Calamos Global - U.S. Growth Fund

Class A Shares
as of 5/26/2016
Price Change
US$ Accumulating $13.09 $0.01
US$ Distributing $6.40 $0.01
EUR€ Accumulating 10.29 0.01
GBP£ Accumulating £11.36 £0.01

The Hunt for Real Growth

While most investors would agree that a growth allocation is essential to achieving long-term capital appreciation in an investment portfolio, how to pursue growth is often open to debate. Many investors chase the next “hot stock”. Others simply track a “growth” benchmark, while others have given up guessing and significantly underweight growth in their portfolios. At Calamos Investments, we believe that quality growth investing is all about consistency—using a consistent, disciplined process over time to seek out companies that have achieved consistent growth and have the potential to continue doing so.

Overview Performance Composition Distributions Other Info

Fund Objective

Long-term capital growth

Investment Strategy

The investment management team:

  • Blends rigorous economic and broad themes analysis with intensive company and security research seeking to identify U.S. businesses with higher growth relative to peers
  • Uses quantitative screens in an attempt to identify companies with high growth rates relative to their industry
  • Seeks to determine the quality and sustainability of a company's growth by assessing its fundamentals and management among other factors
  • Uses proprietary valuation models in an attempt to ascertain a stock's return potential
  • Adheres to strict risk-management guidelines in constructing the portfolio and assessing a security's fit within the portfolio

Investor Profile

This Fund may be suitable for investors who seek:

  • A portfolio that pursues the highest potential U.S. growth opportunities regardless of company size or industry
  • A relatively aggressive yet diversified way to participate in the U.S. stock market's long-term growth potential

Investment Management Team

All of our funds benefit from the perspectives of our fully integrated investment team, led by Co-Chief Investment Officers, John P. Calamos, Sr. and Nick P. Calamos, CFA. John and Nick have managed assets together for 28 years; in our view, this shared experience provides consistency of process and uncommon stability. As in all of our funds, we seek to:

  • Maximize return while controlling risk
  • Protect principal during volatile investment markets
  • Maintain a long-term outlook and avoid short-term marketing timing
  • Create wealth by managing risk and reward through market cycles


Calamos U.S. Growth Fund is a sub-fund of Calamos Global Funds PLC, an investment company with variable capital incorporated with limited liability in Ireland (registered number 444463). Calamos Global Funds PLC has been established as an umbrella fund with segregated liability between sub-funds and is authorized pursuant to the European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations 2003 as amended.

The Fund is offered solely to non-U.S. investors under the terms and conditions of the Fund's current prospectus. The prospectus contains important information about the Fund and should be read carefully before investing. A copy of the prospectus for the Fund may be obtained by clicking here, or by contacting the local Paying Agent listed by jurisdiction, or through the Fund's Transfer Agent, RBC Dexia Investor Services Ireland Limited, listed at:

RBC Dexia Investor Services Ireland Limited
Georges Quay House 
43 Townsend Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (353) 1 440 6555

Important Fund Information
There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. An investment in the Fund involves investment risks, including possible loss of the amount invested.

The Fund may invest in mid-size and small companies which present greater risk and higher volatility than investments in larger, more established companies. The Fund may also invest in the securities of non-U.S. issuers. As a result of political or economic instability in some countries, there can be special risks associated with investing in some international securities, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, increased price volatility, and difficulty obtaining information. Changes in exchange rates may have an adverse effect on the value, price or income of the Fund.


Annualized Standard Deviation—A statistical measure of the historical volatility of a mutual fund or portfolio, usually computed using 36 monthly returns. More generally, a measure of the extent to which numbers are spread around their average.

Beta—Is a historic measure of a fund's relative volatility, which is one of the measures of risk; a beta of 0.5 reflects 1/2 the market's volatility as represented by the S&P 500 Index, while a beta of 2.0 reflects twice the market's volatility.

Debt/Capital—Measures a company's debt in relation to its total capital.

ROIC—(return on invested capital) measures an investment's growth prospects; measures the percentage earned on invested capital.

S&P 500 Index—Is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market.

Unmanaged index returns assume reinvestment of any and all distributions and, unlike fund returns, do not reflect fees, expenses or sales charges. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.

Portfolios are managed according to their respective strategies which may differ significantly in terms of security holdings, industry weightings, and asset allocation from those of the benchmark(s). Portfolio performance, characteristics and volatility may differ from the benchmark(s) shown.

The Fund may seek to purchase index put options to help reduce downside exposure however, the effectiveness of the Fund’s index option-based risk management strategy may be reduced if the Fund’s equity portfolio does not correlate to the performance of the underlying option positions. The Fund also risks losing all or part of the cash paid for purchasing index options. Unusual market conditions or lack of a ready market of any particular option at a specific time may reduce the effectiveness of the Fund’s option strategies, and for these and other reasons the Fund’s option strategies may not reduce the Fund’s volatility to the extent desired. From time to time, the Fund may reduce its holdings of put options, resulting in an increased exposure to a market decline.

Top 10 Holdings and Sector Weightings are calculated as a percentage of Net Assets. The tables exclude cash or cash equivalents, any government / sovereign bonds or broad based index hedging securities the portfolio may hold. You can obtain a complete listing of holdings by visiting