The Long Short Model | Calamos Phineus Long/Short Fund
The Long/Short Model Flexibility of Calamos Phineus Long/Short Fund
The fund seeks strong risk-adjusted and absolute returns across the global equity universe. The fund uses a global long/short strategy to invest in publicly listed equity securities. Alternative investments may not be suitable for all investors.
The fund seeks to provide strong risk-adjusted returns via an alternative solution that complements and diversifies a global or U.S. equity portfolio.
As a pioneer in alternatives, Calamos Investments draws on more than 40 years of proprietary experience investing outside of traditional asset classes. In 2015, Calamos acquired Phineus Partners LP. Since 2002, Phineus has demonstrated its ability to deliver solid performance through an institutional-strength long/short strategy that combines the best of bottom-up equity investing with global macro analysis.
Important Fund Information
An investment in the Fund(s) is subject to risks, and you could lose money on your investment in the Fund(s). There can be no assurance that the Fund(s) will achieve its investment objective. Your investment in the Fund(s) is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. The risks associated with an investment in the Fund(s) can increase during times of significant market volatility. The Fund(s) also has specific principal risks, which are described below. More detailed information regarding these risks can be found in the Fund's prospectus.
The principal risks of investing in the Calamos Phineus Long/Short Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, short sale risk consisting of potential for unlimited losses, foreign securities risk, currency risk, geographic concentration risk, other investment companies (including ETFs) risk, derivatives risk, options risk, and leverage risk. As a result of political or economic instability in foreign countries, there can be special risks associated with investing in foreign securities, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, increased price volatility and difficulty obtaining information. In addition, emerging markets may present additional risk due to potential for greater economic and political instability in less developed countries.
Alternative investments may not be suitable for all investors. The fund takes long positions in companies that are expected to outperform the equity markets, while taking short positions in companies that are expected to underperform the equity markets and for hedging purposes. The fund may lose money should the securities the fund is long decline in value or if the securities the fund has shorted increase in value, but the ultimate goal is to realize returns in both rising and falling equity markets while providing a degree of insulation from increased market volatility.
The performance shown for periods prior to 4/6/16 is the performance of a predecessor investment vehicle (the “Predecessor Fund”). The Predecessor Fund was reorganized into the Fund on 4/6/16, the date upon which the Fund commenced operations. On 10/1/15 the parent company of Calamos Advisors, purchased Phineus Partners LP, the prior investment adviser to the Predecessor Fund (“Phineus”), and Calamos Advisors served as the Predecessor Fund’s investment adviser between 10/1/15 until it was reorganized into the Fund. Phineus and Calamos Advisors managed the Predecessor Fund using investment policies, objectives, guidelines and restrictions that were in all material respects equivalent to those of the Fund. Phineus and Calamos Advisors managed the Predecessor Fund in this manner either directly or indirectly by investing all of the Predecessor Fund’s assets in a master fund structure. The Predecessor Fund performance information has been adjusted to reflect Class A and I shares expenses. However, the Predecessor Fund was not a registered mutual fund and thus was not subject to the same investment and tax restrictions as the Fund. If it had been, the Predecessor Fund’s performance may have been lower.
Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Please refer to Important Risk Information. The principal value and return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance reflected at NAV does not include the Fund's maximum front-end sales load of 4.75%. Had it been included, the Fund's return would have been lower.
The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/19 are as follows: Growth A 1.29%, C 2.04% and I 1.04%; Growth and Income A 1.10%, C 1.85% and I 0.85%; Opportunistic Value A 1.61%, C 2.36% and I 1.37%; Dividend Growth A 1.84%, C 2.60% and I 1.61%; Global Growth and Income A 1.50%, C 2.25% and I 1.25%; International Growth A 1.51%, C 2.26%, I 1.26% and R6 1.21%; Global Equity A 1.56%, C 2.32% and I 1.31%; Evolving World Growth A 1.63%, C 2.38% and I 1.38%; Emerging Market Equity A 2.30%, C 3.05% and I 2.05%; Convertible A 1.17%, C 1.92% and I 0.92%; Global Convertible A 1.36%, C 2.11% and I 1.11%; Market Neutral Income A 1.26%, C 2.01% and I 1.00%; Phineus Long/Short A 2.32%, C 3.07% and I 2.04%; Hedged Equity A 1.48%, C 2.31% and I 1.27%; High Income Opportunities A 1.46%, C 2.22% and I 1.21%; Total Return Bond A 1.05%, C 1.80% and I 0.80%; and Short-Term Bond A 0.95%, and I 0.70%.
NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE
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.
10k Performance is for the Fund’s Class A shares at net asset value and does not include the Fund’s maximum front-end sales charge of 4.75%—had it been included, the Fund’s return would have been lower.
Alpha is the measurement of performance on a risk adjusted basis. A positive alpha shows that performance of a portfolio was higher than expected given the risk. A negative alpha shows that the performance was less than expected given the risk.
Downside capture ratio measures manager’s performance in down markets as defined by the named index. A down-market is defined as those periods (months or quarters) in which named index return is less than 0. In essence, it tells you what percentage of the down-market was captures by the manager. For example, if the ratio is 110%, the manager has captured 110% of the down-market and therefore underperformed the market on the downside.
Sharpe ratio is a calculation that reflects the reward per each unit of risk in a portfolio. The higher the ratio, the better the portfolio’s risk-adjusted return is.
Upside capture ratio measures a manager’s performance in up markets relative to the named index itself. It is calculated by taking the security’s upside capture return and dividing it by the benchmark’s upside capture return.
The MSCI World Index is a market capitalization weighted index composed of companies representative of the market structure of developed market countries in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific region.
The 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.
Average annual total return measures net investment income and capital gain or loss from portfolio investments as an annualized average. All performance shown assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions. Performance shown reflects an expense reimbursement that improved results. Load-adjusted returns are adjusted for the maximum front-end sales load of 2.25%* for Class A shares in the following funds: Convertible Fund, Global Convertible Fund, Market Neutral Income Fund, High Income Opportunities Fund, and Total Return Bond Fund. The maximum front-end sales load for Class A shares of all other funds is 4.75%. There is a 1% contingent deferred sales charge for C shares on certain redemptions within the first year of purchase. Class C shares have been adjusted for the contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). There are no contingent deferred sales charges or distribution or service fees with respect to Class I shares. The minimum initial investment required to purchase each Fund's Class I shares is $1 million. Class I shares are offered primarily for direct investment by investors through certain tax-exempt retirement plans (including 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer-sponsored 403(b) plans, profit sharing and money purchase pension plans, defined benefit plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans) and by institutional clients, provided such plans or clients have assets of at least $1 million. Class I shares may also be offered to certain other entities or programs, including, but not limited to, investment companies, under certain circumstances.
Exchange traded funds and index options are included in totals but not listed as sectors.
Holdings and weightings are subject to change daily. Holdings are provided for informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell the securities mentioned.
Gross Exposure equals long exposure plus the absolute value of short exposure.
Net Exposure is the difference between a fund's long and short exposure.
The total expense ratio is inclusive of the 1.22% management fee; dividend and interest expense on short sales (Class A: 0.64%, Class C: 0.64%, Class I: 0.60%); acquired fund fees and expenses (Class A: 0.04%, Class C: 0.04%, Class I: 0.04%); 12b-1 fees (Class A: 0.25%, Class C: 1.00%); and other expenses (Class A: 0.17%, Class C: 17%, Class I: 0.18%). The following reflects the total expense ratio excluding the dividend and interest expense on short sales: Class A: 1.68%, Class C: 2.43%, Class I: 1.44%. “Dividend and Interest Expense on Short Sales” reflect interest expense and dividends paid on borrowed securities. Interest expenses result from the Fund’s use of prime brokerage arrangements to execute short sales. Dividends paid on borrowed securities are an expense of short sales. Such expenses are required to be treated as a Fund expense for accounting purposes and are not payable to Calamos Advisors LLC. Any interest expense amount or dividends paid on securities sold short will vary based on the Fund’s use of those investments as an investment strategy best suited to seek the objective of the Fund.
Expense ratios are as of prospectus dated 3/1/19.
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