Market Insights

Global Co-CIOs John P. Calamos, Sr. and Gary D. Black, offer their take on opportunities in the global marketplace.


Capitalising on Convertibles with Active Management

In an article for Citywire Global, John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses the firm's experience in the convertible market and using convertibles to pursue risk-managed outcomes.

The Case for Strategic EM Allocations

In an article published by Engaged Investor, John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses how a risk-managed approach allows for strategic emerging market allocations.

American Hellenic Council to Honor Calamos

Greek Reporter features John P. Calamos, Sr. as the American Hellenic Council’s Aristeion Award recipient.

Global Fund Tilts to Europe, Japan

Co-Portfolio Manager Nick Niziolek is quoted in a Barron's article discussing the Calamos investment team’s thoughts on the global markets.

Economic Review and Outlook, April 2015

In “Fed Patience Likely to Continue Through Year End” Global Co-CIOs John P. Calamos, Sr. and Gary Black explain why they believe the case for equities remains strong. They also discuss the growing opportunities the Calamos team sees in non-U.S. markets.

Global Insights

Commentary and analysis from senior members of our global investment team, with an introduction from Global Co-CIO John P. Calamos. Sr.

Economic Review and Outlook, January 2015

In “Navigating the Oil Slick,” Global Co-CIOs John P. Calamos, Sr. and Gary Black consider the impacts of falling commodity prices and likely Fed actions. They explain why the Calamos investment team believes that economic growth can continue in 2015, with further advances in the equity markets.

The Case for Strategic Convertible Allocations

In this analysis of global convertible market opportunities, John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses the role of convertible securities within portfolios and encouraging global trends within the convertible market. He also explains why a growing economy provides a favorable environment for a widening pool of convertibles.

Convertible Bond Performance: Best of Both Worlds

An article by John P. Calamos, Sr. in Investment & Pensions Europe explains how the hybrid characteristics of convertible securities can provide strategic benefits through economic cycles.

Economic Review and Outlook, October 2014

In "Despite Volatility, This Bull is Likely to Charge Higher," Global Co-CIOs John P. Calamos, Sr. and Gary Black analyze recent volatility, the positive factors supporting the economy and market and why they believe stocks can reach new highs.

Road is Open for Convertible Debt

Co-Portfolio Manager Eli Pars is quoted in a Wall Street Journal piece on the upswing in the convertible market.

FTSE Drops Argentina, Demotes Morocco: Mind Your ETF Index

A Barron's article discussing changes from index provider FTSE includes quoted insights from Calamos.

A Rough Guide to Convertible Bonds

Co-Portfolio Manager Eli Pars is quoted in an Engaged Investor article explaining potential opportunities in convertible bonds.

Calamos Turns to Pimco Playbook for ETF Launch

Ignites quotes Global Co-CIO Gary Black in an article about the launch of Calamos’ first ETF, focusing on the fact that the ETF and corresponding mutual fund should very closely track each other.

Calamos Makes a Splash in Active Equity ETF Arena

Global Co-CIO Gary Black is quoted in an article published by ETF Trends that highlights Calamos as an early leader in the active equity ETF space.

Economic Review and Outlook, July 2014

In "Navigating Complacency in a Growth Regime," Global Co-CIOs John P. Calamos, Sr. and Gary Black discuss the economic landscape, the upside they see in equities, and how the Calamos team is seeking to guard against short-term volatility that may still occur in a "not-too-hot, not-too-cold" environment.

Spotlight on Convertible Bonds

In a piece for Investment Week, John P. Calamos, Sr. comments on the resurgence of convertible bonds and the importance of actively managing convertible allocations.

Economic Review and Outlook, April 2014

In "Seeking Equilibrium," Global Co-CIOs John P. Calamos, Sr. and Gary Black discuss the factors driving market rotation, our global outlook, and the opportunities they see for growth equities.

As the Taper Begins, What’s Next for Asset Allocation?

John P. Calamos, Sr. assesses the opportunities in the global markets and the implications of macro factors on asset allocation. He discusses the Calamos framework for asset allocation built around the use of core strategies.

The Emerging Markets Growth Story: Evolving But Intact

Co-Portfolio Manager Nick Niziolek discusses some of the misperceptions that may be influencing investor sentiment about the EMs, where the Calamos team is identifying long-term opportunities, and why he believes active management will be especially important in this environment.

Global Economic Review & Outlook, January 2014

Global Co-CIOs John P. Calamos, Sr. and Gary Black explain why they believe fundamental research will be especially important in 2014. They also discuss their cautiously optimistic global economic outlook.

Calamos High Yield Investment Process

Credit research has been an integral part of the Calamos investment process since the 1970s. Co-Portfolio Managers Jeremy Hughes and Chris Langs provide an overview of the Calamos high yield investment process—a comprehensive, disciplined process driven by fundamental research.

Convertibles in Rising Rates Convertible securities have fixed-income qualities and can be affected by rising interest rates, but they also can take on equity qualities because of the option to convert them into a predetermined number of issuer shares. When the 10-year Treasury yield rose more than 100 basis points, Convertible returns tended to more closely reflect equity returns than bond returns.
Global Economic Review & Outlook, October 2013

In "Tick Tock, Tick Tock," Global Co-CIOs John P. Calamos, Sr. and Gary Black discuss their cautiously optimistic global outlook, the resilience of the global financial markets, and why they believe the U.S. equity market has more room to expand. They also share their perspective on a looming debt-ceiling deadline in the midst of a government shutdown.

Global Economic Review & Outlook, July 2013

In "Recovery Trumps Taper Talk" Global Co-CIOs John P. Calamos, Sr. and Gary Black explain why they believe less QE and moderate long-term rates could ultimately be a positive for the U.S. economy and equity markets. They also discuss their perspectives on the euro zone, Japan, and China.

Global Economic Review & Outlook, April 2013

Global Co-CIOs John P. Calamos, Sr. and Gary Black explain why the Calamos Investment Committee maintains its cautiously optimistic global outlook. They also discuss their constructive views on the equity and convertible markets.

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