Managing Risk and Preserving Capital During the Drawdown and Q1: How Calamos Funds Outperformed

See how Calamos funds outperformed during the February 20 to March 23 drawdown and across the full first quarter ended March 31.

MORE

Alternative: Market Neutral

CMNIX

Market Neutral Income Fund
5 Stars

Among 99 Market Neutral funds. The Fund's load-waived Class I Shares had 4 stars for 3 years, 5 stars for 5 years and 5 stars for 10 years out of 99, 78 and 21 Market Neutral Funds, respectively, for the period ended 4/30/2020.

Core market strategies include covered call writing and convertible arbitrage. Together, these strategies are intended to provide the fund with an enhanced potential for risk-managed returns due to their differing responses to volatility.

Alternative: Options-based

CIHEX

Hedged Equity Fund
5 Stars

Among 118 Options-based funds. The Fund's load-waived Class I Shares had 5 stars for 3 years and 5 stars for 5 years out of 118 and 69 Options-based Funds, respectively, for the period ended 4/30/2020.

Aims to achieve the total return of equity markets with lower volatility. It utilizes a covered call strategy, which invests in a diversified portfolio of equities while using options to generate income and manage risk.

U.S. EQUITY: U.S. EQUITIES AND CONVERTIBLES

CGIIX

Growth and Income Fund
5 Stars

Among 309 Allocation--70% to 85% Equity funds. The Fund's load-waived Class I Shares had 5 stars for 3 years, 5 stars for 5 years and 4 stars for 10 years out of 309, 277 and 194 Allocation--70% to 85% Equity Funds, respectively, for the period ended 4/30/2020.

The fund invests primarily in U.S. equity and convertible securities in an attempt to balance risk/reward while providing growth and income.

On the Blogs

Investment Ideas

CTSIX Outperformance YTD Showcases the Skill of Active Management Backing Small Cap Winners

May 27, 2020

The skills of the Calamos Timpani Small Cap Growth Fund (CTSIX) team are expressed in the fund’s performance results both during the drawdown and as the snapback has continued through May.

See All Posts

Investment Team Voices

China’s Cloud Software Industry: Long Runway Supports Secular Growth Potential

May 28, 2020

Alex Wolf, CFA, discusses the cloud software market and the many untapped opportunities for growth investors who understand the opportunities in China’s domestic market.

See All Posts

Featured Newsletters

Newsletter

Calamos Alternative Snapshot

May 26, 2020

Barron's Offers Tips on Navigating the Thicket of Liquid Alt Options

All About Convertible Securities

Our Convertible Securities: Structures, Valuation, Market Environment and Asset Allocation guide is a resource on how convertible bonds work. It’s written by Calamos Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer John P. Calamos, Sr.

The Morningstar Market Neutral Category represents funds that attempt to eliminate the risks of the market by holding 50% of assets in long positions in stocks and 50% of assets in short positions.

Morningstar Options-Based Category represents funds that generate a significant portion of their returns from the collection of premiums on options contracts sold.

Morningstar Allocation—70% to 85% Equity funds seek to provide both income and capital appreciation by investing in multiple asset classes, including stocks, bonds and cash. These portfolios are dominated by domestic holdings and have equity exposures between 70% and 85%.