Emerging markets are now a significant part of the world economy. The Emerging Markets Fund stands as a potential long-term strategic allocation to this vital area.
The fund invests in global growth companies with an emphasis on revenue streams derived from emerging markets as opposed to country of domicile. The fund combines equities and convertible securities with the aim of managing the risk and return profile in an occasionally volatile space.
The Calamos Difference
- Focus on risk management in an asset class with a history of volatility, with an emphasis on revenue streams over company domicile and the use of convertibles to manage equity risk
- Stress company fundamentals, including global presence, strong revenue and earnings growth, solid returns on invested capital and lower debt-to-capital levels
- Seek global growth companies, that may benefit from long-term secular themes in the emerging markets, including a burgeoning middle class and an increased demand for information and entertainment
The fund seeks long-term capital growth.
- MSCI Emerging Markets Index
The fund's investment team employs an investment process that considers global macro economic factors and investment themes. The team conducts both fundamental and quantitative research to evaluate the source, sustainability and risk of investment opportunities. The team manages a diversified portfolio monitoring and managing risk at the portfolio and individual security level.
John P. Calamos, Sr., Global Co-Chief Investment Officer and Gary D. Black, Global Co-Chief Investment Officer lead an integrated team of experienced investment professionals.
Performance data quoted represents past performance, and may not be a reliable guide to future results. Performance data quoted does not include the Fund’s maximum 5% front-end sales charge. Had it been included, the Fund’s returns would have been lower. Performance shown reflects the management fee. All performance shown assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions. Returns for periods less than 12 months are not annualised.
Calamos Emerging Markets Fund is a sub-fund of Calamos Global Funds PLC, an investment company with variable capital incorporated with limited liability in Ireland (registered number 444463), and is authorised and regulated by the Irish Financial Regulator as an Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (“UCITS”). The Company is a recognised scheme in the U.K. for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, but is not authorised under such Act and therefore investors will not be entitled to compensation under the U.K. Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Calamos Global Funds PLC has been established as an umbrella fund with segregated liability between subfunds and is authorised pursuant to the European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations 2003 as amended. Calamos Investments LLP, is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority, and is the distributor of the Calamos Global Funds PLC.
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. Average annual total return measures net investment income and capital gain or loss from portfolio investments as an annualised average. All performance shown assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions. The “Since Inception” total return start date for the index information is 28/2/11, since comparative index data is available only for full monthly periods. The “Since Inception” start date for the Fund is 15/2/11.
Returns net of fees include the investment advisory fee charged by Calamos Advisors LLC. Returns greater than 12 months are annualised. All performance shown assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions. Sources for performance data: Calamos Advisors LLC, RBC and Mellon Analytical Solutions, LLC.
Important Risk Information
There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. An investment in the Fund involves investment risks, including possible loss of the amount invested. The principal risks of investing in the Fund include: equity securities risk, growth stock risk, foreign securities risk, emerging markets risk, convertible securities 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.
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 visitingwww.calmos.com/global 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 frontend sales charge of 4.75%—had it been included, the fund’s return would have been lower. Results are before taxes on fund distributions and assume reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Index data shown is from 28/2/11, since comparative index data is available only for full monthly periods. Source: State Street Corporation, Lipper, Inc. and Mellon Analytical Solutions, LLC.
PEG ratio– represents a stock’s 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 the 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 a stock’s capitalization divided by its sales over the trailing 12 months. EPS growth (5 years) represents the historical weighted earnings per share growth of holdings. Debt/Capital—Measures a company's debt in relation to its total capital.
ROIC—(return on invested capital) measures an investment's growth prospects; measures the percentage earned on invested capital.
Investment premium – The amount that the market price of the convertible is above its investment value, expressed as a percent of the investment value.
Conversion premium – Is the amount by which the market price of a convertible bond or convertible preferred exceeds conversion value, expressed as a percentage. It is a gauge of equity participation.
Beta is an 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.
Bond Credit Quality - Reflects the higher of the ratings of Stand¬ards & Poors Corporation; Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.; Fitch, Inc.; National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) as well as Calamos’ proprietary credit scores and are adjusted to the scale shown. Ratings are relative, subjective and not absolute standards of quality. Excludes equity securities and cash.
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index – Is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market per¬formance of emerging markets. The index is calculated without divi¬dends, with net or with gross dividends reinvested, in both US dollars and local currencies.
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 directly in an index.
Morningstar Ratings™ are based on risk-adjusted returns for Class A shares and will differ for other share classes. Morningstar Ratings based on a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly historical performance (reflecting sales charges), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance.
Within each asset class, the top 10%, the next 22.5%, 35%, 22.5%, and the bottom 10% receive 5, 4, 3, 2, or 1 star, respectively. Each fund is rated exclusively against U.S. domiciled funds. 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. Source: © 2013 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Lipper ratings for Total Return reflect fund's historical total return performance relative to peers. The ratings are subject to change every month and are based on an equal weighted average of percentile ranks for the Total Return metrics over a three-, five-, and ten-year periods (if applicable). The highest 20% of funds in each peer group are named Lipper Leader or a score of 5 for Total Return, the next 20% receive a score of 4, the middle 20% are scored 3, the next 20% are scored 2, and the lowest 20% are scored. Lipper Leader ratings are not intended to predict future results, and Lipper does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. More information is available at www.lipperweb.com. Thomson Reuters Copyright 2013, All Rights Reserved.