified deferred compensation plans) and by institutional clients, provided such plans or clients have assets of at least $1 million. Class I shares may also be offered to certain other entities or programs, including, but not limited to, investment companies, under certain circumstances.

ICE BofAML All U.S. Convertibles Index-Comprises of approximately 700 issues of only convertible bonds and preferreds of all qualities. Source ICE Data Indices, LLC, used with permission. ICE permits use of the ICE BofAML indices and related data on an `as is' basis, makes no warranties regarding same, does not guarantee the suitability, quality, accuracy, timeliness, and/or completeness of the ICE BofAML Indices or data included in, related to, or derived therefrom, assumes no liability in connection with the use of the foregoing and does not sponsor, endorse or recommend Calamos Advisors LLC or any of its products or services.

S&P 500 Index-Is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market.

Value Line Convertible Index-Is an equally weighted index of the largest convertibles, representing 90% of the market.

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The principal value and investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Unmanaged index returns assume reinvestment of any and all distributions and, unlike fund returns, do not reflect fees, expenses or sales charges. Investors cannot invest in an index.

Average annual total return measures net investment income and capital gain or loss from portfolio investments as an annualized average. All performance shown assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions. Performance shown reflects an expense reimbursement that improved results. Load-adjusted returns are adjusted for the maximum front-end sales load of 2.25%* for Class A shares in the following funds: Convertible Fund, Global Convertible Fund, Market Neutral Income Fund, High Income Opportunities Fund, and Total Return Bond Fund. The maximum front-end sales load for Class A shares of all other funds is 4.75%. There is a 1% contingent deferred sales charge for C shares on certain redemptions within the first year of purchase. Class C shares have been adjusted for the contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). There are no contingent deferred sales charges or distribution or service fees with respect to Class I shares. The minimum initial investment required to purchase each Fund's Class I shares is $1 million. Class I shares are offered primarily for direct investment by investors through certain tax-exempt retirement plans (including 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer-sponsored 403(b) plans, profit sharing and money purchase pension plans, defined benefit plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans) and by institutional clients, provided such plans or clients have assets of at least $1 million. Class I shares may also be offered to certain other entities or programs, including, but not limited to, investment companies, under certain circumstances. *Prior to 2/28/17, the Convertible Fund, Global Convertible Fund, Market Neutral Income Fund, and High Income Opportunities fund had a maximum front-end sales load of 4.75%, and the Total Return Bond Fund had a maximum front-end sales load of 3.75%.

The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/18 are as follows: Growth A 1.40%, C 2.15% and I 1.15%; Growth and Income A 1.12%, C 1.87% and I 0.87%; Opportunistic Value A 1.67%, C 2.42% and I 1.42%; Dividend Growth A 1.87%, C 2.73% and I 1.80%; Global Growth and Income A 1.54%, C 2.29% and I 1.29%; International Growth A 1.46%, C 2.21% and I 1.21%; Global Equity A 1.53%, C 2.27% and I 1.28%; Evolving World Growth A 1.67%, C 2.41% and I 1.41%; Emerging Market Equity A 2.70%, C 3.45% and I 2.45%; Convertible A 1.18%, C 1.93% and I 0.93%; Global Convertible A 1.46%, C 2.20% and I 1.19%; Market Neutral Income A 1.28%, C 2.03% and I 1.02%; Phineus Long/Short A 2.80%, C 3.55% and I 2.54%; Hedged Equity Income A 2.15%, C 3.04% and I 2.07%; High Income Opportunities A 1.33%, C 2.08% and I 1.08%; and Total Return Bond A 1.08%, C 1.83% and I 0.84%.  

NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE

Before investing carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus containing this and other information or call 800-582-6959. Read it carefully.

