Dynamic Intermediate Tax-Efficient Strategy

Strategy Objective

The Calamos Dynamic Intermediate Tax-Efficient Strategy invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of US investment-grade, intermediate-maturity, corporate, municipal, mortgage and asset-backed securities. The strategy's high active share and controlled turnover approach is designed to enhance our ability to generate after-tax alpha over entire credit cycles, in all interest-rate and volatility environments.

Key Differentiators

  • We construct the portfolio with a long-term mindset: carefully selecting individual securities, focusing on new issues, and minimizing turnover to reduce trading costs.
  • Our robust, independent credit research, combining quantitative and qualitative analysis in historical and forward-looking models, produces a credit assessment reflective of where a company is heading.
  • We overweight our best ideas (themes, asset classes and issuers) with the aim of achieving consequential outperformance, while avoiding securities with limited relative value.
  • Our macro-overlay acts as a risk control while capitalizing on opportunities in misunderstood asset types, industries and sectors.
  • We exercise duration and curve exposure discipline to avoid making interest-rate bets that counteract other advantages.
  • The strategy employs a dynamic tax-efficient framework that reflects the client's changing tax profile. The framework also helps determine corporate and municipal bond relative values based on their expected after-tax total returns.

Strategy Details

As of 6/30/22
Inception Date: 7/01/17
Benchmark: Bloomberg US Aggregate Intermediate Index


Sector Weightings

As of 6/30/22
Sector % of Assets
Appropriation 10.0%
Banking 9.5%
School District 8.4%
City 5.6%
Single-family Housing 4.9%
Insurance 4.6%
Other 3.5%
Technology 3.1%
Sales Tax 2.8%
Other Abs 2.7%

Security Type Allocation

As of 6/30/22
Name % of Assets
Investment Grade Corporate Debt 30.5
High Yield Corporate Debt 4.4
U.S. Municipal Debt 51.9
Securitized Debt 6.9
Government Debt 3.0
Cash 3.3

Maturity Schedule

As of 6/30/22
Range %
< 1 Year 11.8%
1 to 3 Years 20.7%
3 to 5 Years 31.2%
5 to 7 Years 17.5%
7 to 10 Years 13.8%
10 to 20 Years 5.0%
> 20 Years 0.0%
Equities and Other 0.0%

Credit Quality of Bonds

As of 6/30/22
Class %
AAA 30.0%
AA 35.5%
A 20.8%
BBB 8.3%
BB 0.5%
B 0.0%
CCC and below 0.0%
Unrated Securities 5.0%

Representative Portfolio Ten Largest Holdings

As of 6/30/22
Company Coupon Maturity %
APPLE INC 3.20% 5/11/2027 1.6
Gtp Acquisition Partners I Llc 3.48% 6/16/2025 1.4
New York City Transitional Finance Authority Future Tax Secured Revenue 2.75% 2/1/2024 1.1
Texas Transportation Commission State Highway Fund 5.03% 4/1/2026 0.9
Galaxy Pipeline Assets Bidco Ltd 2.16% 3/31/2034 0.9
Franklin-Mckinley School District 5.49% 2/1/2026 0.9
Illinois Housing Development Authority 3.10% 2/1/2024 0.9
El Paso Independent School District 5.00% 8/15/2028 0.9
Providence St Joseph Health Obligated Group 2.75% 10/1/2026 0.9
Hertz Vehicle Financing III, LP Series 2021-2A, Class A 1.68% 12/27/2027 0.9


Annualized Total Returns

As of 6/30/22
Name 1-Year 3-Year Since Inception (7/17)
Dynamic Intermediate Tax-Efficient (Gross) -6.38% 0.66% 1.82%
Dynamic Intermediate Tax-Efficient (Net) -6.58% 0.45% 1.60%
Bloomberg US Aggregate Intermediate Index -7.91% -0.60% 0.88%

Calendar Year Returns

As of 6/30/22
Name Qtr ending Jun 22 YTD 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 7/1/17 - 12/31/17
Dynamic Intermediate Tax-Efficient (Gross) -2.29% -6.15% 0.24% 6.24% 7.06% 1.57% 0.72%
Dynamic Intermediate Tax-Efficient (Net) -2.35% -6.26% 0.03% 6.02% 6.82% 1.34% 0.61%
Bloomberg US Aggregate Intermediate Index -2.93% -7.48% -1.29% 5.60% 6.67% 0.92% 0.65%

Past performance does not guarantee or indicate future results. 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.

Returns or Risk/Reward statistics presented reflect the Calamos Intermediate Bond Tax-Efficient Insurance Composite, which is an actively managed composite that invests in a broad range of US dollar-denominated intermediate maturity, investment grade fixed-income securities, including corporate bonds, municipal bonds, Treasuries, agencies, mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities. The Composite was created July 1, 2017, calculated with an inception date of July 1, 2017.

Unmanaged index returns, unlike fund returns, do not reflect fees, expenses or sales charges. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.

The Bloomberg US Aggregate Intermediate Index is an unmanaged index that measures the performance of the US investment-grade bond market while removing the longer-maturity portions of the broad market benchmarks.

Fees include the investment advisory fee charge by Calamos Advisors LLC. Returns greater than 12 months are annualized. Chart Data Sources: Calamos Advisors LLC.

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.


Risk/Reward Since Inception

As of 6/30/22
Name Calamos Intermediate Bond Tax-Efficient Insurance Composite Bloomberg US Aggregate Intermediate Index
Alpha 1.04% N/A
Beta 0.89 1.00
Annualized Standard Deviation 2.82% 2.83%
Upside Semivariance 0.38% 0.32%
Downside Semivariance 0.29% 0.35%
Sharpe Ratio 0.26 -0.07
Information Ratio 0.72 N/A

Since Inception Up/Down Capture Vs. Bloomberg US Aggregate Intermediate Index

As of 6/30/22

Vehicles & Minimums

Vehicles and Minimums

Vehicle Minimum Availability
Separately Managed Accounts $1 million Available to new investors


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