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Fund Details

As of 10/15/18
Inception Date:
12/31/13
Current NAV:
$8.73
$ Change:
($0.06)
% Change:
-0.68%
Net Assets*
15.6 mil
(*Total Net Assets as of 9/30/18)

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Overview

The fund invests in growth companies globally, whose principal activities are in a developing market or are economically tied to a developing market country that we believe offer the best opportunities for emerging market growth.

Key Features

  • Stresses company fundamentals, including global presence, strong revenue and earnings growth, solid returns on invested capital and lower debt-to-capital levels
  • Actively seeks growth opportunities by investing in 100% equity, with at least 80% emerging market exposure
  • Utilizes decades of Calamos experience investing globally through multiple economic, market and credit cycles

Portfolio Fit

This actively managed fund complements EM strategies with less pronounced growth orientations, such as those that more closely track the broad EM equity market.

Return on Invested Capital

AS OF 9/30/18

Debt/Capital

AS OF 9/30/18

Important Fund Information

An investment in the Fund(s) is subject to risks, and you could lose money on your investment in the Fund(s). There can be no assurance that the Fund(s) will achieve its investment objective. Your investment in the Fund(s) is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. The risks associated with an investment in the Fund(s) can increase during times of significant market volatility. The Fund(s) also has specific principal risks, which are described below. More detailed information regarding these risks can be found in the Fund's prospectus.

The principal risks of investing in the Emerging Market Equity Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, growth stock risk consisting of potential increased volatility due to securities trading at higher multiples, foreign securities risk, emerging markets risk, currency risk, geographic concentration risk, American depository receipts, mid-size company risk, small company risk, portfolio turnover risk and portfolio selection risk.

As a result of political or economic instability in foreign countries, there can be special risks associated with investing in foreign securities, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, increased price volatility and difficulty obtaining information. In addition, emerging markets may present additional risk due to potential for greater economic and political instability in less developed countries.

NOTES

Debt/Capital Ratio-Is a measure of a company s financial leverage, calculated as the company's debt divided by its total capital.

ROIC (Return On Invested Capital)-Measures how effectively a company uses the money invested in its operations, calculated as a company's net income minus any dividends divided by the company's total capital.

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Please refer to Important Risk Information. The principal value and return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance reflected at NAV does not include the Fund's maximum front-end sales load of 4.75%. Had it been included, the Fund's return would have been lower.

The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/18 are as follows: Growth A 1.40%, C 2.15% and I 1.15%; Growth and Income A 1.12%, C 1.87% and I 0.87%; Opportunistic Value A 1.67%, C 2.42% and I 1.42%; Dividend Growth A 1.87%, C 2.73% and I 1.80%; Global Growth and Income A 1.54%, C 2.29% and I 1.29%; International Growth A 1.46%, C 2.21% and I 1.21%; Global Equity A 1.53%, C 2.27% and I 1.28%; Evolving World Growth A 1.67%, C 2.41% and I 1.41%; Emerging Market Equity A 2.70%, C 3.45% and I 2.45%; Convertible A 1.18%, C 1.93% and I 0.93%; Global Convertible A 1.46%, C 2.20% and I 1.19%; Market Neutral Income A 1.28%, C 2.03% and I 1.02%; Phineus Long/Short A 2.80%, C 3.55% and I 2.54%; Hedged Equity Income A 2.15%, C 3.04% and I 2.07%; High Income Opportunities A 1.33%, C 2.08% and I 1.08%; and Total Return Bond A 1.08%, C 1.83% and I 0.84%.  

NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE

Before investing carefully consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus and summary prospectus containing this and other information which can be obtained by calling 1-800-582-6959. Read it carefully before investing.

Calendar Year Total Returns

AS OF 9/30/18

Growth of 10K

Annualized Total Returns

AS OF 9/30/18
Calamos (NAV)-15.99%-8.00%6.61%-0.99%
(Load-Adjusted)-19.97%-12.34%4.89%-2.01%
MSCI Emerging-8.60%-0.44%12.77%3.80%

The Fund's Gross Expense Ratio is 2.70% as of the prospectus dated 3/01/18

Important Fund Information

An investment in the Fund(s) is subject to risks, and you could lose money on your investment in the Fund(s). There can be no assurance that the Fund(s) will achieve its investment objective. Your investment in the Fund(s) is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. The risks associated with an investment in the Fund(s) can increase during times of significant market volatility. The Fund(s) also has specific principal risks, which are described below. More detailed information regarding these risks can be found in the Fund's prospectus.

The principal risks of investing in the Emerging Market Equity Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, growth stock risk consisting of potential increased volatility due to securities trading at higher multiples, foreign securities risk, emerging markets risk, currency risk, geographic concentration risk, American depository receipts, mid-size company risk, small company risk, portfolio turnover risk and portfolio selection risk.

