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Fund Details

As of 10/19/18
Inception Date:
1/2/02
Current NAV:
$15.65
$ Change:
($0.03)
% Change:
-0.19%
Net Assets*
51 mil
(*Total Net Assets as of 9/30/18)

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Overview

The fund invests in the equities of small, midsize and large U.S. companies that we believe are undervalued according to certain financial measurements of their intrinsic values.

Key Features

  • Bottom-up stock picking and benchmark agnostic approach with a focus on good businesses with solid cash flow trading at value prices
  • Trading focus where positions are frequently monitored, investment assumptions are often questioned, and losing investments are quickly sold to protect capital
  • Options strategies to potentially generate income and lower risk

Portfolio Fit

The fund is a core value equity option that may balance a growth allocation and complement other value strategies. Our flexibility in analyzing all companies regardless of sector helps us avoid the cyclicality inherent in a deep value strategy or a momentum growth strategy over full market cycles.

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 Calamos Opportunistic Value Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, value stock risk consisting of the potential that a company will never reach its calculated intrinsic value, small and mid-sized company risk, foreign securities 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.

Russell 1000® Value Index-Measures the performance of those companies in the Russell 1000® Index with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values.

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)8.71%14.20%13.37%8.10%7.45%6.93%5.91%
(Load-Adjusted)3.55%8.76%11.56%7.04%6.93%6.58%5.60%
Russell 10006.95%9.45%13.55%10.72%9.79%8.89%7.66%

The Fund's Gross Expense Ratio is 1.67% 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 Calamos Opportunistic Value Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, value stock risk consisting of the potential that a company will never reach its calculated intrinsic value, small and mid-sized company risk, foreign securities 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 12/31/01, 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.

Russell 1000® Value Index-measures the performance of those companies in the Russell 1000® Index with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values.

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 Russell 1000 Value Index
Financials 22.2% 22.8%
Information Technology 14.8% 10.0%
Health Care 13.8% 15.2%
Energy 12.1% 10.8%
Industrials 10.0% 8.1%
Consumer Discretionary 8.2% 8.1%
Consumer Staples 5.9% 7.2%
Utilities 4.0% 5.5%
Materials 3.0% 3.9%
Real Estate 3.0% 4.6%
Telecom Services 2.2% 3.7%

Asset Allocation

AS OF 9/30/18

Top 10 Holdings

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Company Security Type Industry
%
Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. - Class B Common Stocks Multi-Sector Holdings 3.3%
JPMorgan Chase & Company Common Stocks Diversified Banks 3.1%
Exxon Mobil Corp. Common Stocks Integrated Oil & Gas 2.6%
Verizon Communications, Inc. Common Stocks Integrated Telecommunication Services 1.7%
Johnson & Johnson Common Stocks Pharmaceuticals 1.6%
Cisco Systems, Inc. Common Stocks Communications Equipment 1.6%
Citigroup, Inc. Common Stocks Diversified Banks 1.5%
Microsoft Corp. Common Stocks Systems Software 1.4%
Chevron Corp. Common Stocks Integrated Oil & Gas 1.4%
Wells Fargo & Company Common Stocks Diversified Banks 1.4%
Total 19.6%

Fund Facts

AS OF 9/30/18
Fund Russell 1000 Value Index
Total Net Assets $51.0 million --
# of Holdings 214 727
Price/Book 3.3x 2.2x
Price/Earnings 19.5x 16.1x
Price/Sales 1.8x 1.6x
PEG Ratio 1.8x 1.8x
Debt/Capital 44.2% 42.7%
ROIC 18.0% 13.7%
Portfolio Turnover (12 months) 119.0% --

Market Capitalization

AS OF 9/30/18
Market %
> $112bil 39.0%
$32bil - $112bil 25.1%
$11bil - $32bil 20.3%
$4bil - $11bil 12.7%
< $4bil 2.9%

Regional Exposure

AS OF 9/30/18
Region %
North America 97.0%
Europe 1.6%
Caribbean 0.9%
Asia/Pacific 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%

Top Country Exposures

AS OF 9/30/18
Country%
United States 97.0%
Ireland 1.0%
Puerto Rico 0.6%
United Kingdom 0.6%
Bermuda 0.3%
China 0.0%
Luxembourg 0.0%
Netherlands 0.0%
Panama 0.0%
Switzerland 0.0%

Top Currency Exposures

AS OF 9/30/18
Currency%
United States Dollar (USD) 100.0%

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 Calamos Opportunistic Value Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, value stock risk consisting of the potential that a company will never reach its calculated intrinsic value, small and mid-sized company risk, foreign securities 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.

Russell 1000 Value Index-Measures the performance of those companies in the Russell 1000 Index with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values.

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

PEG Ratio-Represents a stock’s price/earnings ratio divided by estimated earnings growth rate in the next year; a lower PEG indicates that less is being paid for each unit of earnings growth.

Price/book ratio-is the stock’s capitalization divided by its book value.

Price/earnings ratio is the current stock price over trailing 12-month earnings per share.

Price/sales ratio-is a stock’s capitalization divided by its sales over the trailing 12 months.

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.

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.

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

  
20170.4708
20160.0000
20150.9092
20140.9862
20131.1116
20120.0000
20110.0000
20100.0000
20090.0000
20080.0000

Schedule

   
Distributions Annually
Capital Gains Annually

Distributions

Choose a year  
Income Total Reinvest
4Q 2017 0.04755 0.04755 15.06000
4Q 2016 0.09578 0.09578 13.65000
4Q 2015 0.16479 0.16479 12.16000
4Q 2014 0.13870 0.13870 13.79000
1Q 2014 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
4Q 2013 0.14224 0.14224 14.35000
3Q 2013 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
2Q 2013 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
1Q 2013 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
4Q 2012 0.18116 0.18116 12.25000
3Q 2012 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
2Q 2012 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
1Q 2012 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
4Q 2011 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
3Q 2011 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
2Q 2011 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
1Q 2011 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
4Q 2010 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
3Q 2010 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
2Q 2010 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
1Q 2010 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
4Q 2009 0.02727 0.02727 10.73000
3Q 2009 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
2Q 2009 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
1Q 2009 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
4Q 2008 0.00602 0.00602 8.23000
3Q 2008 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
2Q 2008 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
1Q 2008 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
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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 Opportunistic Value Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, value stock risk consisting of the potential that a company will never reach its calculated intrinsic value, small and mid-sized company risk, foreign securities 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 Ratio1.672.421.42
Net Expense Ratio1.151.900.90
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 Date1/02/021/02/023/01/02
Ticker SymbolCVAAXCVACXCVAIX
CUSIP number128119666128119641128119633

Sales & Distribution

A Shares C Shares I Shares
Sales loadFront-endLevel-loadN/A
Maximum Sales Charge4.75%1.00%N/A
US Bank Fund Number634636637
DistributionsAnnual 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 Opportunistic Value Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, value stock risk consisting of the potential that a company will never reach its calculated intrinsic value, small and mid-sized company risk, foreign securities 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 Opportunistic Value Fact Sheet The Opportunistic Value Fund fact sheet provides a snap shot of the investment team, the fund strategy, performance, composition, ratings and returns.
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Calamos Opportunistic Value Fund Prospectus This summary contains important information about the Class A, C, and I Opportunisitic Value 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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Semi Annual Report The semiannual report includes a letter from John P. Calamos, Sr. to shareholders and provides a comprehensive review of the fund’s activities and financial performance over a six month period.
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Annual Report The annual report includes a letter from John P. Calamos, Sr. to shareholders outlining the fund's performance, as well as a comprehensive review of the fund’s activities and financial performance.
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