Class A Shares
as of 5/16/2013
A Global Allocation Unlocks Potential
Although the global economy is increasingly synchronized, distinct growth trends create unique opportunities in different countries and regions. Through a global allocation, investors may benefit from a larger opportunity set. Calamos Global Equity Fund provides investors access to Calamos Investments’ renowned growth strategy applied to the global equity arena. We strive to identify companies around the world that, in our opinion, offer the greatest potential for sustainable growth and high total return. Using cash-based analysis to help reduce the discrepancies that exist among accounting practices around the world, the Fund builds upon firm’s core competency of fairly valuing companies and their stocks. The flexibility to dynamically deploy assets across sectors, industries and companies of all sizes helps the Fund balance risk and reward over the course of different market cycles.
Calamos Global Equity 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). Calamos Global Funds PLC has been established as an umbrella fund with segregated liability between sub-funds and is authorized pursuant to the European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations 2003 as amended.
The Fund is offered solely to non-U.S. investors under the terms and conditions of the Fund's current prospectus. The prospectus contains important information about the Fund and should be read carefully before investing. A copy of the prospectus for the Fund may be obtained by clicking here, or by contacting the local Paying Agent listed by jurisdiction, or through the Fund's Transfer Agent, State Street Fund Services (Ireland) Limited, listed at:
State Street Fund Services (Ireland) Limited
78 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay
Tel: (353) 1 853 8200
Important Fund Information
The Fund may invest up to 100% of its assets in the securities of foreign issuers. 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. The Fund may invest in securities issued by companies in emerging markets; these may present additional risk due to the potential for greater economic and political instability in less developed countries.
The Fund may invest in mid-size and small companies which present greater risk and higher volatility than investments in larger, more established companies.
Debt/Capital—Measures a company's debt in relation to its total capital.
MSCI® World Index—Is a market capitalization weighted index composed of companies representative of the market structure of developed market countries in North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region.
ROIC (return on invested capital)—Measures an investment's growth prospects; measures the percentage earned on invested capital.
S&P 500 Index—Is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market.
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.
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.
The Fund may seek to purchase index put options to help reduce downside exposure however, the effectiveness of the Fund’s index option-based risk management strategy may be reduced if the Fund’s equity portfolio does not correlate to the performance of the underlying option positions. The Fund also risks losing all or part of the cash paid for purchasing index options. Unusual market conditions or lack of a ready market of any particular option at
a specific time may reduce the effectiveness of the Fund’s option strategies, and for these and other reasons the Fund’s option strategies may not reduce the Fund’s volatility to the extent desired. From time to time, the Fund may reduce its holdings of put options, resulting in an increased exposure to a market decline.
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 visiting www.calamosglobal.com.