As a result of political or economic instability in foreign countries, there can be special risks associated with investing in foreign securities, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, increased price volatility and difficulty obtaining information. In addition, emerging markets may present additional risk due to potential for greater economic and political instability in less developed countries.

10k Performance is for the Fund’s Class A shares at net asset value and does not include the Fund’s maximum front-end sales charge of 4.75%—had it been included, the Fund’s return would have been lower. Index data shown is from 12/31/13, since comparative index data is available only for full monthly periods.

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Please refer to Important Risk Information. The principal value and return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance reflected at NAV does not include the Fund's maximum front-end sales load of 4.75%. Had it been included, the Fund's return would have been lower.

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that represents large and midcap companies in emerging market countries. It includes market indexes of Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey.

Unmanaged index returns assume reinvestment of any and all distributions and, unlike fund returns, do not reflect fees, expenses or sales charges. Investors cannot invest in an index.

Average annual total return measures net investment income and capital gain or loss from portfolio investments as an annualized average. All performance shown assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions. Performance shown reflects an expense reimbursement that improved results. Load-adjusted returns are adjusted for the maximum front-end sales load of 2.25%* for Class A shares in the following funds: Convertible Fund, Global Convertible Fund, Market Neutral Income Fund, High Income Opportunities Fund, and Total Return Bond Fund. The maximum front-end sales load for Class A shares of all other funds is 4.75%. There is a 1% contingent deferred sales charge for C shares on certain redemptions within the first year of purchase. Class C shares have been adjusted for the contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). There are no contingent deferred sales charges or distribution or service fees with respect to Class I shares. The minimum initial investment required to purchase each Fund's Class I shares is $1 million. Class I shares are offered primarily for direct investment by investors through certain tax-exempt retirement plans (including 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer-sponsored 403(b) plans, profit sharing and money purchase pension plans, defined benefit plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans) and by institutional clients, provided such plans or clients have assets of at least $1 million. Class I shares may also be offered to certain other entities or programs, including, but not limited to, investment companies, under certain circumstances. *Prior to 2/28/17, the Convertible Fund, Global Convertible Fund, Market Neutral Income Fund, and High Income Opportunities fund had a maximum front-end sales load of 4.75%, and the Total Return Bond Fund had a maximum front-end sales load of 3.75%.

The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/18 are as follows: Growth A 1.40%, C 2.15% and I 1.15%; Growth and Income A 1.12%, C 1.87% and I 0.87%; Opportunistic Value A 1.67%, C 2.42% and I 1.42%; Dividend Growth A 1.87%, C 2.73% and I 1.80%; Global Growth and Income A 1.54%, C 2.29% and I 1.29%; International Growth A 1.46%, C 2.21% and I 1.21%; Global Equity A 1.53%, C 2.27% and I 1.28%; Evolving World Growth A 1.67%, C 2.41% and I 1.41%; Emerging Market Equity A 2.70%, C 3.45% and I 2.45%; Convertible A 1.18%, C 1.93% and I 0.93%; Global Convertible A 1.46%, C 2.20% and I 1.19%; Market Neutral Income A 1.28%, C 2.03% and I 1.02%; Phineus Long/Short A 2.80%, C 3.55% and I 2.54%; Hedged Equity Income A 2.15%, C 3.04% and I 2.07%; High Income Opportunities A 1.33%, C 2.08% and I 1.08%; and Total Return Bond A 1.08%, C 1.83% and I 0.84%.  

NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE

Before investing carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus and summary prospectus containing this and other information which can be obtained by calling 1-800-582-6959. Read it carefully before investing.

Sector Weightings

AS OF 9/30/18
% of Assets MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Information Technology 36.1% 26.9%
Financials 19.2% 23.2%
Consumer Discretionary 9.1% 9.1%
Energy 9.1% 8.2%
Consumer Staples 8.6% 6.6%
Materials 7.8% 7.9%
Industrials 4.2% 5.4%
Telecom Services 2.3% 4.5%
Real Estate 2.1% 2.8%
Health Care 1.5% 3.0%
Utilities 0.0% 2.4%

Asset Allocation

AS OF 9/30/18

Top 10 Holdings

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Company Security Type Industry
%
Alibaba Group Holding, Ltd. Common Stocks Internet Software & Services 7.3%
Tencent Holdings, Ltd. Common Stocks Internet Software & Services 5.7%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. Common Stocks Semiconductors 5.1%
Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. Common Stocks Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 3.9%
HDFC Bank, Ltd. Common Stocks Diversified Banks 3.4%
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. - Class H Common Stocks Integrated Oil & Gas 3.2%
China Construction Bank Corp. - Class H Common Stocks Diversified Banks 3.2%
Infosys, Ltd. Common Stocks IT Consulting & Other Services 3.2%
Naspers, Ltd. - Class N Common Stocks Cable & Satellite 2.4%
Wal-Mart de Mexico, SAB de CV Common Stocks Hypermarkets & Super Centers 2.3%
Total 39.7%

