Among 96 Market Neutral funds. The Fund's load-waived Class I Shares had 4 stars for 3 years, 4 stars for 5 years and 5 stars for 10 years out of 96, 80 and 20 Market Neutral Funds, respectively, for the period ended 7/31/2020.
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.
Among 114 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 114 and 71 Options-based Funds, respectively, for the period ended 7/31/2020.
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.
Among 308 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 5 stars for 10 years out of 308, 281 and 193 Allocation--70% to 85% Equity Funds, respectively, for the period ended 7/31/2020.
The fund invests primarily in U.S. equity and convertible securities in an attempt to balance risk/reward while providing growth and income.
August 13, 2020
The Calamos Convertible Fund team’s continuous focus on balancing risk and reward is designed to mitigate the downside—including establishing floors in the event of unforeseen pullbacks—while pursuing the potential for upside capture by remaining exposed to positive trends and well-executing companies.
Investment Team Voices
August 7, 2020
As U.S.-China relations hit another rough patch, Co-CIO Nick Niziolek explains why the case for allocating to emerging markets remains intact. He discusses the opportunities our global team is identifying during a period of accelerated disruption.
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%.