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As of 4/18/19
Inception Date:
12/31/14
Current NAV:
$11.56
$ Change:
$0.00
% Change:
0.00%
Net Assets*
161.9 M
(*Total Net Assets as of 3/31/19)

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Overview

The fund blends a core long-equity portfolio with an actively managed option overlay. Tactical management creates opportunities to add alpha from option market dynamics and equity market volatility.

Key Features

  • Our investment approach is highly responsive to dynamic market conditions, unlike many less active option-based strategies.
  • The investment team seeks to take advantage of opportunities the market presents, with a focus on being favorably positioned for as many outcomes as possible.
  • The fund aims to capture uncorrelated, better risk-adjusted returns and provide better upside/downside asymmetry than long-only equities.

Portfolio Fit

Designed to serve as a volatility dampener within an equity allocation, we believe the fund is an attractive equity substitute for investors expecting normal or above-normal levels of volatility.

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 Calamos Hedged Equity Fund include: covered call writing risk, options risk (see definition below), equity securities risk, correlation risk, mid-sized company risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, portfolio turnover risk, portfolio selection risk, foreign securities risk, American depository receipts, and REITs risks.

As of March 1, Calamos Hedged Equity Income Fund’s name has been changed to Calamos Hedged Equity Fund.

Options Risk - The Fund’s ability to close out its position as a purchaser or seller of an over-the-counter or exchange-listed put or call option is dependent, in part, upon the liquidity of the option market. There are significant differences between the securities and options markets that could result in an imperfect correlation among these markets, causing a given transaction not to achieve its objectives. The Fund’s ability to utilize options successfully will depend on the ability of the Fund’s investment adviser to predict pertinent market movements, which cannot be assured.

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 3/1/19 are as follows: Growth A 1.29%, C 2.04% and I 1.04%; Growth and Income A 1.10%, C 1.85% and I 0.85%; Opportunistic Value A 1.61%, C 2.36% and I 1.37%; Dividend Growth A 1.84%, C 2.60% and I 1.61%; Global Growth and Income A 1.50%, C 2.25% and I 1.25%; International Growth A 1.51%, C 2.26%, I 1.26% and R6 1.21%; Global Equity A 1.56%, C 2.32% and I 1.31%; Evolving World Growth A 1.63%, C 2.38% and I 1.38%; Emerging Market Equity A 2.30%, C 3.05% and I 2.05%; Convertible A 1.17%, C 1.92% and I 0.92%; Global Convertible A 1.36%, C 2.11% and I 1.11%; Market Neutral Income A 1.26%, C 2.01% and I 1.00%; Phineus Long/Short A 2.32%, C 3.07% and I 2.04%; Hedged Equity A 1.48%, C 2.31% and I 1.27%; High Income Opportunities A 1.46%, C 2.22% and I 1.21%; Total Return Bond A 1.05%, C 1.80% and I 0.80%; and Short-Term Bond A 0.95%, and I 0.70%.

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 3/31/19

Growth of 10K

Annualized Total Returns

AS OF 3/31/19

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 Calamos Hedged Equity Fund include: covered call writing risk, options risk (see definition below), equity securities risk, correlation risk, mid-sized company risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, portfolio turnover risk, portfolio selection risk, foreign securities risk, American depository receipts, and REITs risks.

As of March 1, Calamos Hedged Equity Income Fund’s name has been changed to Calamos Hedged Equity Fund.

Options Risk - The Fund’s ability to close out its position as a purchaser or seller of an over-the-counter or exchange-listed put or call option is dependent, in part, upon the liquidity of the option market. There are significant differences between the securities and options markets that could result in an imperfect correlation among these markets, causing a given transaction not to achieve its objectives. The Fund’s ability to utilize options successfully will depend on the ability of the Fund’s investment adviser to predict pertinent market movements, which cannot be assured.

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 12/31/14, since comparative index data is available only for full monthly periods.

The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is a broad-based benchmark that measures the investment-grade, U.S. dollardenominated, fixed-rate taxable bond market of SEC-registered securities. The index includes bonds from the Treasure, GovernmentRelated, Corporate, MBS (agency fixed-rate and hybrid ARM pass-throughs), ABS, and CMBS sectors.

The S&P 500 Index is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market.

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.

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.

