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Strategy Objective

A non-U.S. all-cap growth equity strategy that invests in a concentrated portfolio of common stocks of growth companies based outside the United States and seeks to outperform the MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. Growth 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 03/31/17
Inception Date:
Strategy Assets*:
$5.3 M
MSCI ACWI ex-US Growth


* Strategy Assets reflect all assets that are currently being managed (collectively) under the Calamos International Concentrated Growth Strategy.

Sector Weightings

AS OF 03/31/17
% of Assets MSCI ACWI ex-US Growth Under/Overweight %
Information Technology 25.9% 15.2%
Financials 15.5 7.7
Industrials 15.2 13.3
Consumer Discretionary 11.5 13.0
Consumer Staples 10.7 18.4
Health Care 8.0 13.0
Materials 6.2 8.5
Energy 4.4 3.5
Telecom Services 2.6 3.3
Real Estate 0.0 2.2

Representative Portfolio Ten Largest Holdings

AS OF 03/31/17
Company Country Sector %
Temenos Group, AG Switzerland Information Technology 4.3
Roche Holding, AG Switzerland Health Care 4.2
Indiabulls Housing Finance, Ltd. India Financials 4.1
FANUC Corp. Japan Industrials 3.6
ASML Holding, NV Netherlands Information Technology 3.6
Reckitt Benckiser Group, PLC United Kingdom Consumer Staples 3.5
Tencent Holdings, Ltd. China Information Technology 3.4
Schneider Electric, SE France Industrials 3.2
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Taiwan Information Technology 3.2
Kering France Consumer Discretionary 3.1


AS OF 03/31/17
  Calamos Portfolio MSCI ACWI ex-US Growth
Assets in Strategy $5.3 million N/A
# of Holdings 37 1,021
Portfolio Turnover % (12-Month) 146.8% N/A
Median Market Cap ($bil) $42.8 $7.5
Weighted Average Market Cap ($bil) $79.7 $59.6
ROIC % 16.7% 14.4%
Debt/Capital % 31.4% 31.7%
PEG Ratio (1 year forward) 1.6x 1.9x

Composite Summary

AS OF 03/31/17
Period Ending Composite Assets (in Millions) Total Assets (in Millions) % Of Total Assets Managed # Of Clients Average Acct. Size (in Millions)
12/31/2015 05 21,908 0.0% 1 05
12/31/2014 05 23,506 0.0% 1 05
12/31/2013 05 26,543 0.0% 1 05


Annualized Total Returns

AS OF 03/31/17
1-Year3-YearSince Inception (12/13)
International Growth Concentrated (Gross)4.73%0.45%1.20%
International Growth Concentrated (Net)3.69%-0.54%0.20%
MSCI ACWI ex-US Growth10.00%1.91%2.15%

Calendar Year Returns

AS OF 03/31/17
                           Qtr Ending Mar 17YTD 201720162015201412/01/2013 to 12/31/2013
International Growth Concentrated (Gross)8.98%8.98%-5.82%6.03%-7.42%3.29%
International Growth Concentrated (Net)8.71%8.71%-6.75%4.99%-8.33%3.20%
MSCI ACWI ex-US Growth9.21%9.21%0.49%-0.91%-2.29%1.04%


Risk/Reward Since Inception

AS OF 03/31/17
  Calamos International Growth Concentrated Composite MSCI ACWI ex-US Growth
Alpha -0.86% N/A
Beta 1.02 1.00
Standard Deviation 12.96% 11.93%
Upside Semivariance 7.95% 6.56%
Downside Semivariance 5.73% 5.07%
Sharpe Ratio 0.0822 0.1693
Information Ratio -0.2075 N/A

Since Inception Up/Down Capture Vs. MSCI ACWI ex-US Growth

AS OF 03/31/17


Strategy Vehicles

Separately Managed Accounts Minimum: $25 million


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