The Calamos International Sustainable Equities Strategy employs an integrated, fundamental and proprietary ESG screening process, benchmarked to the MSCI ACWI ex USA 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.
|Strategy Assets*:||$56.5 M|
|Benchmark:||MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net)|
|Sector||% of Assets||MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net)||Under/Overweight %|
|Novo Nordisk, A/S (ADR)||Denmark||Health Care||3.6|
|Linde, PLC||United States||Materials||3.0|
|Bank Rakyat Indonesia Persero Tbk PT||Indonesia||Financials||2.6|
|Ferguson, PLC||United Kingdom||Industrials||2.5|
|Industria De Diseno Textil Sa||Spain||Consumer Discretionary||2.5|
|Accenture, PLC - Class A||Ireland||Information Technology||2.4|
|KDDI Corp||Japan||Communication Services||2.4|
|EssilorLuxottica SA||France||Health Care||2.4|
|BYD Co Ltd||China||Consumer Discretionary||2.4|
|AIA Group Ltd||Hong Kong||Financials||2.3|
|Name||Calamos Portfolio||MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net)|
|Number of Holdings||57||2,313|
|Portfolio Turnover (12 months)||9.4%||N/A|
|Median Market Cap||$44.1 B||$8.2 B|
|Weighted Avg. Market Cap||$85.5 B||$84.9 B|
|Category||Representative Portfolio %||MSCI ACWI EX US Index (Net) %|
|Name||1-Year||3-Year||Since Inception (4/01/19)|
|International Sustainable Equities SMA (Gross)||18.16%||3.62%||6.71%|
|International Sustainable Equities SMA (Net)||17.69%||2.90%||5.78%|
|MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net)||20.39%||3.74%||3.40%|
|Name||Qtr ending Sep 23||YTD 2023||2022||2021||2020||4/1/19 - 12/31/19|
|International Sustainable Equities SMA (Gross)||-7.76%||3.94%||-19.80%||14.57%||23.37%||13.71%|
|International Sustainable Equities SMA (Net)||-7.85%||3.63%||-20.12%||13.32%||21.86%||12.67%|
|MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net)||-3.77%||5.34%||-16.00%||7.82%||10.65%||10.15%|
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 or Risk/Rewards statistics presented reflect the Calamos International Sustainable Equities SMA Composite, 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 impacts and corporate governance (ESG) factors in addition to exhibiting 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 SMA Composite was formerly named the Calamos International Sustainable Equities Composite II. This name change became effective June 30, 2022. 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.
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 USA 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 SMA Composite||MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net)|
|Annualized Standard Deviation||17.38%||17.76%|
|Separately Managed Accounts||$5 million||Available to new investors|
The International Sustainable Equities SMA Strategy fact sheet provides a snap shot of the investment team, the investment strategy, performance, composition, ratings and returns.
A discussion of the Calamos International Sustainable Equities SMA Strategy’s performance versus a benchmark, positioning, related market commentary, and outlook.
Our engagement strategy enables the Calamos Sustainable Equities team to request specific data points that align with our proprietary ESG process, build relationships with the companies in which we invest and advocate for better policies, practices and/or disclosures.
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.