Fund Facts

AS OF 9/30/18
Fund MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Total Net Assets $15.6 million --
# of Holdings 69 1,151
Price/Book 2.5x 1.5x
Price/Earnings 17.2x 13.1x
Price/Sales 1.0x 0.7x
PEG Ratio 1.3x 1.3x
Debt/Capital 23.9% 25.0%
ROIC 22.2% 18.5%
Portfolio Turnover (12 months) 94.5% --

Market Capitalization

AS OF 9/30/18
Market %
> $112bil 34.2%
$32bil - $112bil 27.5%
$11bil - $32bil 23.5%
$4bil - $11bil 6.7%
< $4bil 8.1%

Regional Exposure

AS OF 9/30/18
Region %
Asia/Pacific 79.2%
Latin America 11.1%
Middle East/Africa 4.3%
Europe 1.9%
North America 1.8%

Top Country Exposures

AS OF 9/30/18
Country%
China 30.3%
South Korea 14.7%
India 14.3%
Taiwan 8.6%
Brazil 5.7%
South Africa 3.9%
Mexico 3.8%
Hong Kong 3.1%
Thailand 3.0%
Indonesia 2.2%

Top Currency Exposures

AS OF 9/30/18
Currency%
United States Dollar (USD) 36.3%
Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) 21.3%
South Korean WON (KRW) 14.9%
Taiwan Dollar (TWD) 8.8%
South African Rand (ZAR) 4.0%
China Renminbi (Yuan) (CNY) 2.7%
Mexican Peso (MXN) 2.4%
Thai Bahat (THB) 2.3%
Brazilian Real (BRL) 2.1%
Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) 1.5%
Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) 1.3%
Philippines Peso (PHP) 1.3%
Polish Zloty (PLN) 0.7%
British Pound Sterling (GBP) 0.4%
Indian Rupee (INR) 0.0%
Russian Ruble (RUB) 0.0%
Chilean Peso (CLP) 0.0%
Qatari Riyal (QAR) 0.0%
Turkish New Lira (TRY) 0.0%
Utd Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) 0.0%
Colombian Peso (COP) 0.0%
Hungarian Forint (HUF) 0.0%
Euro (EUR) 0.0%
Czech Koruna (CZK) 0.0%
Egyptian Pound (EGP) 0.0%
Pakistani Rupee (PKR) 0.0%

Important Fund Information

An investment in the Fund(s) is subject to risks, and you could lose money on your investment in the Fund(s). There can be no assurance that the Fund(s) will achieve its investment objective. Your investment in the Fund(s) is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. The risks associated with an investment in the Fund(s) can increase during times of significant market volatility. The Fund(s) also has specific principal risks, which are described below. More detailed information regarding these risks can be found in the Fund's prospectus.

The principal risks of investing in the Emerging Market Equity Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, growth stock risk consisting of potential increased volatility due to securities trading at higher multiples, foreign securities risk, emerging markets risk, currency risk, geographic concentration risk, American depository receipts, mid-size company risk, small company risk, portfolio turnover risk and portfolio selection risk.

As a result of political or economic instability in foreign countries, there can be special risks associated with investing in foreign securities, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, increased price volatility and difficulty obtaining information. In addition, emerging markets may present additional risk due to potential for greater economic and political instability in less developed countries.

Top 10 Holdings and Sector Weightings are calculated as a percentage of Net Assets. The tables exclude cash or cash equivalents, any government / sovereign bonds or broad based index hedging securities the portfolio may hold.

Holdings and weightings are subject to change daily. Holdings are provided for informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell the securities mentioned.

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Please refer to Important Risk Information. The principal value and return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance reflected at NAV does not include the Fund's maximum front-end sales load of 4.75%. Had it been included, the Fund's return would have been lower.

NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE

Before investing carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus and summary prospectus containing this and other information which can be obtained by calling 1-800-582-6959. Read it carefully before investing.

Total Capital Gains

  
20170.0000
20160.0000
20150.0000
20140.0000

Schedule

   
Distributions
Capital Gains

Important Fund Information

An investment in the Fund(s) is subject to risks, and you could lose money on your investment in the Fund(s). There can be no assurance that the Fund(s) will achieve its investment objective. Your investment in the Fund(s) is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. The risks associated with an investment in the Fund(s) can increase during times of significant market volatility. The Fund(s) also has specific principal risks, which are described below. More detailed information regarding these risks can be found in the Fund's prospectus.

