Alternative: Market Neutral

CMNIX

Market Neutral Income Fund
5 Stars

Among 95 Market Neutral funds. The Fund's risk-adjusted returns based on load-waived Class I Shares had 4 stars for 3 years, 5 stars for 5 years and 5 stars for 10 years out of 95, 74 and 20 Market Neutral Funds, respectively, for the period ended 8/31/2020.

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.

Alternative: Options-based

CIHEX

Hedged Equity Fund
5 Stars

Among 113 Options-based funds. The Fund's risk-adjusted returns based on load-waived Class I Shares had 5 stars for 3 years and 5 stars for 5 years out of 113 and 69 Options-based Funds, respectively, for the period ended 8/31/2020.

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.

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

CGIIX

Growth and Income Fund
5 Stars

Among 301 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 5 stars for 10 years out of 301, 279 and 188 Allocation--70% to 85% Equity Funds, respectively, for the period ended 8/31/2020.

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

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Investment Ideas

With Realized Convertible Arbitrage Profits and Poised for Hedged Equity Opportunities, CMNIX Is Having a Good Year

September 25, 2020

The Calamos Market Neutral Income Fund (CMNIX) team anticipates heightened volatility and additional opportunity in what seems likely to be a politically charged fourth quarter.

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Emerging Market Technology: A Port in the Storm

September 24, 2020

Heightened U.S-China tensions continue to reshape global supply chains, creating tailwinds for many international technology companies. Additionally, market conditions illustrate the benefits of building technology exposure that extends beyond the large-cap U.S. companies that often dominate U.S. investors’ attention and the headlines.

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Calamos Alternative Snapshot

September 21, 2020

Navigating the Anomalies in the Options Market

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%.