Investment Team Voices

Ready for Choppier Waters

Eli Pars
July 5, 2024

Economic data is softening, there’s plenty of geopolitical risk, and no one has a crystal ball concerning the Fed. In terms of the presidential election, the biggest surprise would be no surprise. All in all, there’s every reason to favor the lower-volatility approach global convertibles provide.

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Global Convertibles for a Surprising World

Eli Pars
April 4, 2024

We continue to find many opportunities in the new issuance market. We’ve been taking advantage of refinancing trends and have been able to invest in companies we like with higher coupons and lower conversion premiums. We’ve also initiated exposure to higher-octane companies in fast-growing areas, taking on less exposure to downside than equity investors.

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A Sunny 2024 Outlook for Global Convertibles

Eli Pars
January 4, 2024

Eli Pars, CFA, believes new issues will be a potential bright spot for the convertible market and Calamos Global Convertible Fund (CXGCX) over the next year or two, with a particularly intriguing opportunity in investment-grade convertibles.

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Ready for Market Upticks and Potential Pullbacks

Eli Pars
October 5, 2023

The combination of oil prices, Fed policy, and political uncertainty all make for a questionable growth outlook in 2024. Nonetheless, we will stick to our fundamental process and work to maintain the best risk/reward profile possible. And we expect a convertible issuance boost in 2024 as companies seek to refinance maturing debt.

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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

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

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

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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