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Market Neutral Income

Strategy Details

As of 31/3/19
Inception Date:
Strategy Assets*:
$7.5 B
S&P 500 Index


*Strategy Assets reflect all assets that are currently being managed (collectively) under the strategy, which may contain multiple performance composites.

Strategy Objective

The Calamos Market Neutral Income Strategy is an absolute return, historically lower-volatility strategy that seeks to generate consistent income and capital appreciation through complimentary underlying strategies of convertible arbitrage and covered call writing. The strategy historically has exhibited a lower equity beta, lower correlations to both the equity and fixed income markets, lower absolute volatility and limited drawdowns.

Key Differentiators
  • Absolute return, outcome orientation
  • Complimentary underlying investment strategies which allow the strategy to achieve its objective in varying market environments
  • Liquid alternative strategy: full transparency, fund governance and liquidity
  • Competitive fees relative to typical alternative strategies
  • Long standing, distinguished track record generated by seasoned investment team

Credit Quality of Bonds

AS OF 31/3/19
Class %
AAA 1.4%
AA 0.0%
A 2.7%
BBB 6.9%
BB 43.0%
B 38.8%
CCC and below 7.1%
Unrated Securities 0.0%

Annualized Total Returns

AS OF 31/3/19
1-Year3-Year5-Year10-Year15-YearSince Inception (1/91)
Market Neutral Income (Gross)4.41%5.84%4.56%6.48%4.58%7.81%
Market Neutral Income (Net)3.71%5.13%3.85%5.76%3.86%7.04%
BBgBarc US Govt/Credit Bond Index4.48%2.12%2.78%3.92%3.86%5.83%
Citigroup 30-Day US T-Bill Index2.07%1.12%0.69%0.38%1.21%2.45%

Calendar Year Returns

AS OF 31/3/19
                           Qtr Ending Mar 19YTD 20192018201720162015201420132012201120102009200820072006200520042003200220012000199919981997199619951994199319921991
Market Neutral Income (Gross)3.13%3.13%2.84%5.92%6.06%2.32%3.28%7.13%7.08%3.72%6.15%15.10%-12.24%7.45%9.96%-0.64%6.52%10.90%8.17%10.42%12.52%15.94%12.21%16.25%10.33%16.73%-5.54%14.34%14.40%16.21%
Market Neutral Income (Net)2.96%2.96%2.15%5.21%5.34%1.63%2.58%6.39%6.37%3.02%5.41%14.31%-12.86%6.67%9.14%-1.38%5.75%10.07%7.38%9.62%11.68%15.09%11.40%15.40%9.52%15.86%-6.26%13.52%13.57%15.38%
BBgBarc US Govt/Credit Bond Index3.26%3.26%-0.42%4.00%3.04%0.15%6.01%-2.35%4.82%8.74%6.59%4.52%5.70%7.23%3.78%2.37%4.19%4.67%11.04%8.50%11.85%-2.15%9.48%9.76%2.90%19.24%-3.51%11.03%7.58%16.12%
Citigroup 30-Day US T-Bill Index0.61%0.61%1.81%0.80%0.20%0.02%0.02%0.03%0.05%0.05%0.12%0.09%1.34%4.56%4.75%2.93%1.21%1.02%1.65%3.69%5.65%4.44%4.54%4.87%4.97%5.36%3.83%2.87%3.25%5.12%

Risk/Reward Since Inception

AS OF 31/3/19
  Calamos Market Neutral Income Composite S&P 500 Index
Alpha 5.12% N/A
Beta 0.25 1.00
Standard Deviation 4.68% 14.10%
Upside Semivariance 1.65% 10.14%
Downside Semivariance 0.58% 7.19%
Sharpe Ratio 1.1048 0.7730
Information Ratio 0.3527 N/A

Strategy Vehicles

Separately Managed Account Minimum $100 million
Performance Review A discussion of the Calamos Market Neutral Income Strategy’s performance versus a benchmark, positioning, related market commentary, and outlook.
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Fact Sheet The Market Neutral Income Strategy fact sheet provides a snap shot of the investment team, the investment strategy, performance, composition, ratings and returns.
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