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Strategy Objective

A growth-oriented emerging market equity strategy that invests in the common stocks of emerging market-domiciled companies and seeks to outperform the MSCI Emerging Markets Index over a full market cycle.

Key Differentiators
  • In-depth capital structure analysis
  • Rigorous top-down and fundamental research
  • High active share, high relative growth focus
  • Team approach to management

Strategy Details

As of 12/31/16
Inception Date:
Strategy Assets*:
$13.1 M
MSCI Emerging Markets


Sector Weightings

AS OF 12/31/16
% of Assets MSCI Emerging Markets Under/Overweight %
Financials 25.4% 24.3%
Information Technology 24.6 23.3
Consumer Discretionary 10.9 10.2
Consumer Staples 8.2 7.2
Materials 7.4 7.4
Energy 7.0 7.9
Industrials 6.9 5.8
Health Care 5.3 2.5
Telecom Services 2.6 5.9
Real Estate 1.7 2.6

Representative Portfolio Ten Largest Holdings

AS OF 12/31/16
Company Country Sector %
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. South Korea Information Technology 4.3
Tencent Holdings, Ltd. China Information Technology 4.1
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Taiwan Information Technology 4.0
Alibaba Group Holding, Ltd. China Information Technology 2.9
Larsen & Toubro, Ltd. India Industrials 2.3
Lukoil PJSC Russia Energy 2.1 International, Ltd. China Consumer Discretionary 1.9
NAVER Corp. South Korea Information Technology 1.9
China Mobile, Ltd. Hong Kong Telecom Services 1.8
Hugel, Inc. South Korea Health Care 1.7


AS OF 12/31/16
  Calamos Portfolio MSCI Emerging Markets
Assets in Strategy $13.1 million N/A
# of Holdings 102 832
Portfolio Turnover % (12-Month) 85.8% N/A
Median Market Cap ($bil) $11.6 $4.8
Weighted Average Market Cap ($bil) $54.7 $50.6
ROIC % 19.1% 16.5%
Debt/Capital % 27.1% 27.6%
PEG Ratio (1 year forward) 1.3x 1.3x

Regional Exposure

AS OF 12/31/16
Asia/Pacific 63.4%
Latin America 15.1%
Europe 10.2%
Middle East/Africa 7.4%
North America 3.4%

Calendar Year Returns

AS OF 12/31/16
                           Qtr Ending Dec 1620162015201412/01/2013 to 12/31/2013
Emerging Market Equity (Gross)-10.60%-0.15%-12.07%-5.47%1.50%
Emerging Market Equity (Net)-10.85%-1.24%-13.04%-6.48%1.41%
MSCI Emerging Markets-4.08%11.60%-14.60%-1.82%-1.44%

Risk/Reward Since Inception

AS OF 12/31/16
  Calamos Emerging Market Equity Composite MSCI Emerging Markets
Alpha -3.27% N/A
Beta 0.85 1.00
Standard Deviation 14.73% 16.09%
Upside Semivariance 7.81% 10.78%
Downside Semivariance 9.91% 10.24%
Sharpe Ratio -0.3747 -0.1675
Information Ratio -0.4846 N/A

Since Inception Up/Down Capture Vs. MSCI Emerging Markets

AS OF 12/31/16

* Strategy Assets reflect all assets that are currently being managed (collectively) under the Calamos Emerging Market Equity Strategy.

Strategy Vehicles

Separately Managed Accounts Minimum: $25 million
Institutional Mutual Fund (CIEIX) Minimum $1 million


Calamos Emerging Market Equity Institutional Strategy Fact Sheet
Fact Sheet The Emerging Market Equity Strategy fact sheet provides a snap shot of the investment team, the investment strategy, performance, composition, ratings and returns.
Emerging Market Equity Strategy Performance Review A quarterly discussion of the Calamos Emerging Market Equity Strategy’s performance versus a benchmark, positioning, related market commentary, and outlook.