Investment Team Voices

The CARES Act Should Limit Downside Risks and Set the Stage for a Faster Recovery

Equity Market Perspectives by John Hillenbrand
March 31, 2020

The CARES Act can reduce immediate downside risks as well as systematic shocks to the U.S. economy and financial system, says John Hillenbrand, Co-CIO and Senior Co-Portfolio Manager. He explains why he believes the Act will be successful in its overall goals, and some areas positioned to benefit from an investment standpoint.

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Investing through Coronavirus Uncertainty: 3 Global Themes Creating Investment Opportunity

Calamos Global Equity Team
March 30, 2020

In challenging environments, top-down secular themes provide “a wind in the sails” that can help companies stay above the economy. In this post, the Calamos Global Equity Team revisits three themes that they’ve been bullish on for quite some time: Bioprocessing, artificial intelligence, and global payments. While growth prospects for these themes were strong coming into this crisis, the team expects opportunity to increase in these uncertain times.

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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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The Unprecedented Challenges We Face Today Call for Long-term Perspective

John P. Calamos, Sr.
March 20, 2020

John P. Calamos, Sr. encourages taking a long-term view in this challenging time. During this period of heightened uncertainty, it’s important to remember the historic resilience of the markets and the global economy. Drawing upon our decades of experience and our risk-management DNA, our teams are identifying opportunities where securities have been oversold, including in the convertible market.

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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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Calamos Honored to be the Largest Provider of Liquid Alternative Funds

A Note of Thanks from our Founder, John P. Calamos, Sr.
March 12, 2020

John P. Calamos, Sr. reflects on our firm’s history in liquid alternatives in a note of thanks to our clients. All of us at Calamos Investments recognize that investors and their financial advisors have many choices about where to invest, and we are honored that our capabilities have been chosen so frequently.

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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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The Fed Rate Cut Is Met with an Unprecedented Reaction in Bonds: What’s Next?

Fixed Income Perspectives by Christian Brobst
March 3, 2020

The Fed caught markets off guard with a surprise short-term rate cut. While the Fed intended to lessen market worries, the immediate-term effect has been the opposite. Has the Fed done more harm than good, and what should investors do next? We see a market environment that will favor active, non-traditional approaches.

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