Sector Weightings

AS OF 3/31/18
% of Assets
Information Technology 38.3%
Consumer Discretionary 14.9%
Health Care 14.5%
Financials 8.9%
Industrials 7.2%
Energy 3.3%
Real Estate 3.2%
Utilities 2.5%
Materials 0.6%
Consumer Staples 0.0%
Telecom Services 0.0%

Asset Allocation

AS OF 3/31/18

Month-End Yield

AS OF 5/31/18
30-Day SEC Yield 0.46%
Distribution Rate 1.34%

Top 10 Holdings

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Company Security Type Industry
%
Tesla, Inc. Convertible Bonds Automobile Manufacturers 3.8%
Wells Fargo & Company Convertible Preferred Stocks Diversified Banks 3.0%
Micron Technology, Inc. Convertible Bonds Semiconductors 3.0%
Microchip Technology, Inc. Convertible Bonds Semiconductors 2.8%
Workday, Inc. Convertible Bonds Application Software 2.6%
Lam Research Corp. Common Stocks Semiconductor Equipment 2.5%
Booking Holdings, Inc. Convertible Bonds Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 2.4%
Intel Corp. Convertible Bonds Semiconductors 2.3%
Bank of America Corp. Convertible Preferred Stocks Diversified Banks 2.3%
NextEra Energy, Inc. Convertible Preferred Stocks Electric Utilities 1.9%
Total 26.6%

Fund Facts

AS OF 3/31/18


Fund ICE BofAML VXA0 - Convertibles Index
Total Net Assets $590.2 million --
# of Holdings 107 402
Duration 4.5 years 5.2 years
Median Investment Premium 26.5% 14.5%
Median Conversion Premium 26.3% 29.1%
Price/Book 4.7x --
Price/Earnings 14.8x --
Price/Sales 0.7x --
PEG Ratio 0.6x --
Debt/Capital 41.7% 57.3%
ROIC 14.6% 12.6%
Portfolio Turnover (12 months) 50.0% --

Market Capitalization

AS OF 3/31/18
Market %
> $105bil 0.0%
$29bil - $105bil 69.1%
$10bil - $29bil 0.0%
$4bil - $10bil 30.9%
< $4bil 0.0%

Regional Exposure

AS OF 3/31/18
Region %
North America 92.7%
Asia/Pacific 1.5%
Europe 0.7%
Middle East/Africa 0.6%
Caribbean 0.0%

Top Currency Exposures

AS OF 3/31/18
Currency%
United States Dollar (USD) 100.0%

Credit Quality of Bonds

AS OF 3/31/18
Class %
AAA 2.2%
AA 0.0%
A 3.2%
BBB 16.5%
BB 12.6%
B 10.0%
CCC and below 0.0%
Unrated Securities 55.5%

Maturity Schedule

AS OF 3/31/18
Security Type%
1 To 5 Years 49.5%
5 To 10 Years 20.7%
Equities and Other 19.4%
< 1 Year 8.1%
20 To 30 Years 2.3%
10 To 20 Years 0.0%
> 30 Years 0.0%

Top 10 Holdings and Sector Weightings are calculated as a percentage of Net Assets. The tables exclude cash or cash equivalents, any government / sovereign bonds or broad based index hedging securities the portfolio may hold. You can obtain a complete listing of holdings by visiting www.calamos.com.

Holdings and weightings are subject to change daily. Holdings are provided for informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell the securities mentioned.

Important Fund Information

Bond credit quality allocation reflects the higher of the ratings of Standards & Poor’s Corporation; Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. Ratings are relative, subjective and not absolute standards of quality, represent the opinions of the independent, Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (NRSRO), and are adjusted to the Standards & Poor’s scale shown. Ratings are measured using a scale that typically ranges from AAA (highest) to D (lowest). The security’s credit rating does not eliminate risk. The table excludes equity securities, cash and cash equivalents. For more information about securities ratings, please see the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information at calamos.com. Additional information on ratings methodologies are available by visiting the NRSRO websites: www.standardandpoors.com and www.moodys.com.

Portfolios are managed according to their respective strategies which may differ significantly in terms of security holdings, industry weightings, and asset allocation from those of the benchmark(s). Portfolio performance, characteristics and volatility may differ from the benchmark(s) shown.

Annualized Standard Deviation-A statistical measure of the historical volatility of a mutual fund or portfolio. Beta—Is a historic measure of a fund’s relative volatility, which is one of the measures of risk; a beta of 0.5 reflects 1/2 the market’s volatility as represented by the Fund’s primary benchmark, while a beta of 2.0 reflects twice the volatility.

Current (SEC) Yield-Reflects the dividends and interest earned by the Fund during the 30-day period ended as of the date stated above after deducting the Fund’s expenses for that same period. Lipper Convertible Securities Funds—Represents funds that invest primarily in convertible bonds and/or convertible preferred stock.

