Strategy Objective

A global convertible strategy that leverages Calamos' capital structure research by investing predominantly in a portfolio of global convertible securities, in order to generate consistent alpha and manage downside volatility. The strategy seeks to outperform the Refinitiv Global Convertible Bond Index.

Key Differentiators

  • In-depth capital structure analysis
  • Rigorous top-down and fundamental research
  • Proprietary credit and convertible research
  • Team approach to management

Strategy Details

As of 3/31/24
Inception Date: 10/01/01
Strategy Assets*: $636.8 M
Benchmark: Refinitiv Global Convertible Bond Index

*Strategy Assets reflect all assets that are currently being managed (collectively) under the strategy, which may contain multiple performance composites.


Sector Weightings

As of 3/31/24
Sector % of Assets Refinitiv Global Convertible Bond Index Under/Overweight %
Information Technology 23.3% 22.0%
Consumer Discretionary 18.3% 16.7%
Health Care 14.3% 10.9%
Industrials 9.4% 12.7%
Financials 7.9% 9.3%
Energy 6.6% 2.1%
Communication Services 5.7% 8.3%
Consumer Staples 4.6% 2.2%
Utilities 3.2% 6.5%
Materials 2.2% 5.2%
Real Estate 1.7% 4.0%
Other 2.7% 0.0%

Representative Portfolio Ten Largest Holdings

As of 3/31/24
Company Security Type Sector %
MakeMyTrip, Ltd. Convertible Bonds Consumer Discretionary 2.5
SCREEN Holdings Company, Ltd. Convertible Bonds Information Technology 2.5
Eni S.p.A. Convertible Bonds Energy 2.0
NCL Corp., Ltd. Convertible Bonds Consumer Discretionary 1.9
Wayfair, Inc. Convertible Bonds Consumer Discretionary 1.8
DraftKings Holdings, Inc. Convertible Bonds Consumer Discretionary 1.7
Morgan Stanley Finance, LLC Convertible Bonds Financials 1.7
Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. Convertible Bonds Energy 1.6
Meituan Convertible Bonds Consumer Discretionary 1.5
Sea, Ltd. Convertible Bonds Communication Services 1.5


As of 3/31/24
Name Calamos Portfolio Refinitiv Global Convertible Bond Index
Number of Holdings 125 510
Portfolio Turnover (12 months) 39.0% N/A
Average Credit Quality BB N/A
Median Investment Premium 12.0% 6.6%
Median Conversion Premium 34.5% 39.4%

Credit Quality of Bonds

As of 3/31/24
Class %
AAA 2.8%
AA 0.0%
A 7.0%
BBB 8.8%
BB 0.0%
B 0.0%
CCC and below 0.8%
Unrated Securities 80.7%


Annualized Total Returns

As of 3/31/24
Name 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year Since Inception (10/01/01)
Global Convertible (Gross) 13.55% -1.83% 7.82% 6.72% 7.76%
Global Convertible (Net) 11.90% -3.25% 6.31% 5.23% 6.58%
Refinitiv Global Convertible Bond Index 9.38% -2.39% 6.45% 4.78% 6.49%

Calendar Year Returns

As of 3/31/24
Name Qtr ending Mar 24 YTD 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Global Convertible (Gross) 4.85% 4.85% 13.21% -20.39% 0.52% 40.92% 16.23% -1.83% 15.64% 5.20% 2.15%
Global Convertible (Net) 4.47% 4.47% 11.55% -21.57% -0.88% 39.06% 14.68% -3.13% 14.09% 3.74% 0.58%
Refinitiv Global Convertible Bond Index 1.81% 1.81% 12.44% -18.88% 1.02% 35.11% 16.47% -3.74% 12.83% 3.48% -2.11%

Past performance does not guarantee or indicate future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. 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 and Risk/Rewards statistics presented reflect the Calamos Global Convertible Composite which is an actively managed composite investing primarily in a globally diversified portfolio of convertible securities. The Composite includes all fully discretionary fee paying accounts, including those no longer with the Firm. The Composite was created May 15, 2008, calculated with an inception date of October 1, 2001.

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

The Refinitiv Global Convertible Bond Index is designed to broadly represent the global convertible bond market.

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 3/31/24
Name Calamos Global Convertible Composite Refinitiv Global Convertible Bond Index
Alpha 1.92% N/A
Beta 0.88 1.00
Annualized Standard Deviation 10.18% 11.02%
Upside Semivariance 5.46% 5.76%
Downside Semivariance 3.59% 4.66%
Sharpe Ratio 0.62 0.46
Information Ratio 0.40 N/A

Since Inception Up/Down Capture Vs. Refinitiv Global Convertible Bond Index

As of 3/31/24

Vehicles & Minimums

Vehicles and Minimums

Vehicle Minimum Availability
Separately Managed Accounts $25 million Available to new investors
Institutional Mutual Fund (CXGCX) $1 million These investment offerings are intended for investors inside the United States.
UCITS (Available in I Shares) $1 million These investment offerings are intended for investors outside the United States.*

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Fact Sheet

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Performance Review

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