Investment Team Voices

Nothing Is Obvious

Michael Grant
January 4, 2024

2024 will be different from 2023 because the balance between inflation, disinflation and the rising possibility of deflation is more nuanced. We suspect the revived bullish mood climaxes in coming weeks, giving way to a (possibly hard) consolidation into spring.

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Charting a Steadier Path as Bonds Deliver a Wild Ride

Eli Pars
January 4, 2024

Calamos Market Neutral Income Fund (CMNIX) continued to demonstrate its potential benefits as a fixed income alternative. With little exposure to interest rate risk or opportunity, we believe our approach offers a compelling alternative for investors worried about interest rate volatility.

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Focused on Capitalizing on—Not Capping—Equity Upside

Eli Pars
January 4, 2024

The rise in interest rates, paired with a benign equity volatility environment, provided a beneficial environment for Calamos Hedged Equity Fund (CIHEX) during 2023. We believe our flexible approach can continue to provide an important edge.

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Stabilizing Interest Rates Can Set the Stage for a Merger Surge

Jason Hill
January 4, 2024

To address the challenges of an environment that we believe increasingly warrants enhanced diversification, Calamos recently introduced Calamos Merger Arbitrage Fund (CMRGX), which we believe provides a compelling way to combat equity market and interest rate volatility.

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Bright Prospects for Convertibles in 2024

Jon Vacko, Joe Wysocki
January 4, 2024

Calamos Convertible Fund (CICVX) investment team members Jon Vacko and Joe Wysocki were excited to see convertible new issuance accelerate in 2023. Investment-grade companies were particularly active and came to the convertible market at a more rapid pace not seen in years. They believe the convertible market will broaden in 2024 as a sizable amount of traditional debt matures.

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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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A Normalizing Economic Backdrop Offers Capital Appreciation Opportunities

John Hillenbrand
January 4, 2024

John Hillenbrand, CPA, believes 2024 will be the beginning of the end of the normalization process as the extraordinary Covid measures unwind. Given expectations of slowing but positive economic growth over the next year, his team is assessing the investment opportunities for Calamos Growth and Income Fund (CGIIX), focusing on real growth and return-improvement areas.

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