S&P 500 Index-Considered generally representative of the U.S. stock market.

Value Line Convertible Index-Is an equally weighted index of the largest convertibles.

Important Risk Information

An investment in the Fund(s) is subject to risks, and you could lose money on your investment in the Fund(s). There can be no assurance that the Fund(s) will achieve its investment objective. Your investment in the Fund(s) is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. The risks associated with an investment in the Fund(s) can increase during times of significant market volatility. The Fund(s) also has specific principal risks, which are described below. More detailed information regarding these risks can be found in the Fund’s prospectus.

The principal risks of investing in the Calamos Convertible Fund include: convertible securities risk, synthetic convertible instruments risk, foreign securities risk, equity securities risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, high yield risk and portfolio selection risk. As a result of political or economic instability in foreign countries, there can be special risks associated with investing in foreign securities, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, increased price volatility and difficulty obtaining information. In addition, emerging markets may present additional risk due to potential for greater economic and political instability in less developed countries.

Portfolios are managed according to their respective strategies which may differ significantly in terms of security holdings, industry weightings, and asset allocation from those of the benchmark(s). Portfolio performance, characteristics and volatility may differ from the benchmark(s) shown.

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The principal value and investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Unmanaged index returns assume reinvestment of any and all distributions and, unlike fund returns, do not reflect fees, expenses or sales charges. Investors cannot invest in an index.

Average annual total return measures net investment income and capital gain or loss from portfolio investments as an annualized average. All performance shown assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions. Performance shown reflects an expense reimbursement that improved results. Load-adjusted returns are adjusted for the maximum front-end sales load of 2.25%* for Class A shares in the following funds: Convertible Fund, Global Convertible Fund, Market Neutral Income Fund, High Income Opportunities Fund, and Total Return Bond Fund. The maximum front-end sales load for Class A shares of all other funds is 4.75%. There is a 1% contingent deferred sales charge for C shares on certain redemptions within the first year of purchase. Class C shares have been adjusted for the contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). There are no contingent deferred sales charges or distribution or service fees with respect to Class I shares. The minimum initial investment required to purchase each Fund's Class I shares is $1 million. Class I shares are offered primarily for direct investment by investors through certain tax-exempt retirement plans (including 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer-sponsored 403(b) plans, profit sharing and money purchase pension plans, defined benefit plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans) and by institutional clients, provided such plans or clients have assets of at least $1 million. Class I shares may also be offered to certain other entities or programs, including, but not limited to, investment companies, under certain circumstances. *Prior to 2/28/17, the Convertible Fund, Global Convertible Fund, Market Neutral Income Fund, and High Income Opportunities fund had a maximum front-end sales load of 4.75%, and the Total Return Bond Fund had a maximum front-end sales load of 3.75%.

The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/18 are as follows: Growth A 1.40%, C 2.15% and I 1.15%; Growth and Income A 1.12%, C 1.87% and I 0.87%; Opportunistic Value A 1.67%, C 2.42% and I 1.42%; Dividend Growth A 1.87%, C 2.73% and I 1.80%; Global Growth and Income A 1.54%, C 2.29% and I 1.29%; International Growth A 1.46%, C 2.21% and I 1.21%; Global Equity A 1.53%, C 2.27% and I 1.28%; Evolving World Growth A 1.67%, C 2.41% and I 1.41%; Emerging Market Equity A 2.70%, C 3.45% and I 2.45%; Convertible A 1.18%, C 1.93% and I 0.93%; Global Convertible A 1.46%, C 2.20% and I 1.19%; Market Neutral Income A 1.28%, C 2.03% and I 1.02%; Phineus Long/Short A 2.80%, C 3.55% and I 2.54%; Hedged Equity Income A 2.15%, C 3.04% and I 2.07%; High Income Opportunities A 1.33%, C 2.08% and I 1.08%; and Total Return Bond A 1.08%, C 1.83% and I 0.84%.  

NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE

Before investing carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus containing this and other information or call 800-582-6959. Read it carefully.

