Calamos Total Return Bond Fund (CTRCX)

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Overview

Through its multi-sector fixed income strategy, the fund invests predominantly in U.S. issuers with the goal of generating a high level of both current income and total return that provides consistent excess returns above the benchmark over full market cycles.

Key Features

  • Employs bond-by-bond portfolio construction with a focus on being well compensated for risks taken. We believe a disciplined process, grounded in fundamental research, enables us to achieve higher total returns with less volatility.
  • Draws on a broader investable universe to enhance portfolio construction and risk management. Expanding the universe to include high yield bonds, bank loans and preferreds provides additional opportunities.
  • Utilizes robust, independent credit research. Our fixed income investment process unites quantitative and qualitative analyses into historical and forward-looking models. The result is a credit rating reflective of where a company is heading.
  • Applies a macro overlay to capitalize on misunderstood industries and sectors. The overlay acts as a risk control that also considers the business cycle, geopolitical factors, inflation and real rate expectations.

Portfolio Fit

The fund may be suitable for investors as the cornerstone of a fixed income allocation, with investments diversified across the major sectors of the U.S. bond market. Complementary allocations to specialized fixed income strategies seek to enhance return potential and better manage risk.

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 Total Return Bond Fund include: interest rate risk consisting of loss of value for income securities as interest rates rise, credit risk consisting of the risk of the borrower to miss payments, high yield risk, liquidity risk, mortgage-related and other asset-back securities risk, including extension risk and prepayment risk, U.S. Government security risk, foreign securities risk, non-U.S. Government obligation risk and portfolio selection 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.

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 2.25%. Had it been included, the Fund's return would have been lower.

The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/2021 are as follows: A Shares 1.04%, C Shares 1.78% and I Shares 0.78%.

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.

Fund Details

As of 7/30/21
Inception Date: 6/27/07
Current NAV: $10.77
$ Change: $0.01
% Change: 0.09%
Total Net Assets (As of 6/30/21): $72.4 M
Morningstar Category: Intermediate Core-Plus Bond

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Calendar Year Total Returns

As of 6/30/21
Date Calamos Total Return Bond Fund (NAV) Calamos Total Return Bond Fund Load-Adjusted BBgBarc US Aggregate Bond Index
YTD 2021 -1.62 -2.6 -1.6
2020 5.91 4.91 7.51
2019 8.15 7.15 8.72
2018 -2.18 -3.14 0.01
2017 2.39 1.39 3.54
2016 2.44 1.44 2.65
2015 0.41 -0.56 0.55
2014 2.97 1.97 5.97
2013 -0.56 -1.51 -2.02
2012 3.36 2.36 4.22

Annualized Total Returns

As of 6/30/21
TimeFrame Calamos Total Return Bond Fund (NAV) Calamos Total Return Bond Fund Load-Adjusted BBgBarc US Aggregate Bond Index
1 Year -0.12 -1.1 -0.33
3 Year 4.13 4.13 5.34
5 Year 2.04 2.04 3.03
10 Year 2.07 2.07 3.39
Since Inception 3.31 3.31 4.32

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 Total Return Bond Fund include: interest rate risk consisting of loss of value for income securities as interest rates rise, credit risk consisting of the risk of the borrower to miss payments, high yield risk, liquidity risk, mortgage-related and other asset-back securities risk, including extension risk and prepayment risk, U.S. Government security risk, foreign securities risk, non-U.S. Government obligation risk and portfolio selection 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.

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 2.25%. Had it been included, the Fund's return would have been lower.

Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index is a broad-based flagship benchmark that measures the investment grade, US dollar-denominated, fixed-rate taxable bond market. The index includes Treasuries, government related and corporate securities, MBS (agency fixed-rate and hybrid ARM pass-throughs), ABS and CMBS (agency and non-agency).

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.

The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/2021 are as follows: A Shares 1.04%, C Shares 1.78% and I Shares 0.78%.

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.

Fund Facts

As of 6/30/21
Name Fund BBgBarc US Aggregate Bond Index
Number of Holdings 290 12,147
Average Effective Duration 6.0 years 6.5 years
Average Effective Maturity 8.26 years 8.52 years
Option Adjusted Spread 95 bps 33 bps
Portfolio Turnover (12 months) 53.6% N/A
Net Assets $72.4 M N/A

Top Country Exposures

As of 6/30/21
Country %
United States 88.5%
Canada 2.6%
United Kingdom 1.9%
Japan 1.1%
Ireland 0.4%
Australia 0.4%
Belgium 0.4%
Bermuda 0.4%
Israel 0.4%
Switzerland 0.3%

Quality Allocation

As of 6/30/21
Class %
AAA 24.4%
AA 3.3%
A 17.1%
BBB 22.6%
BB 15.6%
B 1.4%
CCC and below 0.5%
Unrated Securities 15.1%

Maturity Schedule

As of 6/30/21
Range %
< 1 Year 3.9%
1 to 3 Years 6.1%
3 to 5 Years 33.2%
5 to 7 Years 24.4%
7 to 10 Years 14.1%
10 to 20 Years 6.9%
> 20 Years 8.9%
Equities and Other 2.6%

Risk Statistics

As of 6/30/21
Name Fund
Annualized Standard Deviation 3.31%
Beta 0.96

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 Total Return Bond Fund include: interest rate risk consisting of loss of value for income securities as interest rates rise, credit risk consisting of the risk of the borrower to miss payments, high yield risk, liquidity risk, mortgage-related and other asset-back securities risk, including extension risk and prepayment risk, U.S. Government security risk, foreign securities risk, non-U.S. Government obligation risk and portfolio selection 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.

