John P. Calamos Sr.
John P. Calamos, Sr.

Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer
46 years of investment industry experience

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. Mr. Calamos is often quoted as an authority on risk-managed investment strategies, markets and the economy. 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 and served as a combat pilot during the Vietnam War.

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When Volatility Surges, Stay Long Term

John P. Calamos, Sr.

Pullbacks are a normal part of investing, and the U.S. economy can withstand this selloff. During volatile periods in the markets, long-term perspective essential because there are still opportunities for active managers.

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Post-Election Perspectives

John P. Calamos, Sr.

Now that midterm elections are over, there’s one less uncertainty for investors. Historically, markets have advanced after midterms, but investors should still be ready for volatility.

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Convertible Securities: Reason for Optimism in 2H 2018 and Beyond

John P. Calamos, Sr.

Convertible securities may be less well known than stocks and bonds, but they offer many potential benefits. Global Chief Investment Officer John P. Calamos, Sr. explains why he believes the case for actively managed convertibles is especially strong today.

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Trade Policy Is Not the Only Piece in the Puzzle

John P. Calamos, Sr.

Successful investing is about looking at how all the underlying data comes together. Tax reform and de-regulation provide a wind in the sails for businesses, and by extension, the business cycle and bull market.

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Is the Clock Ticking on U.S. Economic Expansion?

John P. Calamos, Sr.

Global Chief Investment Officer John P. Calamos, Sr. explains why this current economic expansion can continue. He also discusses the benefits of active management and the investment opportunities he sees in an environment of rising interest rates and increased stock market volatility.

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Asset Allocation Amid “Record Breaking” Noise

John P. Calamos, Sr.

There’s nothing like a record-breaking day in the markets to make investors worry—either that they are missing out on gains others are getting or that they need to sell everything now. John P. Calamos, Sr. puts short-term moves into perspective and speaks to the benefits of diversification.

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Why the Bull Market Can Continue

John P. Calamos, Sr.

As long as the upward corporate earnings trend remains intact due to ongoing global expansion, equities have more room to advance.

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How to Respond to Market Volatility

John P. Calamos, Sr.

As volatility returns to the stock market, many investors are feeling unsettled and maybe even panicked. Drawing on more than 40 years of experience in the markets, John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses the importance of a long-term approach.

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Driving a Convertible Allocation: Active Management Means You Can Put the Top Up

John P. Calamos, Sr.

Convertible securities can be an excellent choice for a strategic allocation. But achieving—and maintaining—the appropriate risk/reward characteristics requires active management.

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Convertible Securities Provide Well-Priced Access to Growth

John P. Calamos, Sr.

Global Chief Investment Officer John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses convertible security valuations and the importance of active management.

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5 Reasons to Consider Convertible Securities

John P. Calamos, Sr.

Global Chief Investment Officer John P. Calamos, Sr. explains why the case is strong for convertible securities in an environment characterized by economic growth, rising interest rates and geopolitical uncertainty.

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Positioning for the Market’s Next Phase: Opportunity in Convertible Securities

John P. Calamos, Sr.

Global Chief Investment Officer John P. Calamos, Sr. summarizes some of our team’s current thinking. He also shares his perspective on investing in a rising interest rate environment.

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Don’t Forget: The U.S. Market and Economy Are Resilient

John P. Calamos, Sr.

Donald Trump’s election has come as a surprise to many, but the market volatility we’ve seen is not unexpected. It’s important to remember that while markets haven’t been in this exact place before, they’ve navigated many unknowns to climb the wall of worry.

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Why I Believe Staying in the Market Makes Good Sense

John P. Calamos, Sr.

John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses the risks of trying to time volatile markets.

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Investing Through Volatility: Finding Opportunities in a Slow-Growth Environment

John P. Calamos, Sr.

As growing political uncertainties and employment data add to market volatility, John Calamos, Sr. discusses some of the more compelling areas of the U.S. market.

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Staying Level-Headed in the Face of Fed Uncertainty

John P. Calamos, Sr.

John Calamos Sr. speaks to the opportunities the Calamos investment team sees in the U.S. equity and convertible markets.

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Resolving the Greek Crisis Requires a Pro-Business Focus

John P. Calamos, Sr.

In his latest blog post, John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses the importance of the private sector for Greece’s revitalization.

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Convertibles Address Multiple Investor Needs

John P. Calamos, Sr.

In his latest blog post, John P. Calamos discusses convertibles as an alternative to traditional fixed income investments.

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Advice for Investing in Today’s Volatile Markets: 5 Points

John P. Calamos, Sr.

Afraid to be in the markets, but afraid to be out? John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses how to invest in this volatile environment and the potential of lower-volatility equity approaches.

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Is Your EM Allocation Vulnerable to Index Vagaries?

John P. Calamos Sr.

John P. Calamos, Sr., CEO and global co-CIO, takes a look at how emerging market indexes are constructed and explains why passive EM strategies, including passive ETFs, may be subject to risks an active approach can avoid.

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Why Growth Stocks Now?

John P. Calamos Sr.

John P. Calamos, Sr., global co-CIO, explains why he believes growth stocks are especially attractive.

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The EM Sell-Off Creates Opportunities for the Active Manager

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John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses why he views the current EM volatility as a buying opportunity, where the investment team sees compelling prospects, and the enduring secular growth trends in the emerging markets.

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