CNWIX Versus EM Index: An Outperformance Story in Three Parts

This post was written by Calamos Senior Vice President and Portfolio Specialist Todd Speed.

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At Calamos, we strive to pursue a better way to capture the growth opportunities in emerging markets, aiming to generate higher returns over time while losing less.

The past year saw strong returns almost uniformly across asset classes, but 2019 also confronted investors with a high degree of policy uncertainty and a significant selloff to test their conviction. These types of “two steps forward, one step back” market cycles illustrate how our investment approach is a differentiated, additive approach for discerning investors who seek to capture most of the upside with less of the downside, targeting better outcomes in emerging markets.

Case in point, consider the performance of Calamos Evolving World Growth Fund (CNWIX) versus the MSCI EM Index in 2019 (below).

cnwix vs msci em index 2019

EWG’s investment strategy will not outperform the EM benchmark every quarter or every year. But our disciplined, risk-managed approach to growth opportunities in emerging economies offers a powerful value proposition. Namely, we have shown it is capable of delivering better returns for clients over cycles and helping advisors protect capital and ultimately generate the diversified equity returns most investors will need in the next decade to pursue their long-term objectives.

cnwix vs msci em index 2019 not a sprint

Financial advisors, for a more detailed discussion of the Calamos Evolving World Growth Fund, please contact your Calamos Investment Consultant at 888-571-2567 or caminfo@calamos.com.

Click here to view CNWIX’s standardized performance.

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Opinions, estimates, forecasts, and statements of financial market trends that are based on current market conditions constitute our judgment and are subject to change without notice. The views and strategies described may not be suitable for all investors. References to specific securities, asset classes and financial markets are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to be, and should not be interpreted as, recommendations.

The principal risks of investing in the Calamos Evolving World Growth Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, growth stock risk consisting of potential increased volatility due to securities trading at higher multiples, foreign securities risk, emerging markets risk, 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, 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.

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.

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that represents large- and midcap companies in emerging market countries. It includes market indexes of Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey.

Indexes are unmanaged, do not include fees or expenses and are not available for direct investment.

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Archived material may contain dated performance, risk and other information. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted in the archived material. For the most recent month-end fund performance information visit www.calamos.com. Archived material may contain dated opinions and estimates based on our judgment and are subject to change without notice, as are statements of financial market trends, which are based on current market conditions at the time of publishing. We believed the information provided here was reliable, but do not warrant its accuracy or completeness. This material is not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument. The views and strategies described may not be suitable for all investors. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, accounting, legal or tax advice. References to future returns are not promises or even estimates of actual returns a client portfolio may achieve. Any forecasts contained herein are for illustrative purposes only and are not to be relied upon as advice or interpreted as a recommendation.

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. 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. Had it been included, the Fund’s return would have been lower.

Archived material may contain dated performance, risk and other information. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted in the archived material. For the most recent month-end fund performance information visit www.calamos.com. Archived material may contain dated opinions and estimates based on our judgment and are subject to change without notice, as are statements of financial market trends, which are based on current market conditions at the time of publishing. We believed the information provided here was reliable, but do not warrant its accuracy or completeness. This material is not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument. The views and strategies described may not be suitable for all investors. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, accounting, legal or tax advice. References to future returns are not promises or even estimates of actual returns a client portfolio may achieve. Any forecasts contained herein are for illustrative purposes only and are not to be relied upon as advice or interpreted as a recommendation.

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. 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. Had it been included, the Fund’s return would have been lower.

Archived on January 30, 2021