Eli Pars
Eli Pars, CFA

Senior Vice President, Co-Portfolio Manager
26 years of industry experience

Eli Pars is a Senior Vice President and Co-Portfolio Manager on the Growth/Fixed Income Team, focused on Global Convertibles. He re-joined the firm in 2013 and has 26 years of industry experience. Mr. Pars has extensive research and portfolio management experience in convertible securities and convertible arbitrage strategies.

Prior to returning to Calamos, Mr. Pars was a Portfolio Manager at Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners, where he co-managed a convertible arbitrage portfolio. Previously, he held senior roles at Mulligan Partners LLC, Ritchie Capital and SAM Investments/ The Hampshire Company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Pars was a Vice President and Assistant Portfolio Manager at Calamos. Mr. Pars received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. with a specialization in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He is also a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

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Cocos: An Overview of the Anti-Convertible Bond

Eli Pars

Contingent convertible bonds, or cocos, have been getting more global press. But with risk/reward profiles that are the opposite of what Calamos seeks from traditional convertibles, the investment team is steering clear, explains Co-Portfolio Manager Eli Pars.

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