Strategy Objective

A lower-volatility global equity strategy that leverages Calamos' capital structure research by investing in equities and equity-sensitive securities of global growth companies, in order to generate consistent alpha and manage downside volatility versus the MSCI All Country World Index over a full market cycle.

Key Differentiators

  • Managing global assets since the 1980s
  • High active share, high conviction
  • Fundamental research, top-down thematic
  • Focus on risk-adjusted alpha
  • Capital structure analysis

Strategy Details

As of 9/30/23
Inception Date: 10/01/96
Strategy Assets*: $989.3 M
Benchmark: MSCI ACWI 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 9/30/23
Sector % of Assets MSCI ACWI Index Under/Overweight %
Information Technology 28.5% 21.6%
Industrials 16.1% 10.3%
Financials 11.0% 15.7%
Health Care 10.6% 11.9%
Consumer Staples 7.2% 7.1%
Consumer Discretionary 7.2% 11.2%
Energy 5.8% 5.2%
Communication Services 4.7% 7.6%
Materials 3.7% 4.5%
Utilities 0.0% 2.6%
Real Estate 0.0% 2.3%
Other 5.0% 0.0%

Representative Portfolio Ten Largest Holdings

As of 9/30/23
Company Country Sector %
NVIDIA Corp. United States Information Technology 4.6
Microsoft Corp. United States Information Technology 4.0
Novo Nordisk, A/S (ADR) Denmark Health Care 3.2
Eli Lilly & Company United States Health Care 3.0
Apple, Inc. United States Information Technology 2.8
SK Hynix, Inc. South Korea Information Technology 2.7
Glencore Funding LLC Switzerland Materials 2.5
LG Chem, Ltd. South Korea Industrials 2.2
Wynn Macau, Ltd. Macao Consumer Discretionary 2.2
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Taiwan Information Technology 2.1


As of 9/30/23
Name Calamos Portfolio MSCI ACWI Index
Number of Holdings 79 2,940
Portfolio Turnover (12 months) 81.3% N/A
Median Market Cap $142.6 B $10.5 B
Weighted Avg. Market Cap $620.0 B $407.7 B
ROIC 22.4% 21.3%
Debt/Capital 42.2% 41.0%
PEG Ratio 1.9x 1.9x

Credit Quality of Bonds

As of 9/30/23
Class %
AAA 12.4%
AA 0.0%
A 9.8%
BBB 20.7%
BB 0.0%
B 0.0%
CCC and below 0.0%
Unrated Securities 57.1%


Annualized Total Returns

As of 9/30/23
Name 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year Since Inception (10/01/96)
Global Opportunities (Gross) 14.33% 3.96% 7.13% 7.27% 9.07%
Global Opportunities (Net) 13.54% 3.25% 6.45% 6.52% 8.15%
MSCI ACWI Index 21.41% 7.39% 6.99% 8.11% 7.02%

Calendar Year Returns

As of 9/30/23
Name Qtr ending Sep 23 YTD 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Global Opportunities (Gross) -4.04% 6.58% -20.96% 16.88% 34.34% 19.98% -7.85% 21.42% 2.10% 2.20% 3.88%
Global Opportunities (Net) -4.21% 6.03% -21.51% 16.11% 33.52% 19.33% -8.41% 20.46% 1.24% 1.43% 3.08%
MSCI ACWI Index -3.30% 10.49% -17.96% 19.04% 16.82% 27.30% -8.93% 24.62% 8.48% -1.84% 4.71%

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/Reward statistics presented reflect the Calamos Global Opportunities Composite which is an actively managed composite primarily investing in a globally diversified portfolio of equity, convertible and fixed-income securities, with equal emphasis on capital appreciation and current income. The Composite was created February 16, 2006, calculated with an inception date of October 1, 1996 and includes all fully discretionary fee paying accounts, including those no longer with the Firm.

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

The MSCI ACWI Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets and emerging markets.

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 9/30/23
Name Calamos Global Opportunities Composite MSCI ACWI Index
Alpha 3.54% N/A
Beta 0.75 1.00
Annualized Standard Deviation 13.11% 15.84%
Upside Semivariance 9.18% 11.29%
Downside Semivariance 5.74% 9.99%
Sharpe Ratio 0.53 0.31
Information Ratio 0.31 N/A

Since Inception Up/Down Capture Vs. MSCI ACWI Index

As of 9/30/23

Vehicles & Minimums

Vehicles and Minimums

Vehicle Minimum Availability
Separately Managed Accounts $25 million Available to new investors
Commingled Pool $5 million Available to new investors
Institutional Mutual Fund (CGCIX) $1 million These investment offerings are intended for investors inside the United States.


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Performance Review

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