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GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES

Strategy Objective

A lower-volatility global equity strategy that leverages Calamos’ capital structure research by investing in equities and equity-sensitive securities of global growth companies, in order to generate consistent alpha and manage downside volatility versus the MSCI All Country World Index over a full market cycle.

Key Differentiators
  • In-depth capital structure analysis
  • Rigorous top-down and fundamental research
  • Broader opportunity set to generate alpha and manage risk
  • Team approach to management

Strategy Details




As of 31/12/16
Inception Date:
01/10/1996
Strategy Assets*:
$558.1 M
Benchmark:
MSCI ACWI

Resources

* Strategy Assets reflect all assets that are currently being managed (collectively) under the Calamos Global Opportunities Strategy.

Sector Weightings

AS OF 31/12/16
% of Assets MSCI ACWI Under/Overweight %
Information Technology 21.6% 15.5%
Industrials 16.7 10.6
Consumer Discretionary 15.4 12.1
Financials 14.4 18.7
Health Care 7.5 11.1
Telecom Services 6.3 3.6
Energy 6.2 7.3
Consumer Staples 6.2 9.5
Materials 2.9 5.3
Real Estate 2.0 3.1
 

Representative Portfolio Ten Largest Holdings

AS OF 31/12/16
Company Country Sector %
Priceline Group, Inc. United States Consumer Discretionary 3.2
Alphabet, Inc. - Class A United States Information Technology 3.1
Telenor East Holding II AS Netherlands Telecom Services 2.5
Larsen & Toubro, Ltd. India Industrials 2.5
Ctrip.com International, Ltd. China Consumer Discretionary 2.3
Apple, Inc. United States Information Technology 2.1
Allergan, PLC United States Health Care 1.9
Alibaba Exchangeable (Softbank) China Information Technology 1.8
JPMorgan Chase & Company United States Financials 1.7
Microsoft Corp. United States Information Technology 1.6

Characteristics

AS OF 31/12/16
  Calamos Portfolio MSCI ACWI
Assets in Strategy $558.1 million N/A
# of Holdings 117 2,486
Portfolio Turnover % (12-Month) 75.0% N/A
Median Market Cap ($bil) $90.3 $8.6
Weighted Average Market Cap ($bil) $177.4 $100.4
ROIC % 15.7% 14.6%
Debt/Capital % 39.9% 40.8%
PEG Ratio (1 year forward) 1.9x 2.0x

Credit Quality of Bonds

AS OF 31/12/16
AAA 0.0%
AA 0.0%
A 15.6%
BBB 21.1%
BB 45.1%
B 17.3%
CCC and below 0.9%
Unrated Securities 0.0%

Composite Summary

AS OF 31/12/16
Period Ending Composite Assets (in Millions) Total Assets (in Millions) % Of Total Assets Managed # Of Clients Average Acct. Size (in Millions)
12/31/2015 617 21,098 2.8% 11 56
12/31/2014 882 23,506 3.8% 11 80
12/31/2013 1,287 26,543 4.8% 16 80
12/31/2012 3,126 30,580 10.2% 32 98
12/31/2011 2,923 32,777 8.9% 32 91
12/31/2010 2,572 35,414 7.3% 27 95
12/31/2009 1,609 32,144 5.0% 25 64
12/31/2008 1,073 23,522 4.6% 25 43
12/31/2007 1,558 46,208 3.4% 10 156
12/31/2006 1,011 44,725 2.3% 5 202
12/31/2005 573 43,805 1.3% 2 287
12/31/2004 308 37,975 0.8% 1 308
12/31/2003 116 23,840 0.5% 1 116
12/31/2002 36 12,892 0.3% 1 36

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Annualized Total Returns

AS OF 31/12/16
1-Year3-Year5-Year10-Year15-YearSince Inception (10/96)
Global Opportunities (Gross)2.10%2.72%5.85%4.53%7.42%9.14%
Global Opportunities (Net)1.24%1.91%5.02%3.65%6.46%8.14%
MSCI ACWI8.48%3.69%9.96%4.12%6.46%6.28%

Calendar Year Returns

AS OF 31/12/16
                           Qtr Ending Dec 162016201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052004200320022001200019991998199710/01/1996 to 12/31/1996
Global Opportunities (Gross)-2.12%2.10%2.20%3.88%13.58%7.93%-1.05%16.40%34.33%-34.45%15.63%17.32%20.81%10.38%24.69%-3.73%-5.34%-4.14%50.09%16.37%20.71%5.10%
Global Opportunities (Net)-2.32%1.24%1.43%3.08%12.73%7.05%-1.93%15.39%33.13%-35.08%14.55%16.19%19.64%9.30%23.46%-4.70%-6.28%-5.09%48.66%15.23%19.53%4.85%
MSCI ACWI1.30%8.48%-1.84%4.71%23.44%16.80%-6.86%13.21%35.41%-41.85%12.19%21.53%11.37%15.75%34.63%-18.98%-15.91%-13.94%26.82%21.97%15.00%4.24%



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Risk/Reward Since Inception

AS OF 31/12/16
  Calamos Global Opportunities Composite MSCI ACWI (USD)
Alpha 4.41% N/A
Beta 0.71 1.00
Standard Deviation 12.64% 15.82%
Upside Semivariance 8.61% 10.99%
Downside Semivariance 5.29% 10.16%
Sharpe Ratio 0.5475 0.2563
Information Ratio 0.3926 N/A

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Strategy Vehicles

Separately Managed Accounts Minimum: $25 million
Commingled Pool $5 million
Available for both qualified and non-qualified plans.

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Calamos Global Opportunities Institutional Strategy Fact Sheet
Fact Sheet The Global Opportunities Strategy fact sheet provides a snap shot of the investment team, the investment strategy, performance, composition, ratings and returns.
Performance Review A discussion of the Calamos Global Opportunities Strategy’s performance versus a benchmark, positioning, related market commentary, and outlook.
Global and Emerging Markets Lower Volatility Strategies A discussion of the risk mitigation approach of employing a lower volatility equity strategy to both the Global Opportunities and Emerging Economies strategies.
Managing Risk Using a Lower-Volatility Equity Strategy A discussion of the Calamos Global Opportunities Strategy which has historically provided strong excess returns versus the MSCI ACWI Index with less volatility; downside risk mitigation in most periods; and alpha generation throughout market cycles.