CAGSX

Calamos Global Sustainable Equities Fund

Fund Stats

  • NAV

    $7.93

    $0.23 (2.99%)

    As of 6/24/22

  • Daily YTD Return

    22.71%

    As of 6/24/22

  • Total Net Assets

    $6.7 Million

    As of 3/31/22

  • Inception Date

    12/17/21

Overview

The fund seeks high-quality growth companies with strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) characteristics. Employing an integrated, fundamental and proprietary screening process, the fund can invest in developed and developing economies across market capitalizations.

Key Features

  • Aims for above-average returns with lower volatility by focusing on companies that generate higher returns on capital, offer better growth prospects, and maintain a competitive edge.
  • Invests in companies with strong ESG characteristics, which we believe are better equipped to adapt to change while avoiding liabilities, thereby contributing to return potential and risk reduction.
  • Managed according to a time-tested proprietary process developed by our seasoned investment team, who established one of the first sustainable research platforms and helped set standards for ESG portfolios.

Portfolio Fit

The fund can serve as a global equity allocation for investors seeking above-average returns with potentially lower volatility from a portfolio of high-quality, ESG-principled companies offering enhanced prospects for growth.

Performance

Annualized Total Returns

As of 3/31/22 As of 5/31/22
TimeFrame Calamos Global Sustainable Equities Fund (NAV) Calamos Global Sustainable Equities Fund Load-Adjusted MSCI ACWI Index (Net)
3 Month -9.45 -13.74 -5.36
Since Inception -7.1 -7.1 -5.36
TimeFrame Calamos Global Sustainable Equities Fund (NAV) Calamos Global Sustainable Equities Fund Load-Adjusted MSCI ACWI Index (Net)
2 Month -9.69 -13.95 -7.9
Since Inception -16.1 -16.1 -12.83

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 MSCI ACWI Index (Net) is a free float-adjusted market-capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets and emerging markets. The index is calculated in both US dollars and local currencies. Unmanaged index returns assume reinvestment of any and all distributions and do not reflect any fees, expenses or sales charges. Net return basis approximates the minimum possible reinvestment of regular cash distributions by deducting withholding tax based on the maximum rate of the company's country of incorporation applicable to institutional investors. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.

Unmanaged index returns, 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.

The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/2022 are as follows: A Shares 2.11%, C Shares 2.86%, I Shares 1.86% and R6 Shares 1.80%.

Class I shares are offered primarily for direct investment by investors through certain tax-exempt retirement plans and by institutional clients, provided such plans or clients have assets of at least $1 million. For eligibility requirements and other available share classes see the prospectus and other Fund documents at www.calamos.com.

Portfolio

Sector Weightings

As of 3/31/22
Sector % of Assets MSCI ACWI Index (Net)
Information Technology 11.5% 22.4%
Industrials 8.8% 9.5%
Financials 7.1% 14.6%
Health Care 6.4% 11.9%
Consumer Discretionary 5.6% 11.7%
Materials 3.9% 5.0%
Consumer Staples 2.9% 6.9%
Communication Services 2.9% 8.1%
Utilities 2.0% 2.9%
Real Estate 1.6% 2.7%
Energy 0.0% 4.3%
Other 0.0% 0.0%

Asset Allocation

As of 3/31/22
Asset Allocation %
Common Stock 52.8611
Cash and Receivables/Payables 47.1389

Top 10 Holdings

As of 3/31/22
Company Industry Country %
Apple, Inc. Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals United States 2.0%
Microsoft Corp. Systems Software United States 1.7%
Alphabet, Inc. - Class A Interactive Media & Services United States 1.7%
Ecolab, Inc. Specialty Chemicals United States 0.8%
Ball Corp. Metal & Glass Containers United States 0.8%
Deere & Company Agricultural & Farm Machinery United States 0.8%
Cisco Systems, Inc. Communications Equipment United States 0.8%
United Parcel Service, Inc. - Class B Air Freight & Logistics United States 0.8%
Siemens, AG Industrial Conglomerates Germany 0.8%
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Life Sciences Tools & Services United States 0.8%
Total 11.0%

Fund Facts

As of 3/31/22
Name Fund MSCI ACWI Index (Net)
Number of Holdings 124 2,933
Debt/Capital 39.5% 41.2%
PEG Ratio 2.1x 2.0x
Price/Book 3.7x 2.8x
Price/Earnings 22.1x 17.5x
Price/Sales 2.4x 1.9x
ROIC 19.9% 20.8%
Net Assets $6.7 M N/A

Market Capitalization

As of 3/31/22
Market CAP Range % of Assets
<=$0.10bil 0.0%
>$0.10bil<=$5bil 2.3%
>$5bil<=$30bil 25.2%
>$30bil<=$200bil 49.0%
>$200bil 23.5%

