As Global Head of Trading and Investment Risk Management, Dave Butler is responsible for oversight of our trading, investment operations and risk management teams, including investment team resources, processes, and reporting. He is a member of the Calamos Investment Committee, which is charged with providing a top-down framework, maintaining oversight of risk and performance metrics, and evaluating investment process. He also is a member of the Calamos Office of the CEO, responsible for comprehensive oversight of business execution and strategic growth initiatives. He joined Calamos in 2001 and has 39 years of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Calamos, Dave held managerial positions in securities trading, including Principal - Head Listed Trader, with First Union Securities, Principal – Co-Head Listed Trading with BT/Alex Brown, and Senior Vice President, Director of Global Equity Trading with Zurich Kemper Investments. He holds Series 7, 55 and 63 licenses.