The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/19 are as follows: Growth A 1.29%, C 2.04% and I 1.04%; Growth and Income A 1.10%, C 1.85% and I 0.85%; Opportunistic Value A 1.61%, C 2.36% and I 1.37%; Dividend Growth A 1.84%, C 2.60% and I 1.61%; Global Growth and Income A 1.50%, C 2.25% and I 1.25%; International Growth A 1.51%, C 2.26%, I 1.26% and R6 1.21%; Global Equity A 1.56%, C 2.32% and I 1.31%; Evolving World Growth A 1.63%, C 2.38% and I 1.38%; Emerging Market Equity A 2.30%, C 3.05% and I 2.05%; Convertible A 1.17%, C 1.92% and I 0.92%; Global Convertible A 1.36%, C 2.11% and I 1.11%; Market Neutral Income A 1.26%, C 2.01% and I 1.00%; Phineus Long/Short A 2.32%, C 3.07% and I 2.04%; Hedged Equity A 1.48%, C 2.31% and I 1.27%; High Income Opportunities A 1.46%, C 2.22% and I 1.21%; Total Return Bond A 1.05%, C 1.80% and I 0.80%; and Short-Term Bond A 0.95%, and I 0.70%.  

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 3/31/19
% of Assets S&P 500 Index
Information Technology 20.8% 21.2%
Health Care 15.4% 14.6%
Financials 12.7% 12.7%
Communication Services 10.4% 10.1%
Consumer Discretionary 10.3% 10.1%
Industrials 9.6% 9.5%
Consumer Staples 7.4% 7.3%
Energy 5.4% 5.4%
Utilities 3.2% 3.3%
Real Estate 3.0% 3.1%
Materials 2.1% 2.6%

Asset Allocation

AS OF 3/31/19

Top 10 Holdings

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Company Security Type Industry
%
Apple, Inc. Stocks Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 3.9%
Microsoft Corp. Stocks Systems Software 3.8%
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust Mutual Funds Other 3.5%
Amazon.com, Inc. Stocks Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 3.1%
Facebook, Inc. - Class A Stocks Interactive Media & Services 2.1%
Johnson & Johnson Stocks Pharmaceuticals 1.7%
Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. - Class B Stocks Multi-Sector Holdings 1.6%
JPMorgan Chase & Company Stocks Diversified Banks 1.6%
Alphabet, Inc. - Class C Stocks Interactive Media & Services 1.5%
Alphabet, Inc. - Class A Stocks Interactive Media & Services 1.5%
Total 24.3%

Fund Facts

AS OF 3/31/19
Fund
Total Net Assets $161.9 M
# of Holdings 297
Portfolio Turnover (12 months) 135.6%

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 Calamos Hedged Equity Fund include: covered call writing risk, options risk (see definition below), equity securities risk, correlation risk, mid-sized company risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, portfolio turnover risk, portfolio selection risk, foreign securities risk, American depository receipts, and REITs risks.

As of March 1, Calamos Hedged Equity Income Fund’s name has been changed to Calamos Hedged Equity Fund.

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.

NOTES

Options Risk - The Fund’s ability to close out its position as a purchaser or seller of an over-the-counter or exchange-listed put or call option is dependent, in part, upon the liquidity of the option market. There are significant differences between the securities and options markets that could result in an imperfect correlation among these markets, causing a given transaction not to achieve its objectives. The Fund’s ability to utilize options successfully will depend on the ability of the Fund’s investment adviser to predict pertinent market movements, which cannot be assured.

Current (SEC) Yield-Reflects the dividends and interest earned by the Fund during the 30-day period ended as of the date stated above after deducting the Fund's expenses for that same period.

Distribution Yield -Is calculated by dividing the sum of all distributions paid by the fund over the trailing 12 months by the fund's NAV as of the date of the period presented. Distributions may include income, short-term capital gains, and long-term capital gains. Short-term and long-term capital gains represent the net trading profits realized over the trailing 12 months in the fund and are not guaranteed. Distribution Yield is based on distributions made in the past and is therefore not reflective of the fund's current portfolio.

Turnover - Is the percentage of assets in a portfolio that changed over a certain period, often a year; higher turnover indicates greater buying and selling activity.

S&P 500 Index - Is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market.

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
20150.0872
20140.0000

Schedule

   
Distributions Quarterly
Capital Gains Annually

Distributions

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Income Total Reinvest
1Q 2019 0.00877 0.00877 11.38000
4Q 2018 0.00169 0.00169 10.67000
3Q 2018 0.01418 0.01418 11.76000
2Q 2018 0.01422 0.01422 11.59000
1Q 2018 0.01352 0.01352 11.52000
4Q 2017 0.01883 0.01883 10.96000
3Q 2017 0.01240 0.01240 10.73000
2Q 2017 0.00023 0.00023 10.62000
1Q 2017 0.00641 0.00641 10.53000
4Q 2016 0.03769 0.03769 10.26000
3Q 2016 0.02153 0.02153 10.03000
2Q 2016 0.01921 0.01921 9.79000
1Q 2016 0.03023 0.03023 9.72000
4Q 2015 0.08380 0.08380 9.81000
3Q 2015 0.03297 0.03297 9.78000
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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 Calamos Hedged Equity Fund include: covered call writing risk, options risk (see definition below), equity securities risk, correlation risk, mid-sized company risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, portfolio turnover risk, portfolio selection risk, foreign securities risk, American depository receipts, and REITs risks.