Regional Exposure

As of 3/31/22
Region % of Assets
North America 28.0%
Europe 14.3%
Asia/Pacific 8.5%
Latin America 1.9%
Middle East/Africa 0.2%
Caribbean 0.0%

Top Currency Exposures

As of 3/31/22
Currency %
United States Dollar (USD) 59.5%
Euro (EUR) 14.4%
Japanese Yen (JPY) 4.3%
Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) 3.7%
British Pound Sterling (GBP) 2.7%
Danish Krone (DKK) 2.6%
Swedish Krona (SEK) 2.3%
Swiss Franc (CHF) 2.1%
Australian Dollar (AUD) 1.5%
Singapore Dollar (SGD) 1.0%

Top Country Exposures

As of 3/31/22
Country %
United States 26.4%
Japan 3.0%
United Kingdom 2.1%
Germany 2.0%
Ireland 1.8%
France 1.8%
Canada 1.6%
Hong Kong 1.5%
Denmark 1.4%
Sweden 1.2%

MSCI ESG Company Rating

As of 3/31/22
MSCI Company Rating Fund % MSCI ACWI Index (Net) %
AAA 24.8 11.6
AA 32.4 21.7
A 30.9 29.9
BBB 10.7 22.4
BB 0.6 9.4
B 0.0 4.2
CCC 0.0 0.7
N/A 0.7 0.1

Distributions

Total Capital Gains

A distribution has not been paid since the Fund's inception.

Schedule

Name Frequency
Distributions ANNUAL
Capital Gains ANNUAL

Fees & Expenses

Annual Expenses

Name A Shares C Shares I Shares R6 Shares
Gross Expense Ratio 2.11% 2.86% 1.86% 1.80%
Net Expense Ratio 1.20% 1.95% 0.95% 0.89%

Investment Information

Name A Shares C Shares I Shares R6 Shares
Minimum initial investment $2500 $2500 $1 million $0
Minimum subsequent investments $50 $50 N/A N/A
IRA initial investments $500 $500 N/A N/A

Fund Information

Name A Shares C Shares I Shares R6 Shares
Inception Date 12/17/21 12/17/21 12/17/21 12/17/21
Ticker Symbol CAGSX CGCSX CGSIX CGSOX
CUSIP number 128120292 128120284 128120276 128120268

Sales & Distribution

Name A Shares C Shares I Shares R6 Shares
Sales Load Front-End Level-Load N/A N/A
Maximum Sales Charge 4.75 1.00 N/A N/A
US Bank Fund Number 5703 5704 5705 5706
Dividends ANNUAL ANNUAL ANNUAL ANNUAL
Capital Gains ANNUAL ANNUAL ANNUAL ANNUAL

Calamos Advisors has contractually agreed to limit the annual ordinary operating expenses of the Fund as a percentage of the average net assets of the particular class of shares to 1.20% for Class A shares, 1.95% for Class C shares, and 0.95% for Class I shares. Calamos Advisors has contractually agreed to limit the Fund's annual ordinary operating expenses for Class R6 shares (as a percentage of average net assets) to 0.95% less the Fund's annual sub-transfer agency ratio (the aggregate sub-transfer agency fees of the Fund's other share classes divided by the aggregate average annual net assets of the Fund's other share classes). For purposes of the expense limitation agreement, operating expenses do not include taxes, interest, short interest, short dividend expenses, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses, and extraordinary expenses, if any. This expense limitation agreement is binding on Calamos Advisors through March 1, 2025. Calamos Advisors may recapture previously waived expense amounts within the same fiscal year for any day where the respective share class's expense ratio falls below the contractual expense limit up to the expense limit for that day. This undertaking is binding on Calamos Advisors and any of its successors and assigns. This agreement is not terminable by either party.

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Calamos Global Sustainable Equities Fund Fact Sheet

The Global Sustainable Equities Fund fact sheet highlights our pioneering ESG investment team, their integrated proprietary strategy, and essential fund info including share classes, tickers and expense ratios.

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Calamos Global Sustainable Equities Fund Quarterly Commentary

A quarterly update of the Calamos Global Sustainable Equities Fund’s performance, positioning, related market commentary and outlook.

Prospectus and Reports

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Calamos Global Sustainable Equities Fund Prospectus

This summary contains important information about the Class A, C, I and R6 Global Sustainable Equities Fund investment objective, fees and expenses, principal investment strategies, principal risks and performance.

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Statutory Prospectus

You should read the accompanying prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement, which contain important information, before deciding whether to invest in our securities.

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SAI

The statement of additional information is a supplementary document to the fund’s prospectus and contains additional information about the fund and includes further disclosure regarding its operations.