The Calamos International Sustainable Equities Strategy employs an integrated, fundamental and proprietary ESG screening process, benchmarked to the MSCI ACWI ex US Index, to evaluate and select what we deem are the highest-quality, ESG-adherent opportunities outside the United States in developed and developing economies as well as across market capitalizations.
|Benchmark:||MSCI ACWI ex US Index (Net)|
|Sector||% of Assets||MSCI ACWI ex US Index (Net)||Under/Overweight %|
|BCE, Inc.||Canada||Communication Services||2.8|
|Roche Holding AG||Switzerland||Health Care||2.8|
|Linde, PLC||United Kingdom||Materials||2.8|
|AIA Group Ltd||Hong Kong||Financials||2.7|
|Novo Nordisk, A/S||Denmark||Health Care||2.6|
|Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg (ADR)||Taiwan||Information Technology||2.5|
|National Grid PLC||United Kingdom||Utilities||2.5|
|Accenture, PLC - Class A||Ireland||Information Technology||2.4|
|Name||Calamos Portfolio||MSCI ACWI ex US Index (Net)|
|Number of Holdings||54||2,306|
|Portfolio Turnover (12 months)||16.1%||N/A|
|Median Market Cap||$52.7 B||$9.5 B|
|Weighted Avg. Market Cap||$92.6 B||$93.0 B|
|Category||Representative Portfolio %||MSCI ACWI EX US Index (Net) %|
|Name||1-Year||Since Inception (4/19)|
|International Sustainable Equities (Gross)||-0.20%||13.27%|
|International Sustainable Equities (Net)||-1.07%||12.02%|
|MSCI ACWI ex US Index (Net)||-1.48%||7.50%|
|Name||Qtr ending Mar 22||YTD 2022||2021||2020||4/1/19 - 12/31/19|
|International Sustainable Equities (Gross)||-9.52%||-9.52%||14.57%||23.37%||13.71%|
|International Sustainable Equities (Net)||-9.60%||-9.60%||13.32%||21.86%||12.67%|
|MSCI ACWI ex US Index (Net)||-5.44%||-5.44%||7.82%||10.65%||10.15%|
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/Rewards statistics presented reflect the Calamos International Sustainable Equities Composite II, which is an actively managed, international focused composite that seeks long-term capital appreciation. The Composite invests primarily in the common stock of companies based outside the US that excel at managing environmental risks and opportunities, societal impact and corporate governance (ESG) factors and exhibit attractive financial attributes and competitive advantages. On August 25, 2021 Calamos acquired Pearl Impact Capital LLC which has managed the strategy since its inception in 2019. Firm assets shown represent assets managed by Calamos Advisors and not assets managed by Pearl Impact Capital LLC. The Calamos International Sustainable Equities Composite II was formerly named the PIC International Opportunities Composite. This name change was effected August 25, 2021. The Composite was created August 31, 2021, calculated with an inception date of April 1, 2019. Results include all fully discretionary advisory accounts, including those no longer with the Firm. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Unmanaged index returns, unlike fund returns, do not reflect fees, expenses or sales charges. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.
The MSCI ACWI ex US Index (Net) captures large and mid-cap securities across 22 Developed Markets countries (excluding the US) and 26 Emerging Markets countries. Unmanaged index returns assume reinvestment of any and all distributions and do not reflect any fees, expenses or sales charges. Net return basis approximates the minimum possible reinvestment of regular cash distributions by deducting withholding tax based on the maximum rate of the company's country of incorporation applicable to institutional investors. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.
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.
|Name||Calamos International Sustainable Equities Composite II||MSCI ACWI ex US Index (Net)|
|Annualized Standard Deviation||15.72%||16.88%|
|Separately Managed Accounts||$5 million||Available to new investors|
The International Sustainable Equities Strategy fact sheet provides a snap shot of the investment team, the investment strategy, performance, composition, ratings and returns.
Studies have shown that companies with more diverse management teams and boards are more likely to outperform their less diverse counterparts, explains Beth Williamson, Head of Sustainable Equity Team Research. For more than 20 years, the Calamos Sustainable Equity Team has recognized that diverse companies can produce higher financial returns and have lower risk.
China’s ESG initiatives include many that are in line with those of the West and others that are unique to China. Chinese companies that understand the importance of ESG risks and opportunities can take advantage of “first-mover” competitive advantages, explains Co-Portfolio Manager Tony Tursich.
Drawing on nearly 25 years of ESG investing experience, Anthony Tursich discusses the philosophy of the Calamos Sustainable Equities Team and explains why environmental considerations are so important for understanding investment risk and opportunities.