Total Capital Gains

  
20170.5314
20160.0000
20150.2719
20140.8824
20131.3264
20121.5585
20111.4755
20100.6091
20090.0822
20080.0337

Schedule

   
Distributions Quarterly
Capital Gains Annually

Distributions

Choose a year  
Income Total Reinvest
1Q 2018 0.07307 0.07307 16.66000
4Q 2017 0.05585 0.05585 15.77000
3Q 2017 0.02436 0.02436 15.96000
2Q 2017 0.06955 0.06955 15.64000
1Q 2017 0.09514 0.09514 15.09000
4Q 2016 0.16737 0.16737 14.52000
3Q 2016 0.17453 0.17453 14.47000
2Q 2016 0.10897 0.10897 14.12000
1Q 2016 0.04780 0.04780 13.66000
4Q 2015 0.26961 0.26961 14.24000
3Q 2015 0.20346 0.20346 15.39000
1Q 2015 0.13483 0.13483 16.27000
4Q 2014 0.12020 0.12020 15.90000
3Q 2014 0.13117 0.13117 17.05000
2Q 2014 0.05369 0.05369 17.04000
1Q 2014 0.11970 0.11970 16.84000
4Q 2013 0.53925 0.53925 16.10000
3Q 2013 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
2Q 2013 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
1Q 2013 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
4Q 2012 0.05068 0.05068 15.26000
3Q 2012 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
2Q 2012 0.04222 0.04222 15.75000
1Q 2012 0.05709 0.05709 16.94000
4Q 2011 0.09607 0.09607 15.95000
3Q 2011 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
2Q 2011 0.14987 0.14987 18.24000
1Q 2011 0.03958 0.03958 18.58000
4Q 2010 0.09588 0.09588 18.25000
3Q 2010 0.12196 0.12196 17.81000
2Q 2010 0.25291 0.25291 17.49000
1Q 2010 0.15643 0.15643 18.07000
4Q 2009 0.20843 0.20843 17.47000
3Q 2009 0.14923 0.14923 17.35000
2Q 2009 0.14518 0.14518 15.36000
1Q 2009 0.11863 0.11863 13.79000
4Q 2008 0.11372 0.11372 13.44000
3Q 2008 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
2Q 2008 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
1Q 2008 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
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For more information about the Funds such as sector weightings, top holdings, credit ratings and distribution rates, please contact Client Services at 800-582-6959.

Each Fund is a series of Calamos Investment Trust. The investment adviser to the Funds is Calamos Advisors LLC. The Calamos Family of Funds offers a range of investment strategies for individual investors with diverse investment objectives and needs. For more information on the Funds, please call 800-582-6959.

Morningstar Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns. The Overall Morningstar Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with a fund’s 3-, 5-, and 10-year Morningstar Rating metrics.

For each U.S.-domiciled 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.) Morningstar data: © 2017 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; may not be copied or distributed; and 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.

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The principal value and investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Unmanaged index returns assume reinvestment of any and all distributions and, unlike fund returns, do not reflect fees, expenses or sales charges. Investors cannot invest in an index.

Average annual total return measures net investment income and capital gain or loss from portfolio investments as an annualized average. All performance shown assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions. Performance shown reflects an expense reimbursement that improved results. Load-adjusted returns are adjusted for the maximum front-end sales load of 2.25%* for Class A shares in the following funds: Convertible Fund, Global Convertible Fund, Market Neutral Income Fund, High Income Opportunities Fund, and Total Return Bond Fund. The maximum front-end sales load for Class A shares of all other funds is 4.75%. There is a 1% contingent deferred sales charge for C shares on certain redemptions within the first year of purchase. Class C shares have been adjusted for the contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). There are no contingent deferred sales charges or distribution or service fees with respect to Class I shares. The minimum initial investment required to purchase each Fund's Class I shares is $1 million. Class I shares are offered primarily for direct investment by investors through certain tax-exempt retirement plans (including 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer-sponsored 403(b) plans, profit sharing and money purchase pension plans, defined benefit plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans) and by institutional clients, provided such plans or clients have assets of at least $1 million. Class I shares may also be offered to certain other entities or programs, including, but not limited to, investment companies, under certain circumstances. *Prior to 2/28/17, the Convertible Fund, Global Convertible Fund, Market Neutral Income Fund, and High Income Opportunities fund had a maximum front-end sales load of 4.75%, and the Total Return Bond Fund had a maximum front-end sales load of 3.75%.