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.

Notes

Bond Credit Quality allocation reflects the higher of the ratings of Standards & Poor's Corporation or Moody's Investors Service, Inc. Ratings are relative, subjective and not absolute standards of quality, represent the opinions of the independent, Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (NRSRO), and are adjusted to the Standards & Poor's scale shown. Ratings are measured using a scale that typically ranges from AAA (highest) to D (lowest). The security's credit rating does not eliminate risk. The table excludes equity securities, cash and cash equivalents. For more information about securities ratings, please see the Fund's Statement of Additional Information at calamos.com. Additional information on ratings methodologies are available by visiting the NRSRO websites: www.standardandpoors.com and www.moodys.com.

Top Country exposure is measured by country of risk.

Current (SEC) Yield-Reflects the dividends and interest earned by the Fund during the 30-day period ended as of the date stated above after deducting the Fund's expenses for that same period.

Distribution Yield -Is calculated by dividing the sum of all distributions paid by the fund over the trailing 12 months by the fund's NAV as of the date of the period presented. Distributions may include income, short-term capital gains, and long-term capital gains. Short-term and long-term capital gains represent the net trading profits realized over the trailing 12 months in the fund and are not guaranteed. Distribution Yield is based on distributions made in the past and is therefore not reflective of the fund's current portfolio.

Duration- provides a measure of the Fund's interest rate sensitivity-the longer a fund's duration, the more sensitive it is to shifts in interest rates

Option adjusted spread is the yield spread which has to be added to a benchmark yield curve to discount a security's payments to match its market price; uses a dynamic pricing model that accounts for embedded options and is usually measured in basis points.

Turnover-Is the percentage of assets in a portfolio that changed over a certain period, often a year; higher turnover indicates greater buying and selling activity.

Yield-to-worst is the lowest potential yield that can be received on a bond without the issuer defaulting.

Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index is a broad-based flagship benchmark that measures the investment grade, US dollar-denominated, fixed-rate taxable bond market. The index includes Treasuries, government related and corporate securities, MBS (agency fixed-rate and hybrid ARM pass-throughs), ABS and CMBS (agency and non-agency).

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.

Schedule

Name Frequency
Distributions MONTHLY
Capital Gains ANNUAL

2020 Capital Gains
Capital gains for Calamos Mutual Funds were declared on December 22, 2020. To view the report, click here.

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 Total Return Bond Fund include: interest rate risk consisting of loss of value for income securities as interest rates rise, credit risk consisting of the risk of the borrower to miss payments, high yield risk, liquidity risk, mortgage-related and other asset-back securities risk, including extension risk and prepayment risk, U.S. Government security risk, foreign securities risk, non-U.S. Government obligation risk and portfolio selection 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.

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 2.25%. Had it been included, the Fund's return would have been lower.

The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/2021 are as follows: A Shares 1.04%, C Shares 1.78% and I Shares 0.78%.

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.

Investment Information

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

Fund Information

Name A Shares C Shares I Shares
Inception Date 6/27/07 6/27/07 6/27/07
Ticker Symbol CTRAX CTRCX CTRIX
CUSIP number 128119310 128119286 128119278

Sales & Distribution

Name A Shares C Shares I Shares
Maximum Sales Charge 2.25 1.00 N/A
US Bank Fund Number 1929 1931 1932
Dividends MONTHLY MONTHLY MONTHLY
Capital Gains ANNUAL ANNUAL ANNUAL

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 Total Return Bond Fund include: interest rate risk consisting of loss of value for income securities as interest rates rise, credit risk consisting of the risk of the borrower to miss payments, high yield risk, liquidity risk, mortgage-related and other asset-back securities risk, including extension risk and prepayment risk, U.S. Government security risk, foreign securities risk, non-U.S. Government obligation risk and portfolio selection 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.

CUSIP identifiers have been provided by CUSIP Global Services, managed on behalf of the American Bankers Association by S&P Global Market Intelligence LLC, and are not for use or dissemination in a manner that would serve as a substitute for any CUSIP service. The CUSIP Database, © 2011 American Bankers Association. "CUSIP" is a registered trademark of the American Bankers Association.

The Fund's investment advisor has contractually agreed to reimburse Fund expenses through March 1, 2023 to the extent necessary so that Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (excluding taxes, interest, short interest, short dividend expenses, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses, and extraordinary expenses, if any) of Class A, Class C, and Class I are limited to 0.90%, 1.65%, and 0.65% of average net assets, respectively. Calamos Advisors may recapture previously waived expense amounts within the same fiscal year for any day where the respective Fund'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.

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.

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Calamos Total Return Bond Fund Quarterly Commentary

A quarterly update of the Calamos Total Return Bond Fund’s performance, positioning, related market commentary and outlook.

Calamos Total Return Bond Fund Fact Sheet

The Total Return Bond Fund fact sheet provides a snap shot of the investment team, the fund strategy, performance, composition, ratings and returns.

Calamos Total Return Bond Fund Prospectus

This summary contains important information about the Total Return Bond Fund investment objective, fees and expenses, principal investment strategies, principal risks and performance.

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.

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.

Semi-Annual Report

The semi-annual report includes a letter from John P. Calamos, Sr. to shareholders and provides a comprehensive review of the fund’s activities and financial performance over a six month period.

Annual Report

The annual report includes a letter from John P. Calamos, Sr. to shareholders outlining the fund's performance, as well as a comprehensive review of the fund’s activities and financial performance.