As of March 1, Calamos Hedged Equity Income Fund’s name has been changed to Calamos Hedged Equity Fund.

Options Risk - The Fund’s ability to close out its position as a purchaser or seller of an over-the-counter or exchange-listed put or call option is dependent, in part, upon the liquidity of the option market. There are significant differences between the securities and options markets that could result in an imperfect correlation among these markets, causing a given transaction not to achieve its objectives. The Fund’s ability to utilize options successfully will depend on the ability of the Fund’s investment adviser to predict pertinent market movements, which cannot be assured.

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 3/1/19 are as follows: Growth A 1.29%, C 2.04% and I 1.04%; Growth and Income A 1.10%, C 1.85% and I 0.85%; Opportunistic Value A 1.61%, C 2.36% and I 1.37%; Dividend Growth A 1.84%, C 2.60% and I 1.61%; Global Growth and Income A 1.50%, C 2.25% and I 1.25%; International Growth A 1.51%, C 2.26%, I 1.26% and R6 1.21%; Global Equity A 1.56%, C 2.32% and I 1.31%; Evolving World Growth A 1.63%, C 2.38% and I 1.38%; Emerging Market Equity A 2.30%, C 3.05% and I 2.05%; Convertible A 1.17%, C 1.92% and I 0.92%; Global Convertible A 1.36%, C 2.11% and I 1.11%; Market Neutral Income A 1.26%, C 2.01% and I 1.00%; Phineus Long/Short A 2.32%, C 3.07% and I 2.04%; Hedged Equity A 1.48%, C 2.31% and I 1.27%; High Income Opportunities A 1.46%, C 2.22% and I 1.21%; Total Return Bond A 1.05%, C 1.80% and I 0.80%; and Short-Term Bond A 0.95%, and I 0.70%.

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 SharesC SharesI Shares
Gross Expense Ratio 1.48 2.31 1.27
Net Expense Ratio 1.26 2.01 1.01
Transaction Fee 0.00 0.00 0.00
Redemption Fee 0.00 0.00 0.00

Investment Information

A SharesC SharesI Shares
Minimum initial investment $2500 $2500 $1 million
Minimum subsequent investments $50 $50 $0
IRA initial investments $500 $500 N/A

Fund Information

A SharesC SharesI Shares
Inception Date 12/31/14 12/31/14 12/31/14
Ticker Symbol CAHEX CCHEX CIHEX
CUSIP number 128120698 128120680 128120672

Sales & Distribution

A SharesC SharesI Shares
Sales Load Front-End Level-Load N/A
Maximum Sales Charge 4.75 1.00 N/A
US Bank Fund Number 2977 2978 2979
Distributions Quarterly Dividends, Annual 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 Calamos Hedged Equity Fund include: covered call writing risk, options risk (see definition below), equity securities risk, correlation risk, mid-sized company risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, portfolio turnover risk, portfolio selection risk, foreign securities risk, American depository receipts, and REITs risks.

As of March 1, Calamos Hedged Equity Income Fund’s name has been changed to Calamos Hedged Equity Fund.

The Fund’s investment advisor has contractually agreed to reimburse Fund expenses through March 1, 2022 to the extent necessary so that Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (excluding taxes, interest, short interest, short dividend expenses, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses, and extraordinary expenses, if any) of Class A, Class C, and Class I are limited to 1.25%, 2.00%, and 1.00% of average net assets, respectively. Calamos Advisors may recapture previously waived expense amounts within the same fiscal year for any day where the respective Fund’s expense ratio falls below the contractual expense limit up to the expense limit for that day. This undertaking is binding on Calamos Advisors and any of its successors and assigns. This agreement is not terminable by either party.

Options Risk - The Fund’s ability to close out its position as a purchaser or seller of an over-the-counter or exchange-listed put or call option is dependent, in part, upon the liquidity of the option market. There are significant differences between the securities and options markets that could result in an imperfect correlation among these markets, causing a given transaction not to achieve its objectives. The Fund’s ability to utilize options successfully will depend on the ability of the Fund’s investment adviser to predict pertinent market movements, which cannot be assured.

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.

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