The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/18 are as follows: Growth A 1.40%, C 2.15% and I 1.15%; Growth and Income A 1.12%, C 1.87% and I 0.87%; Opportunistic Value A 1.67%, C 2.42% and I 1.42%; Dividend Growth A 1.87%, C 2.73% and I 1.80%; Global Growth and Income A 1.54%, C 2.29% and I 1.29%; International Growth A 1.46%, C 2.21% and I 1.21%; Global Equity A 1.53%, C 2.27% and I 1.28%; Evolving World Growth A 1.67%, C 2.41% and I 1.41%; Emerging Market Equity A 2.70%, C 3.45% and I 2.45%; Convertible A 1.18%, C 1.93% and I 0.93%; Global Convertible A 1.46%, C 2.20% and I 1.19%; Market Neutral Income A 1.28%, C 2.03% and I 1.02%; Phineus Long/Short A 2.80%, C 3.55% and I 2.54%; Hedged Equity Income A 2.15%, C 3.04% and I 2.07%; High Income Opportunities A 1.33%, C 2.08% and I 1.08%; and Total Return Bond A 1.08%, C 1.83% and I 0.84%.  

NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE

Before investing carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus containing this and other information or call 800-582-6959. Read it carefully.

Annual Expenses

A Shares C Shares I Shares
Total Expense Ratio1.181.930.93
Net Expense Ratio1.181.930.93
Transaction Fee0.000.000.00
Redemption Fee0.000.000.00

Investment Information

A Shares C Shares I Shares
Minimum initial investment$2,500$2,500$1 million
Minimum subsequent investments$50$50$0
IRA initial investments$500$500N/A

Fund Information

A Shares C Shares I Shares
Inception Date6/21/857/05/966/25/97
Ticker SymbolCCVIXCCVCXCICVX
CUSIP number128119401128119823128119864

Sales & Distribution

A Shares C Shares I Shares
Sales loadFront-endLevel-loadN/A
Maximum Sales Charge2.25%1.00%N/A
US Bank Fund Number603617627
DistributionsQuarterly dividends; annual capital gains

For more information about the Funds such as sector weightings, top holdings, credit ratings and distribution rates, please contact Client Services at 800-582-6959.

Each Fund is a series of Calamos Investment Trust. The investment adviser to the Funds is Calamos Advisors LLC. The Calamos Family of Funds offers a range of investment strategies for individual investors with diverse investment objectives and needs. For more information on the Funds, please call 800-582-6959.

Morningstar Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns. The Overall Morningstar Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with a fund’s 3-, 5-, and 10-year Morningstar Rating metrics.

For each U.S.-domiciled 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.) Morningstar data: © 2017 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; may not be copied or distributed; and 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.

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The principal value and investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Unmanaged index returns assume reinvestment of any and all distributions and, unlike fund returns, do not reflect fees, expenses or sales charges. Investors cannot invest in an index.

Average annual total return measures net investment income and capital gain or loss from portfolio investments as an annualized average. All performance shown assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions. Performance shown reflects an expense reimbursement that improved results. Load-adjusted returns are adjusted for the maximum front-end sales load of 2.25%* for Class A shares in the following funds: Convertible Fund, Global Convertible Fund, Market Neutral Income Fund, High Income Opportunities Fund, and Total Return Bond Fund. The maximum front-end sales load for Class A shares of all other funds is 4.75%. There is a 1% contingent deferred sales charge for C shares on certain redemptions within the first year of purchase. Class C shares have been adjusted for the contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). There are no contingent deferred sales charges or distribution or service fees with respect to Class I shares. The minimum initial investment required to purchase each Fund's Class I shares is $1 million. Class I shares are offered primarily for direct investment by investors through certain tax-exempt retirement plans (including 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer-sponsored 403(b) plans, profit sharing and money purchase pension plans, defined benefit plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans) and by institutional clients, provided such plans or clients have assets of at least $1 million. Class I shares may also be offered to certain other entities or programs, including, but not limited to, investment companies, under certain circumstances. *Prior to 2/28/17, the Convertible Fund, Global Convertible Fund, Market Neutral Income Fund, and High Income Opportunities fund had a maximum front-end sales load of 4.75%, and the Total Return Bond Fund had a maximum front-end sales load of 3.75%.

