John P. Calamos Sr.
John P. Calamos, Sr.

Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer
46 years of investment industry experience

John P. Calamos, Sr. is Chairman and Global CIO of Calamos Investments, a firm he founded in 1977. With origins as an institutional convertible bond manager, the firm has grown into a global asset management firm. Mr. Calamos is often quoted as an authority on risk-managed investment strategies, markets and the economy. He received his B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He joined the United States Air Force after graduation and served as a combat pilot during the Vietnam War.

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Why I Believe Staying in the Market Makes Good Sense

John P. Calamos, Sr.

John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses the risks of trying to time volatile markets.

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Investing Through Volatility: Finding Opportunities in a Slow-Growth Environment

John P. Calamos, Sr.

As growing political uncertainties and employment data add to market volatility, John Calamos, Sr. discusses some of the more compelling areas of the U.S. market.

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Staying Level-Headed in the Face of Fed Uncertainty

John P. Calamos, Sr.

John Calamos Sr. speaks to the opportunities the Calamos investment team sees in the U.S. equity and convertible markets.

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Resolving the Greek Crisis Requires a Pro-Business Focus

John P. Calamos, Sr.

In his latest blog post, John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses the importance of the private sector for Greece’s revitalization.

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Convertibles Address Multiple Investor Needs

John P. Calamos, Sr.

In his latest blog post, John P. Calamos discusses convertibles as an alternative to traditional fixed income investments.

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Advice for Investing in Today’s Volatile Markets: 5 Points

John P. Calamos, Sr.

Afraid to be in the markets, but afraid to be out? John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses how to invest in this volatile environment and the potential of lower-volatility equity approaches.

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Is Your EM Allocation Vulnerable to Index Vagaries?

John P. Calamos Sr.

John P. Calamos, Sr., CEO and global co-CIO, takes a look at how emerging market indexes are constructed and explains why passive EM strategies, including passive ETFs, may be subject to risks an active approach can avoid.

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Why Growth Stocks Now?

John P. Calamos Sr.

John P. Calamos, Sr., global co-CIO, explains why he believes growth stocks are especially attractive.

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The EM Sell-Off Creates Opportunities for the Active Manager

John P. Calamos Sr.

John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses why he views the current EM volatility as a buying opportunity, where the investment team sees compelling prospects, and the enduring secular growth trends in the emerging markets.

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Welcome to the Calamos Blog

John P. Calamos Sr.

On behalf of the Calamos investment organization, I would like to welcome you to our new blog. The goal of this blog is to enhance our ongoing dialog with you, and we look forward to sharing our perspectives on investing, the economy and the global financial markets.

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