Calamos Investments LLC (“Calamos”) will be in compliance with Executive Order 13959 effective January 11, 2021.

Calamos has restricted in its order management system the associated Communist Chinese Military Companies (“CCMCs”), and as part of its daily risk management process, Calamos monitors changes to these restricted companies via the OFAC SDN and Calamos' AML monitoring and notification service. When new restricted companies are identified, Calamos makes the appropriate changes to its systems. This is the same process Calamos follows for all OFAC lists and sanctions.

If you have any questions, please contact your Calamos Investment Consultant at 888-571-2567 or caminfo@calamos.com.

Calamos Global Equity Team’s 1Q Outlook: Global Tailwinds Strengthen

Read about our team’s favorable outlook on global equity markets based on a backdrop of tremendous monetary and fiscal support, U.S. dollar weakness, and an expectation that the health crisis is nearing an end.

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Global Equity: Diversified Emerging Mkts

CNWIX

Evolving World Growth Fund
5 Stars

Among 695 Diversified Emerging Mkts funds. The Fund's risk-adjusted returns based on load-waived Class I Shares had 5 stars for 3 years, 5 stars for 5 years and 5 stars for 10 years out of 695, 591 and 281 Diversified Emerging Mkts Funds, respectively, for the period ended 2/28/2021.

The fund offers an active, risk-managed strategy to access growth opportunities in emerging markets. The fund invests in emerging market-domiciled and developed market-domiciled companies with significant revenue exposures attributable to emerging markets.

Global Equity: World Allocation

CGCIX

Global Growth and Income Fund
5 Stars

Among 398 World Allocation funds. The Fund's risk-adjusted returns based on load-waived Class I Shares had 5 stars for 3 years, 5 stars for 5 years and 5 stars for 10 years out of 398, 343 and 222 World Allocation Funds, respectively, for the period ended 2/28/2021.

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

U.S. Equity: U.S. Equities and Convertibles

CGIIX

Growth and Income Fund
5 Stars

Among 308 Allocation--70% to 85% Equity funds. The Fund's risk-adjusted returns based on load-waived Class I Shares had 5 stars for 3 years, 5 stars for 5 years and 4 stars for 10 years out of 308, 275 and 186 Allocation--70% to 85% Equity Funds, respectively, for the period ended 2/28/2021.

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

Alternative: Options-based

CIHEX

Hedged Equity Fund
4 Stars

Among 114 Options-based funds. The Fund's risk-adjusted returns based on load-waived Class I Shares had 4 stars for 3 years and 4 stars for 5 years out of 114 and 71 Options-based Funds, respectively, for the period ended 2/28/2021.

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.

Global Equity: Foreign Large Growth

CIGIX

International Growth Fund
4 Stars

Among 391 Foreign Large Growth funds. The Fund's risk-adjusted returns based on load-waived Class I Shares had 4 stars for 3 years, 4 stars for 5 years and 4 stars for 10 years out of 391, 319 and 229 Foreign Large Growth Funds, respectively, for the period ended 2/28/2021.

The fund offers a dynamic approach to accessing international growth opportunities. We apply our active investment approach to build a portfolio of companies with superior growth and quality attributes across developed and emerging markets.

Alternative: Market Neutral

CMNIX

Market Neutral Income Fund
4 Stars

Among 94 Market Neutral funds. The Fund's risk-adjusted returns based on load-waived Class I Shares had 3 stars for 3 years, 4 stars for 5 years and 5 stars for 10 years out of 94, 76 and 23 Market Neutral Funds, respectively, for the period ended 2/28/2021.

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.

U.S. Equity: Small Growth

CTSIX

Timpani Small Cap Growth Fund
4 Stars

Among 575 Small Growth funds. The Fund's risk-adjusted returns based on load-waived Class I Shares had 4 stars for 3 years and 4 stars for 5 years out of 575 and 505 Small Growth Funds, respectively, for the period ended 2/28/2021.

The Fund invests in the equity securities of small capitalization companies with high, sustainable growth potential, which may exceed market expectations.

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Rising Rates Don’t Intimidate Fixed Income Alt CMNIX

March 2, 2021

Rising rate periods help illustrate the benefit of diversifying with fixed income alternative Calamos Market Neutral Income Fund (CMNIX).

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Strengthening Tailwinds for High Yield Bonds

March 4, 2021

We are optimistic about the high yield market, where we see falling default rates, a supportive technical backdrop and pockets of value. These are opportunities can be maximized with active, risk-conscious security selection.

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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%.

The Morningstar Diversified Emerging Markets Category is comprised of funds with at least 50% of assets invested in emerging markets.

Morningstar World Allocation Category funds seek to provide both capital appreciation and income by investing in three major areas: stocks, bonds, and cash. While these portfolios do explore the whole world, most of them focus on the U.S., Canada, Japan, and the larger markets in Europe. It is rare for such portfolios to invest more than 10% of their assets in emerging markets.

Morningstar Foreign Large Growth Category focuses on high-priced growth stocks, mainly outside of the United States. Most of these portfolios divide their assets among a dozen or more developed markets, including Japan, Britain, France, and Germany. These portfolios typically will have less than 20% of assets invested in U.S. stocks.

Morningstar Small Growth Category funds focus on faster-growing companies whose shares are at the lower end of the market-capitalization range. Stocks in the bottom 10% of the capitalization of the U.S. equity market are defined as small cap. Growth is defined based on fast growth (high growth rates for earnings, sales, book value, and cash flow) and high valuations (high price ratios and low dividend yields).