The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/18 are as follows: Growth A 1.40%, C 2.15% and I 1.15%; Growth and Income A 1.12%, C 1.87% and I 0.87%; Opportunistic Value A 1.67%, C 2.42% and I 1.42%; Dividend Growth A 1.87%, C 2.73% and I 1.80%; Global Growth and Income A 1.54%, C 2.29% and I 1.29%; International Growth A 1.46%, C 2.21% and I 1.21%; Global Equity A 1.53%, C 2.27% and I 1.28%; Evolving World Growth A 1.67%, C 2.41% and I 1.41%; Emerging Market Equity A 2.70%, C 3.45% and I 2.45%; Convertible A 1.18%, C 1.93% and I 0.93%; Global Convertible A 1.46%, C 2.20% and I 1.19%; Market Neutral Income A 1.28%, C 2.03% and I 1.02%; Phineus Long/Short A 2.80%, C 3.55% and I 2.54%; Hedged Equity Income A 2.15%, C 3.04% and I 2.07%; High Income Opportunities A 1.33%, C 2.08% and I 1.08%; and Total Return Bond A 1.08%, C 1.83% and I 0.84%.  

NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE

Before investing carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus containing this and other information or call 800-582-6959. Read it carefully.

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Morningstar Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns. The Overall Morningstar Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with a fund’s 3-, 5-, and 10-year Morningstar Rating metrics.

For each U.S.-domiciled 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.) Morningstar data: © 2017 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; may not be copied or distributed; and 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.

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The principal value and investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Unmanaged index returns assume reinvestment of any and all distributions and, unlike fund returns, do not reflect fees, expenses or sales charges. Investors cannot invest in an index.

Average annual total return measures net investment income and capital gain or loss from portfolio investments as an annualized average. All performance shown assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions. Performance shown reflects an expense reimbursement that improved results. Load-adjusted returns are adjusted for the maximum front-end sales load of 2.25%* for Class A shares in the following funds: Convertible Fund, Global Convertible Fund, Market Neutral Income Fund, High Income Opportunities Fund, and Total Return Bond Fund. The maximum front-end sales load for Class A shares of all other funds is 4.75%. There is a 1% contingent deferred sales charge for C shares on certain redemptions within the first year of purchase. Class C shares have been adjusted for the contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). There are no contingent deferred sales charges or distribution or service fees with respect to Class I shares. The minimum initial investment required to purchase each Fund's Class I shares is $1 million. Class I shares are offered primarily for direct investment by investors through certain tax-exempt retirement plans (including 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer-sponsored 403(b) plans, profit sharing and money purchase pension plans, defined benefit plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans) and by institutional clients, provided such plans or clients have assets of at least $1 million. Class I shares may also be offered to certain other entities or programs, including, but not limited to, investment companies, under certain circumstances. *Prior to 2/28/17, the Convertible Fund, Global Convertible Fund, Market Neutral Income Fund, and High Income Opportunities fund had a maximum front-end sales load of 4.75%, and the Total Return Bond Fund had a maximum front-end sales load of 3.75%.

The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/18 are as follows: Growth A 1.40%, C 2.15% and I 1.15%; Growth and Income A 1.12%, C 1.87% and I 0.87%; Opportunistic Value A 1.67%, C 2.42% and I 1.42%; Dividend Growth A 1.87%, C 2.73% and I 1.80%; Global Growth and Income A 1.54%, C 2.29% and I 1.29%; International Growth A 1.46%, C 2.21% and I 1.21%; Global Equity A 1.53%, C 2.27% and I 1.28%; Evolving World Growth A 1.67%, C 2.41% and I 1.41%; Emerging Market Equity A 2.70%, C 3.45% and I 2.45%; Convertible A 1.18%, C 1.93% and I 0.93%; Global Convertible A 1.46%, C 2.20% and I 1.19%; Market Neutral Income A 1.28%, C 2.03% and I 1.02%; Phineus Long/Short A 2.80%, C 3.55% and I 2.54%; Hedged Equity Income A 2.15%, C 3.04% and I 2.07%; High Income Opportunities A 1.33%, C 2.08% and I 1.08%; and Total Return Bond A 1.08%, C 1.83% and I 0.84%.  

NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE

Before investing carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus containing this and other information or call 800-582-6959. Read it carefully.