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Calamos Growth and Income Fund Earns Refinitiv Lipper Award as “Best Fund Over 5 Years”

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Calamos Growth and Income Fund (CGIIX) has won a Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award. The fund has been recognized as “Best Fund Over 5 Years” for risk-adjusted performance in the U.S. Flexible Portfolio Funds category through 12/31/19. 

“It is an honor to have Calamos Growth and Income Fund recognized for its strong risk-adjusted performance," said John Hillenbrand, CPACo-CIO, Head of Multi-Asset Strategies and Co-Head of Convertible Strategies, Senior Co-Portfolio Manager.

"We are dedicated to providing an asymmetrical return profile that captured more upside than downside over full market cycles. Over time—including in volatile markets—the Fund has benefited from our active risk management and the comprehensive capital structure analysis provided by our dedicated research team. We believe our tested approach will continue to give us an edge.”

CGIIX is a multi-asset class fund that primarily invests in U.S. equity and convertible securities in an attempt to balance risk and reward while providing growth and income.

Since inception, CGIIX has posted strong gains and outperformed the equity market, while adhering to its risk-conscious approach. In addition, the fund has consistently provided a competitive distribution throughout its history. The result is a track record of top-tier performance since its inception in 1997.

Calamos Growth and Income Fund (CGIIX)

Morningstar Overall RatingTM Among 308 Allocation--70% to 85% Equity funds. The Fund's risk-adjusted returns based on load-waived Class I Shares had 5 stars for 3 years, 5 stars for 5 years and 5 stars for 10 years out of 308, 278 and 188 Allocation--70% to 85% Equity Funds, respectively, for the period ended 12/31/2020.

CGIIX: a long history of top-tier performance

Financial advisors, for more information on CGIIX, please contact your Calamos Investment Consultant at 888-571-2567 or

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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The S&P 500 Index is a market weighted index and is widely regarded as the standard for measuring U.S. stock market performance.

Convertible securities entail interest rate risk and default risk.

Fixed-income securities are subject to interest rate risk. If rates increase, the value of fixed-income invest­ments generally declines.

The principal risks of investing in the Calamos Growth and Income Fund include: convertible securities risk consisting of the potential for a decline in value during periods of rising interest rates and the risk of the borrower to miss payments, synthetic convertible instruments risk consisting of fluctuations inconsistent with a convertible security and the risk of components expiring worthless, equity securities risk, growth stock risk, small and mid-sized company risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, high yield risk, forward foreign currency contract risk and portfolio selection risk.

The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award received is for risk-adjusted performance for the 5-year period among 121 funds in the United States in the Flexible Portfolio Funds category as of 12/31/19. The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification wins the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award. For more information, see Although Refinitiv Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Refinitiv Lipper. Used with permission by Refinitiv Lipper.

Morningstar RatingsTM are based on I share total return and are through 2/29/20 and will differ for other share classes.

Morningstar ratings are based on a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund’s monthly historical performance (reflecting sales charges), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Within each asset class, the top 10%, the next 22.5%, 35%, 22.5%, and the bottom 10% receive 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 star, respectively. Each fund is rated exclusively against U.S. domiciled funds. The information contained herein is proprietary to Morningstar and/ or its content providers; may not be copied or distributed; and is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

Morningstar ratings shown are for load-waived shares that do not include any front-end sales load. Not all investors have access to or may invest in the load-waived share class shown. Other share classes with front-end or back-end sales charges may have different ratings than the ratings shown. Additionally, some I-share mutual funds for which Morningstar calculates a load-waived I-share star rating may not waive their front-end sales load. Source: Morningstar Direct.


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