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U.S. CONVERTIBLE

Strategy Objective

A U.S. convertible strategy that leverages Calamos’ capital structure research by investing predominantly in convertible securities, in order to generate consistent alpha and manage downside volatility. The strategy seeks to outperform the BofA ML All US Convertibles Ex Mandatory Index over a full market cycle.

Key Differentiators
  • In-depth capital structure analysis
  • Rigorous top-down and fundamental research
  • Proprietary credit and convertible research
  • Team approach to management

Strategy Details




As of 03/31/16
Inception Date:
10/01/79
Strategy Assets*:
$1.9 B
Benchmark:
BofA ML VOAO - All ex Mand Index

Resources

* Strategy Assets reflect all assets that are currently being managed (collectively) under the Calamos U.S. Convertible Strategy.

Sector Weightings

AS OF 03/31/16
% of Assets BofA ML VOAO - All ex Mand Index Under/Overweight %
Information Technology 31.1% 37.4%
Health Care 20.9 16.7
Consumer Discretionary 17.9 11.8
Financials 17.2 20.2
Energy 3.0 3.8
Utilities 2.8 1.0
Telecom Services 2.2 0.6
Industrials 2.0 4.7
Consumer Staples 1.8 2.2
Materials 1.1 1.6
 

Representative Portfolio Ten Largest Holdings

AS OF 03/31/16
Company Security Type Sector %
Allergan, PLC 5.50% Cv Pfd Health Care 4.5
Tesla Motors, Inc. 1.25% Cv Due 2021 Consumer Discretionary 4.1
Salesforce.com, Inc. 0.25% Cv Due 2018 Information Technology 3.6
LinkedIn Corp. 0.50% Cv Due 2019 Information Technology 2.8
Wells Fargo & Company 7.50% Cv Pfd Financials 2.7
Bank of America Corp. 7.25% Cv Pfd Financials 2.5
Ares Capital Corp. 4.75% Cv Due 2018 Financials 2.4
Priceline Group, Inc. 0.35% Cv Due 2020 Consumer Discretionary 2.4
NVIDIA Corp. 1.00% Cv Due 2018 Information Technology 2.3
Intel Corp. 3.25% Cv Due 2039 Information Technology 2.3

Characteristics

AS OF 03/31/16
  Calamos Portfolio BofA ML VOAO - ex Mand Index
Assets in Strategy $1.9 billion N/A
# of Holdings 81 413
Portfolio Turnover % (5-Year) N/A N/A
Average Credit Quality† BB BB-
Median Investment Premium 25.5% 16.8%
Median Conversion Premium 22.7% 35.4%

Credit Quality of Bonds

AS OF 03/31/16
AAA 0.0%
AA 0.0%
A 3.4%
BBB 26.0%
BB 42.9%
B 25.9%
CCC and below 1.8%
Unrated Securities 0.0%

Composite Summary

AS OF 03/31/16
Period Ending Composite Assets (in Millions) Total Assets (in Millions) % Of Total Assets Managed # Of Clients Average Acct. Size (in Millions)
12/31/2013 70 26,543 0.3% 6 12
12/31/2012 183 30,580 0.6% 17 11
12/31/2011 602 32,777 1.8% 18 33
12/31/2010 831 35,414 2.3% 23 36
12/31/2009 716 32,144 2.2% 22 33
12/31/2008 719 23,522 3.1% 19 38
12/31/2007 1,120 46,208 2.4% 25 45
12/31/2006 1,133 44,725 2.5% 26 44
12/31/2005 1,056 43,805 2.4% 26 41
12/31/2004 1,140 37,975 3.0% 22 52
12/31/2003 1,063 23,840 4.5% 18 59

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Annualized Total Returns

AS OF 03/31/16
1-Year3-Year5-Year10-Year15-YearSince Inception (1/91)
U.S. Convertible (Gross)-7.04%4.46%3.59%5.18%5.74%9.39%
U.S. Convertible (Net)-7.69%3.74%2.89%4.50%5.08%8.73%
BofA ML VOAO - All ex Mand Index-7.98%6.27%6.25%6.23%6.44%9.54%

Calendar Year Returns

AS OF 03/31/16
                           Qtr Ending Mar 16YTD 20162015201420132012201120102009200820072006200520042003200220012000199919981997199619951994199319921991
U.S. Convertible (Gross)-3.00%-3.00%-2.62%6.22%21.41%6.59%-3.02%12.48%34.80%-25.38%9.83%11.23%3.01%8.17%25.88%-4.99%-4.75%3.40%37.37%11.27%16.50%14.94%25.75%-6.51%20.37%13.14%29.08%
U.S. Convertible (Net)-3.18%-3.18%-3.31%5.48%20.61%5.88%-3.65%11.74%33.89%-25.80%9.21%10.57%2.41%7.53%25.14%-5.54%-5.27%2.84%36.64%10.64%15.87%14.34%25.07%-7.06%19.61%12.43%28.19%
BofA ML VOAO - All ex Mand Index-2.57%-2.57%-2.75%9.33%25.00%14.41%-3.42%16.52%47.19%-33.02%4.11%12.75%-0.34%8.49%25.80%-4.95%-3.94%-11.70%44.31%8.21%18.99%14.30%24.74%-7.08%18.91%22.40%31.97%



Risk/Reward Since Inception

AS OF 03/31/16
  Representative Portfolio BofA ML VOAO - ex Mand Index
Alpha 1.35% N/A
Beta 0.83 1.00
Standard Deviation 10.68% 11.91%
Upside Semivariance 6.41% 7.41%
Downside Semivariance 3.71% 5.04%
Sharpe Ratio 0.6161 0.5656
Information Ratio -0.0348 N/A

Since Inception Up/Down Capture Vs. BofA ML VOAO - All ex Mand Index

AS OF 03/31/16

Strategy Vehicles

Separately Managed Accounts Minimum: $25 million
Institutional Mutual Fund (CICVX) Minimum $1 million

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Fact Sheet The Convertible 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 U.S. Convertible Strategy’s performance versus a benchmark, positioning, related market commentary, and outlook.