Global Asset Allocation: The Overlooked Opportunity

Nick Niziolek, CFA
July 27, 2020

Global diversification may have fallen out of fashion in recent years, but we believe “home-country” bias will be increasingly disadvantageous for U.S. investors. We see signs that a far-reaching shift is underway in the global economy and markets, which sets investors up well for strategic global diversification.

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Understanding EM Opportunity Requires Looking Past the Headlines

Nick Niziolek, CFA and Kyle Ruge, CFA
July 17, 2020

Non-U.S. companies, including those domiciled in China and other emerging markets, can offer significant investment potential—but a selective approach is paramount. The Calamos global team discusses their research approach, which extends beyond companies and industries to understanding regulatory and political conditions around the world.

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ESG: A Signpost for Identifying Opportunities and Risks

Nick Niziolek, CFA and Paul Ryndak, CFA
July 8, 2020

In recent years, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have become increasingly important to many governments and companies, as well as investors. In this post, the Calamos global team explains how they incorporate ESG into their multi-faceted approach.

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Growth Potential Calling: A Look at India’s Telecom Industry

Nick Niziolek, CFA; Paul Ryndak, CFA; and Michael Burke, CFA
June 29, 2020

Companies that are beneficiaries of secular themes may be more resilient during periods of economic turmoil. But selecting the best investments also requires understanding country-specific and company-specific factors. In this post, we take a look at the unique combination of growth drivers creating tailwinds for India’s telecomm providers.

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Convertible Securities: A Key Lever in a Dynamic EM Approach

Nick Niziolek, CFA and Todd Speed, CFA
June 18, 2020

We believe the case for allocations to emerging markets is very compelling, but current conditions heighten the need for risk-aware approaches. The freedom to invest opportunistically in convertible securities, a core capability of Calamos Investments, is a key differentiator of CNWIX’s dynamic approach—and one which has contributed favorably in 2020.

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Global Team Positioning: Consolidating Around Favorite Names, Core Secular Themes

Global Team Perspectives by Nick Niziolek, CFA
March 23, 2020

Nick Niziolek discusses making targeted additions, focused primarily on consolidation around core positions and secular theme opportunities. In uncertain times, thematic tailwinds (such as global payments, bioprocessing, Big Data and AI) can provide a degree of resilience and growth potential.

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Why We Are Optimistic: “Notes from the Frontlines”

Global Team Perspectives by Nick Niziolek, CFA
March 13, 2020

Why our Global Team believes that the impact of the coronavirus on markets is transitory, and that aggressive monetary easing and fiscal response will set the stage for a very strong second half recovery.

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Amid Coronavirus Uncertainty, Calamos Global Team Maintains Long-Term Perspective

Global Team Perspectives by Nick Niziolek, CFA
February 25, 2020

From a global health standpoint, there is no doubt that the coronavirus warrants deep concern. However, from an investment standpoint, our base case continues to view the coronavirus outbreak as a transitory issue. We see the potential for a release of pent-up demand and greater monetary support and fiscal support contributing to a 2H2020 recovery.

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The Global Opportunity Set Is Growing in 2020

Nick Niziolek, Co-CIO, and the Calamos Global Team
January 14, 2020

The coming year offers many reasons to be optimistic about global opportunities, according to Nick Niziolek, Co-CIO and Head of International and Global Strategies at Calamos. The combination of rising global liquidity, improving fundamentals, and a weaker dollar can fuel a significant rally in overseas markets in 2020.

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China’s Stealth Stimulus: Part 2?

Global Team Perspectives by Nick Niziolek, CFA
October 1, 2019

In early 2016, many investors were surprised by China’s economic recovery. The lesson learned from the recovery was that policy responses in China have become stealthier and more targeted than they were during prior economic cycles. Consequently, it has become increasingly important to understand where policy is focused to position our portfolios to benefit from these tailwinds.

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