Could a Fixed Income Alternative Reduce the Interest Rate Sensitivity of Your Retirement Portfolios?
October 18, 2018
Fixed income has long played a role in retirement portfolios, but there’s no avoiding it: Fixed income assets’ interest rate sensitivity can take a toll on performance.
Financial advisors, let us show you how substituting a fixed income alternative can provide the same level of income—or more. Download this hypothetical illustration to see how Calamos Market Neutral Income Fund would have matched the income provided by an investment pegged to the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index over the last 28 years.
The fund’s advantage over fixed income: Since its inception, the fund has outperformed the index in every period when the 10-year Treasury yield increased more than 100 basis points. The fund’s core market strategies include covered call writing and convertible arbitrage. Together, the strategies are intended to provide an enhanced potential for risk-managed returns due to their differing responses to volatility.
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Calamos ranks fifth on the list of alternative fund managers by assets under management in the Morningstar Alternatives Category as of 9/30/18.
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Data as of 9/30/18
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Alternative investments are not suitable for all investors.
The principal risks of investing in the Calamos Market Neutral Income Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, 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, convertible hedging risk, covered call writing risk, options risk, short sale risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, high yield risk, liquidity risk, portfolio selection risk, and portfolio turnover risk.
S&P 500 Index is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market.
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is a broad-based flagship benchmark that measures the investment grade, US dollar-denominated, fixed-rate taxable bond market. The index includes Treasuries, government-related and corporate securities, MBS (agency fixed-rate and hybrid ARM pass-throughs), ABS and CMBS (agency and non-agency).
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Government/Credit Index comprises long-term government and investment grade corporate debt securities and is generally considered representative of the performance of the broad U.S. bond market. Unlike convertible bonds, U.S. Treasury bills are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government and offer a guarantee as to the timely repayment of principal and interest.
Citigroup 30-Day T-Bill Index is generally considered representative of the performance of short-term money market instruments.
Morningstar Market Neutral Category represents funds that attempt to eliminate the risks of the market by holding 50% of assets in long positions in stocks and 50% of assets in short positions.