Are You Ready for a Change? Diversify

If your clients have been underexposed, if you’re looking to put cash back to work, if you believe US equities may see tougher times ahead, we invite you to diversify using our Global suite.

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Alternative: Market Neutral

CMNIX

Market Neutral Income Fund
5 Stars

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.

Alternative: Options-based

CIHEX

Hedged Equity Fund
5 Stars

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.

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 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.

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No, It’s Not ‘Too Late’ for Convertibles

July 29, 2020

Investment professionals, do you wish you had done more in convertibles earlier this year? If so, it's not too late to consider now. Calamos Convertible Fund can be a core portion of your equity allocation, offering attractive risk/reward attributes to help navigate equity markets.

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Rising U.S.-China Tensions Reshape—Not Erase—Investment Opportunities

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.

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August 3, 2020

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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%.