Investment Team Voices

Perspectives on Quality in the Energy Sector

Dennis Cogan, CFA and Jay Stewart, CFA
June 29, 2022

While much of the market struggles, stocks of energy companies have seen brighter fortunes supported by fundamental improvements. The Calamos Global Equity Team explains how and why the investment case for energy companies is evolving and the factors that could sustain the tailwinds.

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Global Opportunities: Japanese Equities

Nick Niziolek, CFA, Dennis Cogan, CFA, Paul Ryndak, CFA, and Kyle Ruge, CFA
January 20, 2022

A cyclically oriented market, strong corporate balance sheets and attractive valuations position Japan to outperform, explains the Calamos Global Equity Team.

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Calamos Investment Team Outlooks, October 2021

John P. Calamos, Sr., Jon Vacko, Joe Wysocki, Brandon M. Nelson, Eli Pars, Jim Madden, Tony Tursich, Matt Freund, Christian Brobst, Charles E. Carmody, John Hillenbrand, Michael Grant, Nick Niziolek, Dennis Cogan, Paul Ryndak, Kyle Ruge, Brad Jackson, Michael Kassab, Bill Rubin
October 19, 2021

Inflation may be more persistent, and the pace of growth may be slowing, but our teams continue to identify many opportunities across asset classes. Senior members of our investment organization share their outlooks and discuss how they are positioning portfolios. With an introduction from John P. Calamos, Sr., Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer.

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Calamos Investment Team Outlooks, July 2021

John P. Calamos, Sr., Brandon M. Nelson, Joe Wysocki, Jon Vacko, Eli Pars, Michael Grant, Matt Freund, Christian Brobst, Charles E. Carmody, Nick Niziolek, Dennis Cogan, Paul Ryndak, Kyle Ruge, John Hillenbrand, Brad Jackson, Michael Kassab, Bill Rubin
July 19, 2021

Economic recovery, pent-up consumer demand, and corporate profitability provide a favorable backdrop for investors. However, uncertainty surrounding inflation, interest rate hikes, Covid variants and fiscal policy will contribute to choppy markets in the second half of 2021. Senior members of our investment organization share their outlooks and discuss how they are positioning the Calamos funds. With an introduction from John P. Calamos, Sr., Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer.

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Calamos Investment Team Outlooks, April 2021

John P. Calamos, Sr., Jon Vacko, Joe Wysocki, Eli Pars, Matt Freund, Christian Brobst, Charles E. Carmody, John Hillenbrand, Brandon M. Nelson, Nick Niziolek, Dennis Cogan, Paul Ryndak, Kyle Ruge, Michael Grant, Brad Jackson, Michael Kassab, Bill Rubin
April 19, 2021

The first quarter of 2021 delivered new challenges for investors, including rotational markets, rising interest rates and mounting inflation pressures. Senior members of our investment organization share their outlooks and discuss how they are positioning the Calamos funds to navigate the crosscurrents. With an introduction from John P. Calamos, Sr., Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer.

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2021 Outlooks from the Calamos Investment Team

John P. Calamos, Sr., Matt Freund, Brad Jackson, Michael Kassab, Bill Rubin, Michael Grant, Jon Vacko, Joe Wysocki, Eli Pars, Brandon M. Nelson, Charles E. Carmody, Christian Brobst, Nick Niziolek, Dennis Cogan, Paul Ryndak, Kyle Ruge
January 26, 2021

Senior members of our investment organization discuss their outlooks, the opportunities and risks they see, and how they are positioning the Calamos funds. With an introduction from John P. Calamos, Sr., Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer.

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Perspectives on Growth and Inflation Expectations for a Post-Covid World

Nick Niziolek, CFA and Dennis Cogan, CFA
October 12, 2020

When thinking through which asset classes, sectors, and factors to favor, the Calamos global team frames the discussion around which cyclical regime we will be in based on the outlook for growth and inflation. There’s growing evidence that suggests a regime shift is underway.

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Cyclical Themes: Outlook for the U.S. Dollar

Nick Niziolek, CFA and Dennis Cogan, CFA
October 9, 2020

The Calamos Global Team believes we are entering a new regime where the dollar will weaken against other global currencies, with significant implications for global risk assets. Historically, the U.S. dollar’s strength or weakness has tended to be one of the most significant drivers in the relative performance of U.S. markets versus ex-U.S. developed markets and emerging markets, explain Nick Niziolek and Dennis Cogan.

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Perspectives on Libra, Facebook’s Proposed Cryptocurrency

Global Team Perspectives by Dave Gallagher, CFA; Dennis Cogan, CFA; and Nick Niziolek, CFA
August 28, 2019

Could Libra creatively destroy what many consider to be some of today’s most defensible business models? Our global and international team discusses how this proposed cyptocurrency could disrupt the current payments ecosystem, as well as the hurdles it faces to get off the ground.

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