Calamos Investments

Recent Insights

Charting a Steadier Path as Bonds Deliver a Wild Ride

Calamos Market Neutral Income Fund (CMNIX) continued to demonstrate its potential benefits as a fixed income alternative. With little exposure to interest rate risk or opportunity, we believe our approach offers a compelling alternative for investors worried about interest rate volatility.

Bright Prospects for Convertibles in 2024

Calamos Convertible Fund (CICVX) investment team members Jon Vacko and Joe Wysocki were excited to see convertible new issuance accelerate in 2023. Investment-grade companies were particularly active and came to the convertible market at a more rapid pace not seen in years. They believe the convertible market will broaden in 2024 as a sizable amount of traditional debt matures.

Our Firm

John P. Calamos, Sr., founded Calamos Investments in 1977 to help investors create and build long-term wealth through innovative, risk-managed strategies. He pioneered the use of convertible strategies and alternative investment solutions to enhance returns and manage risk. Whether through Calamos Wealth Management or Calamos Investments, the firm has remained steadfast in its commitment to put investors first, actively manage risk, and deliver innovation and excellence.

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The Morningstar Relative Value Arbitrage Category is comprised of funds that seek out pricing discrepancies between pairs or combinations of securities regardless of asset class.

Morningstar Moderately Aggressive Allocation funds in allocation categories seek to provide both income and capital appreciation by primarily investing in multiple asset classes, including stocks, bonds, and cash. These moderately aggressive strategies prioritize capital appreciation over preservation. They typically expect volatility similar to a strategic equity exposure between 70% and 85%.

Morningstar Global 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 US, 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 Convertibles Category funds are designed to offer some of the capital-appreciation potential of stock portfolios while also supplying some of the safety and yield of bond portfolios. To do so, they focus on convertible bonds and convertible preferred stocks. Convertible bonds allow investors to convert the bonds into shares of stock, usually at a preset price. These securities thus act a bit like stocks and a bit like bonds.

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