Economic Update and Asset Allocation Considerations for 2H 2020

John P. Calamos, Sr.
July 31, 2020

John P. Calamos, Sr., Founder and Global CIO, puts recent economic data into context. He discusses his cautious optimism for global economic recovery and the reflationary tailwinds that can support additional upside in the markets. In a period of accelerated disruption, not all companies will survive, but many are adapting quickly and provide attractive opportunities for selective and risk-aware investors.

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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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Convertible Securities: A Compelling Choice for Uncertain Times

John P. Calamos, Sr.
May 20, 2020

Convertible security strategies can be an attractive choice for an asset allocation core because they lessen the need to make a timing call about the stock market, interest rates or economic recovery, explains John P. Calamos, Sr., Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer of Calamos Investments.

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Accelerated Disruption Fuels Global Growth Opportunities

Calamos Global Team
May 14, 2020

Investing behind the drivers of disruption and beneficiaries of disruption while avoiding the losers is an important part of how we build the Calamos global and international portfolios. When we look across the vector of secular forces in place for the last decade, the gap has widened strikingly between winners and losers in the span of just a few months.

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