The flexibility of Calamos Phineus Long/Short Fund (CPLIX) has been highlighted in a recent Barron's profile of Senior Portfolio Manager Michael Grant.
"There are investors who want to play one kind of hand. I want to be able to play whatever hand the market deals,” Grant says in the November 20, 2017, article, which elaborates on CPLIX as an unconstrained fund.
He describes the fund’s long/short model as a solution for market timing clients. “Inevitably, they wanted to buy up here [reaching above his head], and I could never get them to buy down here [brushing his knee]. One of the attractions of the long-short model was to take that risk-on, risk-off decision to my side of the table,” explains Grant. (See this post for how CPLIX manages long and short exposure.)
Grant's background, early influences and views on the opportunities in today’s synchronous global growth environment all are covered in the interview.
Advisors, for more, see Grant’s market views, the 15-year performance history of the fund or talk to your Calamos Investment Consultant at 888-571-2567 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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