Investment Team Voices

Global Convertible Market Update: Portfolio Manager Q&A

Diverse opportunities and structural features provide tailwinds to counter rising rates and equity volatility
April 4, 2022

Senior co-portfolio managers Eli Pars and Joe Wysocki discuss the diverse opportunities in the global convertible market. They explain how convertible securities can provide tailwinds to help investors counter the headwinds of rising rates and equity market volatility.

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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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Calamos Hedged Equity Fund: A Dynamic Approach for Navigating Market Volatility

Jason Hill, David O’Donohue, Eli Pars, Jimmy Young
March 5, 2020

CIHEX has demonstrated resilience consistently during market drawdowns, including the February selloff. We interviewed the fund’s investment team to learn more about how they’ve historically mitigated risk and pursued upside through a highly responsive, dynamic approach that contrasts with “set-it-and-forget-it” options-based funds.

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Convertible Defaults Remain Muted

Convertible Team Perspectives by Eli Pars, CFA
May 23, 2016

Convertible default rates have remained low and stable over recent years. Co-CIO Eli Pars considers the direction of defaults going forward, including the prospects for the growth-oriented tech and health care sectors the convertible team favors.

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