The principal risks of investing in the Emerging Market Equity Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, growth stock risk consisting of potential increased volatility due to securities trading at higher multiples, foreign securities risk, emerging markets risk, currency risk, geographic concentration risk, American depository receipts, mid-size company risk, small company risk, portfolio turnover risk and portfolio selection risk.

As a result of political or economic instability in foreign countries, there can be special risks associated with investing in foreign securities, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, increased price volatility and difficulty obtaining information. In addition, emerging markets may present additional risk due to potential for greater economic and political instability in less developed countries.

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Please refer to Important Risk Information. The principal value and return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance reflected at NAV does not include the Fund's maximum front-end sales load of 4.75%. Had it been included, the Fund's return would have been lower.

The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/18 are as follows: Growth A 1.40%, C 2.15% and I 1.15%; Growth and Income A 1.12%, C 1.87% and I 0.87%; Opportunistic Value A 1.67%, C 2.42% and I 1.42%; Dividend Growth A 1.87%, C 2.73% and I 1.80%; Global Growth and Income A 1.54%, C 2.29% and I 1.29%; International Growth A 1.46%, C 2.21% and I 1.21%; Global Equity A 1.53%, C 2.27% and I 1.28%; Evolving World Growth A 1.67%, C 2.41% and I 1.41%; Emerging Market Equity A 2.70%, C 3.45% and I 2.45%; Convertible A 1.18%, C 1.93% and I 0.93%; Global Convertible A 1.46%, C 2.20% and I 1.19%; Market Neutral Income A 1.28%, C 2.03% and I 1.02%; Phineus Long/Short A 2.80%, C 3.55% and I 2.54%; Hedged Equity Income A 2.15%, C 3.04% and I 2.07%; High Income Opportunities A 1.33%, C 2.08% and I 1.08%; and Total Return Bond A 1.08%, C 1.83% and I 0.84%.  

NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE

Before investing carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus and summary prospectus containing this and other information which can be obtained by calling 1-800-582-6959. Read it carefully before investing.

Annual Expenses

A Shares C Shares I Shares
Total Expense Ratio2.703.452.45
Net Expense Ratio1.782.531.53
Transaction Fee0.000.000.00
Redemption Fee0.000.000.00

Investment Information

A Shares C Shares I Shares
Minimum initial investment$2,500$2,500$1 million
Minimum subsequent investments$50$50$0
IRA initial investments$500$500N/A

Fund Information

A Shares C Shares I Shares
Inception Date12/31/1312/31/1312/31/13
Ticker SymbolCEGAXCEGCXCIEIX
CUSIP number128120789128120771128120763

Sales & Distribution

A Shares C Shares I Shares
Sales loadFront-endLevel-LoadN/A
Maximum Sales Charge4.75%1.00%
US Bank Fund Number192919301931
DistributionsEmerging Market Equity

Important Fund Information

An investment in the Fund(s) is subject to risks, and you could lose money on your investment in the Fund(s). There can be no assurance that the Fund(s) will achieve its investment objective. Your investment in the Fund(s) is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. The risks associated with an investment in the Fund(s) can increase during times of significant market volatility. The Fund(s) also has specific principal risks, which are described below. More detailed information regarding these risks can be found in the Fund's prospectus.

The principal risks of investing in the Emerging Market Equity Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, growth stock risk consisting of potential increased volatility due to securities trading at higher multiples, foreign securities risk, emerging markets risk, currency risk, geographic concentration risk, American depository receipts, mid-size company risk, small company risk, portfolio turnover risk and portfolio selection risk.

As a result of political or economic instability in foreign countries, there can be special risks associated with investing in foreign securities, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, increased price volatility and difficulty obtaining information. In addition, emerging markets may present additional risk due to potential for greater economic and political instability in less developed countries.

CUSIP identifiers have been provided by CUSIP Global Services, managed on behalf of the American Bankers Association by S&P Global Market Intelligence LLC, and are not for use or dissemination in a manner that would serve as a substitute for any CUSIP service. The CUSIP Database, © 2011 American Bankers Association. “CUSIP” is a registered trademark of the American Bankers Association.

NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE

Before investing carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus and summary prospectus containing this and other information which can be obtained by calling 1-800-582-6959. Read it carefully before investing.

Calamos Emerging Market Equity Fund Fact Sheet The Emerging Market Equity Fund fact sheet provides a snap shot of the investment team, the fund strategy, performance, composition, ratings and returns.
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Calamos Emerging Market Equity Fund Prospectus This summary contains important information about the Class A, C, and I Emerging Market Equity Fund investment objective, fees and expenses, principal investment strategies, principal risks and performance.
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Statutory Prospectus You should read the accompanying prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement, which contain important information, before deciding whether to invest in our securities.
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SAI The statement of additional information is a supplementary document to the fund’s prospectus and contains additional information about the fund and includes further disclosure regarding its operations.
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