Thursday, September 12 - Friday, September 13, 2019

Calamos Due Diligence Event

For LPL Financial Advisors

Experience & Approach

With 40 years of experience investing through economic and market cycles, we build and manage flexible, opportunistic and risk-managed portfolios for your global asset allocation objectives. Our investment process analyzes a company's entire capital structure, providing a comprehensive assessment of opportunity and risk. An understanding of global markets and the driving economic forces behind them informs our active, fundamental approach to investing.


A schedule of the events at our due diligence meeting including outlook discussions, product breakout sessions, featured presenters info and more.


Register today and let Calamos assist in coordinating the details of your experience from travel arrangements to transportation.

Featured Presenters

John P. Calamos, Sr.
Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer
John Koudounis
Chief Executive Officer

Calamos Due Diligence Event

Thursday, September 12 - Friday, September 13, 2019

Register for the Due Diligence Event


Hotel accommodations are provided by Hotel Arista which is conveniently located on the campus of Calamos Investments. The hotel shuttle is available to and from our offices. Upon arriving at our headquarters on Thursday, you will receive a name badge to be worn throughout the event. It includes a table assignment number for dinner on Thursday evening and a group assignment number for the breakout sessions on Friday.

Roundtrip airfare, ground transportation and hotel accommodations are provided. Dress code is business casual, however, as our guest, please feel free to wear business attire should you prefer. Once registered, our event manager will reach out to you to coordinate travel arrangements. Any other questions can be directed to:

Your Calamos Investment Consultant Team
Cindy Conte at or 630.577.1429
Raegan Gray at or 630.577.2193

In accordance with FINRA Conduct Rule 2830, we affirm that our firm will comply with the policies and procedures as follows:

  • Attendance at this meeting is not conditioned upon the achievement of a specified goal for the sale of Calamos Investments sponsored products.
  • Participation will be strictly limited to representatives, whose firms have given Calamos Investments permission to invite.
  • Calamos Investments will apply no payment to the expense of a guest of the Registered Representative.
  • Calamos Investments shall only pay those expenses of the Registered Representative as permitted by the Rule.

In accordance with FINRA regulations, if you are unable to attend the Due Diligence meeting, any non-refundable costs will require reimbursement to the firm. In addition, you will be responsible for any cost difference for changes to flights. To request a cancellation or to make any changes, please contact Cindy Conte at 630-577-1429 or email

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Time Agenda
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch – Hotel Arista, Ballroom
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. LPL Wealth Management Review – Rich Gates, CFP®, VP, LPL Regional Wealth Consultant
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Practice Management Seminar: How to Conduct a Client Discovery Interview – Linda Eaton, EVP, Cannon Financial Institute
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 – 3:25 p.m. Welcome from Our CEO, John Koudounis – Hotel Arista, Ballroom
3:25 – 5:15 p.m. Deep Dive on Alternatives – Hotel Arista, Ballroom
  • 3:25 – 4:25 A Review of the Calamos Market Neutral Income Fund and Calamos Hedged Equity Fund – Jason Hill, SVP, CO-Portfolio Manager, Dave O’Donohue, SVP, Co-Portfolio Manager, Scott Henderson, CFA, CIMA®, CMFC, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Specialist and Joseph Cusick, VP, Portfolio Specialist Group – Hotel Arista, Ballroom
  • 4:25 – 4:35 Break
  • 4:35 – 5:15 The Calamos Phineus Long Short Fund – Michael Grant, Co-CIO, Sr. Co-Portfolio Manager, Global Long/Short and US Growth Strategies
5:30 – 5:45 p.m. Optional Calamos Investments Building Tour – Calamos Investments Lobby
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Reception – 6th Floor of Calamos Investments
6:45 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner – Hotel Arista Ballroom
  • Welcome – Bob Behan, President, Head of Global Distribution
7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Market Perspectives – John P. Calamos, Sr., Founder, Chairman and Global CIO

Friday, September 13, 2019

Time Agenda
7:15 – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast with your Investment Consultant – CityGate Grille Terrace, Calamos Investments
7:45 – 8:00 a.m. Opening Comments and Review of Firm Structure – Bob Behan, CFA, President and Head of Global Distribution
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Macro-Economic Overview – John P. Calamos, Sr., Founder, Chairman and Global CIO
8:45 – 9:15 a.m. In Focus: Calamos Timpani Small Cap Growth Fund – Brandon Nelson, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Move to Breakout Sessions (Participants will attend all 3 breakout sessions)
1st Breakout
9:30 – 10:10 a.m.
Group A – Calamos Security Evaluation Process – War Room, 5th Floor
Group B – Calamos Income Solutions – Calamos Academy, 1st Floor
Group C – Calamos Capital Appreciation Solutions – Board Room, 6th Floor
10:10 – 10:20 a.m. Break – Move to Next Session
2nd Breakout
10:20 – 11:00 a.m.
Group A – Calamos Income Solutions – Calamos Academy, 1st Floor
Group B – Calamos Capital Appreciation Solutions – Board Room, 6th Floor
Group C – Calamos Security Evaluation Process – War Room, 5th Floor
11:00 – 11:10 a.m. Break – Move to Next Session
3rd Breakout
11:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Group A – Calamos Capital Appreciation Solutions – Board Room, 6th Floor
Group B – Calamos Security Evaluation Process – War Room, 5th Floor
Group C – Calamos Income Solutions – Calamos Academy, 1st Floor
12:00 p.m. Lunch – Hotel Arista Ballroom
12:15 – 12:30 p.m. Asset Allocation Review – John P. Calamos, Sr., Founder, Chairman and Global CIO
12:30 – 12:55 p.m. Effectively Using LinkedIn in Your Practice – Brian Waeyaert, SVP, National Sales Director
12:55 – 1:00 p.m. Closing Remarks - Alternatives in an Asset Allocation and Key Takeaways – Tim Brand, SVP, Head of U.S. Intermediary Distribution

Breakout Session Descriptions: Participants will attend all 3 breakout sessions.

