A globally diversified strategy that seeks to find exposure to growth in emerging economies.
Strategy: Exposure to growth in emerging economies
*Strategy AUM reflects all assets that are currently being managed (collectively) under the Calamos Emerging Economies Strategy.
Chief Investment Officers
John P. Calamos, Sr.
Nick P. Calamos
2 Co-Heads of Research & Investments
6 Portfolio Specialists
Infrastructure & Execution*
*Information is as of 3/31/11.
Annualized Total Returns
Representative Portfolio Ten Largest Holdings‡
‡The information provided should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any security. There is no assurance that any securities presented herein will remain in the portfolio at the time you receive information or that securities sold have not been repurchased. The securities discussed do not represent an account's entire portfolio and in the aggregate may represent only a small percentage of an account's portfolio holdings. It should not be assumed that any securities transactions or holdings presented were or will prove to be profitable, or that the investment recommendations or decisions we make in the future will be profitable or will equal the investment performance of the securities presented herein. Ten largest holdings exclude cash or cash equivalents, any government/sovereign bonds or instruments on broad based indexes the portfolio may hold.
First Quarter 2011 Attribution vs. MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Security selection within information technology sector contributed to relative returns. Particularly notable performers included holdings within the IT software and services industry as well as the semiconductor industry. We continue to overweight the information technology sector due to what we estimate to be attractive valuations, cleaner balance sheets, and products that enhance corporate productivity. We believe that capital spending will continue to increase, and we have positioned the portfolio accordingly.
Security selection in the materials sector detracted from relative returns. Holdings within the diversified metals and mining industry underperformed. Within the materials sector, we believe strong demand coming from many Asian economies, as well as continued global stimulus, should help boost commodity prices, potentially benefitting portfolio holdings within the sector.
The portfolio’s holdings in emerging markets, particularly in China (companies domiciled in the Cayman Islands that do business in China) and Taiwan, added to relative returns. The portfolio’s underweight position to Russia detracted value.
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