Calamos Timpani Small Cap Growth Fund (CTSIX) is the result of the firm’s May 2019 acquisition of Timpani Capital Management, a boutique small- and smid-cap investment manager based in Milwaukee. CTSIX, maintaining its investment team and eight-year track record, offers access to small capitalization companies with high, sustainable growth potential that may exceed market expectations.
Among 122 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 122, 96 and 33 Market Neutral Funds, respectively, for the period ended 5/31/19.
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.
Among 210 Long-Short Equity Funds. The fund’s load-waived Class I shares had 4 stars for 3 years out of 210 Long-Short Equity Funds for the period ended 5/31/19.
Seeks strong risk-adjusted and absolute returns across the global equity universe. The fund uses a global long/short strategy to invest in publicly listed equity securities.
Among 98 Options-based Funds. The fund’s load-waived Class I shares had 5 stars for 3 years out of 98 Options-based Funds for the period ended 5/31/19.
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.
June 19, 2019
Charles Carmody, CFA, Vice President, Co-Portfolio Manager and Sr. Fixed Income Trader, and Christian Brobst, Vice President, Associate Portfolio Manager, analyze Fed comments related to the June 19 FOMC meeting.
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 Long/Short Equity Category funds take a net long stock position, meaning the total market risk from the long positions is not completely offset by the market risk of the short positions. Total return, therefore, is a combination of the return from market exposure (beta) plus any value-added from stock-picking or market-timing (alpha).
Morningstar Options-Based Category represents funds that generate a significant portion of their returns from the collection of premiums on options contracts sold.