Calamos Security Evaluation Process – An interactive demonstration of the Calamos proprietary security evaluation system; Calamos Strategy Analysts will use examples to explain how fundamental and quantitative analytical models help evaluate the investment potential and risk/reward of equities, corporate bonds and convertible bonds.  

Calamos Income Solutions – Calamos Investments has a long-standing tradition of managing income-oriented strategies that utilize convertible bonds and high yield bonds as well as alternative income solutions. This session will provide a detailed look at the history and current positioning of Calamos income producing strategies, including open end and closed end funds.

Calamos Capital Appreciation Solutions – Calamos Investments’ capital appreciation solutions have benefited from decades of rigorous, team oriented investment processes. This session will give you a due diligence review of the teams’ positioning of our strategies that focus on capital appreciation, both domestically and globally.

Featured Presenters

During our due diligence event, you will meet our Founder, Chairman and Global CIO John P. Calamos, Sr., our CEO John Koudounis, our Co-CIO team and additional members of our investment organization.

John P. Calamos, Sr. sitting in office

John P. Calamos, Sr.

Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer

John P. Calamos, Sr. is Chairman and Global CIO of Calamos Investments, a firm he founded in 1977. With origins as an institutional convertible bond manager, the firm has grown into a global asset management firm with major institutional and individual clients around the world. The firm is headquartered in the Chicago metropolitan area with additional offices in London, New York, San Francisco and Miami.

Mr. Calamos has established research and investment processes centered around a team-based approach designed to deliver superior risk-adjusted performance over full market cycles through a range of U.S. and global investment strategies including equity, fixed income, convertible and alternative investments.

With 49 years of industry experience, he is often quoted as an authority on risk-managed investment strategies, markets and the economy. He is a frequent speaker at investment seminars and conferences around the world and appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business Channel.

Mr. Calamos has written two books: Investing in Convertible Securities: Your Complete Guide to the Risks and Rewards and Convertible Securities: the Latest Instruments, Portfolio Strategies, and Valuation Analysis.

He received his B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He joined the United States Air Force after graduation where he served as a combat pilot during the Vietnam War and ultimately earned the rank of Major.

John Koudounis  standing in office

John Koudounis

Chief Executive Officer

John Koudounis joined Calamos Investments as Chief Executive Officer in 2016. His principal duties include overseeing the firm’s day-to-day operations, fiscal function and overall performance. His responsibilities include managing operations, leading business and corporate development, and directing strategic growth initiatives.

Mr. Koudounis has 31 years of financial services experience including executive leadership in the global securities business and a deep background in global capital markets. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mizuho Securities USA, Inc. (MSUSA), a subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group, one of the world’s largest full-service financial institutions. During his tenure at Mizuho Securities he built the firm into a full-service investment bank, expanding its debt and equity capital markets teams. Under his leadership, the firm grew in profitability, number of clients, and product diversification, allowing Mizuho to be considered globally as a top tier investment bank. Prior to joining MSUSA in 2008, he was Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income for ABN AMRO Americas where he played a critical role in that firm’s successful growth.

Mr. Koudounis is a public speaker and appears frequently on financial news programs including CNN, Fox Business, CNBC, Bloomberg TV and others. He is a member of the Leadership Council at Concordia and the Bretton Woods Committee, as well as a board member of The Hellenic Initiative and the National Hellenic Museum. He received his B.A. in International Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs and Economics from Brown University.


We thank you for your interest in attending the conference. Please call your Regional Associate or 800.582.6959 with any questions.

Calamos Due Diligence Event

Thursday, September 12 - Friday, September 13, 2019

Register for the Due Diligence Event

Travel Arrangements

Calamos Investments is pleased to coordinate, book and cover the costs for your flight, hotel accommodations Thursday night at Hotel Arista (same development as our headquarters, just 30 minutes West of O'Hare), and group transportation from O'Hare International or Midway Airports to our headquarters in Naperville, IL. We will also provide group transportation from Hotel Arista Friday afternoon to either O'Hare or Midway airports, or to downtown Chicago. You will be responsible for travel arrangements to your departure airport and incidentals incurred at the hotel.

Hotel Arista

Arista hotel building Hotel Arista is not a chain, rather, we're something a little different. We're an independent, locally owned boutique hotel and something of a maverick. We offer effortless and luxurious accommodations for business, leisure and weddings. Hotel Arista at CityGate Centre in Naperville is a four-diamond award winner and the first LEED certified hotel in Illinois. Learn more about Hotel Arista.

Corporate Headquarters

  • Calamos Investments
  • 2020 Calamos Court
  • Naperville, IL 60563-2787
  • Phone: 630-245-7200
  • Email:

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Before investing carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus and summary prospectus containing this and other information which can be obtained by calling 1-800-582-6959. Read it carefully before investing.

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